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Municipalities doing double take on audit

To audit or not to audit—that is still the question.

District councils are taking yet another look at their request for an programmatic audit of the Northwest Health Unit as the Rainy River District Municipal Association contemplates its next move.

And at another meeting later this month, it’s hoping the Northwest Health Unit board will be on hand to answer their questions.

Health unit may see final payments

March could be the final payment district municipalities make to the Northwestern Health Unit until the provincial government provides actual “download” numbers.

That’s something the Rainy River District Municipal Association will be voting on Monday when it meets here to put together a proposal for a District Social Services Administration Board (DSSAB).

Town apply for special fund

Although the final “download” numbers aren’t in, the town could get some provincial dollars to help it cope.

At its regular meeting Monday, town council approved submitting an application for special circumstances dollars to help it get through the “download.”

Utilities commissions gearing up to peddle power

Local electricity customers soon could be purchasing power from a new distributor as public utilities commissions in Northwestern Ontario gearing up for the deregulation of Ontario Hydro

Open access to electricity distribution means businesses will be going door-to-door selling electricity. And the Northwest Energy Corp. is hoping to get the jump on that market.