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Thunder Bay – Sunshine List

City has 452 employees on annual Sunshine List The City of Thunder Bay tops all local contributors to the annual public-sector salary disclosure list, with 452 employees earning more than $100,000 in 2019. That’s 81 more than the 371 at Lakehead University and 209 more than the 243 crossing the threshold at Thunder Bay Regional […]

Canada – Ontario Power Generation Has A Janitor on The Sunshine List

This was pointed out to me by an concerned taxpayer and electricity user.  Ontario Power Generation has a janitor on the sunshine list.  Made more than a nuclear operator. Hmmm….I wonder what the job description is?

Ontario – Teachers To Challenge Pay Caps

Teachers to challenge pay cap in court Four unions representing hundreds of thousands of Ontario teachers and educators have launched a court challenge of the Doug Ford government’s 1% annual cap on pay and benefit increases. The four union leaders said they are fighting to protect the Constitutional right of their members to free collective […]

Thunder Bay – Thursday

Its a tampon applicator.  Now I understand Placing the bucket there might have been too little too late. Once and awhile you come across poo bag disposal sites. Out of the way places where people toss their poo bags on a regular basis. Ontario Sunshine List  Not sure what piece of clothing this is.  Could […]

Canada – Why Hydro Bills Are So High In Ontario

This CBC article brings some insight into the mess that Queens park has made of our electricity system. Basically, we produce too much electricity for our market. Queens Park could lower the price to increase demand. Instead, Queens Park continually raises the price to provincial consumers and sells the excess electricity to the US at a loss. […]

Thunder Bay – A Hospital Without Nurses? Is It Still A Hospital?

This from today’s Tbnewswatch.  St Joseph’s Hospital is going to lay-off some nurses. Provincial funding changes will likely lead to a loss of nursing jobs at St. Joseph’s Hospital by the end of the year. St. Joseph’s Care Group president and chief executive officer Tracy Buckler on Thursday confirmed the organization is looking at a […]

Thunder Bay – $100,000/Year is Waaaay More Than I Ever Earned

An editorial in today’s Chronicle Journal points out that, to most people, an annual salary of $100,000 is something they can only dream of earning.  Even half of that is still more than many families in Thunder Bay earn.  In fact, half of that is still more than the average Ontarian earns. Because of that […]

Canada – Temporary Foreign Executives? Why Are There No Temporary Foreign Executives?

I am seeing a lot of ads from nurses and doctors for more funding for health care.  The long term care facility my mother is in is also busy getting families to sign online petitions for the Ontario government to provide an increase in funding for those types of facilities as well. I agree that […]

Thunder Bay – Turns Out The Enhanced Infrastructure Renewal Program Is A City Admin Slush Fund….Surprise!

Infrastructure program strays from original objective A city program that’s been taking extra dollars from ratepayers with the promise of addressing infrastructure appears to be straying from its original objective. That has Northwood Coun. Shelby Ch’ng concerned. The genesis of the enhanced infrastructure renewal program came in 2011 as a way to tackle the city’s […]