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First Draft of Town’s Budget Tabled

The town of Kapuskasing has tabled its first draft of the budget, which may be approved in the next council meeting.

Questions were raised in almost every sector of the budget, from public works to current financial commitments the town has to other communities.

The proposed budget would see an overall increase of expenses by five per cent into sewage treatment and a possible two per cent increase in water rates for residents.

Mayor Al Spacek suggested a possible commitment of $5,000 a year to the City of Sudbury for a PET scanner to be housed at Health Sciences North.

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Currently, the closest location to Kapuskasing for similar services is in Ottawa.

Spacek says politics aside, with an extremely tight budget it’s an important commitment the town should think about making.

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