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The big dig today. Photos taken around 11 am or so. Its getting messy. They are down to the point where water is being pumped out of the excavation into the rock fill on a continuous basis. What is in the water being pumped and where it is going after it pours into the rock […]
Mr. Wim Smit Senior Environmental Officer Ministry of the Environment On October 23, 2010, I sent Ms. Katherine Dugmore, Waterfront Development Manager, an email requesting information on how water encountered during the site remediation excavation was going to be handled. I also sent a you a copy of that email. I thought the request was […]
Nobody seems to remember that the former mayor Lynn Peterson had zero experience leading a city when she was first elected. Experience is highly overrated. With the many years of experience Ian Paterson has editing Thunder Bay’s daily rag, he still manages to produce the poorest example of a newspaper in the country. Loads of […]
Just came back from the waterfront. Looking at the excavation has got me thinking. We are paying $1.1M plus to dig a very large hole and then fill it back in. Then, if everything goes according to the Waterfront Development Offices plan and Mr. Bova et al have that “bit of luck” he was hoping […]
What is the name of the waterfront hotel is a short video I created on the website Xtranormal.com. Check it out.
Mayor Lynn Peterson told the audience during the Mayor Debate held at the Community Auditorium last Tuesday that the private developer will be signing a deal with a hotelier within a week. Unfortunately for Ms. Peterson, a week from last Tuesday is too late. At the September 27 City Council meeting, the developers claimed they […]
Our present Mayor, Lynn Peterson, never fails to mention Thunder Bay’s credit rating of A+ whenever her handling of the city’s finances are questioned. I wonder just how good is A+ in the Standard & Poor’s rating system. Is it really THAT great? In high school, I would have killed for an A+ . Even […]
The Big Dig has begun on the waterfront. This is the soil remediation tender (Tender 15) that came in at $1.1M plus. I have inserted a photo below showing the operation as of 11:30 this morning. You are probably looking at the photo and saying, “That isn’t all that deep. The site remediation isn’t that […]
Back in June, I took the following photos. They show a sinkhole of some sort that appeared sometime between Friday June 11 and Saturday June 12. Why am I mentioning this now you ask? Well, that sinkhole made me think about how the infill was placed over the existing lake bottom. The lake bottom was […]
Over the passed month or so, I have noticed an increase in interest by our Administration/Council in how the public is perceiving the Waterfront Development. It started back on September 20, when Mark Bentz and Katherine Dugmore replied to my emails. And they were being……nice. Bentz even invited me to the Waterfront Development Open House […]