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Taxes going up

Local property owners will see their taxes go up this year.

At their budget meeting here Monday afternoon, administration and council agreed to raise an additional $368,025 in tax revenue, making the total 2019 tax revenue required $11,322,103.

This is an increase of 1.795 percent above the 2018 tax rates and an increase of 3.71 percent over the notional rate.

Muskie, Owl 'birders' fare well

The Muskie and Rainy River Owls' badminton teams were able to shake off any rust they may have had yesterday at an exhibition tournament in Atikokan.

Jackson Arpin of the Owls had the best showing of both teams, finishing first in senior boys' singles with a perfect 8-0 record.

His teammate, Morgan Desserre, wound up fifth at 2-6.

April Fool's Day

Readers will have noticed a number of humourous stories, photos and ads in yesterday's Daily Bulletin—all done in the name of fun for April Fool's Day.

The Times' staff likes to cut loose once in a while and hopes you enjoyed them.

We apologize if anyone took offence, did not get the jokes, or worst of all—was not entertained in the least. We'll try harder next year.

New fish species identified

Anglers who cast their lines into Rainy Lake this season might be surprised by what they catch—that is, if they can outsmart a fish.

A unique species of three-headed walleye never before identified in Rainy Lake or any other body of fresh water was recently discovered by the Rainy Lake Wildlife and Aquatic Conservation Association (RLWACA).

Council's pay noted

A new report received by town council at its regular meeting Monday night shows how much the former mayor and councillors were paid in 2018, as well as their conference expenses.

Mayor Roy Avis, who also sat on the Fort Frances Power Corp. board of directors and local Police Services Board (PSB), had remuneration totalling $30,549.83 last year.