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There we go. Why wait for spring, do it now. All done. Come spring, the site is going to become a mudhole but eventually, it will be landscaped. Is this an ideal location? I’m not sure. The sculptures just don’t seem to fit in next to the marina. I’m not sure if there is […]
The City of Thunder Bay has a number of fiscal liabilities that are looming in the distance. Right now, its a juggling act that includes a $17 million annual dividend payment from Tbaytel. If a city is to move forward, it needs to have a long term plan laying out the route. […]
The City of Thunder Bay spent a big pile of cash widening the sidewalk/boulevard area on Algoma and St. Paul streets for pedestrians to enjoy. Businesses are promoting this new and improved neighbourhood. Great for strolling, eating and shopping. The problem is that all this new people space created at great cost to the taxpayers […]
I am not sure whose responsibility this valve is. Environment Department? Union Gas? That is not really the issue here. The issue is that nobody seems to care that valve covers are missing on many of these. Many are damaged. This one has been broken by who knows what and is now a very nasty […]
Quite a few cities now have some sort of hospitality tax or lodging tax. People who stay in hotels, motels or even campgrounds have to pay a surcharge on top of the regular charges. This is a way of financing improvement to infrastructure that the hospitality industry benefits from. It makes complete sense. People who use the facility help pay for […]
Do we need more than this? Even an additional 1200 seats can’t be worth an extra $60 million. Additional St. Catharines arena info here.
The balloon animals have been moved. I see an immediate problem with their new home. More work is required as the existing ground level will have to be lowered. Lots of landscaping to do. Why could this project not have been done during the summer or next spring? I don’t see what has been gained […]
Thunder Bay Mayor tired of negative attitude of whining naysayers. Sick of listening to the constant complaining of people who have a different opinion than his. Imagine the nerve! Life is more difficult when your not a cop.
City Admin has been operating for over 40 years without any plan for dealing with infrastructure maintenance and replacement. I always figured they were making things up as they went but, really? Nobody thought this might be a good idea…before now?
After the storm late last week, snow covered the entire floor of pedestrian overpass. Since it took several days for the city crews to get around to this facility, people using it packed the snow down creating an icy surface. Someone spread some ice melt which did what it was supposed to do. Turn the […]