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Garbage tags going up to $2 and new quarterly parking rates

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A council committee has approved a couple of user fee changes.  

One involves garbage tags for extra containers of trash. 

If full council agrees, the price will be increasing on January 1, 2022, from $1 to $2 per tag. 

Council has already approved a reduction in the number of containers residents are allowed to put to the curb, from three to two. 

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Councillor Tanya Vrebosch, Deputy Mayor, says the goal is to reduce waste and increase recycling. 

“By going to the two receptacles, by increasing it to two dollars a tag we’re trying to get people to recycle more and think about it.  Before you put it in the garbage, if you only have a certain limit and you have to pay for a tag, should you be recycling more?” she says. 

The other fee increase involves quarterly rates for city parking lots. 

Depending on the lot, the increase is between $4 and $15 per quarter.  

Vrebosch also says one change involves Municipal Lot 10 and the creation of 20 hourly parking spots, near the new multi-use recreational courts. 

“If people want to use the multi-use courts it’s fairly accessible, with parking close-by, and you do still have two-hour free parking not too far down the road,” she says. 

Municipal Lot 2, on the other side of the North Bay Museum, offers two hours of free parking.

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