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Co-operation needed on budget: Campbell

Kenora-Rainy River MPP Sarah Campbell said residents in Northwestern Ontario need to pay close attention to the provincial budget and speak up for the programs and services important to them.

Finance minister Dwight Duncan will release tomorrow the government’s fiscal plan for the next 12 months, which is expected to include significant cuts in hopes to balance the budget.

Pay for mayor, council outlined

An annual report issued in accordance with the Municipal Act shows how much the mayor and councillors were paid in 2011, with Mayor Roy Avis ranking as the highest-paid and having the most expenses.

Mayor Avis, who also sits on the Fort Frances Power Corp. board of directors and local Police Services Board, had expenses and remuneration totalling $38,800.