Canada’s chambers of commerce, representing 200,000 Canadian businesses, are coming together today to demonstrate support for Canada’s resources sectors. See why here #NationalDayofAction #MainStBusiness #regulatesmarter
Canada’s chambers of commerce are calling on the federal government to make immediate improvements to Canada’s broken regulatory system to ensure our resources get to international markets.
Bill-C 69 must be amended to bring certainty and predictability. If companies are prepared to respect the environment and … Read More »
It was certainly a relief to have this last weekend snow free and sunny with no major forecasts for more of the white stuff, over at least the next few days. This year definitely ranks up there, as one of the heaviest snow accumulations in recent memory. Hats off to our City crews including Roads, Water & Sewer, and all the other departments that have chipped in to keep our roads and sidewalks as clear as possible this year. The downtown crew has been especially busy and have done a terrific job in trying to keep up. It is not perfect, but not for lack of trying.
The last month, weather wise, has been very trying on most residents of our Districts but throughout all the snow and cold, lots of warmth and community spirit have made it less harsh. In the aftermath of the last dumping, it was reported by various media outlets that a number of students jumped into the proverbial snow bank and helped some of the neighbourhood residents, with a quick shovel of thei … Read More »
Last week in a media release from the City of North Bay, it was announced that the Economic Developers Council of Ontario (EDCO) selected the City as the 2018 winner from more than ninety-six applications, for municipalities from 50,000 to 250,000 population. The Special Events Award for Excellence was awarded for the initiative between the City’s Economic Development … Read More »
As we move into February and hopefully some more moderate weather, we should see things heat up in Council Chambers, as budget deliberations continue. Council and staff will be working late hours to bring forward a budget that will have to address many of the outstanding projects that are on the radar. Those will include Cassellholme, West Ferris Arena, and Kings Landing to mention a few of the big -ticket items. These projects are just a few of many of the Capital infrastructure projects that are required to replace and upgrade our City. The challenge no doubt will be to balance each one of these and bring forth a reasonable budget at the end of the process.
This year’s budget starting point at almost eight percent, as identified last month by the Budget Chief, has sparked substantial discussion at Council and in the coffee shops as to what will be an acceptable number for this year’s increase. Service delivery and enhancements to operating budgets will be debated … Read More »
The City of North Bay Budget process is underway with the water and sewer side of things almost completed during the last meeting. There was much discussion amongst the Councillor’s as to the proper use of reserves and budget surpluses. By the end of the meeting, a consensus was achieved however, it was not unanimous. Differing opinions and discussion regarding these budgetary concerns is healthy and required to make proper decisions, as the budget process moves forward. There is no doubt that these topics of discussion will not end with the wrap of the water and sewer budgets.
Late last week, Deputy Mayor Tanya Vrebosch announced the starting point for this year’s operating budget at just under eight percent, prior to any adjustments or cuts. This will be where the subject of the reserves and surpluses will begin again. It is not easy to put forth a budget at this starting point and will prove to be even more difficult to get it passed through Council over t … Read More »