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Thunder Bay - Whoring For Votes

Thunder Bay – Whoring For Votes

Golf Links Road is open but its not complete…..won’t be complete until next spring at the earliest, but with municipal and provincial elections coming next year,  whoring for votes is becoming a shameless activity.  What next?  Celebrating the completion of projects that are presently in the planning stage? Another example of just how the Chronicle […]

Thunder Bay - Looking Like Shit

Thunder Bay – Looking Like Shit

This sign has been set up on the former Cornwall School property at the corner of Algoma and Cornwall.  I hate these signs.  I believe they look like shit. Do nothing for the aesthetics of the neighbourhood.  They should be outlawed in Thunder Bay. But they won’t be outlawed because looking like shit is what […]

Thunder Bay - Algoma Street 2012 Construction Update

Thunder Bay – Algoma Street 2012 Construction Update

Saw this today. Its near the bus stop next to the Madhouse Pub/Restaurant. It appears that the top layer of asphalt has lost its adhesion to the bottom layer in this spot. Caused by the bus? Likely. Funny…this exact thing happened at the Algoma Street 2011 contract bus stop between Ambrose and Pearl.   That […]

Thunder Bay - Water Tells An Interesting Story 2

Thunder Bay – Water Tells An Interesting Story 2

When the pavement gets wet,  you can see things that are invisible when the pavement is dry.  Tire tracks.  Tracks from the finishing roller can be seen. What is a finishing roller? See the wheels?  Now look at the following photos…..see the tracks? If the finishing roller is leaving tracks in the asphalt, is that […]

Thunder Bay – Take The Money And Run

Not only have the world’s richest been the biggest beneficiaries of the monetary and fiscal policies since 2009, with the current 2170 global billionaires representing a 60% increase since 2009 according to UBS, but their consolidated net worth has more than doubled from $3.1 trillion in 2009 to $6.5 trillion now. At the same time, the net […]

Thunder Bay - Half Assed

Thunder Bay – Half Assed

This is something I noticed earlier and posted about it here.  After a hole was excavated in Secord Street, it was backfilled with granular to a height that left only enough room for 50 mm (2 inches) of asphalt.  The depth of asphalt of the rest of the street is 100 mm ( 4 inches) […]

Thunder Bay - Winners And Losers

Thunder Bay – Winners And Losers

Governments insuring home mortgages guarantee the banks will never lose money on a mortgage.  So…sure CMHC mortgage insurance allows high risk home ownership and therefore high risk debt to people who probably cannot afford that level of debt.  But the banks don’t expose themselves to any risk whatsoever.  In fact, the home purchaser has to […]

Thunder Bay - Let Those Bus-Riding Bastards Freeze In The Dark

Thunder Bay – Let Those Bus-Riding Bastards Freeze In The Dark

You know…it takes time to construct a bus shelter.  You have to dig a hole, backfill it with granular material, frame the concrete base, pour the concrete, let the concrete cure, remove the frame, backfill around the concrete base, erect the shelter frame and then insert the glass panels into the frame.  Lots of work. […]