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Saturday November 1 2014
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Editorial: Event centre opponents got spanked OPINION

The public has spoken and once again there won’t be much change at city hall. With Shane Judge leading the charge, the anti-event centre vote failed to materialize in any great numbers. Judge’s message to stop the $114-million...

LETTER: A thank you to McIntyre Ward residents LETTER

I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the residents of the McIntyre Ward. Those who voted for me and even those who exercised their democratic right by voting for another candidate. It’s been an amazing few months going door...

LETTER: People did vote for change OPINION

To the editor, Interesting how quick the news media suggests that the voters didn't want a change in this election. Looking at the numbers it would appear that more people voted for someone different than those that voted for Mr. Hobbs....

LETTER: Candidate explains polling station appearance

I am writing this letter to set the record straight regarding my attendance at   Bight this past Monday during the advance poll held by the SHIFT group (Thunder Bay’s Young Professionals Network) adjacent to the restaurant and bar. ...

LETTER: Youth council supports curfew establishment

To the editor: A community forum hosted by the CBC at Confederation College in early October focussed on building bridges between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples. The Respect campaign adopted by the City was mentioned as a positive strategy...

LETTER: Accessibility an important campaign issue

An issue that has not been discussed very much during the current campaign for mayor is accessibility for persons with disabilities. Ken Boshcoff has worked on accessibility issues for persons with disabilities long before any other 2014 candidate...

OPINION: Current legislation impedes accountability OPINION

The current Municipal Conflict of Interest Act (MCIA) impedes citizens holding accountable elected officials. Only someone immediately able to pay legal fees or with prior legal experience is likely able to bring the matter to court, nevermind in a...

OPINION: Event centre has divided our city OPINION

Thunder Bay is changing, what isn’t changing are high taxes and people’s perception of an unsafe city. We have housing issues, infrastructure issues and seniors who may soon be unable to afford to live in their own homes. . I spoke...

EDITORIAL: Tackling homicides ONTARIO

As economist Livio Di Mateo so eloquently writes, the proposed event centre has overshadowed this election. Unfortunately it’s been to the detriment of other issues, all of which must be addressed by the next council. Crime, with the...

OPINION: Six old white guys OPINION

The mayor’s debate at the Thunder Bay Community Auditorium was revealing in a number of different ways. There were no knock-out punches or clear winners but there were some performances of note, for good or ill. Now that the debate...

LETTER: Large gulf of misunderstanding exists on land-claim issues

To the editor:  We have read with interest the comments and letters associated with Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug (“KI”) and their recent decisions with respect to the development of their traditional territories. ...

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