Thunder Bay - Cone Zone

Thunder Bay – Cone Zone

  These cones are being used a lot around the city to mark hazards to the public.  The problem is that the cones are not monitored.  Cones are portable. They are easily moved. What’s the point of using these devices if they are not checked daily.  Checked to see if they are still be effective. […]

Thunder Bay - Active Transportation Corridor

Thunder Bay – Active Transportation Corridor

So we have cyclists riding on a sidewalk AND crossing on a red light.  Does City Administration care?  

Thunder Bay - Event Centre - Expression Of Interest

Thunder Bay – Event Centre – Expression Of Interest

In their review, it was noted that an AHL or OHL team may be able to attract an average attendance of some 4,500 fans per game. It was further noted that the identified target attendance figure of 4,500 fans per game represents an average annual attendance figure based on a review of the Thunder Bay […]

Thunder Bay - Curb Stop Valves

Thunder Bay – Curb Stop Valves

Back on March 04 2013, I posted about the sorry state of the City of Thunder Bay’s curb stop valves.  It appears to me that there are a large number of these that are not functional. They won’t work when someone needs them to work. What it means is that if water needs to be […]

Thunder Bay - Looking For Love

Thunder Bay – Looking For Love

The fact that this was released to the press on the Friday before a long weekend is interesting timing.  Press releases on a Friday of a long weekend are expected to be ignored by the public.  Governments tend to use Friday press releases as a way to sneak something passed the public. So…what is City […]

Thunder Bay - Free? - Remember When Canada Day Was Free?

Thunder Bay – Free? – Remember When Canada Day Was Free?

Ontario is charging admission for its Canada Day program at the Old Fort. Funds raised may go towards any number of items the City is asking the province to fund. They have to come up with at least $200 million to satisfy the demands of City Admin. this year alone. Maybe the admission charge might […]

Thunder Bay - Hand Out, A Hand Up Or Hand Job?

Thunder Bay – Hand Out, A Hand Up Or Hand Job?

The City of Thunder Bay, Ontario announced it is proceeding with the second phase of a feasibility study on a proposed sports and entertainment event centre, estimated at $80 million. The city stated in a Dec. 2 press release that the centre is “no longer being considered” for P3 Canada funding but it is aiming […]

Thunder Bay - Signs

Thunder Bay – Signs

Not sure about the placement of this sign.  I can see people not seeing the sign in time to make the right hand turn forcing them to turn around and go back. Also, I can see people who do make the turn, continuing up Red River Road looking for the bureau. The other thing is […]