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Fort Frances Times Online Edition - May 8, 2018

'Get Loud' about mental health this week


The public is urged to get #GetLoud about mental health this week.

It's “Mental Health Week” (May 7-13) and the Fort Frances branch of the Canadian Mental Health Association is holding several free events to mark the occasion.

Fire scene heating up in region

From the MNRF

Eight new fires were confirmed in the Northwest Region by yesterday afternoon, with more reports being investigated at the time of this update.

Located in the Red Lake, Sioux Lookout, and Thunder Bay districts, these fires range in size from 0.1 to 12 hectares.

Several of the smaller fires have been declared “out.”

Up for bids

of Charles Fisher

The local Ducks Unlimited banquet committee had a booth at the annual “Gun and Hobby Show” on Saturday that showcased some of the items that will be auctioned off at this year's event, which is set for this Friday (May 11) at the Fort Frances Curling Club. Cocktails are at 5:30 p.m., with dinner at 6:30.

Organ donations up after bus crash

Janice Dickson
The Canadian Press

OTTAWA—Nearly 100,000 Canadians signed up to become organ donors after learning a victim of last month's Humboldt Broncos bus crash had signed a donor card just weeks before the crash—and wound up saving six lives.

Emergency system test fails in Quebec, patchy in Ontario

Peter Rakobowchuk
Terry Pedwell
The Canadian Press

The company operating Canada's new national public alert system for mobile devices said it would investigate after a test of the system misfired in Quebec yesterday and was hit-and-miss in Ontario.

Non-binary birth certificate being hailed as a 'victory'

Maija Kappler
The Canadian Press

An Ontario-born filmmaker has been issued a non-binary birth certificate after a year-long legal battle with the provincial government, and says receiving the document marks a victory for the non-binary and transgender community.

Wynne, Horwath target Ford in debate

Shawn Jeffords
Allison Jones
The Canadian Press

TORONTO—Doug Ford was the main target in the first debate ahead of Ontario's provincial election, with his rivals suggesting yesterday that the Progressive Conservative leader, who is leading in the polls, would slash jobs and shrink services if elected premier.

Ice cream-eating bear video results in charges

The Canadian Press

INNISFAIL, Alta.—The province has laid two charges under its Wildlife Act against a central Alberta zoo after a bear was taken through a drive-thru for ice cream.

Canada rolls over Denmark

Carol Schram
The Canadian Press

HERNING, Denmark—Connor McDavid and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins are showing that the chemistry they've built as linemates with the Edmonton Oilers can translate to the international stage.

Nugent-Hopkins scored twice and McDavid had three assists as Canada cruised to a 7-1 victory over host Denmark yesterday at the world hockey championship.

Raptors ousted again by Cavaliers

Neil Davidson
The Canadian Press

CLEVELAND—After a season to remember, the Toronto Raptors disappeared last night in a playoff series to forget—put to the sword yet again by the Cleveland Cavaliers.

In a must-win game with their season on the line, the Raptors were eviscerated. LeBron James and the Cavaliers had their way in a 128-93 blowout win to complete a four-game sweep of their Eastern Conference semi-final.

Preds blank Jets to force Game 7

Joshua Clipperton
The Canadian Press

WINNIPEG—The Winnipeg Jets looked to have everything going for them heading into last night's game.

An opponent seemingly on the ropes, a city bubbling with anticipation, a raucous home crowd, and a confident group ready to take its first step into a conference final.

The trouble is, someone forgot to tell the Nashville Predators.

Twins' rookie tosses another sharp outing

Kurt Voigt
The Associated Press

ST. LOUIS—The way this major-league thing is going for Fernando Romero, the Minnesota Twins' rookie might just stick around for a while.

Romero (2-0) followed his impressive debut a week ago with another scoreless outing last night, throwing six sharp innings to lead Minnesota to a 6-0 win over the St. Louis Cardinals in interleague play.

Advisers aid baseball prospects, might do same in basketball

By Eric Olson The Associated Press

Evan Skoug had a decision to make his senior year of high school in 2014: go pro or go to college?

He was rated the No. 1 prospect in Illinois for the Major League Baseball draft that year, and he had signed a letter of intent to play catcher at TCU.

Illinois seeks talks on keeping Asian carp from Great Lakes

By John Flesher The Associated Press

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — Illinois has proposed negotiations with federal officials and other states in the Great Lakes region over fortifying a Chicago-area lock and dam to prevent Asian carp from invading Lake Michigan and threatening its native fish.

Science Says: Hawaii volcano has oozed hot lava for decades

By Seth Borenstein The Associated Press

WASHINGTON — Hawaii’s Kilauea is not your typical blow-the-top-off kind of volcano.

It’s been simmering and bubbling for about 35 years, sending superhot hot lava spewing up through cracks in the ground. This month’s eruptions are more of the same, except the lava is destroying houses miles from the summit.

Melania Trump debuts ‘Be Best’ campaign for kids’ well-being

By Darlene Superville The Associated Press

WASHINGTON — Melania Trump gave a splashy launch Monday to her public awareness campaign to help children, calling it “Be Best.” In a rare twist on their White House roles, she commanded the Rose Garden lectern while President Donald Trump watched from the audience.

The first lady said the “Be Best” campaign will focus on childhood well-being, social media use and opioid abuse.

Perfectly roasted salmon requires hot oven, hot pan

By America’S Test Kitchen The Associated Press

The key to perfectly roasted salmon is to preheat a baking sheet in a very hot oven, then lay the fish on the hot pan and reduce the oven to a gentle 275 degrees to cook.

The initial blast of high heat firms the exterior of the salmon and helps to render some of the excess fat. The fish then gently cooks as the oven temperature slowly drops, keeping the meat moist and succulent.

Keys to moist bread pudding: Custard and type of bread

By America’S Test Kitchen The Associated Press

America’s Test Kitchen’s slow-cooker bread pudding boasts tender bread cubes enveloped by a rich custard and accented with a few stir-ins and a simple topping. Getting the texture of this company-worthy dessert just right was a challenge; early tests yielded mushy or dry puddings.

Asparagus with hollandaise gets a remake with dill, roasting

By America’S Test Kitchen The Associated Press

The combination of asparagus and hollandaise is quintessential in French cooking. Steamed asparagus is typically used, but the combination gets even better when the asparagus is roasted; the browning adds deep flavour to the sweet and verdant vegetable.

Bone-in ham with a well-balanced glaze

By America’S Test Kitchen The Associated Press

Heating and glazing a cured ham seems effortless, but many recipes yield leathery meat in an overly sweet glaze. America’s Test Kitchen wanted to guarantee moist meat in a nuanced glaze.

Perfect french omelets are quick, satisfying

By America’S Test Kitchen The Associated Press

Unlike diner-style omelets bursting with cheese, meat, and vegetables, French omelets are rolled, not folded, over minimal filling. Served for breakfast or as a light lunch or supper with a salad, a golden-hued, Gruyere-laced French omelet is elegant and satisfying.