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Every time it rains, there is water inside the pedestrian overpass. It sits there until it evaporates or drains through the floor. This has been going on for a few years now and I might have thought that repairing the roof would have come up in discussions in some department at some time. This is […]
Putting your best face forward? Clean, Green and Beautiful? Sometimes I just don’t understand. What does this say about our city? Why is it so hard for city staff to produce quality work? Not acceptable! We deserve better. Much better. City of Thunder Bay MATSON DARRELL General Manager – Infrastructure & Operations $166,025.27 $1,150.92 City […]
Kenora MPP Sarah Campbell is backing area tourist campowners who oppose changes in walleye fish limits proposed by the Ministry of Natural Resources. In an address at Queen’s Park, Campbell said that ministry proposals for fishery management Zone 5 to reduce daily catch limits from four walleye to two for non-residents “will unfairly penalize campowners […]
Apparently Tbaytel is going to charge customers for paper bills mailed to their home. You have until July sometime to sign up. If you don’t sign up for e-billing, then you will be charged $2 or so per month for a paper billed mailed to your home. I guess the company needs the cash. […]
Is this art? Looks kinds cool.
In a previous post, I included the above photo showing the end product of the 2013 winter sand removal operation . Today, I stopped by to see just what was going on here. Why did the crew make such a mess? Well, one of the small tractors drives along the boulevard, sopposedly brushing sand […]
According to the City of Thunder Bay, the Whalen building is insured for $25 million. Since that number was calculated by …..someone….a lot of taxpayer dollars have gone into that building. The City of Thunder Bay has plans to spend more in the future…a lot more. Renos and repairs to the interior and exterior, getting […]
Two buildings roughly the same age. One privately owned, the other publicly owned. Why does it seem to me that cost of ownership of one seems so much higher than that of the other? The Whalen building is constantly looking at tens of millions of dollars in repairs and upgrades. The Prince Arthur Hotel….not so […]