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Fort Frances Times Online Edition - November 11, 2015

Somber tribute

Photos
Joey Payeur

Silver Cross Mother Jean Legarie, centre, was the first person to lay a wreath at the cenotaph during Remembrance Day services hosted by the Royal Canadian Legion Br. #29 earlier today. Several hundred people gathered for the annual ceremony honouring those who gave their lives in defence of Canada’s freedoms and values.

More doctors may be setting up here soon

News
Duane Hicks

The local Doctor Recruitment and Retention Committee is keeping its fingers crossed that Fort Frances will have a couple of more doctors in the new year.

Coun. Wendy Brunetta, the council representative on the committee, said the town continues to be underserviced and needs five more family practice doctors.

But the situation is improving, she noted.

Healthy food choices pitched

News
Duane Hicks

The Northwestern Health Unit is asking the town to consider a “Healthy Food Choices in Public Places” policy within the corporation and at community events.

Julie Slack, a registered dietitian with the Northwestern Health Unit, said less one percent of Canadians are eating according to Canada’s Food Guide and society has lost control of its “food environment.”

Driving force behind library lauded

News
Duane Hicks

You could call it the “House that Joyce Built.”

After 15 years of planning and hard work, the Fort Frances Public Library Technology Centre opened its doors in 2010.

Five years later, it is a standing legacy to local librarian and educator Joyce Cunningham, who passed away suddenly on Saturday at the age of 76.

Tea time

Photos
Duane Hicks

Peggy Loyie, left, and her mother, Rose Bird, enjoyed tea for two Sunday during the annual Remembrance Day tea hosted by the local Legion Ladies’ Auxiliary. The event was a chance for friends and family to socialize at the Legion, which, as usual, was decked out to the nines in poppies, photos of veterans, and more.

New ‘market square’ body slated

News
Duane Hicks

The town will be forming a new Rainy Lake Market Square Advisory Committee to provide input on the project to take place next year at the site in downtown Fort Frances.

Personal story inspires ‘Dash 4 Diabetes’ event

District
Heather Latter

McKenna Begin didn’t know much about diabetes until last August when her younger brother, Matthew, now 13, was diagnosed with Type 1.

Now the Grade 12 student at Fort High is bringing awareness to the disease—and raising money for the cause—with an event she’s spearheading, with help from the Gizhewaadiziwin Health Access Centre, called “Dash 4 Diabetes.”

Gala prizes

Photos
Heather Latter

“Friends of the Museum” members Sarah Marysuk, left, and Mandy Lahti displayed two paddles up for grabs in the live auction at the group’s fourth-annual fall fundraiser gala. The paddles, made by Eric Fagerdahl and hand-carved by Devon Eldridge, were one of the top items, going to David Kircher for $300.

Museum gala rousing success

District
Heather Latter

The “Friends of the Museum” held its fourth-annual wine-and-cheese fundraiser last Thursday evening at the Fort Frances Museum and deemed it the group’s most successful event to date, raising about $3,200.

Parent calling for school bus cameras

District
Heather Latter

Local parent Randy Thoms wants school buses to include cameras mounted on the outside to deter drivers from blowing past them when their signal signs are flashing.

“What’s happening is, especially in front of our place, is people aren’t stopping for the school bus,” Thoms told trustees at last Tuesday’s meeting of the Rainy River District School Board.

Ceremonial face-off

Photos
Joey Payeur

Local Legion member Jean Camirand had the honour of performing the ceremonial face-off between the Thunder Bay North Stars’ Kenny Turner (left) and Robbie Bonthron of the Fort Frances Lakers on Saturday night at the Ice For Kids Arena. Camirand was part of a special pre-game Remembrance Day tribute put on by the team.

Senior spikers bent on ending Eagles’ dynasty

Sports
Joey Payeur

There was a big question as to whether the reigning NWOSSAA senior boys’ volleyball champions even would have a chance to defend their title.

Now, there’s no question they are on track to do exactly that while ending another school’s reign atop the NorWOSSA standings at the same time.

Senior hoopsters cap trifecta of perfection

Sports
Joey Payeur

Ashley Croswell and her fellow veterans were keen on proving their own merits this season.

The five-pack of Grade 12 returnees on the Muskie senior girls’ basketball team did just that—finishing off the squad’s third-straight 8-0 regular season with a 39-20 win over the visiting Dryden Eagles last Thursday.

Lakers’ win streak hits seven

Sports
Joey Payeur

The first goal with a new team always is one for the memory banks.

To do it in front of Mom and Dad? That just makes it an even grander occasion.

Ryan Gazich lit the lamp—and the faces of his happy loved ones on hand for the occasion—as he collected his first Tier II Junior ‘A’ goal in the Fort Frances Lakers’ 8-2 thumping of the Thunder Bay North Stars here Saturday night.

Muskies survive tough OFSAA course

Sports
Joey Payeur

The layout seemed more appropriate for training Green Berets than being used as a racing venue.

But the Muskie cross-country running team proved itself to be army tough as all five black-and-gold competitors made it through the mud and mire that made up much of the OFSAA course at Duntroon on Saturday.

That was more than several other schools at the meet could say.

Outcry over Starbucks’ minimalist red cups show fine line marketers walk during holidays

Business
By Mae Anderson The Associated Press

NEW YORK It’s as red as Santa’s suit, a poinsettia or your neighbour’s ugly Christmas sweater. Yet Starbucks’ stark new holiday coffee cup has set off complaints that the chain is making war on Christmas.

A bear flits through the woods: Bipedal bruin has activists wanting state to interfere

Life
By Bruce Shipkowski The Associated Press

TRENTON, N.J. Pedals the bipedal bear can clearly stand on its own two feet but activists in his northern New Jersey terrain wonder for how long.

Scum from record-setting algae bloom on Lake Erie this year was as big as New York City

Science
By John Seewer The Associated Press

OLEDO, Ohio The algae bloom that spread across Lake Erie this summer was the largest on record and left behind a thick, paint-like scum that covered an area roughly the size of New York City, government scientists said Tuesday.

A brownie treat that bridges the holidays to warmer weather

Recipes
By Alison Ladman THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

This is the treat that’s going to help you bridge the gap between the fun of summer and the warmth of the holidays.

Need a delicious cookie to serve almost anyone? This is it!

Recipes
By Alison Ladman THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

These spiced maple-chestnut clusters aren’t just delicious holiday cookies. They also are your perfect crowd pleaser holiday cookie. Why a crowd pleaser? Because they are the sort of cookie you can serve to nearly anyone who comes to your house. As in, they are both vegan and gluten-free. Don’t roll your eyes.

Making cookies with kids? Maybe you need a no-bake cookie

Recipes
By Alison Ladman THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Want the fun of making holiday cookies with the kids without going to the trouble of turning on the oven? These stovetop snowball cookies are the treat you need.

With holiday cookies, go big or go home. Go bourbon bars!

Recipes
By Alison Ladman THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

There is something immensely satisfying about bar cookies. They just have so much more heft than a typical cookie. And in our world, cookie heft translates into serious satisfaction.

Moving chai from your mug and into a holiday meringue cookie

Recipes
By Alison Ladman THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

We love warming spices around the holidays, which is one of the reasons we love to sip hot chai this time of year.

These cookies have a honey-nutty secret hidden deep inside

Recipes
By Alison Ladman THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

These cookies have a delicious secret hidden inside — a crunchy, chewy centre of ground mixed nuts and honey. They are insanely good.

Like cookies toasty and roasty? You need these shortbread

Recipes
By Alison Ladman THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Are you the one who hunts for the cookies that are just slightly overdone, the ones that are just a hair on the other side of just done? These shortbread are the holiday cookie you want.

Spice crinkle and chocolate crinkle cookies rolled into 1

Recipes
By Alison Ladman THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

It’s a chocolate crinkle cookie. No, it’s a spice crinkle cookie. Wait! It’s both!

Finally, holiday cookie decorations that look and taste good

Recipes
By Alison Ladman THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Sugar sprinkles are pretty, but they generally don’t taste like much. So when we created these delicious holiday butter cookies, we decided to experiment with colorful decorations that taste as good as they look.

Holiday baking minus the fuss? Tortilla cookies are for you

Recipes
By Alison Ladman THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Like the idea of baking holiday cookies, but hate the mess and trouble of baking? These are the cookies for you.

Pumpkin bread: Twice as delicious baked twice into biscotti

Recipes
By Alison Ladman THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Pumpkin bread isn’t a classic Italian dessert, but that didn’t stop us from turning it into delicious biscotti fit for dunking in your holiday lattes and cocoa.

Mocha holiday cookies by way of South American truffles

Recipes
By Alison Ladman THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Brigadeiros are a classic Brazilian truffle-like confection that traditionally blends the flavours of chocolate and caramel. We love these easy no-bake treats, so we decided to update them with the more traditional holiday flavours of gingerbread, mocha and molasses. These brigadeiros also make great gifts, as they are easily made ahead and refrigerated for several weeks.

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