The province has told municipalities how much they’re getting next year from the Municipal Partnership Fund, and Timmins is getting $10.5-million.

“The other real good part of course is that it’s being announced right now while we’re doing our budget determinations,” Pirie remarks. “In the past, it’s been later in the year, so we can use it in our budget determinations, which is positive.”

The timing of the announcement also pleases the mayor.

“A few years ago, prior to me being around, there was a substantial decrease,” he notes.  “The last couple years, it’s been going up and it’s up again.  We’re happy to see that.”

The Timmins allotment works out to about $545.00 per household.