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Proposed tax ratio has 2.1 tax hike for residents, 1 for commercial. #tbay #tbcc
Thunder Bay city council is ready to finally put this year's municipal budget to bed, as city staff have prepared options for tax ratios. The end of budget deliberations saw council ratify a budget that featured a rise to the tax levy of about a rise 4.04 per cent, which actually works out to be about 2.1 per cent for existing taxpayers. The rise to the tax levy is not a residential tax increase. While many people, including some in the...
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Student raises funds for Autism Ontario Thunder Bay. #tbay
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Two local roads among Ontario’s worst: CAA survey. #tbay
The Canadian Automobile Association has announced its annual Top 10 Worst Roads in Ontario and Thunder Bay appears twice on that list. One of those roads is Balmoral Street, which sits in third place overall. The worst section of Balmoral is scheduled for a major upgrade over the next few years. The other local road on the list is Water Street, which is tied for tenth place as the worst road in Ontario. Officials from CAA say this y...
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Humane Society renews warning about hot dogs in cars. #tbay
Thunder Bay ON (May 24, 2016) – “I left the window down for him” “I wasn’t going to be gone long” We’ve heard it all! As you may know, the issue of owners leaving their pets in their vehicles during the hot summer months, putting animals’ safety at risk and even causing death, is an ongoing problem across Ontario. There is no excuse for leaving a pet unattended in a vehicle and this summer we need the public’s help to share this importa...
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Resilient Billboard Rescue continues to deliver for the United Way. #tbay
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City on defensive following pumping station failure. #tbay #tbcc
THUNDER BAY – The city is defending itself amid public backlash regarding its response to last week’s boil-water advisory. During a Wednesday news conference, the city’s infrastructure and operations general manager Kerri Marshall said a media release was distributed within four hours following the initial failure at the Chamberlain Street Pumping Station. That release advised north side residents that they may experience low water press...
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Liberals not ready to set dates for MMIW inquest. #tbay #cdnpoli
The federal Minister of Status of Women says the Liberal government is not yet ready to announce formal dates for an inquiry into missing and murdered indigenous women. Minister Patty Hajdu has spent months touring the country with Indigenous Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett and Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould. The trio have been speaking to families, survivors, advocates and other partners in the process. It is part of the prelimin...
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First quarter rise in gold a big deal for the Northwest. #tbay
THUNDER BAY – The surging price of gold in early 2016 led a stock market spike in the value of Canadian mining companies, including those operating in Northwestern Ontario. The Canadian Mining Eye index gained 26 per cent of its value in the first quarter of 2016 with gold companies leading the pack at a 16 per cent increase. That compares to a five per cent decline among the index’s gold companies that occurred in both the third and fourth ...
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Health Unit investigation confirms Norovirus at Valhalla function. #tbay
After an investigation into the cause of the outbreak at the Valhalla Inn on May 14, laboratory tests confirmed the presence of norovirus. Norovirus causes nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. The virus is usually spread through food or water, contaminated as a result of inadequate personal hygiene. Seventy percent of the 160 people who dined at the Valhalla Inn during two evening functions on May 14 became ill with norovirus gastroenteritis...
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Bombardier shipping 60 jobs out of local plant. #tbay
THUNDER BAY – Sixty local Bombardier jobs will be moved to Kingston in October as the company realigns its operations to build 204 committed streetcars for the Toronto Transit Commission. The company announced moves on Friday it says will give its Thunder Bay plant greater ability to focus on the troubled $1-billion streetcar contract. “What we’re looking at is giving right now all of our sites -- and in this case, Thunder Bay -- the too...
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The future of local commercial fishing is uncertain in Thunder Bay. It’s also difficult to get those local fish to local consumers. A new business hopes it can help solve both those problems.
Local commercial fishing could be an at-risk species in Thunder Bay. The business owners who operate the fishing vessels that troll the Lake Superior coast have traditionally had their children take over upon retirement. With less youth interested in running those family businesses, the generational model now has an uncertain future. Understanding the problem, Paul Drombolis and Tony Chiodo came up with a possible solution that might ju...
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TRAFFIC: Three car crash at Harbour and Golf Links; best to avoid this area if you can. #tbay #tbaytraffic
THUNDER BAY – Police, firefighters and paramedics are responding to a three-vehicle crash on the corner of the Harbour Expressway and Golf Links Road right now. Traffic is backed up as a result of the crash and motorists should avoid the area. This is a developing story. More information will be published as it becomes available.
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