Thunder Bay residents celebrating the Thunder Bay Police Department’s announcement that it may only be 1 – 1.5 % over budget this year. “Its the closest budget ever!” chants the crowd. “EVER! EVER! EVER!”
People here never thought they would live to see this day and they made the most of it. The irony here is that when police were eventually called in to deal with the raucous crowd, the overtime pay for the additional officers pushed the budget further into the red. Life can be a cruel master.