Editor, the Times:
We need not worry. We are assured, according to your Nov. 6 news story, that the unexpected additional city subsidy of $866,000 for the Abbotsford Heat's 2011-2012 shortfall will be paid.
The city manager assures us taxpayers that it "will be made up by economizing in other areas." This money is, after all, needed urgently to cover the city's contract commitment.
One wonders why it took this additional shortfall to discover that this sum of $866,000 was not, in fact, urgently needed to pay for other items in the budget.
John H. Redekop Abbotsford