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Now, planning gets underway for Ontario’s recreation district

Election billboard campaigning for the marijuana and recreation district initiatives. (The Enterprise/Pat Caldwell)

ONTARIO – If you want to make a difference, get involved in the political process.

That was the prime message delivered by Ontario resident Mary Jo Evers last week as she talked about the passage of a local initiative to create a recreation district.

“One person can make a difference,” said Evers.

According to final unofficial results, Ontario voters approved the new government entity by a margin of 534 voters – 2,601 yes and 2,077 no – but Evers said she wasn’t sure how the vote would come out.

“I thought it could go either way. You know, you are asking people to approve a tax and that is never popular,” said Evers.

The tax rate for the district will be . . .