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Nakusp mayor reacts to hospital fund decision

Removing the cap from the hospital district’s reserve fund will help address some of the big future costs facing local taxpayers.

That’s a message from Karen Hamling, the Mayor of Nakusp and Chair of the RDCK.

Last week the hospital board decided to end the $10 million limit on the reserve fund and put another $1.7 million into it this year.

Hamling says it’s important hospital board members think regionally.

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Arrow Lakes is going to need millions in ER upgrades while tens of millions will be required for the big upgrades to KBRH in Trail.

Regional residents will not face a tax increase compared to last year for this year’s hospital budget.

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