So why is it that simply because some company has some formula that tells them that (without so much as looking at the place) my house is now worth more, the City of Thunder Bay is going to take more money from me? Its interesting that the City of Thunder Bay, the body that controls […]
Planting trees around the fountain probably seemed like a good idea at one time. I am sure it looked great in the preliminary drawings and how can you go wrong with trees? Trees are green. People love trees and since a couple of hundred trees were cut down during the “Reclaiming of Brownsfield Former Industrial Wasteland “area […]
Interesting how, right after I mention not seeing any compaction tests being taken on the fill during my daily trips down to the waterfront, someone shows up a couple of days later, at lunchtime (when I always show up) doing compaction tests…..on the top layer. Were tests taken on any layers below the top metre […]
I’ve got my ticket.
There has been a lot of talk at City Hall about the CityLean initiative and how City Admin is trying to find savings and efficiencies in the day to day operation of our city. Here are a couple of examples of the mind set that City Managers have in regards to spending money. Your money. […]
Heard a rumour that the City of Thunder Bay is being sued by some insurance company for a very large amount of money. 280 million? If it’s true, then it must have something to do with the sewage backup incident back in May. Sometimes, I get a lot of flack for printing rumours. My reply […]
“I’ve been really frustrated,” Giertuga said. “We tasked the city manager in finding efficiencies in our city budget. When he found some savings, we threw him under the bus. It makes him look badly. We have to decide if we want to find efficiencies in services or we just going through the motions. I’m getting […]
City Council gets glimpse of 2013 budget at last nights meeting. Wouldn’t want to play poker with these guys. Nobody gave anything away.
I may have missed it as I just pass by the place once in and once out of the park. I have never seen anyone out there testing the compaction of that backfill. You can run that packer back and forth until hell freezes over, I would want a test verifying that an optimal […]