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When it comes to cheque hand-outs, the Trudeau government easily tops Harper’s record After just over two years in office, the Trudeau Liberals have made nearly 9,000 spending announcements, easily eclipsing the 7,300 spending announcements made during the four-year majority government of their predecessors, the Harper Conservatives. The combined value of all those Liberal announcements […]
This is what the Union Gas workers mentioned in Thursday’s post were doing. This valve was full of stones and gravel. They cleaned it out and replaced the cap. They also located and marked the gas line at the south end of Marina Park A feral canola oil jug. They are still here, under that […]
Sooo what’s up with Iran? What is behind the protests? James Corbett talks us through it. Who is behind these protest? The US, Israel and Saudi Arabia?
Israel arrests a 16 year old Palestinian girl because she has become an International symbol BDS against Israel. Boycott, Divest and Sanctions…it is working. (previous related posts here) Below is coverage of the event by Haaretz, which is an Israeli newspaper. The Intercept coverage of the event here.
Obligatory shopping cart photos Mentioned this sign before. It is supposed to be standing at the end of a traffic island warning drivers that the island exists. The sign has been laying here for a month? Where the sign is supposed to be. I would think that the sign, once it was knocked down, would […]
Cycling infrastructure gets monetary boost When the province announced close to $900,000 in funding for cycling infrastructure in Thunder Bay just before the holidays, Adam Krupper, the city’s mobility co-ordinator said he was blown away. “I saved the email and then I printed out the email just in case this wasn’t real,” said Krupper. Thunder […]
Atikokan pellet plant stays open as Rentech goes bankrupt The future of an important player in Atikokan’s economy appears secure despite the bankruptcy of U.S.- based Rentech Inc. The company struck a deal in December to sell its Atikokan wood pellet mill, just before filing for bankruptcy. Rentech’s other northern Ontario asset, a pellet plant in Wawa, […]
Councillor calls for mercury cleanup in Thunder Bay A member of Thunder Bay City Council believes the city needs to apply pressure on the federal government to deal with the 400,000 cubic metres of mercury-contaminated sediment in Thunder Bay harbour. Andrew Foulds, who chairs the city’s EarthCare Advisory Committee, said the group has already identified the industrial pollution […]
If you are interested in what’s happening with the earth and the sun, then I recommend SuspiciousObservers.org Lots of free information there. Even more if you decide to subscribe. Worth a look. Below, Ben Davidson takes you through what is available on the website. What is free and what you get if you subscribe.
A dead pigeon Looks like someone hit the pole. The DSSAB building at the corner of Cornwall and Algoma Streets. Another sidewalk cyclist. Sidewalks get narrower after every snowfall. At what point are they too narrow to accommodate both pedestrians and cyclists? An unsung hero picking up trash in the north end of the city. […]