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District students protest cuts

Students from Fort High and Rainy River recently took a stand for their education.

They joined roughly 600 other schools across Ontario on Thursday who walked out to protest the province's nearly $1 billion worth of cuts to education.

Fort Frances High School students Hailey Gushuliak and Ariel Plante said they saw the walkout as a last resort to have their voices heard.

Muskie, Owl 'birders' impress in tune-up for NorWOSSA qualifier

Members of the Muskie and Rainy River Owls badminton teams were able to fine tune their games and see what they are going to be up against this season in NorWOSSA play at an exhibition tournament last Wednesday in Atikokan.

The Muskies and Owls put in some impressive performances and were able to identify any areas of weakness heading into the NorWOSSA qualifier today in Atikokan.

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.

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.