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Fort Frances Times Online Edition - December 19, 2016

Light snow likely


Light snow is likely for tonight, with a possible accumulation of 2.5-five cm (one-two inches).

Look for the overnight temperature to rise to around minus-three C (26 F) by 4 a.m.

Winds will be southerly at 10 m.p.h., gusting up to 20 m.p.h.

There is a 50 percent chance of snow for tomorrow, with a high of minus-one (31) and low around minus-11 (12).

Lakers pull out pair of victories

Joey Payeur

The Fort Frances Lakers made sure Christmas would be a little more merry for them.

Third-period goals by Jared Virtanen and Dylan Kooner lifted the squad to a 4-3 win over the English River Miners in SIJHL action Saturday night at the Ice For Kids Arena.

Muskies win in OT


These are not your father’s Sioux Lookout Warriors—not even your older brother’s.

The Warriors, largely a punching bag in recent seasons for the Muskie boys’ hockey team, showed they’ve come a long way in pushing the defending OFSAA champs to the limit before Fort High prevailed 5-4 in overtime in NorWOSSA action there yesterday.

Christmas ‘Storytime’

Heather Latter

Andrea Avis, program director at the Fort Frances Public Library Technology Centre, read Christmas stories to those gathered for the “Christmas Family Storytime” there Saturday afternoon. Children also enjoyed crafts, games, treats from the “Snow Queen” in the Gingerbread House, and, of course, a visit from Santa Claus.

Youth ensemble

Heather Latter

Members of the Fort Frances Youth Ensemble performed a number of Christmas tunes during a concert yesterday at the Zion Lutheran church here, with proceeds from the free-will offering being donated to the local Salvation Army. The ensemble also will be performing along with Bel Canto this Wednesday (Dec. 21) at 6:30 p.m. at the Fort Frances Public Library Technology Centre.

Packing hampers

Heather Latter

Gavin Payne, along with other members of the Fort Frances Fire Department, was busy packing hampers with food at the new Salvation Army building here yesterday. The Christmas hampers are going out to individuals and families over the next few days.

New facility

Heather Latter

Elder Joan Mainville, left, along with Big Island First Nation Chief Patricia Big George, Seven Generations Education Institute CEO Brent Tookenay, local MP Don Rusnak, and Indigenous Education Leader Angela Mainville, showed off concept art for SGEI’s new Centre for Advanced Technology and Skills here.

Lawmaker: Ex-N. Korea diplomat fled due to ‘reign of terror’

By Hyung-Jin Kim The Associated Press

SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of — A high-profile North Korean defector told South Korean lawmakers on Monday that he fled because of disillusionment with what he describes as a “tyrannical reign of terror” by leader Kim Jong Un, according to one of the lawmakers who attended their private meeting.

BBC says thanks but no to girl’s offer to chime Big Ben

The Associated Press

LONDON — The BBC has gently turned down a schoolgirl’s offer to replace Big Ben’s familiar chimes when the London landmark is silenced for repairs.

BBC editor Roger Sawyer told 8-year-old Phoebe Hanson it would probably be too much work for such a young girl.

Grasshoppers a tasty, nutritious holiday treat in Uganda

By Rodney Muhumuza The Associated Press

KAMPALA, Uganda — Children scamper in the bush, jumping here and there to catch grasshoppers before they fly away. On a good day, many will walk away with plastic bags filled with the insects to fry and eat as a snack.

For a hassle-less bite during the holidays, consider canape

By The Culinary Institute Of America The Associated Press

When it comes to planning party menus, we often think the most special dishes are the most complicated ones, with exotic and expensive ingredients. But often, it’s the classic recipes that rely on familiar flavours that your guests will remember.

The secret to a better pasta? Bake it, don’t cook it

By Sara Moulton The Associated Press

If there’s anything more comforting than boiled pasta in a sauce, it’s got to be baked pasta in a sauce. The baking adds a crispy crust that is such a delicious contrast to the tender goodness of the dish.