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Fort Frances Times Online Edition - June 19, 2018

UNFC to host fundraiser for Bear Clan

News
Staff

The United Native Friendship Centre is celebrating National Aboriginal Day on Thursday (June 21) by hosting a barbecue in front of its building on Portage Avenue to support the Fort Frances Bear Clan.

The event will run from 11 a.m.-2 p.m., during which bannock burgers, hotdogs, and pop will be available for purchase.

Two new fires

District
From the MNRF

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

Kenora Fire #58 was caused by lightning in the southwest corner of Whitefish Bay on Lake of the Woods.

At 0.3 hectares in size, it was listed as “not under control” at last report.

Kenora Fire #57, meanwhile, was a short-lived fire start near Red Deer Lake.

Outage planned in district

District
Staff

Nearly 4,000 Hydro One customers living west of Fort Frances will experience a scheduled power outage tomorrow (June 20).

Power will be out from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. for customers living in communities and First Nations from Alberton to Rainy River, according to Hydro One.

The purpose of the interruption is so Hydro One can install new equipment.

Murder charge in death

District
From the OPP

A 24-year-old male was arrested yesterday and charged with first-degree murder following the death of a 15-year-old female.

Darrell Tuesday, from Mishkosiminiziibiing (Big Grassy River First Nation), has been remanded into custody and is scheduled to appear in court in Fort Frances on June 25.

Hanging flowers

Photos
Stephanie Hagenaars

Brian White from the Fort France Power Corp. was hanging flower baskets along King's Highway here this morning as part of “Project Petunia.” The baskets, sponsored by individuals, businesses, and community groups, are hung to beautify Fort Frances during the summer months.

School pow-wow

Photos
Sam Odrowski

Robert Moore School students and staff took part in a pow-wow there yesterday afternoon. Many participants got dressed up in pow-wow regalia as they danced, sung, and socialized during the outdoor social gathering.

Orca pod makes second visit to Victoria Harbour

National
The Canadian Press

VICTORIA—A pod of orcas has made a brief visit to Victoria Harbour—the second excursion by a group of killer whales in as many weeks.

Jackie Cowan, who lives on a boat in the harbour and also is a captain on a whale-watching vessel, said the pod cruised in Sunday evening.

She identified them as transient orcas, which prey mainly on seals, sea lions, and dolphins.

Tories steal Liberal riding in Quebec

National
Joan Bryden
The Canadian Press

OTTAWA—The Conservatives have stolen a Quebec riding away from Justin Trudeau's ruling Liberals, in the first test of Andrew Scheer's effort to recreate the nationalist-conservative coalition that helped federal Tories dominate the province in the 1980s.

Judge approves landmark 'gay purge' settlement

National
Jim Bronskill
The Canadian Press

OTTAWA—A federal judge has approved a landmark deal to compensate members of the military and other agencies who were investigated and sometimes fired because of their sexual orientation.

Cheers of joy and celebratory hugs greeted the decision of Federal Court Justice Martine St-Louis after hours of testimony yesterday from class-action members.

Ford orders public-sector hiring freeze

National
Paola Loriggio
The Canadian Press

TORONTO—Ontario's incoming premier has put the public service under a hiring freeze as part of a series of measures meant to limit spending as he re-examines the province's books.

A spokesman for Doug Ford said the Progressive Conservative leader also has directed government ministries to cancel “subscription-based services” and to restrict out-of-province travel.

Hoffman traded twice in one day

National
The Canadian Press

OTTAWA—Less than a week after a story broke about his partner's alleged harassment of Ottawa SenatorS' captain Erik Karlsson's wife, Mike Hoffman was traded—twice.

Hours after the Senators sent the forward to San Jose, the Florida Panthers acquired Hoffman from the Sharks.

Five struck by lightning

National
The Canadian Press

COURTLAND, Ont.—Provincial police say five people—three adults and two children—and a family dog suffered minor injuries yesterday when they were hit by lightning in southwestern Ontario.

Police said they were hit in Courtland, Ont., a community about 35 km south of Woodstock, Ont., around 3:45 p.m.

Marijuana bill now back before Senate

National
Joan Bryden
The Canadian Press

OTTAWA—A federal bill to legalize recreational cannabis was bounced back to the Senate yesterday, where the government's representative argued it's time to get on with lifting Canada's almost century-old prohibition on marijuana.

Computer takes on human debaters

Business
Matt O'Brien
The Associated Press

SAN FRANCISCO—IBM pitted a computer against two human debaters in the first public demonstration of artificial intelligence technology it's been working on for more than five years.

In tit-for-tat, Trump threatens more tariffs against China

Business
By Jeff Karoub And Zeke Miller The Associated Press

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump directed the U.S. Trade Representative to prepare new tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese imports on Monday as the two nations moved closer to a potential trade war.

Astros extend win streak to 12

Sports
Kristie Rieken
The Associated Press

HOUSTON—Jose Altuve upped the pressure on Alex Bregman as he walked to home plate with the bases loaded and one out in the bottom of the ninth inning.

“Altuve told me . . . that he's not bringing his bat or batting gloves to the on-deck circle, so I better get the job done,” Bregman recalled.

“So I had to find a way.”

Nationals, Yankees split unusual doubleheader

Sports
Howard Fendrich
The Associated Press

WASHINGTON—It was a long and odd day—one that started with teenager Juan Soto homering in a game that officially was played before he made his major-league debut.

Huh?

IBM pits computer against human debaters

Technology
By Matt O’Brien The Associated Press

SAN FRANCISCO — IBM pitted a computer against two human debaters in the first public demonstration of artificial intelligence technology it’s been working on for more than five years.

Woodchuck likely taking flags

International
The Associated Press

ADAMS, Mass.—Authorities say furry critters, not vandals, likely are to blame for American flags that disappeared from veterans' graves in Massachusetts.

The flags at Bellevue Cemetery in Adams first were reported missing earlier this month.

Residents volunteered to replace the flags by hand but then those went missing, too.

Woodchucks to blame for missing veterans’ flags

Life
The Associated Press

ADAMS, Mass. — Authorities say furry critters, not vandals, are likely to blame for American flags that disappeared from veterans’ graves in Massachusetts.

The flags at Bellevue Cemetery, in Adams, were first reported missing earlier this month. Residents volunteered to replace the flags by hand, but then those went missing, too.

Not just heat: Climate change signs can be seen all around

Science
By By Seth Borenstein The Associated Press

WASHINGTON — You don’t just feel the heat of global warming, you can see it in action all around.

UN refugee agency: Record 68.5 million displaced in 2017

International
The Associated Press

GENEVA — The U.N. refugee agency reported Tuesday that nearly 69 million people who have fled war, violence and persecution were forcibly displaced last year, a record for the fifth straight year.

Asparagus sings with a red pepper, almond and tomato sauce

Recipes
By Elizabeth Karmel The Associated Press

It’s time to revisit grilled vegetables! I was recently tagged in a post where the author said that she was taught to grill vegetables dry and then season them when they come off the grill.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream Pie

Recipes
By Katie Workman The Associated Press

If you want to end a summer celebration or gathering with a big old bang, you would be hard pressed to pick a better dessert than an ice cream pie. Somehow, ice cream stuffed into a pie crust just seems so much more festive and decadent and sultry than bowls of ice cream.

The trick to keeping your peach cake from getting soggy

Recipes
By America’S Test Kitchen The Associated Press

Add ripe peaches to cake and problems abound: All the juice makes for a soggy cake and their delicate flavour gets lost.

Roasting the peaches—and tossing them with peach schnapps—concentrated their flavour and expelled moisture. However, the peaches became swathed in a flavourful but gooey film when cooked.

For your next pasta salad, skip the pasta and go for farro

Recipes
By America’S Test Kitchen The Associated Press

The first thing we noticed when replacing pasta with whole-grain farro in this nourishing update on pasta salad with pesto was the grain’s fantastic al dente texture.

How to make Mexican pulled pork without the hassle of frying

Recipes
By America’S Test Kitchen The Associated Press

Traditional carnitas, Mexico’s version of pulled pork, is fried in gallons of lard or oil. The results are tasty, but who wants to deal with all that hot fat? We wanted restaurant-style carnitas—tender chunks of lightly crisped, caramelized pork, subtly accented with oregano and citrus—without the hassle of frying.

Make delicious deviled eggs without the strain or torment

Recipes
By America’S Test Kitchen The Associated Press

The best deviled eggs start with the best hard-cooked eggs. Conventional wisdom insists that older eggs peel more easily than fresh eggs but we wanted to be able to start with eggs of any age and still end up with flawlessly smooth peeled results.

Let us sing the praises of the humble, grillable flank steak

Recipes
By America’S Test Kitchen The Associated Press

We wanted a simple, economical cut of meat for a casual backyard barbecue. After considering various cuts, we landed on flank steak. Like other cuts from the chest and side of the cow, such as skirt steak and hanger steak, flank steak boasts rich, full, beefy flavour.

Asparagus sings with a red pepper, almond and tomato sauce

Recipes
By Elizabeth Karmel The Associated Press

It’s time to revisit grilled vegetables! I was recently tagged in a post where the author said that she was taught to grill vegetables dry and then season them when they come off the grill.