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Vendors wanted for 'Mall Day'

Plans are underway for the annual “Mall Day” on Scott Street, which this year will mark the BIA's 40th anniversary.

Scott Street won't be closed off for the June 28 event, which instead will take place entirely in the Rainy Lake Square.

“Mall Day” organizer Jennifer Horton of Curvy Chick said the new venue should work well.

Reception today

An opening reception has been planned this afternoon for two new exhibits at the Fort Frances Museum focusing on the truth about residential schools. Here's a sneak peek of the exhibit upstairs on the former St. Marguerite's Indian Residential School and the Fort Frances Indian Residential School here by Couchiching First Nation historian Glenn Jourdain.

Spots still open for free 'paint night'

An outdoor “paint night” with award-winning local artist Cher Pruys is slated for tomorrow evening at the Rainy Lake Square.

The free event will run from 6-8 p.m. and no painting experience is necessary, noted Natasha Gaudio, economic development co-ordinator with the Rainy River Future Development Corp.

“We're going to have a relaxing evening painting outdoors,” she remarked.

Women's fastball season kicks off

The Rainy River District Women's Fastball League officially kicked off its 2018 season Monday night.

The Red Gut Babes eked out a 4-3 win over Mud Dogs.

Tracy Morningstar was the winning pitcher while Rachelle Yeo was tagged with the loss.

Alyssa Windego was named the MVP for the Red Gut Babes while Jodi Hood garnered the accolade for the Mud Dogs.

Local racers compete in Minnesota

Although the Borderland Racing Association season doesn't kick off for a few more weeks, some local drivers got a head start over the weekend in Minnesota.

Jamie Davis placed 17th while Jeff Davis was 20th in the WISSOTA Modifieds feature at Olgivie Raceway on Saturday.

Jamie Davis also was impressive in the WISSOTA Midwest Modifieds feature, finishing 11th.

Tax bills on way in June

The $35.9-million municipal budget for 2018 received final approval from town council last night, with bills to be sent out at the end of June.

Tax payments will be due on July 31 and Aug. 31.

Council approved the 2018 budget, and passed all relevant bylaws, at its meeting last night.