Friday, March 1, 2013

Public Elementary Teachers Staying Away From Extracurriculars

The governing Liberals say they're disappointed that public elementary teachers don't plan to resume extracurricular activities.

President of the Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario Sam Hammond says many teachers are
still upset over imposed contracts.

Hammond says they'll keep talking, but want to see ``real actions'' from the government for consider lifting their political action.

MPP Not Supportive Of Public Sector Wage Freeze

Wage freezes for the public sector not getting the support of our MPP.

Kenora-Rainy River's Sarah Campbell says it makes no sense to tell government employees they're not getting a pay hike while leaving management positions unchanged.

Campbell favours measures such as closing corporate tax loopholes to help reduce the province's deficit.

Budget Adjusted

Koochiching County has adjusted its 2013 budget slightly.

Expenditures have increased 88-thousand dollars, mainly due to unspent money for two projects in Birchdale and Island View that has been moved into this year's budget.

The budget also reflects a $30-thousand grant the Sheriff's Department received for efforts to improve its emergency communication network.