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Council in Brief: April 27

Council in Brief: April 27

Council seeks improvements to Fort William Gardens, offers emergency funding to non-profits in first video conference meeting.
City hopes grants cover bulk of Fort William Gardens upgrades

City hopes grants cover bulk of Fort William Gardens upgrades

Some of $1.1 million in improvements are required as part of agreement to host 2021 Scotties Tournament of Hearts
Lost casino revenues add to city's financial woes

Lost casino revenues add to city's financial woes

City treasurer says closure of casino will cost city around $200,000 per month
City navigates “wild west of procurement” to secure PPE

City navigates “wild west of procurement” to secure PPE

Mayor Bill Mauro looks to province for action on protecting municipal workers
City readies COVID-19 aid for local non-profits

City readies COVID-19 aid for local non-profits

City council will vote on nearly $170,000 package recommended for four local groups Monday.
Mayor, DeMille take COVID-19 questions

Mayor, DeMille take COVID-19 questions

Mayor Bill Mauro and medical officer of health Dr. Janet DeMille take part in live question-and-answer session
Council in Brief: April 20

Council in Brief: April 20

Council debates role during pandemic, discusses PPE for police and firefighters, and approves millions in road and sewer work
"It's not business as usual": City council debates role during pandemic

"It's not business as usual": City council debates role during pandemic

Council restricts agenda items through end of May, but some councillors worry about falling behind.
City lays off one third of workforce

City lays off one third of workforce

Layoffs will impact nearly 800 workers, most of whom are part-time or casual.
No layoffs as city shuffles bus service

No layoffs as city shuffles bus service

Service reductions take effect April 5, but no layoffs planned at this time, city says.