At the Flin Flon City Council meeting last night Mayor Cal Huntley reported he has approached the province and Bell MTS regarding high speed internet for Flin Flon. He says it was promised back in 2016 within five years so he has asked for an update on the schedule. He says he will continue lobbying for high speed as its not only important for local residents but is important in attracting businesses to the community.
Council passed on final reading a bylaw dealing with fire inspections. It sets rates charged for inspections by electrical contractors and the Fire Chief and also requires that smoke detectors be installed in all multi family dwellings.
Council also agreed to support an application by the Flin Flon Arts Council for a grant from the Northern Neighbors Foundation on behalf of the group organizing this summers Blueberry Jam Festival to help cover the cost of 50 thousand dollars to build a permanent stage at the Tourist Bureau site where the Festival will be held in August as well as for future events.