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Council to hear report from RCMP and assess bid for 2022 Arctic Winter Games

PHOTO. Nathalia Cordeau-Hilliard. Reporter.

Council will meet on Oct. 23, 2018 to hear a quarterly report from the RCMP, hold a public hearing on cannabis legalization, assess a bid for the 2022 Arctic Winter Games and get an update on the third quarter financial performance.


The local RCMP is almost fully staffed and has received almost 30,000 calls for service between Jan. 1, 2018 and Sept. 30, 2018, which is among the average over the last four years.


The RCMP 2018-2019 annual performance plan focuses on traffic safety, persons crimes, drug enforcement, crime reduction and employee wellness.  

As for the bid to host the 2022 Arctic Winter Games, council has until Nov. 30, 2018 to do so.  It is being recommended that $30,000 from the 2018 Economic Development Branch operating budget be used to cover the costs associated with the bid. 

If the RMWB becomes the successful bidder, Council will have to approve the proposed games budget with a recommendation that and a maximum of $4,000,000 be given to the 2022 Arctic Winter Games Host Society from the Emerging Issues Reserve.

The update from the third quarter financial results are showing an annual projected surplus of $34.5-million, a result of an $15.6-million increase in operating revenue and a $18.9-million decrease in operating expenses.

Council will also approve a new whistleblower policy and have their 2018 organizational meeting, which outlines council representation on boards and committees and deputy and acting mayor assignments.