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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. […]
Budget ‘stays the course’ as city receives less outside funding A lack of matching infrastructure dollars has taken a bite out of the city’s ability to undertake capital projects. Thunder Bay’s proposed budget would bring gross capital spending down by 17 per cent from 2017 amounts, despite the city remaining consistent with its net capital […]