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Thunder Bay is one of if not the most violent cities in the country. Fact. Violent for men. Violent for women. On February 20, 2013 the CBC aired a report titled Living in Fear. The report discusses how aboriginal people living in Thunder Bay continue to live in fear of racism and violence. Not happy with […]
Imagine that. Nobody is happy with MPAC. Not the people who hire them. Not the people who pay taxes based on their say-so. My earlier blog posting.
Being a pedestrian in the City of Thunder Bay is hard at the best of times. Simply crossing at a controlled intersection, one with traffic lights, is fraught with danger. Some drivers do not feel it is important to pay attention when making turns. Then there is all this crap. Lots of […]
Every time the discussion moves in the direction of lower taxes, Mr. Commisso jumps in with the the spectre of service cuts. Oooooo. Service cuts. The only alternative. Are service cuts necessary? I don’t believe they are. I believe the problem the City of Thunder Bay has is a spending problem. The amount money […]
Is this as good as it gets? How do you justify leaving a street in this condition? With all the staff this city employs and all the holes that are dug in our streets, I would think that our managers would have this type of fix down pat. Evidently not. Value for money? […]
I have been walking around the city and one question keeps popping into my head. Is it too late? Has the City of Thunder Bay exceeded its use by date? It looks to me that City Hall has neglected our infrastructure for too long. Can we afford to fix it all? I doubt it. […]
Structural deficit forms part of the public sectordeficit. Structural deficit differs from cyclical deficit in that structural deficit exists even when the economy is at its potential. Structural deficit issues can only be addressed by explicit and direct government policies: reducing spending, increasing the tax base, and/or increasing tax rates. Countries which have fiat money can also address it by creating more money, […]
I have always wondered exactly what Tbaytel’s relationship was with the City of Thunder Bay. Yes, I know that the telephone company is 100% owned by the City but what else? What I have found is that Tbaytel was known as the Corporation of the City of Thunder Bay Telephone Division. So what does it mean to […]
Fire pit on the right was built at great cost as part of the Prince Arthur’s Landing Waterfront Development. Fire pit on the left was built at additional cost to the taxpayer for Family Day festivities held at Prince Arthur’s Landing Waterfront Development. Why was a fire pit was built on the Wilson Street Headland […]