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Fort Frances Times Online Edition - June 12, 2018

Council agrees to extend fitness memberships

News
Staff

The fitness area in the Memorial Sports Centre will be temporarily shut down for maintenance this month, but the town is offering a way to make it up to members who won't be able to use the facilities during that time.

Several cabins broken into

District
From the OPP

The Dryden OPP is asking for the public's assistance in a continuing investigation of some break, enter, and thefts of some cabins and cottages on Wabigoon Lake and connected lakes.

Over the weekend, person(s) entered some cabins and camps, where items and property were stolen.

Three more fires sparked in region

District
From the MNRF

Three new fires were confirmed in the Northwest Region by late yesterday afternoon.

Fort Frances Fire #13 was discovered late in the day Sunday and actioned by a FireRanger crew yesterday morning.

The fire, located on a small island on Pickerel Lake in Quetico Provincial Park, was listed as “not under control” at last report.

College graduation

Photos
Stephanie Hagenaars

Nicole Hartlin walked across the stage at the Townshend Theatre yesterday afternoon to receive her certificate in Business Fundamentals during Confederation College's 2018 convocation for the Rainy River campus. She was congratulated by college president Jim Madder as Board of Governors member Lori Maki of Fort Frances looked on.

Planting 'Forget Me Nots'

Photos
Duane Hicks

Mary O'Connor, client services co-ordinator for the Alzheimer Society of Kenora-Rainy River Districts, planted “Seeds of Hope" in the courtyard garden of the Special Care Unit (SCU) at Rainycrest yesterday morning.

Tory transition to power underway

National
Shawn Jeffords
Paola Loriggio
The Canadian Press

TORONTO—From choosing cabinet members and hiring political aides to picking office space and conducting background checks on legislators, Ontario's newly-elected Progressive Conservatives must tackle a lengthy to-do list as they prepare to take power for the first time in 15 years—and observers say their decisions could set the tone for the rest of their term.

Survivors dismayed with apology tribute

National
Janice Dickson
The Canadian Press

OTTAWA—Residential school survivors complained of not being given a chance to speak yesterday at an event marking the 10-year anniversary of Canada's apology in the House of Commons.

Police dog taken out of service

National
The Canadian Press

SASKATOON—A Saskatoon police dog that bit a six-year-old girl while it was tracking suspects in a home invasion has been taken off the streets until a review can be completed.

Police Chief Troy Cooper said the review will include the dog's history and the handler's actions.

Cooper says the dog is a three-year-old Belgian Malinois and has been in service for 10 months.

CN told to reopen bridge to cars

National
Colin Perkel
The Canadian Press

TORONTO—One of the country's foremost railway companies will have to ensure cars can use a bridge in Thunder Bay, Ont. under terms of an agreement signed more than a century ago, Ontario's top court ruled yesterday.

In its decision, the Court of Appeal found a lower court ruling that allowed Canadian National Railway Co. to escape its obligation was unreasonable.

Trump knocks Trudeau

National
The Canadian Press

SINGAPORE—U.S. President Donald Trump says Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's assertion that Canada “will not be pushed around" will end up costing Canadians "a lot of money.”

Trump gave a wide-ranging news conference in Singapore earlier today following his landmark summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, in which the two leaders spoke for several hours.

Rays double up Jays

Sports
Dick Scanlon
The Associated Press

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.—Jake Bauers' first career home run highlighted a big night for Rays' rookies.

Bauers put Tampa Bay ahead in the fourth inning as the Rays went on to an 8-4 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays last night.

Pistons hire Casey as coach

Sports
The Associated Press

DETROIT—Dwane Casey lost his job in Toronto because the Raptors wanted to advance further in the playoffs.

In Detroit, it would be an accomplishment if Casey simply can get the Pistons into the playoffs.

Mickelson trying not to look ahead

Sports
Doug Ferguson
The Associated Press

SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y.—Phil Mickelson is running out of time.

Mickelson doesn't need to be reminded that this is his 27th appearance in the U.S. Open, more than any of the 156 players at Shinnecock Hills.

Trump-Kim commit to 'complete denuclearization'

International
The Associated Press

SINGAPORE—Clasping hands and forecasting future peace, Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un committed today to “complete denuclearization” of the Korean Peninsula during the first meeting in history between a sitting U.S. president and a North Korean leader.

Michigan family happy the way they are

International
Mike Householder
The Associated Press

LAKEVIEW, Mich.—A Michigan couple have 14 boys.

And no regrets regardless of what online opinion-givers have to say about it.

“There are some really mean people in the world. And it doesn't matter,” said Jay Schwandt, the father of the boy brood.

“We happen to be this great big family with 14 boys that has so much fun every second that we're together,” he noted.

By Trump’s own yardstick, NKorea pact falls flat

International
By Foster Klug And Josh Lederman The Associated Press

SINGAPORE — After all the hype, all the vows to tackle what’s perhaps the world’s most urgent crisis, President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un fell short of the kind of deal the U.S. president himself has long said is needed to settle the North’s decadeslong pursuit of nuclear weapons.

Trump’s vow to end military drills with Seoul stuns a region

International
By Foster Klug The Associated Press

SINGAPORE — President Donald Trump on Tuesday rocked a region and suggested the upending of decades of U.S. defence posture on the Korean Peninsula when he announced that he was stopping annual U.S.-South Korean military drills and wants to remove the 28,500 U.S. troops stationed in the South as a deterrent against North Korean attack.

Trump’s comments back US report of razed N. Korea test site

International
By Kim Tong-Hyung The Associated Press

SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of — President Donald Trump’s comments on Tuesday that North Korea was destroying a major missile engine testing site seemed to support a recent U.S. study that the country was razing a facility that had been crucial to its development of mid-range solid-fuel missiles.

Turn yellow squash or zucchini into ribbons for a fun side

Recipes
By America’S Test Kitchen The Associated Press

Quick-cooking and delicately flavoured, yellow summer squash and zucchini are favourites in Mediterranean cuisines and perfect for a light side dish. To create a fresh, simple recipe, we started with very thinly sliced squash, using a peeler to make even “ribbons” and discarding the waterlogged seeds.

Flank steak and charred corn salsa

Recipes
By America’S Test Kitchen The Associated Press

Charred corn salsa combined with cumin-scented flank steak is a winning match.

We wanted all the char and perfectly seared steak without having to step outside to grill, so we turned to our cast-iron skillet. We cut the steak into fourths to increase its surface area and seasoned it with ground cumin, salt, and pepper so that when we seared it, it developed a great crust.

Turn store-bought pizza dough into an easy flatbread

Recipes
By America’S Test Kitchen The Associated Press

Store-bought pizza dough makes this flatbread weeknight-friendly, and the perfect combination of salty and savory toppings plus a quick homemade pesto will make it a new staple in your rotation.

Israeli Couscous, Swiss Chard, Peppers

Recipes
By Katie Workman The Associated Press

Israeli or Mediterranean couscous are tiny balls of toasted semolina pasta that plump up when cooked into toothsome, chewy, slightly less tiny balls of pasta. They are delicious and satisfying and make a great base for a hearty side or salad.

The secret to an ultra-chill sorbet is all in the pectin

Recipes
By America’S Test Kitchen The Associated Press

Raspberry sorbet is refreshing—but it’s often too icy to be worth eating. For smooth scoops, we froze a small portion of the base separately, adding it back to the rest before churning.

The key to making pasta with shellfish that isn’t flavourless

Recipes
By America’S Test Kitchen The Associated Press

For a recipe with a handful of ingredients, pasta with shellfish is awfully hard to get right.

We love the combination of tender pasta and succulent shrimp or bite-size bay scallops, but all too often the shellfish is overcooked and tough and the pasta is boring and flavourless.