The price at the pumps doesn't seem to be getting much better. As he filled up last night, Tyler Heino offered a few choice words.
"It's a buck 33. I wish it'd go down to the Manitoba prices. They're what $1.01? It'd be nice to see that again," he said.
A drop in taxes and crude oil prices have not found their way to most of the northwest. Staff at Bobby's Corner in Vermilion Bay note their prices have dropped to $1.29 a litre, they're the exception.
Over the last six months, the provincial average has increased from $1.07 to $1.33, before dropping back down to $1.07 a litre. However, the same can't be said in the district, where Kenora drivers are still paying $1.33 a litre. It's a bit better than $1.38 in Dryden, but it's little comfort.
Provincial cabinet minister Greg Rickford has voiced his frustration with retailers, after Queen's Park dropped its share of government taxes. The price of crude has also dropped in recent weeks, although it can take some time, before the savings make their way to retail customers.
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