Angus: Economy 'Just Getting By' — Northern Ontario Today
Northern Ontario Weather And Gas Prices
At 2 p.m., Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Temperature of -5 degrees, windchill -11, falling to -9, overnight, with a 20 percent chance of precipitation, as reported by The Weather Network.
Gas: ranging from 105.7 to 121.9, as reported by Gas Buddy.
Temperature of -9 degrees, windchill -17, rising to -6, overnight, with a 20 to 40 percent chance of precipitation, as reported by The Weather Network.
Gas: 129.9, as reported by Gas Buddy.
Temperature of -10 degrees, windchill -20, rising to -8, overnight, with a 10 to 30 percent chance of precipitation, as reported by The Weather Network.
Gas: ranging from 115.7 to 122.9, as reported by Gas Buddy.
Angus: Make FedNor 'More Accountable To Northern Ontario'
Timmins-James Bay MP Calls For Funding For FedNor
Timmins-James Bay Member of Parliament Charlie Angus is pushing for a new version of Bill C-204, An Act establishing the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Region of Northern Ontario.
Angus' goal is to transform FedNor into a "standalone agency." The former NDP leadership candidate explained, "The organization offers financial support for projects that lead to job creation and economic growth in Northern Ontario, under the Ministry of Innovation, Science and Economic Development," as reported by the North Bay Nugget.
"FedNor does really good work, but they don't have the resources to be able to respond to all the opportunities for economic development," Angus said.
City Of North Bay
North Bay Council To Vote On Police Costs, OPP
Though a recent voted decided that the North Bay City Council would not investigate replacing the North Bay Police Services with an Ontario Provincial Police detachment, a second vote will be held this evening to determine whether the city should "look into the costs" of such a move, as reported by BayToday.
Local resident Robert Dufresne will present information on the subject of "OPP costing."
Minimum Wage: New North Bay Taxi Fares
Keeping up with the new minimum wage that went into effect on January 1, 2018, the North Bay Police Services Board voted to increase cab fares in the city, as reported by the North Bay Nugget.
The drop rate, the price to first hire a cab, will increase by 1.9 percent, from $4.60 to $4.70. Rolling and wait time rates will increase by 20 percent, from $2.04 per kilometer to $2.45.
New Rules For Sault Ste. Marie Photographers
Sault Ste. Marie: Increased Photographer Traffic Prompts Changes At Hiawatha Highlands
An increase in the number of photographers walking the groomed cross-country ski trails maintained by the Soo Finnish Nordic Ski Club at Hiawatha Highlands has led to a change in policy, as reported by Sault This Week.
Photographers now have the choice of paying $350, plus $15 per person, to be accompanied by a staff member who will supervise visitors and make necessary repairs to trails, or simply renting skis, for $13, or showshoes, for $9, to avoid leaving safety-problem creating footprints.
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