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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 […]

Thunder Bay - Saturday

Thunder Bay – Saturday

Moss on the side of a hydro pole Catchbasin with a severe case of the Thunder Bay disease I mentioned this section of a Pearl Street sidewalk before. Now the section has been removed and replaced. Looks nice. When are the high salaried residents of City Hall going to remove and replace the section of […]

Thunder Bay - Friday

Thunder Bay – Friday

Work continues Where excavation work was done around railway signals at the Peral Street entrance to Marina Park Lots of new paint marks along the Pearl Street entrance to Marina Park I wonder what its for?  The pump house light has not been flashing lately I did not know what this marker was all about.  […]

Thunder Bay - Manhole Covers

Thunder Bay – Manhole Covers

While out walking around, I keep an eye out for old manhole covers. A 1912 Port Arthur manhole. I have seen a couple of these.A 1910 Port Arthur manhole.  I have seen a couple of these as well. I have never seen one older in the former Port Arthur section of Thunder Bay.

Thunder Bay - Civic Leadership In Action

Thunder Bay – Civic Leadership In Action

Walked down Water Street as usual. Noticed some newspaper trash in the gutter as usual. Then I noticed more newspaper trash blowing around on the street and then I noticed newspaper trash blowing around the Chronicle Journal property more in the street newspaper trash blowing down the railway tracks looking at the Chronicle Journal property […]

Thunder Bay – Publicly Subsidizing Obscenely Expensive Sports/Arts Facilities

Globe editorial: No, you really don’t have to subsidize an NHL team The actors are gamely delivering their lines in another revival of the world’s most shopworn drama. There’s Calgary Flames CEO Ken King informing his city, in sorrow more than anger, that the club will shelve plans for building a new arena and “figure […]

Thunder Bay - Nugent Street House

Thunder Bay – Nugent Street House

26 Nugent Street house that a developer wants to tear down and build an  an apartment complex. (Tbnewswatch article here). I took a few photos of the outside.  It was cloudy, so I might try and take some more photos on a sunny day. Too bad it was not maintained as it is a very […]

Thunder Bay - Thursday

Thunder Bay – Thursday

A slow day… Used to be called the Bay Street Film Festival because it was located on Bay Street but now its on Park Avenue.  Next year, it will be called Vox Popular Media Arts Festival.  Oh well… Is the City of Thunder Bay ever going to do anything about these raised sidewalk tiles on Red […]