A water fountain on Van Horne Street at Cumberland. Its been spewing water since Sunday after a broken waterline repair by city work crews. Can it be turned off? Apparently not. What is our Environment Department waiting to happen before the fountain can be shut down? A part? Maybe the Environment Department has ordered […]
Finally…someone else has noticed the obvious. The City of Thunder Bay is living way beyond its means. City Hall is a bad financial manager. Really bad. Surprise! You can bet that City Admin will deny everything of course and spit out lots of stats countering the Lakehead University professors’ document titled AN ANALYSIS AND FORECAST OF […]
Will there ever be enough money? Maybe we can put up a toll booth on the Trans Canada Highway.? All vehicles traveling across the country have to go through Thunder Bay, Hence the high visitor numbers at the Terry Fox Visitors Centre toilet facilities.
While I was walking up Red River Road today I noticed that this woman had fallen down in this crosswalk at the intersection with Court Street. Apparently she had stepped into the sunken manhole and fell over. The manhole is right in the centre of the crosswalk. It appears that she was uninjured. The top […]
Yes… some year…in the future….the water rates might go down…….It could happen! City Hall lowers taxes, water rates or user fees all the time. Could look at lowering the costs? Naaaaaa. I cannot see any point of conserving water. There is absolutely no savings to be had. None. In fact, prices are increasing because of […]
I wonder just how long it will be before the retention pond is full of garbage? I’m guessing that there is a discarded Tim Horton’s cup in that pond right now. Will this pond make a significant difference in the wastewater treatment system? Nope. It might have been prudent to remove the labels from the […]
New part of the Clean, Green and Beautiful program? Unfortunately not. This shut-off valve (water?or gas?) has vegetation growing in it. A small park? More urban green space? I do not have any confidence that this valve will work when required. Does it really matter? Apparently not. Then why install them?
August 19, 2013, Cumberland Street. I was strolling along and came across this. The repair of a catchbasin. The City workers had left for lunch. They made the work site safe by laying shovels over the hole. It was a while before I returned to the area. September 04, 2013 Final product. I guess this […]
We were in Kitchener in front of their city hall and they put out moveable tables and chairs and food trucks and live music, so we basically stole their idea,” Siciliano said. Stealing ideas is exactly what consultants do. They then put those stolen ideas in a nicely formatted report and present it to […]
What is a maximum distance people will travel to place trash in the proper container? Maybe the bench should be moved closer to the trash can? This goes a long way to explain why the city is covered in garbage. People are lazy pigs.