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Thunder Bay - Parked Car Update

Thunder Bay – Parked Car Update

Previous post here. Still hasn’t moved.  March 1, tomorrow.  Three  more weeks it it will have not moved all winter. Amazing.

Thunder Bay - Litter Or Not Litter?

Thunder Bay – Litter Or Not Litter?

In his State of the City address, the mayor pointed to littering as a major issue in Thunder Bay and I have to agree with him. Its a VERY big problem. The problem is that the mayor did not really specify what he considers to be litter. Each of us has their own idea of […]

Thunder Bay - Last Day Of Hotel Building Month

Thunder Bay – Last Day Of Hotel Building Month

Last day of February 2016. According to the private developer, construction on the Mariott/Delta Waterfront Hotel was to resume this month. I expect to see structural steel and cranes being delivered to the site today.  If not today, then when? Tomorrow?  Next week? May? June? September? Never? Maybe its time City of Thunder Bay get […]

Thunder Bay - The Parking Lot That Nobody Loves

Thunder Bay – The Parking Lot That Nobody Loves

The Marina Park parking lot that is being ignored.  Not included in Prince Arthur’s Landing’s  Phase One development for some reason. I believe this parking lot will only get some construction love ONLY when  the $120 million hockey rinks gets two funding thumbs up from the senior levels of government. Not sure if this parking […]

The World – Massive CO Cloud Over US West Coast Warning Sign Of Upcoming Earthquake?

The next week or so might not be the best time to visit Disneyland…

The World – March Asteroid Update

An update on the asteroid that will pass very close to earth on March 7 or 8 Uncertainty code is 8.  Still very high.

The World – There Will Be A Run On Physical Cash…Its Just A Matter of When

Something to keep an eye on as the world moves closer to closer to cashless.  I know that many people have bank accounts with next to nothing inside.  Those people might have nothing to worry about here. Negative interest rates and banning cash go hand in hand.  The bank can’t charge you interest on your […]

Thunder Bay - Are We Being Screwed? Is There Ever A Time We Are Not Being Screwed?

Thunder Bay – Are We Being Screwed? Is There Ever A Time We Are Not Being Screwed?

In a recent  letter to the editor from our mayor  said: The previous council 2011-2014 and this council have dedicated many millions of dollars more than councils before them did, in an attempt to close the infrastructure gap that we inherited.  Major projects like Golf Links/Junot, Harbour Expressway, Arthur Street, Valley Street, Arundel Street and […]

Thunder Bay - Bankruptcy Sale?  Everything Must Go?  No Reasonable Offer Will Be Ignored?

Thunder Bay – Bankruptcy Sale? Everything Must Go? No Reasonable Offer Will Be Ignored?

Mayor wants city to sell another golf course to raise revenues, cut expenses Keith Hobbs said it’s time for the city to sell Strathcona Golf Course to cut expenses, but also generate revenue by transforming the 90-year-old course into a housing development. “It would make a beautiful housing project,” Hobbs said after a budget meeting […]

Thunder Bay - More Of Your Tax Dollars At Work

Thunder Bay – More Of Your Tax Dollars At Work

Another building pumping water out onto the sidewalk.  Makes walking on a sidewalk in this city more dangerous than it already is. Funny that nobody from the city road crews notices this and maybe …tell their supervisor?  Or is it not in their contract so they don’t do it? Then, last fall, a consultant was […]