Castlegar earned top marks for municipal spending practices, according to a recently-released report by the Canadian Federation of Independent Business.
The report, B.C. Municipal Spending Watch report for 2000-2009, ranks all B.C. communities from worst to best in spending, number one being the worst and 153 being the best. Castlegar was ranked 128, as compared to Nelson’s 39, Trail’s 51, Grand Forks’ 60 and Creston’s 79.
“Among local communities, we ranked very well,” said councillor Kevin Chernoff.