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Fort Frances Times Online Edition - November 29, 2016

Market square grants sought

By Duane Hicks Staff writer

With the Rainy Lake Market Square on track to be built starting in the spring, the Rainy River Future Development Corp. is focusing on ways to make it a vibrant community hub right from the get-go.

Snowshowers for tonight


Snowshowers are likely tonight, with a possible accumulation of less than 2.5 cm (one inch).

Look for an overnight low of zero (32) and northeast winds at five-10 m.p.h., gusting up to 15 m.p.h.

Tomorrow will see a chance of snow and rain, with a high of two (36) and low around minus-two (28).

Winds will be northerly at 10 m.p.h., gusting up to 15 m.p.h.

Lakers make moves


In comes two, out goes three more.

The tweaking of the Fort Frances Lakers’ roster continued yesterday with the announcement of two trades.

Forward Austin Petrie was acquired from the Richmond (Va.) Generals of the United States Premier Hockey League Elite for a player development fee.

Boys’ game cancelled


There will be half the hockey to watch than originally was planned for tonight at the Memorial Sports Centre.

The NorWOSSA game between the Muskie boys’ hockey team and the Dryden Eagles—set for the ’52 Canadians Arena—was postponed due to poor weather conditions in the Dryden area.

A make-up date for the game was not announced as of press time.

Top Citizen

Duane Hicks

Ruth Caldwell received the “Citizen of the Year 2016” plaque from Fort Frances Mayor Roy Avis during last night’s council meeting. Caldwell, 85, has been a long-time community volunteer. Most recently, she’s been spending her time at Rainycrest sharing her lifelong love of books with residents there.

Iraq prime minister says his country will cut oil production

The Associated Press

Iraq’s prime minister says his country will agree to cut its own oil production as part of a plan by OPEC to push crude prices higher.

Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi told The Associated Press that current prices are not sustainable for oil-producing countries.

Brazilian soccer team’s plane crashes in Colombia; 75 dead

By Luis Benavides And Joshua Goodman The Associated Press

MEDELLIN, Colombia — A chartered plane with a Brazilian first division soccer team crashed near Medellin while on its way to the finals of a regional tournament, killing 75 people, Colombian officials said. Six people survived.

California targets dairy cows to combat global warming

By Terence Chea The Associated Press

GALT, Calif. — California is taking its fight against global warming to the farm. The nation’s leading agricultural state is now targeting greenhouse gases produced by dairy cows and other livestock.

Despite strong opposition from farmers, Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation in September that for the first time regulates heat-trapping gases from livestock operations and landfills.’s word of the year is ‘xenophobia’


NEW YORK — You might have thought about it, heard it. A lot. You might have even felt it:’s word of the year is “xenophobia.”

While it’s difficult to get at exactly why people look up words in dictionaries, online or on paper, it’s clear that in contentious 2016, fear of “otherness” bruised the collective consciousness around the globe.

Great Barrier Reef sees record coral deaths this year


CANBERRA, Australia — Warming oceans this year have caused the largest die-off of corals ever recorded on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, scientists said Tuesday.

From milk to lightbulbs, Fidel Castro reshaped life in Cuba

By Andrea Rodriguez And Michael Weissenstein The Associated Press

HAVANA — Fidel Castro changed the flavour of the milk Cuban children drink at breakfast. He filled Cuban kitchens with energy-saving rice cookers, and he gave a two-hour lesson in their use live on national television.

World’s oldest living person celebrates 117th birthday

The Associated Press

VERBANIA, Italy — The Italian woman who is the world’s oldest living person has marked her 117th birthday by blowing out all the candles on her cake.

Learn to love a long, slow braise to make tough meat awesome

By Sara Moulton The Associated Press

How do you transform a tough, less expensive cut of meat into something tender and delicious? You braise it!

Slow cooker recipes for plum pudding, chana masala, frittata, stuffed peppers

The Canadian Press

There’s a huge variety of slow cookers on the market, so it’s important to research features before buying one.

Many of the new models allow the user to set the length of cooking time required for the recipe, then the appliance goes to a warm setting. Older models usually had only a simple on/off switch and the choice of low or high heat.