Smithers and Telkwa hosting budget open houses

Public discussions regarding 2014 budgets coming up

The Town of Smithers and the Village of Telkwa are hosting their 2014 budget open house meetings.

In Smithers, the public discussion on the 2014-2018 Five-Year Financial Plan goes from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on April 8 in council chambers.

Each councillor will speak on a component of the budget and there will be a question and answer period.

The Village of Telkwa has also been hosting a series of Committee of the Whole meetings in the lead-up to their annual budget meeting which will take place at 6 p.m. on April 14, before the regularly scheduled village council meeting.

Residents are encouraged to come out and voice their opinions to help form policy.

For more information, call the Town of Smithers at 250-847-1600 or the Village of Telkwa at 250-846-5212, or visit their websites.