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All shook up

Award-winning Elvis Presley tribute artist Daylin James sang classic Elvis hits to a packed Rainy Lake Square on Thursday evening. His performance kicked off the 2019 Rainy Lake Concert Series. The free-to-attend show was sponsored by Tbaytel. The next outdoor concert at the square will feature Rae Spoon on June 6 at 6 p.m. It is being hosted by Borderland Pride.

Holmlund Financial

Adrian Chapman, left, Tyler Ruppenstein, Susan Bodnarchuk, Lori Shoemaker, and Jean Dick of the Holmlund Financial Team shared some smiles on Thursday in-between serving clients. The Holmlund Financial team welcomed Chapman and Ruppenstein aboard in late April.

EARS begins planting for year

Knowing which crop varieties grow best in northwestern Ontario can be difficult to gauge without the proper agricultural resources.

To help producers and farmers know which crops grow best and can produce the highest yields, the Emo Agricultural Research Station (EARS) runs a series of crop trials through the year and shares the data they collect.

Return of the 'King'

Elvis Presley tribute artist Daylin James returned to Rainy Lake Square on Thursday evening to kick off the 2019 Rainy Lake Concert Series. He charmed audiences with three generations of Elvis' music—from rock to gospel. The show was free to attend and sponsored by Tbaytel.

Budget sees small tax hike

Council's budget has been balanced and with it comes a small tax increase for property owners.

Town treasurer Dawn Galusha made a presentation to council during its regular meeting on Monday evening that revealed a 1.13 percent tax increase for residential properties.

On a $100,000 home this equates to $20.67 more being paid in property tax each year.

Community talks substance abuse

The community is working together to become better informed and better able to address the issue of substance abuse within the district.

A “Community Conversation on Substance Abuse” was hosted by the Substance Abuse Prevention Team (SAPT) at La Place Rendez-Vous last Wednesday to better inform parents, the general public, and staff of local organizations on the topic.

Fish fry feast

Nancy and Norman Cain smiled as they enjoyed a tasty meal at the Emo-Devlin United Churches' fish fry at the Devlin Hall on Saturday. This is the first fish fry the churches have hosted together at the hall and all of the funds raised through the event will go towards supporting the dioceses.