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2014-03-27 at 17:02

Icebreakers retreat

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By Jamie Smith, tbnewswatch.com

Icebreaking near Thunder Bay has stopped half-a-day after it began.

The ships Morro Bay and Katmai Bay started breaking up ice Thursday morning, but mechanical failure on the Morro Bay forced the two ships to head back to Duluth by the afternoon.

Thunder Bay Port Authority engineering director and harbour master Guy Jarvis said the ice is 28 inches thick, making for a difficult time.

"It's very hard and challenging. It may be a contributing factor to (Morro Bay's) current condition," he said.

It may delay the arrival of larger icebreakers like the US Coast Gaurd's Alder, as larger ships need smaller tugs to accompany them into the bay.

Heavier breakers are now expected around Tuesday.

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Waldo Lydecker says:
Yes global warming is a real b.
3/27/2014 5:06:02 PM
BetterThunderBay says:
We are witnessing an increase in unexpected weather patterns all over the world (including this "polar vortex" as people like to call it). We're still working to understand our complex global climate system, but we're getting better. "Well... but... it's really cold here this winter" is a ridiculous reason to discount the theory of climate change.
3/27/2014 6:37:01 PM
Neebing1414 says:
yes having 1 normal winter in 20-30 years means climate change isn't happening right?



give your head a shake
3/27/2014 10:24:27 PM
dillon says:
You realize that most of the rest of the world outside of North America has had record highs this winter? Didn't you see people wearing shorts in Sochi while they were wearing coats in San Diego? That's that normal.
3/28/2014 9:19:27 AM
tothecloud says:
Another S Duncan alias.

3/28/2014 10:21:07 AM
woggy says:
Bring in the Mighty Risley !
3/27/2014 9:01:46 PM
ring of fire dude says:
Yes indeed ! Why send an American boy to do a Canadian man's job ?
3/27/2014 11:33:49 PM
razor_burn says:
No such thing as global warming you suckers. It's just Mother Nature keeping things balanced.
3/27/2014 11:50:27 PM
hotchoc says:
Perhaps if people realized that global warming is the cause, not the effect they might better understand CLIMATE CHANGE, the process of how normal weather patterns are being disrupted by the warming of the planet. Of course we still need to spew as much toxin as we can into the atmosphere to maintain our way of life because the people on this planet at the moment could care less about what they leave people 50 years from now. Our sense of entitlement knows no limits and very few people are willing to accept less to deal with the problem. At 60 I will experience very little of the serious problems that are coming but my children and grandchildren will. That is the legacy we are leaving, but the uneducated and uninformed will continue to demand every benefit from polluting our one and only home and they could care less about the consequences.
3/28/2014 7:04:25 AM
ring of fire dude says:
This message brought to you by Al Gore and the David Suzuki Foundation .
3/28/2014 11:51:16 AM
yo_tbay says:
I'm on the fence about climate change - I don't discount the effect we step-above-primates might be having on climate, but at the same time I'm not qualified to form an expert opinion based on weather patterns over the last 100 years (a millisecond in our earth's total life). For every 'expert' and 'scientist' with one truth, you can easily find another with an opposite one. It all comes down to what you believe, and how you deal with it. Every time the discussion comes up, people get nasty. I can believe in life after death or the Sasquatch, and you can believe in UFO's and little green men, but let's respect each other's opinions and beliefs, not belittle them. None of us really know 100% without-a-doubt for sure.
3/28/2014 7:40:13 AM
prometeus says:
Just because you are not an expert doesn`t mean no other experts/scientists exist. And your statement that for every expert saying yes there is one stating no is complete rubish. Finally, are you seriously comparing climate change to Sasquatch and UFOs? I`m sure tooth fairy, santa and easter bunny still come to your house. So much for you being a step-above primates.
3/28/2014 10:44:21 AM
mikevirtanen1961 says:
It's more like for every 32 climate scientists, you'll find 1 with a dissenting opinion. If you take only the ones that are actively researching and publishing their findings, you'd be asking hundreds before you found one that hadn't seen evidence of anthropogenic climate change. The debate really is pretty much settled.
3/28/2014 2:22:51 PM
sd says:
Regarding the derogatory comment towards the Americans and the small ice breakers they sent. No need to insult their effort to begin the process of preparing the Harbour. There is an agreement between the two countries regarding ice breaking and the Americans were sending the Alder (equivalent to the Risley) in a cpuple days they just wanted to try and get a start on it. And yet incompetent mindless thoughtless people use this site as a method of spewing their stupidity.

As for bring in the mighty Risley. Well the Americans are sending their equivalent ship and the Canadian ship Pierre Radisson is en route which is a larger mightier ship than the Risley.

So let's all relax...take a deep breath...stop whining...stop arguing about global warming...event centers....plebiscites...bad drivers...poor roads...city council...just be happy and enjoy life and stop being arm chair quarterbacks on issues you do not have all the facts
3/28/2014 10:57:39 AM
Arch Stanton says:
Coldest Winter since 1978/79....



So it has happened before, then....



Mother Nature 1 : Ecomentalists 0.
3/28/2014 11:56:52 AM
opinions2014 says:
Totally agree with SD...same people constantly complaining, always looking at the negative side of things.
3/28/2014 1:20:11 PM
The Beaver..... says:
shees sd ..can we at least complain about all the beautiful potholes that are springing up all over the place
3/28/2014 2:12:28 PM
sd says:
No Beaver you may not...you choose to live in Thunder Bay. Potholes are a given and no matter how much money city hall throws at it or how well roads are built they will occur. Accept it move on and don't whine
3/28/2014 5:48:24 PM
Eastender says:
If you dont whine, nothing gets done. Potholes need to be filled, so Commisso, crack that whip and get them boys of yours to fill in those potholes, and hurry up about it. Cuz my car shocks are taking a beating.
3/29/2014 11:55:05 PM
maltster says:
global warming is a scam to get you to pay carbon tax.
3/31/2014 12:06:54 AM
The Beaver..... says:
@ sd let me tell you something ...the Beaver happens to know a lot about the seeding of Potholes. The new yearly crop is a fact off life. Now I ask you to realistically take a look at the Potholes of the past. There are mayor streets that are like a field of Potholes. The City's habit of driving up and throwing a shovel full of cold mix in to the hole and then have the fixer jumping on it 3 times for compaction is a very novel Thunder bay way of fixing them. It seem the criteria here is you got to do as many as you can, never mind getting it right. Fact is some of the older ones are a greater Problem then the new crop year after year.
3/31/2014 11:02:00 AM
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