Property taxes will be on the rise in 2017 for Kapuskasing residents according to Mayor Alan Spacek.

Spacek says the average home will see their annual bill go up about seven per cent.

He says although the town’s books are balanced, the tax revenues took a major hit with Tembec’s successful appeal of its value.

On top of that, Spacek says property values in general have also increased, causing tax bills to go up.