FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The City of Fort St. John has shared more information about a Council report received last week that showed the City had a surplus of $29.8 million in 2017.According to a post on Facebook, the City says the surplus includes tangible capital assets or things like roads, buildings and other City infrastructure. The assets make up $24.7 million of the $29.8 million meaning, in reality, the City had a cash surplus of $5.1 million.The Facebook post went on to say, the actual cash amount has been split between reserves for things like snow clearing in bad snow years, capital projects that weren’t completed in 2017 and funds for future capital projects like the new RCMP detachment.- Advertisement -After local media shared the information that the surplus was $29.8 million, several residents vented on social media accusing the City of increasing property taxes without a need to considering the surplus from 2017.
Arsene Wenger laughed off claims he could take charge of Real Madrid as he offered his backing to under-fire Rafael Benitez.Benitez is under huge pressure at the Bernabeu after being thumped 4-0 by Barcelona at the weekend.Real Madrid have called a press conference for Monday night and it has led to claims the Spaniard could be sacked just five months into his reign.But Wenger, who has long been linked with the post, insists it would be madness to dump his former Liverpool rival.Jokingly asked by a reporter if he had been contacted by Real president Florentino Perez, the Arsenal boss replied: “No.“I would just like to take this occasion to support completely Rafael Benitez, who is an outstanding manager.“I think it would be not serious to sack the manager after 12 games. I hope he will get the support of Florentino Perez.“No one should bet on me to become the next [Real Madrid] manager.” Arsène Wenger 1