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Fort Frances Times Online Edition - May 21, 2019

Alberton, Fort get dollars for bridge, road

News
Staff

Greg Rickford, Minister of Energy, Northern Development and Mines, was at the Fort Frances Tourism Information Centre on Friday to announce that two projects were approved by the province for funding.

The Town of Fort Frances will get $1,425,185.89 for the reconstruction of Colonization Road West, while the Township of Alberton will be $440,400 to replace Kehl Bridge.

OPP looking for stolen car

District
From the OPP

Today at approximately 8:30 a.m., members of the Rainy River District Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received two reports of stolen vehicles from callers residing in the Town of Fort Frances.

Three fires over weekend

District
From the MNRF

A few new forest fires were reported over the Victoria Day long weekend.

Fort Frances fire #3 is not under control at 0.5 hectares and is located near Rawn Reservoir, approximately 6 kilometres northeast of Atikokan.

Sioux Lookout fire #5 is not under control at 0.5 ha. and is located near Doghole Lake in Mishkeegogamang First Nation.

Muskies fare well at Baudette meet

Sports
Staff

Another meet led to another plethora of excellent finishes for the Muskie track-and-field team last week.

The black-and-gold competed hard and made its mark at the Last Chance Invite varsity meet held in Baudette, Mn. on Thursday.

The Muskies finished 1-2 in the boys' 100m dash, with Carson Noga snaring gold (11.78) and Ryan Stewart taking silver (12.11).

RRFN fish fry

Photos
Ken Kellar

A crowd of people waited for their turn to fill up a plate at Rainy River First Nations' 49th-annual Manitou fish fry at the RRFN pow-wow grounds on Friday afternoon. Volunteers worked all day to cook up about 500 pounds of walleye, as well as french fries, wild rice and smoked sturgeon for roughly 1,000 people.

Return of the 'King'

Photos
Sam Odrowski

Elvis Presley tribute artist Daylin James returned to Rainy Lake Square on Thursday evening to kick off the 2019 Rainy Lake Concert Series. He charmed audiences with three generations of Elvis' music—from rock to gospel. The show was free to attend and sponsored by Tbaytel.

Rickford announcement

Photos
Ken Kellar

Kenora-Rainy River MPP Greg Rickford spoke at the season opening of the Fort Frances Tourism Centre on Friday. Rickford announced the town will be receiving $1.4 million for reconstruction work on Colonization Road West, as well as $6,588 through the “Celebrate Ontario” program to support events at the Rainy Lake Square.

Ontario NDP slams impact of larger classes

National
The Canadian Press

TORONTO—Ontario's NDP education critic is criticizing the provincial government's decision to increase secondary school class sizes as more details emerge on the impacts of the move.

Marit Stiles said in a release Saturday that “kids continue to pay the price” for Premier Doug Ford's education cuts.

Health units worried about amalgamation

National
Shawn Jeffords
The Canadian Press

TORONTO—Public health units across Ontario are raising concerns about a sweeping amalgamation of their services planned by the province, saying the changes could affect the delivery of programs and lead to layoffs.

Arctic hunger grew after federal program: study

National
Bob Weber
The Canadian Press

Newly published research has concluded that food insecurity in Nunavut grew after a federal program was brought in to fight hunger in the North.

Focus on boys' trauma key to equality

National
Colin Perkel
The Canadian Press

TORONTO—Boys in poor urban areas around the world are suffering even more than girls from violence, abuse and neglect, groundbreaking international research published yesterday suggests.

The study in the Journal of Adolescent Health, along with similar new research, suggests an adequate focus on helping boys is critical to achieving gender equality in the longer term.

Municipalities grapple with funding cuts

National
Allison Jones
The Canadian Press

TORONTO—Ontario's municipalities say they may be forced to raise taxes or cut services due to provincial government cuts that will likely equal well over half a billion dollars in lost annual funding and foregone revenue.

South Carolina: Tax break for Carolina Panthers near passage

Sports
By Jeffrey Collins The Associated Press

COLUMBIA, S.C. — South Carolina is getting ready to offer the Carolina Panthers around $120 million in tax breaks to move practice fields and the team’s headquarters to the state from North Carolina.

Both the South Carolina House and Senate approved the final version of the tax break bill Monday after minor differences between the two chambers were worked out.

German Holocaust archive puts millions of documents online

International
The Associated Press

BERLIN — The International Tracing Service in Germany has uploaded more than 13 million documents from Nazi concentration camps, including prisoner cards and death notices, to help Holocaust researchers and others investigate the fate of victims.

WWII plane rescued from boneyard to join D-Day anniversary

International
By Jay Reeves The Associated Press

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Filled with paratroopers, a U.S. warplane lumbered down an English runway in 1944 to spearhead the World War II D-Day invasion with a message for Adolf Hitler painted in bright yellow across its nose: “That’s All, Brother.”

Sherpa guide climbs Everest 24th time, outdoing own record

People
By Binaj Gurubacharya The Associated Press

KATHMANDU, Nepal — A Sherpa mountaineer extended his record for successful climbs of Mount Everest with his 24th ascent of the world’s highest peak on Tuesday.

Kami Rita reached the 8,850-meter (29,035-foot) peak Tuesday, which was his second time on the summit in a week. He climbed to the top on May 15 then returned to base camp before climbing again this week.

Sextuplets born in Poland; mother and newborns doing well

People
By Monika Scislowska The Associated Press

WARSAW, Poland — A 29-year-old woman gave birth to six babies in Poland on Monday, in what is believed to be the country’s first-ever case of sextuplets. The mother and newborns are said to be doing well.

The babies, four of whom are girls, were born through cesarean section at University Hospital in Krakow in southern Poland.

Blue Apron latest to suffer in tough meal kit market

Lifestyles
By Dee-Ann Durbin The Associated Press

Meal kit companies face an ultimatum: Adapt or die.

The business is still in its infancy, with the biggest players ‚Äî Blue Apron and HelloFresh ‚Äî less than a decade old. But they’re facing serious challenges from restaurant and grocery delivery services, smaller niche players and even home chefs.

California fish tacos are a light and fresh surfside treat

Recipes
By America’S Test Kitchen The Associated Press

A surfside treat, California fish tacos feature battered and fried crispy white fish and sprightly pickled vegetables. When done right, they are light and fresh, with a lively mix of textures and flavours.

This recipe may look involved, but the components come together quickly, so invite your friends to help. The frying uses a mere 3/4-inch layer of oil (no splattering vats).

This Chinese salt and pepper shrimp is a savory-spicy joy

Recipes
By America’S Test Kitchen The Associated Press

There’s probably no recipe that better showcases salt and pepper working in multiple ways and together than Chinese salt and pepper shrimp, an enticing dish of plump, moist fried shrimp with shells as shatteringly crispy—and appealing to eat—as fried chicken skin, and a killer savory-spicy flavour profile.

Harissa pairs perfectly with lamb in this spiced burger

Recipes
By America’S Test Kitchen The Associated Press

Harissa is a traditional North African condiment that has an irresistibly complex chile flavour.

It pairs perfectly with lamb’s earthy taste in this rich, spiced burger. Cool, creamy mayonnaise provides a rich base for our spicy harissa-spiked sauce, and a blast of fresh mint and lemon zest balances out the harissa’s heat.

Tonight make salmon that flakes apart in buttery chunks

Recipes
By America’S Test Kitchen The Associated Press

As we learned with recipes for beef, lamb, pork, and poultry, cooking en cocotte—cooking a protein in a covered pot with little to no liquid—concentrates flavour.

Take your Caesar salad to the grill to get a smoky char

Recipes
By America’S Test Kitchen The Associated Press

The smoky char of the grill brings a whole new dimension to plain old Caesar salad. To develop good char and maintain crisp lettuce without ending up with scorched, wilted, even slimy leaves, we used sturdy, compact romaine hearts, which withstood the heat of the grill better than whole heads.

Clouds, showers tomorrow

Weather

Tonight will be cloudy and rainy with a low of six C (43 F).

Tomorrow will be cloudy and cooler with a few showers. Expect a high of 12 (54) and a low of six (43).

Thursday will be cloudy with a high of 16 (61) and a low of seven (45).