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Fort Frances Times Online Edition - May 14, 2019

Tax increase on the way

News
Staff

Residential property owners will be looking at a 1.13 percent tax increase this year, as outlined in a budget presentation at last night's council meeting.

This means those who own a home assessed at $200,000 will pay $41.34 more on property taxes.

Visits, activities resume at Rainycrest

News
Press Release

Riverside Health Care in conjunction with the Northwestern Health Unit has declared the respiratory and gastroenteritis outbreaks over at Rainycrest Long Term Care Home, effective as of yesterday.

All social events and activities at Rainycrest have resumed. All visitors are now welcome.

One new fire in region

District

From the MNRF

There was one new forest fire confirmed by yesterday afternoon in the Northwest Fie Region.

Sioux Lookout Fire #4 is “being held” at 1.5 hectares in size. It is located near Doghole Lake in Mishkeegogamang First Nation.

Environmental message

Photos
Sam Odrowski

Grade 8 Fort High students Monika Ruppenstein, left, Healey Jansen, Jenna Bailey (speaking), and Yasmeen Elkheir gave a presentation on the third-annual stencil drain program during yesterday evening's town council meeting.

Big swing

Photos
Jamie Mountain

Taylor Pagee took a big cut at a pitch during the first inning of the Fort Frances Her-icanes' 19-2 romp over the Manitou T-Birdies in the Rainy River District Women's Fastball League season-opener last night at VanJura. The three-time defending champion Her-icanes stormed back with 19 unanswered runs after trailing 2-0 after the top half of the frame.

Toronto school board grapples with budget

National
Shawn Jeffords
The Canadian Press

TORONTO—Canada's largest school board says it may have to eliminate jobs, some programs and end some student busing to address a multimillion-dollar funding gap created by provincial cuts.

The Toronto District School Board's education director laid out the proposals which could help eliminate a $67-million budget shortfall — $42 million caused by a cut from the Ontario government.

Two confirmed measles cases in Toronto

National
Liam Casey
The Canadian Press

TORONTO—Two confirmed cases of measles in adults in Toronto are both travel related, the city's public health unit said yesterday as it warned the public of possible places where they may have been exposed to the virus.

MPs are no Einstein when it comes to misattributing famous quotes

National
Joan Bryden
The Canadian Press

OTTAWA—Canadian parliamentarians love to quote Albert Einstein's definition of insanity.

No one more so than Liberal Sean Casey, who's cited the famous quotation purportedly from the acclaimed physicist at least five times in the House of Commons or in parliamentary committees since he was first elected in 2011.

RCMP probing Nazi flag video

National
The Canadian Press

KELLIHER, Sask.—RCMP in Saskatchewan are investigating a video on social media that they say shows someone burning a Nazi flag which a man claimed to have removed from a rural home.

The video posted on Facebook on Saturday shows a man, his face covered by what appears to be a Confederate flag, spreading a Nazi flag on the ground while a person out of the frame sets it on fire.

Ontario cuts $46M from OPP budget

National
Allison Jones
The Canadian Press

TORONTO—Ontario is planning to cut about $46 million this year from the provincial police budget, as the Progressive Conservative government tries to trim the province's deficit.

The government's expenditure estimates for this year show the funding drop, as well as scores of other cuts, including to health research, Legal Aid Ontario, library services and tourism offices.

Monsanto to pay $2 billion in weed killer cancer case

Health & Wellness
By Paul Elias The Associated Press

SAN FRANCISCO — A jury on Monday ordered agribusiness giant Monsanto Co. to pay a combined $2.055 billion to a couple claiming that the company’s popular weed killer Roundup Ready caused their cancers.

Ohtani homers as Angels nip Twins

Sports
Dave Campbell
The Associated Press

MINNEAPOLIS—One week into Shohei Ohtani's return to the Los Angeles Angels, the lineup is looking sharp.

Minnesota ace Jose Berrios bore the brunt of their batting success last night.

Blues' defence fuels offence in Game 2 win over Sharks

Sports
Josh Dubow
The Associated Press

SAN JOSE, Calif.—After the San Jose Sharks relied on a usual suspect to tie the game, the St. Louis Blues took back momentum with a tiebreaking goal from a most unlikely source.

Merkel fan grounds plane

International
The Associated Press

BERLIN—Chancellor Angela Merkel's government plane has been grounded by an excited fan who jumped out of her van to take a photo of it at Dortmund airport but forgot to put the parking brake on, and the vehicle rolled slowly into the nose of the jet.

Carter has surgery for his broken hip

International
Sudhin Thanawala
The Associated Press

ATLANTA—Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter broke his hip yesterday at his south Georgia home when he fell while leaving to go turkey hunting, a spokeswoman for the Carter Center said.

The 94-year-old former president was treated in Americus, Georgia, near his home in Plains, and was recovering comfortably after successful surgery, spokeswoman, Deanna Congileo, said in a statement.

Apps cost too much? Court allows suit adding to Apple’s woes

International
By Mark Sherman And Michael Liedtke The Associated Press

WASHINGTON — Consumers can pursue a lawsuit complaining that iPhone apps cost too much, the Supreme Court ruled on Monday, adding to Apple’s woes that already include falling iPhone sales and a European investigation.

Saudi Arabia says its oil infrastructure attacked by drones

International
By Aya Batrawy And Jon Gambrell The Associated Press

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Saudi Araba said drones attacked one of its oil pipelines as other assaults targeted energy infrastructure elsewhere in the kingdom on Tuesday, shortly after Yemen’s rebels claimed a co-ordinated drone attack on the Sunni power.

Merkel fan accidentally grounds chancellor’s plane

International
The Associated Press

BERLIN — Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government plane has been grounded by an excited fan who jumped out of her van to take a photo of it at Dortmund airport but forgot to put the parking brake on, and the vehicle rolled slowly into the nose of the jet.

Former US President Jimmy Carter has surgery for broken hip

People
By Sudhin Thanawala The Associated Press

ATLANTA — Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter broke his hip Monday at his south Georgia home when he fell while leaving to go turkey hunting, a spokeswoman for the Carter Center said.

The 94-year-old former president was treated in Americus, Georgia, near his home in Plains, and was recovering comfortably after successful surgery, spokeswoman, Deanna Congileo, said in a statement.

Canadians more uncertain about weed

Lifestyles
The Canadian Press

HALIFAX—A new survey suggests Canadians have become less accepting of recreational cannabis since 2017, despite legalization last October.

Researchers at Dalhousie University say they're surprised by the findings, which also suggests a high degree of stigma persists.

Cheesecake without the fuss? Enter the no-bake cheesecake

Recipes
By America’S Test Kitchen The Associated Press

We love a tall New York-style cheesecake but there’s no denying it’s a bit of a project. It’s also incredibly rich and decadent. Sometimes we want the essence of a cheesecake with less fuss, and we want the tang of a cream cheese-based cake without the weight—something lighter and creamier to finish a meal.

A spicy, smoky Jamaican jerk starts with bold ingredients

Recipes
By America’S Test Kitchen The Associated Press

Spicy, smoky Jamaican jerk is one of the world’s great barbecue traditions. Meat (traditionally chicken or pork) is rubbed with an intensely flavoured liquidy paste made from fiery Scotch bonnet chiles, allspice berries, herbs, and spices, and then it is smoked over pimento wood.

Vegetable kebabs with a crisp exterior and juicy interior

Recipes
By America’S Test Kitchen The Associated Press

Vegetables on their own can be a great option for grilled kebabs, because they cook quickly and, when done right, offer a crisp, charred exterior and a juicy, tender interior.

Zucchini or summer squash makes for a colorful pasta dish

Recipes
By America’S Test Kitchen The Associated Press

A combination of pasta and summer squash results in a light, flavourful dish that’s full of colour.

We decided against peeling the squash, as the skin helped to keep the pieces intact throughout the cooking process. Because summer squash contains so much liquid, we salted and drained it to keep our sauce from ending up watery and bland.

Perfect burgers depend on the right meat. Here’s a pro tip

Recipes
By America’S Test Kitchen The Associated Press

Sometimes simple is best, and for quick weeknight burgers or a backyard barbecue for a crowd, store-bought ground beef is certainly convenient. But with so many options available in supermarkets, we knew we would need to find the right cut of beef with the ideal amount of fat to produce tender, juicy burgers.

Afternoon showers tomorrow

Weather

Tonight will be partly cloudy with a low of four C (39 F).

Tomorrow will see afternoon showers in spots. Expect a high of 16 (61) and a low of eight (46).

Thursday will see low clouds with a high of 17 (63) and a low of four (39).