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Fort Frances Times Online Edition - October 5, 2015

Carnival game

Photos
Duane Hicks

Bill Michl, Governor of Lions International District 5M-10, tested his skill at “Tic-Tac-Throw” as volunteer Michelle Beck looked on during the Riverside Foundation Special Events Committee’s 17th-annual fundraiser dinner, “Under the Big Top,” on Saturday night at the Copper River Inn. The fun event, which featured a circus/carnival theme this year, was attended by more than 200 people.

On the brooms

Photos
Joey Payeur

Andy Crook, left, and Ron Silver smoothed over the path of this stone during the first day of the “Stick & Stones” event Friday night at the Fort Frances Curling Club. The 12 participating teams headed to Kitchen Creek on Saturday morning for nine holes of golf, then returned to the curling club that afternoon for another four-end game to wrap up the third-annual event.

Upcourt funk

Photos
Joey Payeur

Junior Muskie point guard Abby Sanders (40) pushed the ball up the floor against Kenora Broncos’ defender Gracie Kantola during Fort High’s 25-20 victory Saturday morning in its annual home tournament. The Muskies lost their opening game 34-25 to the St.

Off-balanced throw

Photos
Joey Payeur

Muskie quarterback Brandon Whitecrow (1) had no time to spare to get this pass off with Junell Altasi (20) of the Daniel McIntyre Maroons bearing down on him in the second quarter of Friday’s annual Homecoming game. Fort High went on to a 27-25 victory.

Minerva paces Lakers

Sports
Staff

After three quiet games, Nick Minerva decided it was time to make some noise.

The defenceman had a goal and two assists—his first three points of the season—to spark the Fort Frances Lakers to a 5-2 victory over the visiting Minnesota Iron Rangers on Saturday night.

Steps against stigma

Photos
Heather Latter

Staff from the local branch of the Canadian Mental Health Association posed for a photo before getting the “Steps Against Stigma” event going Saturday morning at the Sorting Gap Marina here. They were thrilled with the pleasant weather and the turnout, which saw more than 100 people take part in the 5K and 1K walk or run.

Muskies end Homecoming jinx

Sports
Joey Payeur

That familiar Homecoming feeling—the one followed soon after by another spirit-crushing loss—was coming on strong.

Then the Muskies brought the home crowd to its feet with a drive that may be looked back on as a key moment in the team’s season.

Canadians more digitally creative

National
The Canadian Press

HALIFAX—Canadians are using a multitude of social media platforms to explore and expand expression, according to an expert, who says we’re more digitally creative than ever before.

Social media always has been about communication but it hasn’t always been about content creation, noted Sidneyeve Matrix, a media professor at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ont.

Canada forges huge trade deal

National
The Canadian Press

ATLANTA—Twelve nations, including Canada, have reached a tentative deal on a massive Pacific Rim trading bloc billed as the largest-ever deal of its kind, with implications for a staggering scope of industries, workers, and for long-term international relations between countries on four continents.

Invest in seniors’ housing: FCM

National
The Canadian Press

OTTAWA—The Federation of Canadian Municipalities is sending an urgent message to federal political parties to address housing for seniors in this fall’s election campaign as Canada approaches “a perfect storm.”

Woman wins ‘ace’ jackpot

National
Michael MacDonald
The Canadian Press

INVERNESS, N.S.—A wildly-popular fundraising game that attracted tens of thousands of people to a tiny Cape Breton town in recent weeks came to a climactic end Saturday when a $1.7-million jackpot was awarded to a retired woman and her ailing husband.

Manitoba taking new aim at zebra mussels

National
The Canadian Press

WINNIPEG—Manitoba’s conservation minister says the province is working of new zebra mussel laws that will be the toughest in the country.

Gord Mackintosh noted a huge infestation has occurred in Lake Winnipeg, along with the Red River.

Dean Thorkelsson, manager of Lake Agassi Marine, says zebra mussels have grown in numbers in the province like they’ve never seen before.

Crickets being served

Business
The Associated Press

STORRS, Conn.—A food truck at the University of Connecticut is serving up roasted crickets.

The Daily Campus reports the university’s dining services are advertising the insects as organic, not genetically-modified, and Earth-friendly.

The crickets are high in protein and low in fat.

They’re also a source of B vitamins, iron, and zinc.

Former Fed chief Bernanke says Wall Street executives should have gone to jail for crisis role

Business
The Associated Press

WASHINGTON Former Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke says some Wall Street executives should have gone to jail for their roles in the financial crisis that gripped the country in 2008 and triggered the Great Recession.

University of Connecticut offering crickets as snack or taco topping at food truck

Business
The Associated Press

STORRS, Conn. A food truck at the University of Connecticut is serving up roasted crickets.

The Daily Campus reports the university’s dining services are advertising the insects as organic, not genetically modified and earth friendly.

The crickets are high in protein and low in fat. They’re a source of B vitamins, iron and zinc.

Ontario expands IVF coverage

Health & Wellness
The Canadian Press

TORONTO—Ontario will spend $50 million a year to expanding coverage of in-vitro fertilization to help about 4,000 would-be parents grow their families.

Health minister Eric Hoskins says anyone with fertility problems, “including non-medical factors” such as same-sex couples and single people, will be able to access one round of IVF.

HIV patients should start treatment immediately

Health & Wellness
By Maria Cheng The Associated Press

LONDON The World Health Organization has revised its HIV guidelines to recommend that anyone who tests positive for the virus that causes AIDS should be treated immediately.

That guidance fits with what is already recommended in many developed nations, including the United States.

Harvick dominates in ‘must-win’ race

Sports
The Associated Press

DOVER, Del.—Kevin Harvick stood by his confetti-coated car and used it as a resting spot for a couple of crushed beer cans, when his crew belted out a catchy rallying cry.

“I believe that we will win! I believe that we will win! I believe that we will win!”

Believe it.

Leaner Lowry leads Raptors

Sports
Lori Ewing
The Canadian Press

VANCOUVER—Kyle Lowry slashed through defenders with ease—moving with a fluidity earned over a summer of hard work.

The Raptors’ point guard netted 26 points in 21 minutes to lift Toronto to a 93-73 victory over the L.A. Clippers in the team’s NBA pre-season debut, showing off what a summer of slimming down can do.

“I thought Kyle moved well,” said Raptors’ coach Dwane Casey.

Vikings tumble to Broncos

Sports
Pat Graham
The Associated Press

DENVER—For all he did right, Adrian Peterson’s main memory from yesterday will be his missed assignment that ended Minnesota’s chance for a comeback victory over Denver.

Instead of chipping a blitzing T.J. Ward, Peterson went out for a screen pass.

Jays to face Rangers in ALDS

Sports
Stephen Whyno
The Canadian Press

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.—Smiling Texan John Gibbons doesn’t mind going back home for the first round of the playoffs.

His Toronto Blue Jays are feeling good about it, too.

The Jays finished the regular season at 93-69 and will face the Texas Rangers in the American League Division Series beginning with Game 1 on Thursday at Rogers Centre.

US to announce 2 new marine sanctuaries; Chile moving to protect waters near Easter Island

International
By Bradley Klapper The Associated Press

VALPARAISO, Chile President Barack Obama will declare new marine sanctuaries in the tidal waters of Maryland and Wisconsin’s Lake Michigan Monday, while Chile is expected to block off a more than 200,000 square miles of sea from commercial fishing and oil and gas exploration in an area of the Pacific Ocean near the world-famous Easter Island.

Syrian activists: Islamic State militants destroy ancient Arch of Triumph in Palmyra

International
By Sarah El-Deeb The Associated Press

BEIRUT Syrian activists said late Sunday that Islamic State militants have destroyed a nearly 2,000-year-old arch in the ancient city of Palmyra, the latest victim in the group’s campaign to destroy historic sites across the territory it controls in Iraq and Syria.

US search teams find debris, oil sheen in near last known position of cargo ship off Bahamas

International
By Ben Fox And Jason Dearen The Associated Press

NASSAU, Bahamas The search for a U.S. cargo ship that was lost during Hurricane Joaquin off the southeastern Bahamas turned up more clues Sunday but no word yet on the fate of the vessel or its 33-member crew.

San Francisco’s last gun store closing after 60 years in business, cites proposed regulation

International
By Paul Elias The Associated Press

SAN FRANCISCO The only gun store in San Francisco is shuttering for good, saying it can no longer operate in the city’s political climate of increased gun control regulations and vocal opposition to its business.

Professor says historic outhouses underappreciated in American Southwest, urges preservation

Life
By Russell Contreras The Associated Press

CORRALES, N.M. At a time when life could be harsh in the American Southwest, outhouses served more than one important role. They provided structure, protected water resources and created important social norms, a New Mexico professor says.

Canadian proposed spaceflight

Science
The Canadian Press

BURLINGTON, Ont.—A space historian says a Canadian university principal proposed rocket-based spaceflight 30 years earlier than previously thought.

Historian Robert Godwin says William Leitch of Queen’s University in Kingston, Ont. accurately described the concept of rocket-based spaceflight in 1861.

Campbell, Omura and Tu win Nobel medicine prize for discoveries on malaria, parasites

Science
By Karl Ritter And Malin Rising The Associated Press

STOCKHOLM Three scientists from Ireland, Japan and China won the Nobel Prize in medicine on Monday for discovering drugs against malaria and other parasitic diseases that affect hundreds of millions of people every year.

How to prepare astronauts for Mars mission? NASA consults US Navy submarine force

Science
By Michael Melia The Associated Press

GROTON, Conn. î As NASA contemplates a manned voyage to Mars and the effects missions deeper into space could have on astronauts, it’s tapping research from another outfit with experience sending people to the deep: the U.S. Navy submarine force.

Chefs Jeremy Charles, Lynn Crawford, Anna Olson on elevating Thanksgiving dishes

Recipes
By Lois Abraham THE CANADIAN PRESS

TORONTO Planning to serve turkey, mashed potatoes and carrots yet again for Thanksgiving this year?

While a roasted bird and all the trimmings are traditional classics, others opt for an unconventional approach.

At chef Anna Olson’s gathering, seafood will be on the menu.

Recipes for brined turkey, stuffing, upside down apple cake for Thanksgiving

Recipes
The Canadian Press

No matter what you serve for Thanksgiving, planning is key.

“If cooking stresses you out, then you gotta keep it simple or you’re just not going to have fun at your own Thanksgiving party. But some people really love planning those details,” says chef Anna Olson.

From Cajun to Italian, Emeril Lagasse’s new cookbook is a broad life history in recipes

Recipes
By Kelli Kennedy The Associated Press

MIAMI Before there were Food Network icons and cultish produce, before farm-to-table was a philosophy and cake decorating became a competitive sport, there was Emeril Lagasse.

Mastering the easy art of cooking dried beans from scratch

Recipes
By Sara Moulton The Associated Press

Until I went off to college and became a vegetarian out of financial necessity, beans really weren’t a part of my life.

WORLD’S FARE: Recipe for mojo sauce with roasted paprika potatoes

Recipes
By J.M. Hirsch THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Most of the foods we eat even among those of us for whom eating is a career pass our lips and leave not even a fleeting memory. Most foods.

But then there are those that linger not just on our tongues, but in our minds. Perhaps by association of a time or place or person, or simply by the power of their own deliciousness. Somehow these foods take on another life for us.

Even you can master a restaurant-quality seared pork chop!

Recipes
By Katie Workman The Associated Press

Sometimes restaurant meals really stun you. You experience a dish so amazing you find yourself saying, “Oh, I could never make that at home.” But then you pause for a moment and think, “Or could I?”