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Tbnewswatch Opinion
Saturday February 28 2015
1:53 AM EST

EDITORIAL: Hobbs to sue bully OPINION

The anonimity of the Internet has created a whole new breed of ugly in the world. Just ask Mayor Keith Hobbs. In the aftermath of last October’s municipal election, Hobbs decided to close his social media accounts after being harrassed...

LETTER: Young children shouldn't be taught sexual education in class LETTER

To the editor: I have read some of the things that are going to be taught to the kids under the provice's updated sexual-education curriculum.. As if kids in grade school have to know this. It should be left in high schools when they...

LETTER: Mayor, council should consider taking wage rollbacks

To the editor: I made a deputation before city council recent special budget session. I asked city council officials to take a 10 per cent pay cut in salary and benefits. This would see the following reductions: The Mayor makes $90,000 a year,...

LETTER: Event-centre money could be spent in better ways LETTER

To the editor: I am in full agreement that Mayor Keith Hobbs should start acting like a mayor for the taxpayers of Thunder Bay. All the expenses that have been incurred to date on the proposed event centre would have been better spent on...

OPINION: Just watch Justin

At first glance you might think that riding Justin Trudeau’s coat tails would mean a guaranteed trip to Ottawa for some lucky local candidates. That’s what I thought. After his meet and greet at the DaVinci Centre last week the...

OPINION: Tax levy can be reduced OPINION

Can the amount of money the city wants from residents in the 2015 City Budget be reduced, I say definitely, yes. At the last council meeting of 2014,council conveniently passed an appropriation order that transferred $4.5 million of unallocated...

OPINION: Protecting the herd

A large gathering of birds is a flock, lions gather together to form a pride and fish swim in schools. But what do you call a big bunch of humans?| The collection of people that inhabit the Earth (seven billion plus at last count) is often referred...

EDITORIAL: City right to refuse offer OPINION

The City of Thunder Bay has drawn a line in the sand. City officials on Monday revealed they’ve rejected CN’s latest offer to reopen the James Street Swing Bridge to vehicular traffic. And well they should. Calling it a bad...

OPINION: Leading by example OPINION

We were Googling around the kitchen table last week when I learned about some letters written to the prime minister almost two years ago. I decided to ask a few questions. It seems that a group of Ottawa area students sent them to Mr. Harper...

EDITORIAL: Event centre too costly? EDITORIAL

An event centre would be a great addition to Thunder Bay. But with as much as a six per cent increase to the tax levy on its way and hikes to hydro and water rates, spending $40-plus million of municipal taxpayer money on a project that will eat...

LETTER: With taxes rising, it's time to kill the event centre LETTER

To the editor:  Now that budget deliberations have started it would appear that taxpayers are looking at hundreds of dollars in tax and water-bill increases. Proposed water bills could increase about 12 per cent and municipal taxes between...

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