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Fort Frances Times Online Edition - November 6, 2018

Two killed in fiery crash

From the OPP

On Sunday around 11:15 a.m., a late-model pick-up truck was travelling northbound on Highway 105 went it left the roadway and collided with two boulders and a tree.

The truck's fuel tank ruptured and caught fire.

Man found not guilty of murders

From CBC News

Thunder Bay, Ont.—A Fort Frances man charged with second-degree murder in the deaths of two people here last year has been found not criminally responsible but will remain in custody.

Tyler John Cousineau was charged with two counts of second-degree murder in the deaths of Lovern Affleck, 77, and Carol Affleck, 66, in March, 2017.

Honouring veterans

Duane Hicks

Laura Gosse, standing, community engagement co-ordinator for the Fort Frances Museum & Cultural Centre, and Kayleigh Speirs, administration manager at the Kay-Nah-Chi-Wah-Nung Historical Centre, were busy this morning getting the new exhibit, “Indigenous Veterans of Treaty No. 3,” ready at the local museum. The exhibit will open this Thursday (Nov. 8) with a reception from 5-7 p.m.

Rare duck drawing crowds

The Canadian Press

BURNABY, B.C.—A rare duck native to East Asia is making a splash in a lake east of Vancouver and experts believe he is an escaped pet.

The Mandarin duck, with his vibrant golden, green, and blue plumage, is attracting visitors to Burnaby Lake and first was seen in May, says Irene Lau, chair of the Burnaby Lake Park Association.

A similar fowl in New York has drawn crowds, too.

Saskatchewan introduces domestic abuse legislation

Ryan McKenna
The Canadian Press

REGINA—Police in Saskatchewan soon could be allowed to release information about someone's abusive past if they believe that person's partner may be at risk.

Dubbed “Clare's Law,” the proposed legislation is said to be the first of its kind in Canada and is aimed at reducing the province's high domestic violence rates.

Pot ads nix newspapers to schools

Alanna Rizza
The Canadian Press

Postmedia Network Inc. no longer will be delivering newspapers to schools across Canada in order to comply with federal laws that restrict how cannabis is advertised to minors, the company said yesterday.

Federal pipeline buy seen as 'betrayal': CSIS

Jim Bronskill
The Canadian Press

OTTAWA—Canada's spy agency says many members of the environmental and Indigenous communities see the federal purchase of the Trans Mountain pipeline as a betrayal, and suggests that could intensify opposition to expanding the project.

Liberals promising more money to fight poverty

The Canadian Press

OTTAWA—The federal Liberals are promising more money to more cities through their cornerstone homelessness strategy—pledging $1.25 billion over the next nine years to cities looking to tackle poverty.

Social Development minister Jean-Yves Duclos also said yesterday that there will be dedicated funding for the territories of $43 million over the same period.

Feds to compensate veterans for error

Lee Berthiaume
The Canadian Press

OTTAWA—Repaying hundreds of thousands of disabled veterans and their survivors for a calculating error that deprived them of some of their pensions for seven years will cost $165 million, the federal government says.

Life expectancy in Canada could follow that in U.S.

Health & Wellness
The Canadian Press

TORONTO — A paper published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal suggests life expectancy in Canada could be threatened by the same factors that are causing it to fall in the United States.

Raptors rout Jazz

Matthew Coles
The Associated Press

SALT LAKE CITY—Without Kawhi Leonard, the Raptors used a balanced team effort to get their fourth-straight win.

“We have been playing basically position-less basketball,” said Kyle Lowry, who had 17 points and 11 assists as Toronto beat the Utah Jazz 124-111 last night.

Habs nab shootout win over Isles

Vin A. Cherwoo
The Associated Press

NEW YORK—After his team's first four skaters in the shootout couldn't beat goalie Thomas Greiss, Montreal Canadiens' coach Claude Julien decided to go with the right-handed Joel Armia instead of Charles Hudon.

The move paid off.

Armia scored in the fifth round on the first shootout attempt of his career to give the Canadiens a 4-3 win over the N.Y. Islanders last night.

Titans hand Cowboys first home loss

Schuyler Dixon
The Associated Press

ARLINGTON, Tex.—Kevin Byard secured the interception that sparked the sluggish Tennessee Titans and turned toward midfield.

The flashback for the Dallas Cowboys was just as disheartening as the original.

Chinese ‘gait recognition’ tech IDs people by how they walk

By Dake Kang The Associated Press

BEIJING — Chinese authorities have begun deploying a new surveillance tool: “gait recognition” software that uses people’s body shapes and how they walk to identify them, even when their faces are hidden from cameras.

UN verifies 200 mass graves left by Islamic State in Iraq

The Associated Press

BAGHDAD — More than 200 mass graves containing between 6,000 and 12,000 bodies have been found in Iraq from the time of the Islamic State group’s three-year reign, U.N. investigators said Tuesday.

Life expectancy in Canada could follow falling trend in U.S.

The Canadian Press

TORONTO—A paper published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal suggests life expectancy in Canada could be threatened by the same factors that are causing it to fall in the United States.

“There are some signs which are pointing in the same direction,” said Juergen Rehm of Toronto's Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, a large teaching and research hospital.

Rustic Dinner Rolls

By America’S Test Kitchen The Associated Press

European-style dinner rolls are different from their rich, tender American cousins. The dough for these rustic rolls is lean and the crumb is open, with a yeasty, savory flavour. But the best part might be their crust—so crisp it practically shatters when you bite into it, yet chewy enough to offer satisfying resistance.

Mushroom Cornbread Stuffing or Dressing

By Katie Workman The Associated Press

So, what do you say, dressing or stuffing?

Baked brie with jam or fruit is popular for good reason

By America’S Test Kitchen The Associated Press

Baked Brie topped with jam or fruit is popular for good reason. When the cheese is warmed, it becomes rich and gooey, and pairing it with sweet fruit brings out the savory notes in the cheese.

Classic Pecan Pie

By America’S Test Kitchen The Associated Press

There is much to love about sweet, nutty pecan pie, but it’s easy for this simple dessert to turn out tooth achingly sugary and void of pecan flavour, with a curdled filling sogging a leathery crust.

We wanted to create the ideal recipe for a not-too-sweet pie with a smooth-textured filling and a properly baked bottom crust. We decided to start from the bottom up.

Cooking and glazing a moist and cured ham? It’s in the bag

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. We wanted to guarantee moist meat in a nuanced glaze.

Smoked Turkey and Cheddar Panini

By America’S Test Kitchen The Associated Press

Panini, sandwiches traditionally cooked in a ridged press, are hard to get wrong—but also surprisingly hard to get just right.

More snow possible tonight


An additional one-three cm (about an inch) of snow is possible tonight, with an overnight low of minus-five C (23 F) and north-northwest winds gusting up to 24 km/h.

Tomorrow will be overcast, with a high of minus-three (26) and low around minus-nine (16).

Look for northwest winds gusting up to 35 km/h.