News Council Gathering Further Information Before Supporting Or Opposing Bill 160 SHARE ON: Nick Birnie, staff Friday, Jan. 12th, 2018 Photo Credit: Supplied Kapuskasing council will be gathering more information regarding Bill 160 before choosing to support or oppose. A request from the city of Clarence-Rockland to support them in opposing Bill 160 was tabled by council members this week. Bill 160, which was passed in early December, sees the implementation of a new pilot project called Fire Medics, cross-trained firefighters who can perform certain paramedic duties. Mayor Alan Spacek says there are studies proving investments to paramedics will bring improvements, but no such data to support Fire Medics. //www.mykapuskasingnow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/Spacek-Medics-1.wav Spacek says the province claims to have no funds to improve paramedic services, yet they are 100 per cent funding the Fire Medic project. //www.mykapuskasingnow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/Spacek-Medics-2.wav Spacek says currently, paramedics are 50 per cent funded by the province, but there is no funding provided to municipalities for firefighters.