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I’ve got my ticket.
There has been a lot of talk at City Hall about the CityLean initiative and how City Admin is trying to find savings and efficiencies in the day to day operation of our city. Here are a couple of examples of the mind set that City Managers have in regards to spending money. Your money. […]
Heard a rumour that the City of Thunder Bay is being sued by some insurance company for a very large amount of money. 280 million? If it’s true, then it must have something to do with the sewage backup incident back in May. Sometimes, I get a lot of flack for printing rumours. My reply […]
“I’ve been really frustrated,” Giertuga said. “We tasked the city manager in finding efficiencies in our city budget. When he found some savings, we threw him under the bus. It makes him look badly. We have to decide if we want to find efficiencies in services or we just going through the motions. I’m getting […]
City Council gets glimpse of 2013 budget at last nights meeting. Wouldn’t want to play poker with these guys. Nobody gave anything away.
I may have missed it as I just pass by the place once in and once out of the park. I have never seen anyone out there testing the compaction of that backfill. You can run that packer back and forth until hell freezes over, I would want a test verifying that an optimal […]
The work going on right now on the proposed condo/hotel site is simply correcting sloppy construction work that was done earlier. The rock fill was covered with granular material without any of the voids in the rock fill surface being sealed off. If this is not done then the sand will slowly disappear into […]
There was something going on at the Ontario Government Building on Red River Road today. There was a sign in the lobby that said: Auditorium A Waterfront Main Courtroom Bunch of lawyers around. Looked like Paul Fayrick was there. I wonder what it was about?
Think what kind of a city $180 million would buy if that city administration had a plan. You know, a vision. Thunder Bay City Hall has no such vision. $180 million and what do we have to show for it. A very ordinary, small, very poorly constructed, money pit of a waterfront and the […]