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User fees could go up 2.6% here next year

User fees here could go up 2.6 percent next year.

Town council has directed division managers to affect the indicated user fee increase in the 2019 user fee schedule, with each executive committee to then review the impact of the increase on their respective division.

Council then will make a decision regarding any increase based on feedback from the executive committees.

Budget timetable set

The incoming council will be busy right off the bat with the 2019 municipal budget.

The current council approved the timetable for planning out next year's budget at its regular meeting yesterday evening (held one day later due to the Remembrance Day observance).

Deal for Domtar employees

Unifor national representative Stephen Boon confirmed three new tentative agreements were reached Thursday covering more than 500 members from Unifor Locals 105-1, 105-3, and 324 at Domtar's Pulp Mill and Woodlands Operations in Dryden.

“We are pleased to have reached solid new tentative agreements with Domtar that achieve Unifor's Eastern Canada Pulp and Paper Pattern,” Boon said.