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Fort Frances Times Online Edition - May 6, 2016

Market vendor

Duane Hicks

Annie van Rozen of A.G.’s Produce put out fresh veggies to sell during “Market Thursday” yesterday on the 200 block of Scott Street. Local artisans, crafters, and food growers are urged to book a table at Betty’s or McTaggarts to promote their products downtown each Thursday throughout the summer.

Fires banned in town

Press Release

The Fort Frances Fire and Rescue Service has evaluated wildland interface conditions throughout town over the past few days.

Following this evaluation, it’s been determined the risk to the community from open-air fires is “high-extreme.”

As such, Fire Chief Frank Sheppard has issued a fire ban for all open-air fires in town.

Don’t fear getting help

From the CMHA (F.F. branch)

Some people worry about asking for help because there can be stigma around mental health problems.

They may believe that asking for help means admitting something is wrong or some people worry about how others might see them.

Asking for help means you want to make changes or take steps towards your new health goals.

Ex-local needs votes


Joshua Henry believes he’s “Canada’s Greatest Explorer”—he just needs the votes to prove it.

The Fort Frances native is among 25 Canadians competing in an online vote for the chance to prove their outdoor skills.

Henry, a self-described “outdoor adventure guy” who currently works as a professional guide, submitted a video to enter the competition.

Yummy pancakes

Heather Latter

Jesse Homer, an Early Years student at Robert Moore School, enjoyed pancakes and sausages during a breakfast there yesterday morning held in conjunction with Education Week.

New artist welcomed at Fine Line

Duane Hicks

Pepper Hinrichs has brought her brand of “recycled art” to the Fine Line Art Gallery here as the newest part-time member of the local co-op.

Hinrichs, who moved to Alberton Township from London, Ont. with her husband, Rod, about 15 years ago, set up a wealth of her crafts at the Mowat Avenue gallery last week.

Bujold stays alive


Aaron Bujold can’t afford any more mistakes—and played like it earlier today.

The Muskies’ lone representative at the OFSAA badminton championships in North Bay eliminated Aaron Trowhill of the Woodstock Red Devils in the first round of ‘C’ Flight action this morning.

Bujold then took on Augusta Li of the Sinclair Celtics (Whitby) this afternoon in the ‘C’ quarter-finals.

Hockey playoff wrap


Jordan Larson and the Carleton Place Canadians control their own destiny.

The CCHL champion Canadians are tied for first with QJHL champion College Francais de Longeuil after Day 2 of the Fred Page Cup Eastern Canada Junior ‘A’ hockey championship in Woodstock, N.B.

Lakers blanked in finale


The story of the first two days of the Dudley Hewitt Cup was lots of offence and not much defence from the Fort Frances Lakers.

They flipped the script in their final outing—but couldn’t change the outcome.

‘STEAM’ night

Heather Latter

Future J.W. Walker School students Owen Gibson, left, and Parker Lake worked on their engineering skills at a building centre during the STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Mathematics) family night there yesterday evening. The packed gymnasium offered a variety of hands-on activities, including painting, math games, robots, and more.

Fire threatens communities

The Canadian Press

INGOLF, Ont.—A small wildfire is burning in a forest near the boundary between Ontario and Manitoba.

The OPP said around 100 people are being evacuated from the community of Ingolf because of the fire.

The evacuation is voluntary, and residents in the Florence and Marion Lakes areas also are being asked to consider leaving the area until the threat has passed.

PM offers meeting with chief

Kristy Kirkup
The Canadian Press

OTTAWA—Amid political pressure, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has sent a letter to the chief of Attawapiskat First Nation—the beleaguered Ontario community that has made headlines around the globe due to its suicide crisis—to offer a meeting in Ottawa.

Search on for stragglers

The Canadian Press

FORT McMURRAY, Alta.—RCMP in Alberta have brought in special tactical teams to root out people who refuse to leave fire-ravaged Fort McMurray.

“We still have some people hanging around and we are trying to ensure everyone’s safety,” Sgt. Jack Poitras said yesterday.

Resolute to close Georgia newsprint machine despite better demand environment

By Ross Marowits The Canadian Press

MONTREAL — Resolute Forest Products is permanently shutting one of its U.S. newsprint machines even though demand is showing signs of stabilizing after years of dramatic decreases.

The Montreal-based pulp, paper and lumber producer said a machine at its mill in Augusta, Ga., isn’t competitive because of the high U.S. dollar. About 100 jobs will be affected by the closure.

The challenges facing women who pursue pregnancy after breast cancer

Health & Wellness
By Cassandra Szklarski The Canadian Press

TORONTO — Sonia Racco was about to start trying for her second child when she was dealt a surprise blow: breast cancer.

The 36-year-old had no family history of the disease and hadn’t even thought much about her breasts until she found a lump while nursing her daughter, Genna.

Nyquist draws No. 13 post

Beth Harris
The Associated Press

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Doug O’Neill was all smiles after early 3-1 favourite Nyquist drew the No. 13 post for the 142nd Kentucky Derby tomorrow.

The number with an unlucky reputation didn’t faze the trainer.

In fact, it brought back good memories.

Predators tie series with triple OT win

Teresa M. Walker
The Associated Press

NASHVILLE—Mike Fisher ended his own personal playoff drought with his first overtime goal in 12 years—giving the exhausted Nashville Predators plenty to celebrate.

Fisher scored his second goal at 11:12 of the third overtime as the Predators beat the San Jose Sharks 4-3 early this morning in the longest game in franchise history.

Jays’ bat explode in romp over Rangers

Gregory Strong
The Canadian Press

TORONTO—The Toronto Blue Jays finally are looking like the team that mashed its way to a division title last season.

Edwin Encarnacion drove in six runs, including a three-run homer in a six-run third inning, as the Jays pasted the Texas Rangers 12-2 last night at Rogers Centre.

SpaceX lands rocket at sea 2nd time after satellite launch

By Marcia Dunn

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — For the second month in a row, the aerospace upstart SpaceX landed a rocket on an ocean platform early Friday, this time following the successful launch of a Japanese communications satellite.

From Waterloo, Ont., to Cambodia, The Landmine Boys aims to defuse deadly bombs

By Aleksandra Sagan The Canadian Press

TORONTO — Richard Yim was a teenager in Cambodia when he realized not all people live in near constant fear of being blown up by a landmine.

When he was eight years old, Yim’s aunt died after stepping on one of the millions of the devices that lie hidden on the country’s war-scarred landscape.

GOP states benefiting from shift to wind and solar energy

By Michael Biesecker The Associated Press

WASHINGTON — If there’s a War on Coal, it’s increasingly clear which side is winning.

Yukon Gold potato recipes: scalloped, grilled, pureed, in pancakes and cake

The Canadian Press

The Yukon Gold potato’s waxy, moist, yellow-tinged flesh is prized by chefs and home cooks for its flavour and versatility ‚Äî ideal for boiling, baking and frying as well as grilling, pan frying and roasting. It retains its yellow colour when cooked.

Here are some recipes to try using the potato, which was developed 50 years ago in Guelph, Ont:GRILLED POTATO AND ASPARAGUS SALAD