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Fort Frances Times Online Edition - May 15 2018

Tax bills on way in June

News
Staff

The $35.9-million municipal budget for 2018 received final approval from town council last night, with bills to be sent out at the end of June.

Tax payments will be due on July 31 and Aug. 31.

Council approved the 2018 budget, and passed all relevant bylaws, at its meeting last night.

No need to still run taps

News
Duane Hicks

With warmer temperatures here to stay, it's finally okay for residents to stop running their taps.

Operations and Facilities manager Travis Rob said this morning that the town recently has been notifying residents and businesses with a history of frozen water lines that they no longer have to “bleed” them to avoid freeze-up.

Burning banned in town

News
Press Release

Be advised that the Fort Frances Fire/Rescue Service has issued a complete fire ban for the Town of Fort Frances.

All outside burning is prohibited, including brush and grass burning, backyard fire pits, or cook stoves that use solid fuels (wood or charcoal).

Burn permits also have been cancelled.

Barbecues that use propane are permitted with extreme caution.

Catholic board to vote on new school

District
Staff

The Northwestern Catholic District School Board will vote tonight to approve a $2.01-million commitment to the new consolidated school build at the St. Francis School site here.

The consolidated school will combine St. Michael's and St. Francis to create one school where students can get their education from kindergarten to Grade 8.

Trio of new fires reported

District
From the MNRF

Three new forest fires were reported in the Northwest Region by yesterday afternoon.

Red Lake Fire #22 is located near the community of Pikangikum.

The 0.5-hectare blaze was reported in the early afternoon and listed as “not under control” at last report.

Fort Frances Fire #5, another afternoon start, was four hectares in size near Silvertip Lake.

Drug dealer complaint nabs woman

District
From the OPP

On May 7, members of the Sioux Lookout OPP were flagged down by a female driving a truck.

The female, who was 36 years old from Sachigo Lake First Nation, told officers the reason she flagged them down was she wished to tell on her drug dealer as she was not happy with the product that they had sold her.

Youth soccer

Photos
Jamie Mountain

The Fort Frances Youth Soccer season is in full flight once again with local youths hitting the pitch to work on various skills and learn the game. The Mantas and Sharks had blast yesterday evening as they competed against each other in Division II action at the St. Francis Sports Fields.

Water pollution warning

Photos
Duane Hicks

Paige McFayden, left, looked on as classmate Aiden Godbout explained to town council the binational watershed stewardship initiative they and the rest of Jody Bonner-Vickers' Grade 8 class will be undertaking on May 30 along the riverfront here.

New trial ordered in tot's death

National
The Canadian Press

OTTAWA—The Supreme Court of Canada has ordered a new trial for a couple who used homemade remedies instead of seeking medical attention for their son who died of bacterial meningitis.

David Stephan and his wife, Collet, were found guilty in 2016 of failing to provide the necessaries of life to 19-month-old Ezekiel in 2012.

Ford would cancel some business grants

National
The Canadian Press

NIAGARA FALLS, Ont.—The Progressive Conservatives would cancel some business support programs if they form government next month but keep others, Doug Ford's campaign said yesterday.

The Tory leader was in Niagara Falls, Ont. to talk about his plan to attract and retain business in Ontario, including lowering corporate income taxes from 11.5 percent to 10.5 percent.

Regulations cost single-family home buyers an extra $220,000 on average: study

Business
By Tara Deschamps The Canadian Press

TORONTO — Buyers in Canada’s most overheated real estate markets paid an average of $229,000 extra per home between 2007 and 2016 because of regulations making it difficult for builders to construct more single-family houses, said a new study.

UN health agency aims to wipe out trans fats worldwide

Health & Wellness
By Mike Stobbe The Associated Press

NEW YORK — The World Health Organization has released a plan to help countries wipe out artery-clogging trans fats from the global food supply in the next five years.

The United Nations agency has in the past pushed to exterminate infectious diseases, but now it’s aiming to erase a hazard linked to chronic illness.

Canada clinches quarter-final berth

Sports
Carol Schram
The Canadian Press

HERNING, Denmark—After having trouble scoring at 5-on-5, Connor McDavid and the Canadians proved to be deadly at 3-on-3.

McDavid scored 46 seconds into overtime, batting his own rebound out of the air past goalie Kristers Gudlevskis, as Canada edged Latvia 2-1 yesterday to clinch a quarter-final berth at the world hockey championship.

Warriors roll over Rockets in opener

Sports
The Associated Press

HOUSTON—Kevin Durant continues to deliver in the post-season for the Golden State Warriors.

He scored 37 points last night to lead the Warriors to a 119-106 win in the long-awaited showdown with the Houston Rockets in Game 1 of the Western Conference final.

But if it were up to him, he would have done even more.

Error sends Twins to loss against Mariners

Sports
Patrick Donnelly
The Associated Press

MINNEAPOLIS—After spending much of the day feeling ill, James Pazos gave the Seattle Mariners a gritty performance against Minnesota last night.

Golden Knights even series with Jets

Sports
Joshua Clipperton
The Canadian Press

WINNIPEG—Jonathan Marchessault gave a blunt assessment of the Vegas Golden Knights' pedestrian effort in Game 1 of the Western Conference final.

The winger backed up his strong words in impressive fashion last night to help write the latest chapter in the first-year club's surprising story.

Couple finds buried treasure

International
The Associated Press

NEW YORK—A couple of urban island-dwellers have found buried treasure in their backyard—but so far the pirates are nowhere in sight.

WCBS says a safe containing about $52,000 worth of property, including diamonds, gold, jade, and soaking wet cash, has been uncovered on Staten Island.

Buried treasure found in NYC; pirates nowhere in sight

Life
The Associated Press

NEW YORK — A couple of urban island-dwellers have found buried treasure in their backyard ‚Äî but so far the pirates are nowhere in sight.

WCBS says a safe containing about $52,000 worth of property — including diamonds, gold, jade and soaking wet cash — has been uncovered on Staten Island.

Domestic dispute in Germany: Man arguing with a parrot

People
The Associated Press

BERLIN — Police were called to investigate a domestic disturbance in a southern German town ‚Äî and found a man arguing with a parrot.

A resident in Loerrach, near the Swiss border, called the emergency number Monday to report his concerns about loud shouting from a next-door apartment that had been going on for some time.

Medal of honour for hero dogs who kept injured owner warm after car crash

Lifestyles
The Canadian Press

TORONTO — A pair of dogs who kept their injured owner warm after a car accident and a devoted whippet who alerted a sleeping man to his wife’s fall are among the new inductees to the Purina Animal Hall of Fame.

Organizers say four heroic hounds are being recognized for life-saving acts of perseverance and intuition.

Modigliani painting fetches $157 million at auction

Lifestyles
The Associated Press

NEW YORK — A painting of a defiantly nude woman that was once censored as obscene in Paris has sold for more than $157 million at an auction in New York City.

The 1917 painting by Amedeo Modigliani (ah-meh-DEH’-oh Moh-dee-LYAH’-neeh) was the highlight of Sotheby’s Monday evening auction of impressionist and modern art.

Reuben Pizza is quick & inexpensive for a graduation party

Recipes
By Sara Moulton The Associated Press

With the end of the school year looming, the proud parents of any number of soon-to-be-minted graduates are wondering how to pull off a celebratory party without spending a ton of time or money. Reuben Pizza is the answer. It’s quick, easy to make, inexpensive and completely scrumptious.

Salmon Panzanella

Recipes
By Katie Workman The Associated Press

In the most perfect of all worlds, things look as good as they taste. That’s true with this dish. Pink salmon, bright tomatoes (grab multicolored ones if that’s an option), flecks of purpley onion, pale chunks of toasty bread and a drizzle of bright green basil oil ‚Äî a virtual rainbow.

A twist on traditional paella that uses hearty vegetables

Recipes
By America’S Test Kitchen The Associated Press

Though traditional paella centres on a variety of meat and seafood, we wanted to develop a vegetable-focused version that highlighted the array of hearty vegetables common in Spanish cuisine: artichokes, bell peppers, fennel, and peas.

Try a red, white and blue poke cake

Recipes
By America’S Test Kitchen The Associated Press

Although poke cake is usually in the form of a sheet cake, we thought it could make a beautiful and festive layer cake for the Fourth of July.

For a cake that was red, white, and blue all the way through, we started by cooking blueberries and strawberries and then combining each with gelatin to create two colorful, brightly flavoured syrups.

A tangy, tomatoey, sauce is the star of barbecued chicken

Recipes
By America’S Test Kitchen The Associated Press

A tangy, tomatoey, molasses-laced sauce is the indisputable star of traditional American barbecued chicken.

A simple shrimp pad thai that requires just one skillet

Recipes
By America’S Test Kitchen The Associated Press

Our version of this take-out classic is surprisingly easy to make and requires just one skillet.

While truly authentic pad thai, with its sweet, sour, and salty flavours, requires hard-to-find ingredients like preserved daikon, palm sugar, and dried shrimp, our simplified weeknight recipe uses accessible ingredients to create a simple flavour profile.

ONE-PAN SHRIMP PAD THAI

Roast chicken and vegetables together without a soggy mess

Recipes
By America’S Test Kitchen The Associated Press

It’s easy to understand the appeal of preparing chicken parts and root vegetables together on one sheet pan, but without the right technique, you are apt to wind up with unevenly cooked meat and greasy, soggy vegetables.