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Fort Frances Times Online Edition - June 5, 2018

Board to vote on new policies


The Rainy River District School Board will hold its regular monthly meeting tonight at the board office here.

Board reports will be given relating to the First Nation, Métis, and Inuit Education Advisory Committee, Audit Committee, Parent Involvement Committee, and Policy Committee.

Driver charged in crash

From the OPP

On June 3 at 9:10 a.m., the Rainy River District OPP received a report of a two-vehicle collision on Highway 11 at Couchiching.

Both motor vehicles sustained substantial damage and were towed from the scene.

A Fort Frances man was transported to hospital with minor injuries.

Small fire in district 'out'

From the MNRF

The Northwest Region logged a single fire incident by yesterday afternoon.

Fort Frances Fire #11 resulted from a downed tree on a power line near Highway 71 north of Little Pine Lake.

The 0.1-hectare blaze since has been declared “out.”

Senior Games

Jamie Mountain

Les Baker looked to perfectly line up a shot during his billiards match against Roger Wickstrom this morning that officially kicked off the District 1A Senior Games at the Fort Frances Senior Centre (Sister Kennedy Centre). Carpet bowling, cribbage, tennis, euchre, five-pin bowling, and pickleball were the other events scheduled today for the participants, with the Games to wrap up tomorrow.

Cats forgotten in vehicle for three weeks

The Canadian Press

EDMONTON—The Edmonton Humane Society says it has adopted new procedures after a team that was transporting animals to its shelter accidentally left three cats inside a vehicle—and they weren't discovered for 22 days.

Most marijuana users will go legal: survey

Joan Bryden
The Canadian Press

OTTAWA—Canadians who currently use cannabis expect to buy nearly two-thirds of their pot from legal retailers once recreational marijuana becomes legal in Canada, a new survey suggests.

Moreover, respondents to the survey say they expect to buy cannabis more often and are prepared to pay more for the legal product, generating up to $4.34 billion in total sales next year.

Indigenous inquiry gets six more months

The Canadian Press

OTTAWA—The national inquiry into missing and murdered indigenous women and girls is getting another six months to complete its work.

The commission now will have until next April 30 to finish its hearings and submit a final report, instead of the initial deadline of Nov. 1.

Climber survived close call

Peter Rakobowchuk
The Canadian Press

MONTREAL—The first woman to climb to the top of Canada's highest mountain in a solo trek says her biggest fear came when she fell into a dangerously deep crevice.

“That made me very afraid because no one would have known where I was,” Monique Richard told The Canadian Press yesterday.

One dead in tour bus crash

The Canadian Press

PRESCOTT, Ont.—Provincial police say one of the people injured in a tour bus crash in eastern Ontario yesterday has died.

They said the victim was a 54-year-old Chinese man.

Officers said a bus carrying 37 people—the driver, a tour guide, and 35 Chinese tourists—drove off Highway 401 between Brockville and Prescott and hit a rock cut at the side of the road.

Melania Trump to skip G7 summit

Mia Rabson
The Canadian Press

OTTAWA—Style experts who have been eager to pit the fashion selections of Sophie Gregoire Trudeau against those of Melania Trump at this week's G7 summit are going to be sorely disappointed.

The American first lady is sending her regrets.

Civics class gives primer on electoral system

Nelanthi Hewa
The Canadian Press

TORONTO—Dasha Metropolitansky is politically-minded and old enough to vote but days away from Ontario's election, the Toronto high school student hasn't checked if she's registered to cast a ballot—and she doesn't know how to.

It's the kind of thing the 18-year-old, who is the president of the Ontario Student Trustee Association, said she wishes she had been taught in civics class.

Ford being sued by family

The Canadian Press

TORONTO—Ontario Progressive Conservative leader Doug Ford is denying allegations he mishandled the estate of his late brother Rob Ford, causing financial harm to the late mayor's widow and two children.

The allegations, which have not been proven in court, were contained in a lawsuit filed by Renata Ford and her two children in Ontario Superior Court.

Are the Warriors a dynasty in making?

Janie McCauley
The Associated Press

OAKLAND, Calif.—Stephen Curry and coach Steve Kerr's Golden State Warriors repeatedly have said they want to build something special for the long haul; to compete for championships year after year.

LeBron James considers his familiar NBA Finals opponent among the best teams ever.

Caps one win away from Cup

Joshua Clipperton
The Canadian Press

WASHINGTON—After playing exactly 3,700 games in their 43-year history, the Washington Capitals alsmost can taste the franchise's first Stanley Cup.

New iPhone features to include ways to use it less

By Michael Liedtke And Ryan Nakashima The Associated Press

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Apple introduced new controls for limiting how much time customers spend on their devices as the company tackles criticism that its devices are becoming increasingly addictive and distracting.

Miss America drops swimsuit competition

Wayne Parry
The Associated Press

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J.—The Miss America Organization is dropping the swimsuit competition, saying it no longer will judge contestants on their appearance.

The competition began nearly 100 years ago in Atlantic City, N.J. as a bathing beauty contest designed to keep tourists coming to the seaside resort in the weekend after Labor Day.

Man sets out to swim across Pacific

The Associated Press

TOKYO—Professional distance swimmer Ben Lecomte set off from Japan to San Francisco today in an attempt to become the first person to swim across the Pacific Ocean.

Spokesman Alexandre Borreil said Lecomte left at 8 a.m. from Choshi, Japan, which is northeast of Tokyo in neighbouring Chiba prefecture.

Trump, facing pushback, vows US will be stronger on trade

By Ken Thomas The Associated Press

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump faced pushback Monday from Republican lawmakers, an influential GOP group and foreign leaders over his tough negotiations that are hitting China, Canada and Mexico with tariffs amid fears of a trade war.

But the president defended his actions saying the U.S. would soon be in a stronger position with its top trading partners.

Miss America eliminates swimsuits and won’t judge on looks

By Wayne Parry The Associated Press

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — The Miss America Organization is dropping the swimsuit competition, saying it will no longer judge contestants on their appearance.

The competition began nearly 100 years ago in Atlantic City, New Jersey, as a bathing beauty contest designed to keep tourists coming to the seaside resort in the weekend after Labor Day.

Forget honey: Florida bear lured to safety with waffles

The Associated Press

FORT MYERS, Fla. — A black bear taking a stroll through a busy, urban section of one Florida city was lured to safety by a popular breakfast staple: waffles.

Florida wildlife officers said the yearling bear was spotted Monday morning near a Fort Myers apartment complex.

A BLT that showcases dueling dynamics

By Katie Workman The Associated Press

As summer nears and the promise of perfect tomatoes peeks up over the horizon, the prospect of an excellent BLT shines brightly. What is interesting to me about a BLT is the dueling dynamics of how the ingredients join together in this sandwich.

Tips for a rack of lamb that’s juicy inside

By America’S Test Kitchen The Associated Press

Rack of lamb and the grill have great chemistry. The intense heat of the coals produces a bold crust and melts away the meat’s abundance of fat, distributing flavour throughout while imparting a smokiness that’s the perfect complement to lamb’s rich, gamey flavour.

Rosemary Grlic Grilled Potatoes

By America’S Test Kitchen The Associated Press

Grilled potatoes are a summer classic. We wanted to put a new spin on this dish by adding rosemary and garlic.

Unfortunately, we found it was difficult to add enough flavour to plain grilled potatoes. Coating the potatoes with oil, garlic, and rosemary produced burnt, bitter garlic and charred rosemary.

Grilled beef skewers get even better with a robust marinade

By America’S Test Kitchen The Associated Press

Well-marbled steak tips, with their beefy flavour and tender texture, proved the best choice for our grilled beef kebabs.

A bright quinoa salad with a bite, creaminess and acidity

By America’S Test Kitchen The Associated Press

Sure, quinoa is a complete protein and is known as a “superfood,” so it’s a great base for a hearty and healthful main dish salad. But we love it also for its intriguing and delicate texture and nutty flavour.

Whoopie Pies with brown sugar

By America’S Test Kitchen The Associated Press

Made up of two cookie-like chocolate cakes stuffed to the gills with fluffy marshmallow filling, the whoopie pie is a sweet indulgence.

For the cake component, we drew inspiration from devil’s food cake, creaming butter with sugar, adding eggs and buttermilk for tenderness, and using all-purpose flour and baking soda for the right amount of structure.

A pair of ways to celebrate the humble and tangy radish

By Elizabeth Karmel The Associated Press

I don’t remember when I had radishes with unsalted butter and coarse salt for the first time, but I know that it was in France. And, it was the oblong red-to-fushia, white-tipped French Breakfast radish that I fell in love with. This often photographed radish is what I think of when I think of French open-air markets.