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REPORTING · 5th August 2010
Walter McFarlane
Dark Clouds on a Bright Summer’s Day: Introduction

As the City Council Meeting for Tuesday, August 3rd was going in Camera, Merv Ritchie, editor of the Terrace Daily Newspaper who had been filming the meeting commented on a major difference between the Kitimat and Terrace City Councils.

In Kitimat, our councillors hold the administration accountable for their purchases and are always asking questions about the cheque register during this time. According to Ritchie, this practice having expenditures by the administrative staff questioned by any councillor is an infrequent occurrence in frequent occurrence. in fact, in the past four years it would be difficult to recall half a dozen questions on the cheque register in Terrace while there were more then half a dozen questions in one sitting at Kitimat Council. As impressed as he was, the meeting was about to take a turn down crazy street.

The next item was a series of reports written about other communities by George Cuff. Council still has not met with George Cuff and these reports had been submitted to Council for prior reading. Mayor Joanne Monaghan called upon Councillor Mario Feldhoff for a motion and he made one for this information to be received for information… And Councillor Gerd Gottschling and Councillor Randy Halyk immediately called FOUL!!!