Tuesday, December 20, 2011
The Mayor of Atikokan says he's not sure why his community is being used as a comparison with the financial spending of troubled Attawapiskat First Nation. A published report notes Atikokan's operating budget to be a third of the remote Northern community. Dennis Brown says it's difficult to compare budgets since Atikokan doesn't have all of the same financial responsibilities as Attawapiskat.
The number of impaired driving charges are up so far during the seasonal RIDE campaign. The OPP in Northwestern Ontario say they have laid 31 impaired driving charges in the first three weeks of their holiday blitz. That's up from 29 for the same period last year. There were also five three-day suspensions issued, compared to just one in 2010. There have also been 260 motor vehicle accidents investigated with seven involving alcohol.
It was Mayor Keith Hobbs first meeting back with the Police Services Board. Chief JP Levesque says it was a productive meeting. He adds they have a good working relationship and doesn't see that changing anytime soon.
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