Thunder Bay – Importing Skilled Workers?

Newcomers to Canada could fill northern Ontario’s employment gap, rural job agency says Newcomers to Canada have skills that could help fill employment gaps in places like northern Ontario, and now a provincial agency is working to make that happen. Oliver Pryce, coordinator of the Rural Employment Initiative (REI) at the Newcomer Centre of Peel […]

The World – Flouride In Drinking Water Linked To Low IQ In Children

Higher levels of fluoride in urine linked to lower IQ scores in children For years, many communities have added fluoride to drinking water to help reduce cavities. But a new study that has found a link between fluoride levels in pregnant women and lower intelligence in their children may provide further ammunition for those who […]

Thunder Bay - Wednesday

Thunder Bay – Wednesday

Yup…no trash in the transit shelter can sooo the trash ends up on the ground  DSSAB apartment complex at the corner of Cornwall and Algoma Streets.  Interesting.  Some sort of trellis… Why is the City of Thunder Bay not finishing the Court Street project?  What is holding up installation?  Was this not part of the […]

Ontario – Money For Nothing And The Grades Are Free

Lakehead Public Schools underperform in provincial assessments Grade 6 math results were subpar for both local board New data released by Ontario’s Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO) shows Lakehead District Public School board students performing below the rest of the province in primary and junior-division reading, writing and mathematics. Thunder Bay Catholic District School […]

Thunder Bay - Tuesday

Thunder Bay – Tuesday

Another sidewalk cyclist on Algoma Street DSSAB apartment complex under construction. Crows chasing a raven Chronicle Journal trash still littering Water Street Sidewalk cyclist on Water StreetDamage done to pole by woodpecker Looks like another hole made by a Piliated Woodpecker. The whole is kind of square. Appears that a piece of hotel construction-related equipment […]

Thunder Bay - Great Blue Heron

Thunder Bay – Great Blue Heron

Came across this Great Blue Heron standing on a rock? or wooden post?.  It wasn’t sure what to do.  It stood there, looking around.  Finally, it decided to fly away.  I consider this to be a victory because it always flew away as soon as came into view.  Maybe one day, it will stay around […]

Thunder Bay - Piliated Woodpecker Updated

Thunder Bay – Piliated Woodpecker Updated

I updated a previous post by including all the photos I took of the bird. There are quite a few.  They show the bird moving around.  What I found interesting is that the bird sticks its tongue into the holes and crevices it makes with its beak. Here, you can see its sticking its tongue […]

Thunder Bay - Monday

Thunder Bay – Monday

A band’s tour bus parked around the corner of the Hoito.  Looks like they may have been loading up on pancakes. I wonder who it was? More trash that could have been recycled. No recycling option here…or in most places in the city. I have always wondered about businesses sticking a rainbow on their door […]

Thunder Bay – Pileated Woodpecker

Came across this Pileated Woodpecker in Marina Park today.  It appears to be a female. Its a large bird. The size of a crow.  The pileated Woodpecker is the largest woodpecker in North America, (except for the Ivory-bill, which is almost certainly extinct.) YouTube

Thunder Bay - Sunday

Thunder Bay – Sunday

Looks like someone may have been sleep here in Marina ParkI wonder if they are going to walk south this year?  White paint usually outlines the excavation limits.  I will keep an eye on this to see what happens. Fountain shut down but this pond is still available for fountain pond wading enthusiasts.   Sailing […]