January 31st, 2018 ~ Vol. 89 No. 5
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CNP library reduces hours amid funding cuts
Crowsnest Pass Herald Front Page
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ANNA KROUPINA
Pass Herald Reporter
The Crowsnest Pass Municipal Library has cut four hours to their times of operation at the beginning of January 2018, and the Board is looking at ways to cut another five.

The reductions, says library manager and board member Diane deLauw, are necessary amid funding cuts for the 2018 budget year, particularly due to the changes to labour laws and the increase to utilities.

At end of 2015, the library ended the tax year with nearly $100,000 in surplus funds. By the end of 2016, they ended with $60,000 and, now, at end of 2017, they have $3,000.
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According to deLauw, the library was able to run a surplus due to a situation in 2013 where the municipality enacted a policy change where they would be providing funding for their facilities in January, rather than June. This means that the library received their funding in June 2012 for the year and again in January 2013 for the following year, essentially getting six months of “extra” funding.
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