Nobody seems to remember that the former mayor Lynn Peterson had zero experience leading a city when she was first elected. Experience is highly overrated. With the many years of experience Ian Paterson has editing Thunder Bay’s daily rag, he still manages to produce the poorest example of a newspaper in the country. Loads of experience is obviously not helping the Chronicle Journal be a better newspaper. In fact, I believe that the newspaper is dragging the city down with it. I believe that a City Council/Administration is only as good as the local media and our local media has not set the bar very high. If City Council/Administration are not challenged, they will not rise up to meet those challenges.