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Sam Odrowski

Budget sees small tax hike

Council's budget has been balanced and with it comes a small tax increase for property owners.

Town treasurer Dawn Galusha made a presentation to council during its regular meeting on Monday evening that revealed a 1.13 percent tax increase for residential properties.

On a $100,000 home this equates to $20.67 more being paid in property tax each year.

Community talks substance abuse

The community is working together to become better informed and better able to address the issue of substance abuse within the district.

A “Community Conversation on Substance Abuse” was hosted by the Substance Abuse Prevention Team (SAPT) at La Place Rendez-Vous last Wednesday to better inform parents, the general public, and staff of local organizations on the topic.

Fish fry feast

Nancy and Norman Cain smiled as they enjoyed a tasty meal at the Emo-Devlin United Churches' fish fry at the Devlin Hall on Saturday. This is the first fish fry the churches have hosted together at the hall and all of the funds raised through the event will go towards supporting the dioceses.

Fry cook

Ron McTavish shook the fryer oil off some french fries as he helped cook dinner for around 100 people who attended the ever-popular fish fry at the Devlin Hall on Saturday. The event was hosted by the Emo-Devlin United Churches and the funds raised will go towards supporting the dioceses.

High-energy concert

Masson Normand of Pulse Ministries visited St. Michael's School on Tuesday to host a “Pulse Retreat.” During the event he performed high-energy, Catholic faith-based music, as well as showed educational videos, talked with the students about God, and used other mediums to communicate the Gospel. All of St.

Friendship cake

Mayor June Caul, left, Nigigoonsiminikaaning Chief Will Windigo, Mitaanjigamiing Chief Janice Henderson, Couchiching Chief Brian Perrault, and Naicatchewenin Chief Wayne Smith shared big smiles before cutting into the celebration cake following the signing of the Joint Declaration of Friendship and Intent at Point Park last Wednesday.