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OHIP+ program expanded

Premier Kathleen Wynne yesterday announced Ontario's plan to make prescription drugs free for people 65 and over, ensuring millions of people can afford the care they need.

Through an expansion of OHIP+, more than 4,400 prescription drugs will be available free of charge to everyone 65 and over.

Many to see lower tax bills

With the 2018 municipal budget close to being completed, many residential property owners here can expect to see a decrease on their tax bills this year.

Town council all but put the stamp on its operating budget during a meeting late Monday afternoon.

The budget shows a shortfall of about $56,000, which amounts to a half-percent increase to the tax levy.

Transportation policy revisions up for vote

The Northwest Catholic District School Board plans to vote on revisions to the Northwestern Ontario Student Services Consortium Transportation Policy at its regular meeting tonight.

The board also will discuss reports on the consolidation of St. Michael's and St. Francis schools here, student report cards and EQAO achievements, kindergarten registration, and its 2018-19 budget.

Correction

A photo cutline on page 3 of Thursday's Daily Bulletin contained incorrect information.

It should have read Mason Hebert made a beautifully-decorated blanket with the help of his grandmother, Debbie Hebert, during a March Break workshop held Wednesday at the Sunset Country Métis Hall here.

The Times regrets any confusion or disappointment these errors may have caused.