Here is a video that provides a short profile of an American city, Newburgh New York. This may provide viewers with a peek into the future of Thunder Bay. A not-to-distant future to be exact.
Thunder Bay is in serious trouble. Social issues are killing this city and no arena, whatever the price tag is going to make any difference whatsoever. Zero. Zip. Zilch. Nada.
Combine the social meltdown with the crumbling infrastructure and you have all the ingredients of a city in decline.
All the surveys that are published stating Thunder Bay’s low unemployment rate and the residents’ high happiness factor are, in my opinion, bullshit. Apparently Thunder Bay City Hall agrees with me because a city with low unemployment and happy residents do not need a $120 million plus arena.