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Tbnewswatch Opinion
Sunday March 29 2015
7:53 PM EDT

EDITORIAL: Province blindsided by city? EDITORIAL

For all the due diligence city hall has conducted in preparation to build a sparkling new event centre, you’d think someone might have thought to give the province a heads up before going public with the figures. The city is asking Ontario...

OPINION: Geo-tourism rocks OPINION

Several years ago I found myself in Fort Frances for an international Safe Communities ­Con­fer­ence and one evening I attended a community fish fry. The Rainy River First Nations hosted the event at Manitou Rapids and extended the...

LETTER: It's time to build the event centre LETTER

To the editor:  Our city Thunder Bay has so much to offer with a high quality of volunteers, elected officials, employers and employees and a solid group of young professionals that care for our community. We have a strong business community,...

LETTER: Event centre would be a welcome addition to Thunder Bay LETTER

To the editor: An open letter to the mayor and council: It is with great interest that I watch the unfolding drama associated with the event centre, assuredly coming to a head at this Thursday’s meeting.  It is further a shame...

LETTER: Does website have double standard for racist comments? LETTER

To the editor:  Re: double standards for racism On March 20 I read an article on tbnewswatch.com regarding a racist Facebook page "Police investigate racist Facebook pages targeting local Aboriginal community." Tbnewswatch.com...

LETTER: Hyer seeks input from constituents on ISIL mission

To the editor:  Prime Minister Stephen Harper has introduced a motion to Parliament, to be debated this week with a Monday, March 30 vote, to “extend and expand” the Canadian military involvement in Iraq. He could have chosen to...

LETTER: Grieving pet owner shares experience with ultimate scam

To the editor:  A month ago, my husband and I lost a beloved pet, our Siamese female, ‘Alice’.  For several weeks prior, she had been under the care of two very capable and compassionate veterinarians, and we faithfully followed...

LETTER: Open up audit logs LETTER

To the editor: I would like the public to understand that there is still one open seat on city council.  When I say this I am referring to the deputant's chair, which is open for everyone to use.  When I challenged the city...

LETTER: City's share likely to be closer to $80 million LETTER

To the editor: Last week the city revealed the financing report for funding for the proposed event centre. In the report the city stated that the city's share would be around $42 million or 40 per cent of the  projected cost of $114.7...

LETTER: Action needed to fight racism in Thunder Bay LETTER

To the editor: I would just like to say that I am not a resident of Thunder Bay and have not been in Thunder Bay for years. My husband and I are a target of the racism that is going on through social media. A picture was taken from my...

LETTER: Council spending money it doesn't have on event centre LETTER

To the editor: This is an open letter to city council and administration. Since most of you seem to feel this Event Center is a great idea, why doesn’t someone explain a few things to us taxpayers? We have been told for years that the...

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