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EDITORIAL: Vacancies figured out OPINION

Despite the protests of some, city council made the right decision on Monday night to set in place a permanent policy to deal will councillor vacancies. In a nutshell, should a councillor leave office in the first three years after a municipal...

LETTER: Stop the spending, stop the games

To the editor: So the city budget is finally out from behind closed doors. Well now what? A six per cent increase in taxes? Mayor Keith Hobbs and his old council buddies and city manager Tim Commisso say they are shooting for a mark below...

LETTER: Event centre reminiscent of other city hall bungles LETTER

To the editor: Are we remembering the Ontario Ministry of Finance has already given our gang at city hall a 7.86  per cent increase in each of four years? Also in 2015. So if you add on the two to four per cent the city adds on over...

OPINION: Monkeys on a string OPINION

What a difference $50 and a few months can make. That’s about how much a barrel of oil has dropped recently, more or less, as we watch Harper’s Conservatives dance nervously to the tune of lost loonies jingling down the pipeline. ...

LETTER: Get priorities straight OPINION

To the editor: Thunder Bay Television reports on the activities of our latest city council and recent items on their agenda appeared to have all the atmospheric conditions for the perfect storm which may befall us beyond the walls of city hall....

LETTER: Wasteful snow removal OPINION

To the editor: On Jan. 24 at about  10:15 a.m. I was shocked as I watched in stunned bewilderment as yet another city roads department grader unnecessarily travelled both sides of my home street dragging its heavy destructive blade, creating...

LETTER: See your eye doctor OPINION

To the editor: It’s the beginning of a new year and whether or not you have a list of resolutions, keeping your eyes healthy will help ensure you can enjoy what the year ahead holds. What people don’t know or forget is that getting...

LETTER: Budget increase is baffling and unacceptable EVENT CENTRE

To the editor: So the city budget is finally out from behind closed doors. Well now what? A six per cent increase in taxes? Mayor Keith Hobbs and his old council buddies and city manager Tim Commisso say they are shooting for a mark below...

LETTER: Essential services are the city's responsibility LETTER

Essential services are the city’s responsibility As members of the Northwood Group of Concerned Residents, a deputation was  given on Dec. 15th, highlighting the longstanding pocket flooding issues within the area. To date, our lobbying...

LETTER: Energy East Pipeline too dangerous to consider

To the editor: Having attended the meeting hosted by the Ontario Energy Board at the Valhalla Inn on Jan. 14. about the Energy East Pipeline, I have to ask myself “what was the point?”  Even if TransCanada had included all...

OPINION: Valued volunteers OPINION

The number one reason given for quitting a volunteer assignment is that we are just too busy and don’t have the time to do an effective job. Most organizations will lament the loss of a valued volunteer and they usually accept this explanation...

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