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Timmins city council thinks regulating gas prices is the key to fair prices

Timmins city council is still doing their best in getting some answers for the high gas prices in the city. Today, Timmins is sitting 109.9 cents a litre, while southern cities, like St. Catharines, are at 95 cents. Mayor Steve Black says regulating the prices might be the answer. He says a number of provinces in Canada regulate the price of gas already, and it might be time for Ontario to do the same. He points out a situation last week where there was a 20 cent difference between Timmins and Kirkland Lake, and a 26 cent difference between southern Ontario. He says it’s very important for residents and business owners to have some sort of solution.

Other northern cities, like North Bay and Elliot Lake, have also looked into sending a similar resolution onto the province to create a regulatory body. North Bay was on board, but Elliot Lake shot down the idea, saying that may just increase prices more, because the government will have to pay for that committee.

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