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Tbnewswatch Opinion
Tuesday June 30 2015
8:40 AM EDT

LETTER: More help for families LETTER

Dear editor, It’s expensive to be a good parent in Canada. Raising a child to age 18 is estimated to take over $230,000—and that’s before the cost of post-secondary education. Stagnant incomes haven’t helped. Over the...

OPINION: Northwestern Ontario senator offers thoughts on beleaguered body OPINION

As I travel between my work in the Senate in Ottawa and my home in northwestern Ontario I have the opportunity to talk to Canadians from all walks of life. I am always impressed with their knowledge of Canada’s history, with their intelligence,...

LETTER: Premier Ring of Fire response lacks fact OPINION

To the editor, In response to the story Ring of Fire moving forward, Premier suggests (June 15, 2015) , the excuses given by Premier Wynne for her lack of progress in the Ring of Fire are, frankly, not based in fact. She stated the Ring...

EDITORIAL: Don't make assumptions about provincial infrastructure fund OPINION

It might seem like a massive pot of provincial dollars, but expectations for what this city could receive from the Moving Ontario Forward program still need to be dampened. The provincial program has set aside $31 billion for infrastructure funding...

LETTER: Citizens paying more, getting less

To the editor: I certainly agree with Raymond A. Smith that our roads or deplorable.  Yet again we must all pay more in taxes while our city deteriorates further, leaving many citizens feeling like captive cash cows for city council....

EDITORIAL: Butt out at city events OPINION

If you’re planning on attending a city event, don’t light up. That’s the message council sent to smokers on Monday night, when they unanimously voted to ban smoking at city organized public events. This new policy follows...

LETTER: Too much effort being put into removing a single Facebook page OPINION

To the editor, Ignore Thunder Bay's social problems instead of ignoring a Facebook page is actually some people's solution. There is a serious amount of resources being used to completely eliminate a single Facebook page. Other Internet...

LETTER: Roads in deplorable condition OPINION

To the editor, The Concerned Taxpayers of Thunder Bay have been hearing loud and clear from city taxpayers about the deplorable condition of the city's roads. Many motorists have encountered hefty repair bills for vehicle repairs as...

LETTER: Website is racist in nature LETTER

To the editor: Re: “Sites not really racist” ( Thunder Bay Source – May 28, 2015) I’m not surprised you withheld your name (although I’m surprised the newspaper agreed to do so). The site’s not racist?...

OPINION: Stick to Golf Links plan LETTER

Exceeding the speed limit on a highway is breaking the law, a clear violation of the Highway Traffic Act, not subject to interpretation. Exceeding your catch limit when...

LETTER: Party goers leave huge mess at Sandstone Lake LETTER

To the editor:  A large number of young people had a party at Sandstone Lake this past weekend. The people stopped members of my family and friends on the way to our camp. The police where definitely aware of the party. There was...

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