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Resolutions passed on railway taxes, lack of inspectors

Two resolutions passed at the Rainy River District Municipal Association's annual general meeting Saturday in Rainy River were calls to address the railway tax inequity and the increasing struggle to get building inspectors.

Fort Frances Coun. Ken Perry explained the resolution received from the Town of Fort Frances concerning property taxes paid by railway companies in Ontario.

Crash cleanup

Police and emergency personnel responded after an eastbound delivery truck collided with a westbound pickup truck on the 300 block of King's Highway near the Fort Frances Cemetery yesterday around 10 a.m. Both drivers (the lone occupants of the vehicles) were taken to hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.

Crash damage

A pickup was being loaded onto a tow truck late this morning following a two-vehicle accident on the “four-laner” near the Fort Frances Cemetery. No details, including the cause or if anyone was injured, had been released by the OPP as of press time.

Day off school

Willem Kirk-Bertens (left) and Jace Alexa (right) chose to spend their day off from school playing hockey on the outdoor rink by the East End Hall this morning. Today was a P.D. Day for students across the district, with classes resuming Monday.

Proposed changes on transporting livestock outlined to beef farmers

New transportation regulations for animal handling could be coming along soon.

Jason Reid, a Beef Farmers of Ontario board member, outlined the major points of these proposed changes during the annual meeting of the Rainy River Cattlemen's Association last Thursday evening at Our Lady of the Way School in Stratton.

Exam time

Nick Larson carefully read the instructions before beginning his Grade 9 math exam this morning in the Fort High gym. Exams began yesterday and will run through Thursday, with the new semester beginning next week following Friday's P.A. Day for all students.