This is after the last rain. This happens after every rain. It happened after the snow melt. City workers drive passed it every day. Several times a day. Nobody seems to care. What is the problem? The catchbasin was covered by a filter cloth during construction to keep mud out. To avoid this ponding, […]
After it rains, you can see the flaws in the work done. Poor paving, poor drainage. Water is the enemy of almost all materials used to construct things.
Tell you what. Give me $1.5 million and $250,000 a year and I will hire 11 people. We will do something to save lives. Just drop me a line if you need us. We’re ready. Just give us the cash and we’re there.
A couple of points. Phase 1 of Prince Arthur’s Landing went over budget as soon as the WDO started to award tenders. Number made available to the public shows final costs around 50% higher than originally estimated. Of course, the original estimate included a lot of things that were never built due to budget […]
Here are some of the jokes you can expect if you attend one of their shows… Tim – Hey Greg. When is a tax not a tax? Greg – I don’t know Tim. When IS a tax not a tax? Tim – When its your phone bill. Greg – Hey Tim. What’s the […]
This is South Machar Avenue at the intersection with Bay Street. A new restaurant is opening up in the former Bay Motors building. It looks like the Environmental Department installed something under the street. This work was done the end of this passed week. This section of South Machar […]
With the year closing in on 50% done, I thought it might be worthwhile to start my list of people I believe deserve to nominated for the most incompetent City of Thunder Bay manager 2012. The list so far.. Tim Commisso City Manager leaving $7 million out of the budget and then taking the money […]
Superior North has seen a $400,000 budget deficit….already. The year is only one third gone and they are $400,000 in the whole. It may be worse yet before the year is done. Why? Evidently paramedics get sick and injured. Paramedics must work overtime to fill the holes in staffing. Who knew? Incompetence or ignorance? Either […]
click on image to enlarge Going Up Last year appears to have been a record-setting one for TBayTel. According to figures released by the municipally owned utility, the company made a profit of $14.4 million in 2011, on record revenues of $166.4 million. TBayTel is also expected to provide a combined dividend to the city […]
The latest photos of the Black Hole growing in the Scand Home parking lot. As you can see, the perimeter cracking is starting to outline a fairly large depression. When will the City Engineers do anything? Who knows? I have always believed that the toils and tribulations of the great […]