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Manitou Fish Fry slated this Friday

The 49th-annual Manitou Fish Fry is returning to Rainy River First Nations this Friday (May 17).

The fish fry is hosted by the Rainy River First Nations' (RRFN) chief and council.

The event will start at 4 p.m. on the RRFN pow-wow grounds just north of Junction 11/71.

The community event has become a tradition and usually draws anywhere from 800-900 people.

Tax increase on the way

Residential property owners will be looking at a 1.13 percent tax increase this year, as outlined in a budget presentation at last night's council meeting.

This means those who own a home assessed at $200,000 will pay $41.34 more on property taxes.

Council to vote on smoking bylaw

Council will vote on an updated smoking bylaw that addresses where cannabis and tobacco can be smoked or vaporized during tonight's meeting.

The revised bylaw says no person shall smoke cannabis or tobacco or inhale vapour from any vapour product in or on any municipal building or vehicle owned or leased by the town.

Muskie soccer squads nab wins

Talk about a good start to the NorWOSSA regular season.

Both the Muskie boys' and girls' soccer teams were able to come away with at least a win in their season-opening games yesterday at Fort High.

The boys' squad opened with a 4-0 shutout of the Dryden Eagles yesterday morning before also blanking the Kenora Broncos 3-0 that afternoon.

Arpin comes up short at OFSAA

A medal just wasn't to be this time around for Jackson Arpin at the OFSAA badminton championships held Thursday through Saturday in North Bay.

The Rainy River Owl standout compiled a 3-3 record at the all-Ontarios and fell short of making the podium.

Arpin had claimed a silver medal in the boys' 'C' Flight last year at OFSAA in Windsor.

No evidence of fixing gas prices: bureau

The Competition Bureau has concluded its investigation into high gasoline prices in northwestern Ontario, and announced yesterday it did not find evidence that an offence under the Competition Act has occurred.

As part of the investigation, bureau officers conducted field interviews at a total of 50 gas stations in the communities of Thunder Bay, Fort Frances, Dryden and Kenora.