Brooke Alvinston’s revenue problem

  Brooke-Alvinston is cutting its spending by three per cent this year, but taxpayers are still likely to see their taxes jump in the double digits. Councillors got their first look at the proposed 2017 budget and were stunned see the amount of money coming into the municipality dropped by over $717,000. If councillors would… Read more »

Brooke-Alvinston to hire part-time fire chief this spring

  Brooke-Alvinston will hire a part-time fire chief. Council approved the move at an in camera session Feb. 23. Administrator/Clerk Janet Denkers will work with a retired investigator from the Ontario Fire Marshal’s office to set out the guidelines for the new chief and recruit the right person for the job. Council has set aside… Read more »

McCabe ponders future after being defeated in OFA vote

Inwood farmer Don McCabe is pondering his future after losing the presidency of the Ontario Federation of Agriculture. McCabe, who had held the position for two years was defeated Monday. Keith Currie, a Collingwood-area hay and sweet corn farmer and OFA vice-president was chosen by the delegates. McCabe says he had hoped to serve one… Read more »