Auditor General says audit of NPCA should be out by the summer
Ontario's Auditor General says preliminary meetings begin this month with the Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority in preparation for the audit her agency is conducting.
Bonnie Lysyk says the majority of the work will begin in January and she expects it will take a few months.
She says the agency will likely have a report ready before the next municipal election.
Lysyk says once the report is completed there will be a vetting period for accuracy, she expects the report to be made public by the summer.
An all party provincial public accounts committee directed Lysyk in October to conduct a full financial audit of the NPCA.
Welland MPP Cindy Forster, who asked the committee to direct the AG to do the audit, is confident all the issues she has raised regarding hiring practices and contracts awarded will be investigated by Lysyk.
Friday night, the IceDogs open their best of seven quarter-final series on home ice versus the Generals, some tickets are still available. The 'Dogs have also announced a bus trip to Oshawa for game three and four.
A very successful 2017-2018 IceDogs regular season came to an end Saturday afternoon with a 6-3 win over Mississauga. A sellout St Patty's Day Meridian Centre crowd watched Niagara record their 35th win of the season for a total of 80 points in the OHL's Eastern Conference as Johnny Corneil lead the way with a goal and two assists.
Kirill Maksimov enjoyed a four point night while Johnny Corneil and Ben Jones each scored a pair in the IceDogs 6-3 Friday night win in Erie. With the win, Niagara has now secured home ice advantage in their first round playoff series with Oshawa.