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Fort Frances Times Online Edition - November 27, 2018

Donald named town's top citizen

News
Duane Hicks

Cynthia Donald is the 2018 “Citizen of the Year.”

Donald, a retired teacher and longtime volunteer, was honoured by mayor and council at last night's meeting.

In addition to being chairperson of the “Fun in the Sun” committee in recent years, Donald is a Kiwanis Club member and vice-chair of the Rainy River District Festival for the Performing Arts.

'Last hurrah'

Photos
Sam Odrowski

A group of local postal workers were out picketing this morning prior to the federal government's legislation that forced them back to work at 11 a.m. today. Local union president Sandra Lange said this was their “last hurrah” before being forced back. The local staff are upset by the legislation and disappointed in the government.

Top citizen

Photos
Duane Hicks

Mayor Roy Avis chatted with Cynthia Donald after she was named the 2018 “Citizen of the Year” during last night's town council meeting at the Civic Centre.

Alta. declares beer war with Ontario

National
The Canadian Press

EDMONTON—The Alberta government is opening a new front in its beer war with other provinces by targeting Ontario for what it says are its unfair trade barriers to Alberta-made suds and other alcoholic products.

The initiative emerged yesterday as Alberta announced a full retreat on its own craft beer subsidies that were found by a judge last spring to be unconstitutional.

Five-goal night nets $1-million windfall

National
The Canadian Press

WINNIPEG—A five-goal performance by the Winnipeg Jets' Patrik Laine on the weekend has netted a Winnipeg man a $1-million prize.

Retail grocer Sobeys automatically draws names of customers before NHL games involving teams in western Canada, and that person can win $1 million if a single player on the team scores five goals.

Pot-eating cop given conditional sentence

National
Nicole Thompson
The Canadian Press

NEWMARKET, Ont.—A Toronto police officer who stole and ate a pot-laced chocolate bar seized during a raid on an illegal dispensary will have to spend six months under house arrest as part of a sentence to be served in the community, a judge ruled yesterday, saying his actions could not go unpunished.

GM in for 'fight' over plant: union

National
Armina Ligaya
The Canadian Press

TORONTO—The union representing workers at the General Motors assembly plant in Oshawa, Ont. is promising “one hell of a fight” after the automaker announced yesterday it would close the location, along with four other facilities in the U.S., as part of a global reorganization.

Scheer looks to O'Leary

National
Janice Dickson
The Canadian Press

OTTAWA—Conservative leader Andrew Scheer's campaign for prime minister next year will get some star power from businessman Kevin O'Leary, the two said yesterday in Toronto.

O'Leary ran against Scheer for the Conservative party leadership before dropping out and backing Scheer's main rival, Maxime Bernier.

Rotating postal strikes ended

National
Joan Bryden
The Canadian Press

OTTAWA—Mail service was to resume all across the country at noon today after the Senate passed legislation ordering an end to five weeks of rotating strikes by postal workers.

Royal assent was granted late yesterday shortly after senators approved Bill C-89 by a vote of 53-25.

Four senators abstained.

Air Canada signs definitive deal to buy Aeroplan program for $450 million

Business
By Christopher Reynolds The Canadian Press

MONTREAL — Air Canada has signed a definitive agreement to buy the Aeroplan loyalty program from Aimia Inc. for $450 million in cash, confirming the airline as sole owner and bringing closure to credit card customers wondering how long their points would have value.

Complaints against Canadian telecom, TV providers soar 57% in 2017-18: report

Business
By David Paddon The Canadian Press

There has been a dramatic increase in the number of complaints raised against Canada’s telecommunications providers, according to an annual tally released Tuesday by the private-sector body assigned to resolve disputes brought by customers who haven’t been able to get satisfaction directly from their provider.

Flyers fire GM

Sports
Dan Gelston
The Associated Press

PHILADELPHIA—Caught at a crossroads between a full-blown rebuild and a legitimate playoff push, the Philadelphia Flyers fired general manager Ron Hextall yesterday—the latest front-office leader to fail to win the franchise's first Stanley Cup in 44 years.

The Flyers might not be done cleaning house.

Marner 'assists' Leafs in beating Bruins

Sports
Neil Davidson
The Canadian Press

TORONTO—On a night when Patrick Marleau celebrated his 1,600th NHL game, Mitch Marner did what he does best—make goals.

The 21-year-old winger had three assists in Toronto's 4-2 win over the Boston Bruins last night.

Two were primary assists, upping his NHL-best total to 24 (he has 27 assists in all).

Marner 'assists' Leafs in beating Bruins

Sports
Neil Davidson
The Canadian Press

TORONTO—On a night when Patrick Marleau celebrated his 1,600th NHL game, Mitch Marner did what he does best—make goals.

The 21-year-old winger had three assists in Toronto's 4-2 win over the Boston Bruins last night.

Two were primary assists, upping his NHL-best total to 24 (he has 27 assists in all).

T'wolves knock off Cavs

Sports
The Associated Press

CLEVELAND—There's no question the Minnesota Timberwolves have been better since trading disgruntled star Jimmy Butler.

Last night's 102-95 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers improved Minnesota's record to 6-2 since the trade two weeks ago that sent Butler to Philadelphia.

Texans set team mark with eighth-straight win

Sports
Kristie Rieken
The Associated Press

HOUSTON—The Houston Texans wanted to honour their late owner and founder Robert “Bob” McNair, who died last week at age 81.

They knew the perfect way to do that last night was to keep their winning streak going.

Global lawmakers grill Facebook exec in UK parliament

Technology
The Associated Press

LONDON — Lawmakers from nine countries grilled a Facebook executive on Tuesday as part of an international hearing at Britain’s parliament on disinformation and “fake news.”

Richard Allan, Facebook’s vice-president for policy solutions, answered questions in London in place of his boss, CEO Mark Zuckerberg, who ignored repeated requests to appear.

Spacecraft survives supersonic plunge

International
Marcia Dunn
The Associated Press

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.—Minutes after touching down on Mars, NASA's InSight spacecraft sent back a “nice and dirty” snapshot of its new digs.

Yet the dust-speckled image looked like a work of art to scientists.

The photo revealed a mostly smooth and sandy terrain around the spacecraft, with only one sizable rock visible.

Canadian scientists call creation of gene-edited babies ‘premature’ use of technology

Life
By Sheryl Ubelacker THE CANADIAN PRESS

TORONTO — Canadian researchers have added their voices to widespread international condemnation of a Chinese scientist who says he helped create genetically modified twin girls using a gene-editing tool known as CRISPR.

Mars touchdown: NASA spacecraft survives supersonic plunge

Science
By Marcia Dunn The Associated Press

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Minutes after touching down on Mars, NASA’s InSight spacecraft sent back a “nice and dirty” snapshot of its new digs. Yet the dust-speckled image looked like a work of art to scientists.

The photo revealed a mostly smooth and sandy terrain around the spacecraft with only one sizable rock visible.

Caravan migrants explore options after Tijuana border clash

People
By Christopher Sherman The Associated Press

TIJUANA, Mexico — Many among the more than 5,000 Central American migrants in Tijuana were urgently exploring their options amid a growing feeling that they had little hope of making successful asylum bids in the United States or of crossing the border illegally.

Tenderize and tackle tough short ribs in a sous vide bath

Recipes
By America’S Test Kitchen The Associated Press

Beef short ribs are a prime example of how the precise control of time and temperature afforded by sous vide cooking can affect a piece of meat.

Monkey Bread

Recipes
By America’S Test Kitchen The Associated Press

Monkey bread is a knotty-looking loaf of sweet bread made from balls of dough coated with cinnamon, sugar and melted butter. It’s traditionally served warm so that the sticky baked pieces can be pulled apart. The name “monkey” refers to how you eat this sweet treat—with your hands. Follow this recipe with your kids.

MONKEY BREAD

Servings: 8

Classic rendition of chicken soup, go for the thighs

Recipes
By America’S Test Kitchen The Associated Press

This classic rendition of chicken soup starts the old- fashioned way, by making a from-scratch broth. But instead of using a whole chicken we turned to meaty chicken thighs, which kept things easier; they also added intense, meaty flavour to the broth.

Tonight, make crisp, piping hot tidbits of fried seafood

Recipes
By America’S Test Kitchen The Associated Press

Mixed fried seafood or fritto misto di mare can be found throughout Italy; however, the most iconic and evocative incarnation hails from Campania. Indeed, it’s easy to imagine sitting in a Neapolitan trattoria eating crisp, piping hot tidbits of fried seafood while looking out on the Bay of Naples.

Milder trend in forecast

Weather

Skies will become cloudy tonight, with an overnight low of minus-12 C (10 F) and light south-southwest winds.

Tomorrow will be cloudy, with a high of minus-six (21) and low around minus-eight (17).

Look for southeast winds gusting up to 15 km/h.

Light snow is forecast for Thursday, along with a high of minus-three (26) and low dipping to minus-seven (19).