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Thunder Bay – $30 million Indoor Soccer Facility Versus $33 million Waterfront Art Gallery Versus $114 Million Event Centre

City to prioritize indoor turf focus on permanent facility During this year’s budget process, council made two decisions to begin to line up funding for a new facility. A standalone indoor turf reserve fund was created, bolstered by $4 million transferred from the Renew Thunder Bay reserve fund. As well, the city’s share of revenue […]

Thunder Bay – Angus Still Pushing For Event Centre…Also Loves Beating Dead Dead Horses.

Council concerns Mr. Angus has preposterously restated yet again his commitment to the event centre. Incumbent councilors had to know last election, when they ran on their event centre, that it had no chance of senior government funding. A review of the rules of the infrastructure programs in question and public statements from 2011 onward […]

Thunder Bay – Event Centre Plebiscite

I am not sure that demanding a plebiscite on the construction of the $120 million hockey rink is worth the effort any longer. If the City of Thunder Bay moves to online voting, the validity of any election/plebiscite results will be in doubt. With no ballots to count or recount, nobody will ever know if […]

Thunder Bay – Its The Right Thing To Do…But Does Not Involve The Waterfront or An Event Centre…Which Is Why It Won’t Happen

City’s water additive plan goes over like lead balloon In testing her department has been conducting since 2007, it estimates the water in 10 per cent of Thunder Bay’s 8,000 homes built with lead pipes have higher lead content than the legal limit. Because water drawn at the Bare Point Treatment Plant has a higher […]

Thunder Bay – Event Centre Supporters Get Serious

Driver smashes through Fort William Gardens wall Damage to the 64-year-old facility appeared to be extensive. Police say the city’s engineering department will be attending the scene to assess damages.  – Tbnewswatch read full article here Damage extensive?  If you go to the article and look at the photo, it sure looks like the car […]

Thunder Bay – Private Funding May Be Available For Proposed Event Centre

Local $1 million lottery winner revealed Roger Roy of Thunder Bay is celebrating after winning a $1 million MAXMILLIONS prize in the May 22, 2015 LOTTO MAX draw. “I scanned my ticket in the ticket-checker,” recalled Roger while at the OLG Prize Centre in Toronto where he picked up his winnings. “I realized I won […]

Thunder Bay – Put The $120 million plus Event Centre Project Out Of Its Misery…Its The Humane Thing To Do

The $120 million plus project is suffering a slow and painfully public death…A death by a thousand cuts.  Its time council puts and end to this sad chapter in the city’s story.  

Thunder Bay – Thunder Bay Event Centre Versus Essar Centre In Sault Ste Marie

Thunder Bay event centre vs Essar Centre in Sault Ste. Marie Thunder Bay city council is currently debating whether or not to move forward with a proposed $114.7 million arena and conference centre that would seat 5700 and provide up to 66,000 square feet of conference space. Sault Ste. Marie built their facility for less […]

Thunder Bay – Why Build The Event Centre? Apparently We Have Jobs Galore!

Proof that stats released by the government are completely bullshit New stats show that this city’s unemployment rate is trending down. New numbers released by Statistics Canada show that this area’s rate of unemployment fell to 4.8 per cent in February. That represents a drop from the 5.3 per cent that was recorded by the […]

Thunder Bay – Another Nail In The Event Centre Coffin?

Hmmm….things are about to get interesting. I’m thinking these people know something about government funding for the $120 million plus project that we don’t…yet. AHL’s return to ‘Peg likely to be OK’d at governors meeting Habs’ farm club probably moving to St. John’s APPROVAL for the shift of the Winnipeg Jets’ AHL franchise back to […]