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Fort Frances Time Online Edition - November 28 2016

Santa smiles

Heather Latter

Isabella and Nicholas Cain were all smiles as they sat on Santa’s knee Saturday morning during the “Breakfast at the North Pole” event at St. John’s Anglican Church here. The event saw many families stop by for a tasty breakfast, as well as crafts for the kids and, of course, a visit with jolly St. Nick.

Caldwell to be feted


2016 Citizen of the Year Ruth Caldwell will be in the spotlight at tonight’s regular meeting of town council.

Caldwell was announced as this year’s top citizen at the Nov. 14 meeting, but will be officially honoured tonight with her and friends in attendance.

Cantata preview

Heather Latter

The Fort Frances Choraliers, led by Diane Maxey, treated Rainycrest residents to a sneak preview of their upcoming Christmas cantata, “Come Let Us Adore,” yesterday afternoon. The choir will perform next Sunday (Dec. 4) at 3 p.m. at the Townshend Theatre, with a second performance slated for Dec. 11 at 3 p.m. at the Zion Lutheran Church in International Falls.

Two drivers nabbed

From the OPP

Two male drivers were charged with impaired driving offences Saturday.

The Rainy River District OPP was advised of a traffic complainant in the west end of Fort Frances on Saturday morning.

Officers located the vehicle on the 900 block of King’s Highway.

Lakers extend streak to five


To those ready to bury the Fort Frances Lakers this season, it may be time to put the shovels away.

The three-time defending SIJHL champs extended their season-high winning streak to five games with a pair of road victories over the weekend.

Collecting coats

Heather Latter

Joe Galbraith hung up a coat donated Saturday during his “Fill the Trailer” coat drive in the Safeway parking lot. All proceeds were going to the local Salvation Army while any donation of Christmas lights will be put up at Rainycrest.

North Pole visitors

Duane Hicks

Santa Claus, accompanied by Mrs. Claus and an elf helper, provided the festive conclusion to the Community Christmas Parade here Saturday evening on Scott Street. People of all ages lined the streets to take in the spectacular series of floats—and get candy. This year’s theme was “Songs of Christmas.” The United Native Friendship Centre won the “Spirit of the Season” award for its float.

5,000 fish in ice at Japan skating rink cause uproar

The Associated Press

TOKYO — About 5,000 dead fish packed in the ice at a skating rink in western Japan are causing an uproar.

Space World amusement park closed the attraction Sunday after a flood of criticism on social media.

No shots fired! 2 EU nations exchange territory as friends

The Associated Press

BRUSSELS — The Netherlands and Belgium, with their royals in attendance, have signed a deal for a peaceful exchange of land between them for the mere fact that it makes sense to do so.

German court upholds former Auschwitz guard’s conviction

By Geir Moulson The Associated Press

BERLIN — A German federal court has rejected a former Auschwitz death camp guard’s appeal against his conviction for being an accessory to murder, a decision greeted Monday as setting an important precedent for future prosecutions of Holocaust perpetrators.

Thousands line up early to pay homage to Castro in Cuba

By Michael Weissenstein The Associated Press

HAVANA — Thousands of Cubans began lining up early near Havana’s Plaza of the Revolution Monday carrying portraits of Fidel Castro, flowers and Cuban flags for the start of week-long services bidding farewell to the man who ruled the country for nearly half a century.

One of the first in line was Tania Jimenez, 53, a mathematician who arrived at 4 a.m. carrying a rose.

Try a caramelized onion tart that can ease holiday strain

By The Culinary Institute Of America The Associated Press

We know that it isn’t always enough for a holiday recipe to be delicious. When you are knee-deep in holiday cooking and baking, it can feel like you never turn your oven off. So the most helpful recipes are the ones we can prepare ahead of time, and our cheese and onion tart recipe fits the bill.