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Fort Frances Times Online Edition - July 2, 2019

Former MP passes away


Former member of parliament and life-long New Democrat John Rafferty passed away over the Canada Day long weekend.

His wife, Pam Cain, confirmed his death on Facebook on Sunday evening. Rafferty, 65, died of cancer. He would have been 66 tomorrow.

New fires over weekend

From the MNRF

There were three new forest fires confirmed in the region by yesterday afternoon.

Red Lake fire #42 has been declared out at 0.1 hectares in size. It was located in Pikangikum First Nation.

Red Lake fire #43 is not under control at three ha. and is located near Trough Lake, approximately 39 kilometres northwest of Red Lake.

Centra romps over shorthanded CJ


Although it was a less than ideal situation for CJ Contracting, it still fought hard to the very end.

Fielding just the minimum seven players needed in order not to forfeit, CJ (1-2-2) ultimately ran out of gas as they suffered a 7-0 setback to Centra Pipelines in Borderland Soccer League men's division action last Wednesday night at the St. Francis Sports Field.

Trip of the month (july)

Ken Kellar

Missy Nelson, left, one of the new owners of Rainy Lake Sports, and Kiwanian Robin Wright displayed the winning ticket for the Fort Frances Kiwanis Club's “Trip of the Month” draw for July at International Travel Services today. This month's winners were Paul and Dolly Evans of Dryden, who won an Eastern Caribbean Cruise, valued at $4,200.

Fireworks display

Marc Stuempfle

Happy Birthday, Canada! Canada Day festivities came to a thunderous end late yesterday as spectators were dazzled when the night sky was light up by the fireworks display set off from Seven Oaks. The pyrotechnics capped off a day of fun in celebration of Canada's 152nd birthday.

Patriotic walkers

Marc Stuempfle

The maple leaf was waved proudly as members of the Fun in the Sun committee marched through the streets of Fort Frances yesterday morning during the Canada Day parade. Residents and visitors alike came out in large numbers to celebrate Canada's birthday.

Child driver crashes car

The Canadian Press

MISSISSAUGA, Ont.—Police say nobody was hurt after a nine-year-old driving a neighbour's vehicle got into a collision in Mississauga, Ont., on Sunday.

Peel regional police say the child, whose gender was not given, asked a neighbour if they could operate the vehicle at about 6 p.m.

Japan official to Kardashian West: Kimono belongs to Japan

By Haruka Nuga The Associated Press

TOKYO — Japan’s trade minister says the kimono belongs to Japan not to Kim Kardashian West’s shapewear brand.

West announced the line, Kimono Solutionwear, last week. But some Japanese critics on social media said the name, which the reality TV star, makeup mogul and budding lawyer trademarked, is an inappropriate take on centuries-old kimono clothing.

NASA launches Orion crew capsule to test abort system

By Marcia Dunn The Associated Press

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — NASA conducted a full-stress launch abort test Tuesday for the Orion capsules designed to carry astronauts to the moon.

The capsule was empty for the morning demo, which officials said appeared to be successful.

This bright, tasty salad celebrates Sicilian ingredients

By America’S Test Kitchen The Associated Press

This light, bright salad celebrates ingredients that are abundant in Sicily.

Citrus fruits, in particular, flourish and come in many varieties. Taroccos, or blood oranges, are the most popular and prized variety, so it seemed only fitting that we use them for this salad.

Barley makes up the base for this unique, toothy salad

By America’S Test Kitchen The Associated Press

This impressive and unique salad, inspired by the flavours of Egypt, relies on a bed of tender, toothsome pearl barley as its base.

Pearl barley is a great candidate for the multicooker; by cooking the grains in plenty of water, similar to our method for brown rice, they cooked perfectly and evenly.

This chocolate eclair cake is an instant dessert classic

By America’S Test Kitchen The Associated Press

Chocolate eclair cake is an instant dessert classic; this no-bake cake features layers of store-bought vanilla pudding and Cool Whip sandwiched between graham crackers and topped off with chocolate frosting.

Add succulent shrimp to quesadilla and you’ve got a party

By America’S Test Kitchen The Associated Press

We love a simple cheese quesadilla, but add a filling of succulent shrimp spiked with tequila and lime zest and you turn Mexico’s griddled cheese sandwich into a party.

Next time, don’t buy sandwich bread. Make it at home

By America’S Test Kitchen The Associated Press

The quintessential American sandwich loaf—tall and domed, with a fine, snowy-white crumb and a light brown crust—is a supermarket staple.

Since it’s eaten so often, we wanted to develop a recipe that wasn’t just better than bouncy plastic-wrapped bread, but the best—an impressive loaf that was a worthy base for sandwiches.

Thunderstorms tomorrow


Tonight will be partly cloudy with a low of 14 C (57 F).

Tomorrow will see times of clouds and sun, as well as thunderstorms during the day and evening. Expect a high of 23 (73) and a low of 14 (57).

Thursday will see clouds giving way to some sun, as well as a high of 25 (77) and a low of 12 (54).