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As you heard earlier this week on Rutherford, Alberta treasury board president Doug Horner said that lean times will mean belt tightening in the latter part of the year.
However, the mayor seems optimistic it won't be too bad.
"We believe they put in place a budget for 2012-13 and they'll meet all the obligations necessary and we'll continue with business as usual," said Mayor Stephen Mandel.
He has faith in the province that it will smooth out the bumps in the road.
"You can't look at things in a related oil industry as an up and down business. You've got to leveling it out and they have funds in order to do that. And I assume Premier Redford will continue to do that."
Mandel takes the 'all quiet' and lack of any warnings as a good sign.
"The province has never given us any indication that it's going to have an impact on us."
And he says when there is a problem, like when MSI was extended over a longer period of time, "they let us know in advance and its never a challenge."
As for the downtown redevelopment, and the missing $100 million for the arena, speaking of MSI...
"It's working its way, it's working its way." (sj/gb)