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Fort Frances Times Online Edition - May 7, 2019

Are you prepared for an emeregency?

News
Press Release

The Town of Fort Frances recognizes “Emergency Preparedness Week" and therefore has proclaimed May 5-11, 2019 as "Emergency Preparedness Week” here.

As well, the Town of Fort Frances is encouraging all residents to take this opportunity to prepare themselves and their families to be safe in the event of an emergency.

Local man busted for impaired driving

District
From the OPP

At approximately 9:30 p.m. on Sunday, a member of the Treaty Three Police Service contacted the Thunder Bay Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Communication Centre to advise that they had an impaired driver pulled over in the Town of Fort Frances, initially for a traffic violation.

OPP, CBSA seize drugs at border

District
From the OPP

On Saturday at approximately 7:37 p.m., members of the Fort Frances Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) at the Fort Frances Port of Entry contacted the Thunder Bay Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Communication Centre to report that they had a male in custody for drug offences.

Legion contest winners

Photos
of the Rainy River District School Board

Kerry Harper, left, and Linda Larocque, right, of Royal Canadian Legion Br. #29 presented Robert Moore Public School student Marlee Woods with a certificate yesterday for her participation in the local Legion's Remembrance Day poetry and poster contest. Woods was among more than a dozen students recognized.

'Living Rosary'

Photos
Sam Odrowski

Monique Strain of the Catholic Women's League helped lead a “living rosary" prayer yesterday at St. Michael's School to kick off "Catholic Education Week." From May 6-10, Catholic schools in the district participate in planned special actives at all grade levels. This year's theme is "Living as Joyful Disciples.”

'Might as well jump!'

Photos
of RRDSB

Andrew Booth was among the students who participated in “Jump Rope for Heart" yesterday afternoon at J.W. Walker School to kick off "Education Week.” Despite the chilly weather, students kept warm by jumping for a good cause.

Kids in poorer areas face more risk of getting hit by cars

National
Paola Loriggio
The Canadian Press

A new study suggests children from poorer areas of Ontario face a greater risk of getting hit by vehicles than those from wealthier areas, possibly because they are more likely to walk to school alone.

Tensions escalating between Ford, Tory

National
Shawn Jeffords
The Canadian Press

TORONTO—Tensions between Ontario's premier and Toronto's mayor escalated yesterday as the two sparred over the province's recent cuts to public health services and child care funding.

Funds scrapped for problem gambling research agency

National
Shawn Jeffords
The Canadian Press

TORONTO—The Ontario government has eliminated funding to an organization that researches problem gambling, ordering it to wind down operations by the summer.

Gambling Research Exchange Ontario was told last month that its entire $2.5 million annual budget had been cut by the province.

It will have to cease operations by mid-July and 14 staff members will lose their jobs.

Millions of trees to be destroyed

National
Victoria Ahearn
The Canadian Press

TORONTO—One of the main nurseries for an Ontario tree planting program that's being scrapped by the province said it will likely have to destroy about three million trees because of the cancellation.

Nearly 300 cats found in Toronto apartment

National
Liam Casey
The Canadian Press

TORONTO—Nearly 300 cats found in a Toronto apartment were breeding freely, occupying every room and littering the entire living space, city officials said yesterday as animal workers focused on moving the felines out of the cramped home.

Ontario to expand mobile crisis teams

National
The Canadian Press

TORONTO—Ontario is planning to expand the use of mobile crisis intervention teams that help first responders, and increase mental health supports in schools.

Rosario, Castro and Polanco homer as Twins rout Blue Jays

Sports
The Canadian Press

TORONTO—These are the nights that are the painful part of the rebuilding process for the Toronto Blue Jays.

The nights when the youngsters make errors, the bats are quiet, and there is little energy at Rogers Centre.

Avs force Game 7 with OT win

Sports
Pat Graham
The Associated Press

DENVER—Gabriel Landeskog's first career overtime playoff goal was a bit complicated: Dump in the puck, hit a guy along the boards, fall down, scramble back up, skate toward the net and knock it in.

The captain's reaction right after was not—a big, toothy grin with arms raised to greet eager teammates.

UN honours 115 peacekeepers and staff who lost their lives

International
The Associated Press

The United Nations has honoured 115 U.N. peacekeepers and staff from 43 countries who lost their lives working for the global organization, standing in silent tribute to their sacrifice at a memorial service.

Pressured over press rights, Myanmar frees Reuters reporters

International
By Aung Naing Soe And Grant Peck The Associated Press

YANGON, Myanmar — Two Reuters journalists whose reporting on the Myanmar military’s abuses of Rohingya Muslims got them imprisoned and drew the world’s attention to curbs on freedom of the press were freed Tuesday as part of a mass presidential pardon.

Woman pulls gator from pants during stop

People
The Associated Press

PUNTA GORDA, Fla. — Sheriff’s officials say a Florida woman pulled a small alligator from her yoga pants during a traffic stop.

Alexander? James? Arthur? Guessing game on royal baby’s name

People
By Gregory Katz The Associated Press

LONDON — Now that everyone knows Prince Harry and his wife Meghan have a baby boy, there is widespread speculation about what he will be called.

Royals have a way of taking their time about naming babies and the couple is known to want to do things at their own pace, so it may be a few days before the couple reveals the name for their first child.

Guessing game on royal baby's name

Lifestyles
Gregory Katz
The Associated Press

LONDON—Now that everyone knows Prince Harry and his wife Meghan have a baby boy, there is widespread speculation about what he will be called.

Royals have a way of taking their time about naming babies and the couple is known to want to do things at their own pace, so it may be a few days before the couple reveals the name for their first child.

Meatsplainer: How new plant-based burgers compare to beef

Lifestyles
By Candice Choi THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

NEW YORK — If you want to skip meat, a new era of options is here.

Beyond Meat and Impossible Foods are among the companies racing to tap into the massive U.S. market of meat eaters by more closely mimicking the taste of beef than vegetarian patties of the past. Others are working to grow meat in labs.

For a nutritious version of artichoke dip, look to navy bean

Recipes
By America’S Test Kitchen The Associated Press

Most artichoke dips could justifiably be called mayonnaise and cheese dips, given what goes into them.

Juicy, tender chicken with plenty of sweet, smoky-flavour

Recipes
By America’S Test Kitchen The Associated Press

In theory, barbecued chicken kebabs sound pretty great: char-streaked chunks of juicy meat lacquered with sweet and tangy barbecue sauce. But without an insulating layer of skin, even the fattiest thigh meat can dry out and toughen when exposed to the blazing heat of the grill—and forget about ultra-lean skinless breast meat.

How to make sinfully rich brownies for real chocolate lovers

Recipes
By America’S Test Kitchen The Associated Press

Brownies are controversial territory to chart: Some like them cakey and light in flavour—more of a snack than a rich dessert; some like them moist and chewy; and others, the biggest chocoholics, like them to be purely decadent—almost as dense as fudge and deliciously dark.

You won’t miss the meat when you make this mushroom burger

Recipes
By America’S Test Kitchen The Associated Press

Portobello mushroom burgers are no longer just a sad substitute for beef burgers; they are -legitimately delicious choices on their own.

For charry grilled portobellos that wouldn’t leak moisture and make the buns soggy, we decided to try scoring them, a technique that works well with oven-roasted mushrooms. It worked like a charm on the grill.

Braising can maximize the freshness of spring vegetables

Recipes
By America’S Test Kitchen The Associated Press

While raw and roasted vegetables certainly have their place, braising is a great technique for cooking even the most delicate vegetables.

You may think braising would turn verdant spring vegetables drab and watery but, in fact, braising can maximize their freshness and make them taste more like themselves.

Cloudy days ahead

Weather

Tonight will be partly cloudy with a low of one C (34 F).

Tomorrow will be mainly cloudy but mild, with a high of 14 (57) and a low of one (34).

Thursday will be cloudy and less warm, with a high of 10 (50) and a low of zero (32).