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Mayor's pool-fix plan goes to council

April
2
,
2016
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A proposal from Mayor Peter Milobar that would repair and reopen North Shore pools gets a thumb’s up from the Westsyde Community Development Society. In a report to go before City council Tuesday, Milobar recommends the City spend $3.08...

Wallace recovering, expects to return to work

March
21
,
2016
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Coun. Pat Wallace continues to recover from a fall she suffered two weeks ago and is expected to return to her civic duties, though precisely when remains unknown. Wallace, who has served in council for 29 years, was injured March 7 when she...

Pickleball in, boat launch left out of budget

March
15
,
2016
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It was D for Decision Day on supplemental budget items before council with some making the final cut and others left on the cutting room floor. The core municipal budget would have held taxes to a 2.09 percent, an increase that compares...

Holding the line a key budget challenge

March
14
,
2016
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With a 2.04 percent property tax increase already established, City council will be questioning supplementary spending requests when they meet again on the 2016-2017 budget. With no supplemental items factored in, homeowners already face a 2.04...

Todd Road upgrades must wait

March
8
,
2016
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Barnhartvale residents who hoped improvements to Todd Road could be done sooner than 2019 were handed a disappointment Tuesday. After kicking the possibility around the table, council soundly defeated a motion from Coun. Arjun Singh to have staff...

Hotel variance to go before public hearing

March
8
,
2016
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Another hotel is in the works for Aberdeen. City council agreed Tuesday to authorize a public hearing for a development variance to allow a five-storey hotel at 1529 Hugh Allan Dr., across the street from Cascades Casino and bordering on the new...

Lift station project went over budget

February
24
,
2016
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A City utility project has gone over budget due to difficulties encountered during construction. On Tuesday, Council approved drawing $194,000 from sanitary sewer development cost charges and and a sewer utility reserve to make up for a shortfall...

Businessmen back 'world-class' mine

February
23
,
2016
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Two prominent business leaders appeared before City council Tuesday in support of the Ajax Mine proposal. Jim Thomson of Plainsman Construction and Mark Brown, retired owner of Northern Trailer (now Horizon North) appeared as a delegation,...

Knives make point on unarmed bylaw officers

February
23
,
2016
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A couple of persuasive points were put to City council Tuesday as staff tried to convey the need to consider the safety of bylaw officers who remain unarmed. Presenting an annual report on community safety, Corporate Services Director David...

Bigger turnout expected as budget issues brew

February
22
,
2016
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Now that pools, parks and sidewalks are on the public’s radar, a budget consultation Tuesday night at Sandman Centre is expected to attract more attention. Attendance at last fall’s budget session was dismal, a turnout that some have...