As previously reported, The Current’s owners have taken an extended break from the final throes of a Valley winter, but this week sees us back to normal – refreshed and ready to roll. While away our reporting particularly on the investigative side was necessarily limited, but thanks to our regular contributors we have been able to update our readers on some matters of local interest.
Recent breaking news that we are now focused on includes the announcement that Brudenell Lyndoch Raglan (BLR) ratepayers have been billed nearly $300,000 by the Wishart Law team for the Court application to remove Councillor Andrea Budarick from office. Of that sum almost $180,000 was charged for “investigation,” yet the Court has only ordered that Budarick reimburse the Township in the total amount of $25,000. The Current has contacted Andrew Sprunt, BLR’s Municipal Manager, requesting further details of this expenditure and we will publish more details as information becomes available.