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Fort Frances Times Online Edition - September, 10 2018

Pair of blazes sparked in district yesterday

News
From the MNRF

Four new fires were confirmed in the Northwest Region by yesterday afternoon, including two in Fort Frances District.

Fort Frances Fire #76, located near Calm Lake about 30 km northwest of Atikokan, was listed as “not under control” at 0.1 hectares in size at last report.

Parking spaces opened to public

News
Staff

Four formerly reserved parking spaces now are available for public use in the downtown area.

OPP charge local woman

News
From the OPP

On Saturday around 7:20 a.m., officers from the Thunder Bay OPP were advised of a vehicle in the ditch on Mabella Road on Highway 11.

Officers attended the scene and upon further investigation, it was revealed the vehicle was stolen from Fort Frances.

A 36-year-old Fort Frances woman was arrested and charged with possession obtained by crime over $5,000.

Lakers sweep pair of pre-season games

Sports
Staff

It is only the pre-season but wins still feel good.

The Fort Frances Lakers got off to a winning start in SIJHL exhibition play by sweeping both games of a home-and-home series against the Minnesota Iron Rangers over the weekend.

The Lakers used a well-balanced attack last night, getting goals from six different players in a 6-2 victory at the Ice For Kids Arena here.

Muskies forfeit opener

Sports
Staff

The Muskie football team's start to the WHSFL season has been delayed.

The black-and-gold had to cancel their season-opener against the Churchill Bulldogs in Winnipeg on Friday after FFHS administrators felt not enough players had received adequate practice time.

Preseason action

Photos
Jamie Mountain

Fort Frances Lakers' defenceman Anthony Antonelli (44) looked to keep a Minnesota Iron Rangers' opponent from scoring during his squad's 6-2 win last night in SIJHL pre-season action at the Ice For Kids Arena here. The Lakers swept the home-and-home series after claiming the opener by a 3-2 margin Saturday night in Hoyt Lakes.

All signed up

Photos
Sam Odrowski

Natasha Yarmovich expressed her interest in joining the Wado Kai Karate Club by filling out a registration form during the inaugural “1-Stop Registration” event held by KidSport in the arena auditorium on Thursday evening. Residents had the opportunity to sign up for more than 20 different clubs, sports groups, and organizations.

Bill to slash Toronto council struck down

National
The Canadian Press

TORONTO—Doug Ford's efforts to slash the size of Toronto's council ahead of an election was ruled unconstitutional today, dealing a major blow to the Ontario premier and putting the fate of the city's fall vote in limbo.

Mayors ask feds to take over basic income pilot

National
Shawn Jeffords
The Canadian Press

TORONTO—The mayors of four Ontario cities are urging the federal government to take over a basic income pilot project that's being cut short by the province, arguing the program provides valuable data that could be used to address poverty.

Winnipeg aims to put less poop in river

National
Steve Lambert
The Canadian Press

WINNIPEG—Canoeist David Danyluk doesn't live far from Winnipeg's Assiniboine River but he tends to spend more time paddling further afield.

That's because he doesn't want to risk gliding through the sewage that regularly makes its way into Winnipeg's river system.

The sewage dumps are a black mark on the city's reputation, Danyluk said.

Canada Post workers vote on strike mandate

National
The Canadian Press

OTTAWA—Canadians could find out as early as today whether they'll face a possible strike later this month by mail carriers and plant workers at Canada Post.

Those workers, who increasingly have delivered online orders to Canadians over the past few years, wrapped up voting yesterday on whether to give their union a strike mandate.

Doctors explore lifting barriers to living organ donation

Health & Wellness
By Lauran Neergaard The Associated Press

WASHINGTON — Surgeons turned down Terra Goudge for the liver transplant that was her only shot at surviving a rare cancer. Her tumour was too advanced, they said even though Goudge had a friend ready to donate, no matter those odds.

Grichuk hurt in bizarre play in Jays' victory

Sports
David Alter
The Canadian Press

TORONTO—It was a bizarre collision that Justin Smoak believes Randal Grichuk probably didn't see coming—and the one negative on an otherwise solid afternoon for the Toronto Blue Jays.

Smoak hit his team-leading 24th home run of the season as the Jays beat the Cleveland Indians 6-2 yesterday afternoon.

Djokovic wins 14th major

Sports
Howard Fendrich
The Associated Press

NEW YORK—The U.S. Open final suddenly appeared to be slipping away from Novak Djokovic.

He dropped three-consecutive games. He was barking at himself, at his entourage, at a crowd vocally supporting his opponent, Juan Martin del Potro.

He was, in short, out of sorts.

Vikings open season on winning note

Sports
Dave Campbell
The Associated Press

MINNEAPOLIS—Kirk Cousins gave the Minnesota Vikings exactly what they needed for a victorious debut by their new quarterback.

The throws Cousins made in tight coverage at important times were on target.

And unlike Jimmy Garoppolo, he kept the ball out of the other team's hands.

Roughriders hang on to beat Blue Bombers

Sports
Judy Owen
The Canadian Press

WINNIPEG—Even Saskatchewan Roughriders' head coach Chris Jones had a hard time believing how his team's 32-27 victory over the Winnipeg Blue Bombers unfolded on Saturday.

The Roughriders scored a pair of touchdowns and three field goals off Winnipeg interceptions while the Bombers recorded a pair of TDs after a Saskatchewan pick and fumble.

Only a handful take action during anthem on NFL’s 1st Sunday

Sports
By Eddie Pells The Associated Press

DENVER — Last season, the Seattle Seahawks led the league when it came to the number of players willing to make a statement while the national anthem played.

To start this season, that wave of Seahawks has dwindled to only two players.

New Yorker wins Miss America crown

International
The Associated Press

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J.—Miss New York Nia Imani Franklin was named Miss America 2019 in Atlantic City.

Her victory last night resurrected a string of successes the Empire State has had in the pageant in recent years.

Mallory Hagan, Nina Davuluri, and Kira Kazantsev won the title from 2013-15 competing as Miss New York.

Moonves latest exec felled by #MeToo

Life
David Bauder
The Associated Press

NEW YORK—The #MeToo movement fighting sexual misconduct already had claimed one of Hollywood's top movie moguls in Harvey Weinstein.

Now it has done the same for Leslie Moonves—one of the television industry's most powerful executives.

Miss New York Nia Imani Franklin wins Miss America pageant

People
By Wayne Parry The Associated Press

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — Miss New York Nia Imani Franklin was named Miss America 2019 in Atlantic City.

Her victory Sunday night resurrected a string of successes the Empire State has had in the pageant in recent years. Mallory Hagan, Nina Davuluri and Kira Kazantsev won the title from 2013 to 2015 competing as Miss New York.

Miss New York Nia Imani Franklin wins Miss America pageant

People
By Wayne Parry The Associated Press

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — Miss New York Nia Imani Franklin was named Miss America 2019 in Atlantic City.

Her victory Sunday night resurrected a string of successes the Empire State has had in the pageant in recent years. Mallory Hagan, Nina Davuluri and Kira Kazantsev won the title from 2013 to 2015 competing as Miss New York.

’Wake-up call’: 9-11 prompted some to move away to new lives

People
By Jennifer Peltz The Associated Press

NEW YORK — On 9-11, Stephen Feuerman saw the World Trade centre aflame through the window of his Empire State Building office and watched, transfixed, as a second fireball burst from the twin towers.

This Spanish-inspired seafood dish is a simple one-pot meal

Recipes
By America’S Test Kitchen The Associated Press

This Spanish-inspired seafood dish is a simple one-pot meal. You can substitute halibut, sea bass, or haddock for the cod in this recipe.

Other varieties of hard, cured sausage (such as linguica) can be substituted for the Spanish chorizo; we do not recommend using fresh chorizo.

For a nutty, risotto-style dish, reach for the farro

Recipes
By America’S Test Kitchen The Associated Press

Italian farrotto is essentially a risotto-style dish made with farro in place of the usual Arborio rice. Although it is made with a similar method, farro’s more robust, nutty flavour gives the dish new dimension. But because much of farro’s starch is trapped inside the outer bran, achieving a creamy, velvety consistency can be a challenge.

Pan roasting chicken produces moist meat and crisp skin

Recipes
By America’S Test Kitchen The Associated Press

To develop a bone-in chicken breast recipe that produced moist meat, crisp skin, and a quick pan sauce, we turned to pan roasting, where the chicken is browned in a skillet on the stovetop and then slid, skillet and all, into a very hot oven to finish cooking.

Tart cranberries and sour cream make pound cake sparkle

Recipes
By America’S Test Kitchen The Associated Press

Pound cake is simple but elegant; it’s also incredibly rich. We thought tart cranberries and tangy sour cream would provide a welcome contrast to the buttery cake, and the bright cranberries would also contribute a burst of colour for an extra-special dessert.

:A multicooker helps make a deeply flavourful tortilla soup

Recipes
By America’S Test Kitchen The Associated Press

This light yet deeply flavourful soup is a celebration of colours, tastes, and textures, overflowing with garnishes and tender shredded chicken. We wanted it to have authentic flavour with a streamlined method, and the multicooker was the perfect ally.

Instant Pot Mediterranean Lamb Stew

Recipes
By Katie Workman The Associated Press

Beef usually hogs the spotlight when it comes to stews, but there are plenty of other meats that can star in this quintessential, cold-weather comfort food. Pork, chicken and here, lamb, a big favourite of my younger son, Charlie.

Warm weather to continue

Weather

It will be mainly clear tonight, with an overnight low of 11 C (52 F) and south winds gusting up to 11 km/h.

Tomorrow will see increasing cloudiness, with a high of 26 (79) and low around 14 (57).

Look for south winds gusting up to 24 km/h.