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City leaders condemn 'hate motivated crimes' in wake of egging incidents

City leaders condemn 'hate motivated crimes' in wake of egging incidents

Statement issued on behalf of city council and administration urges the community to report hate crimes and stand up to racism after two people were hit by eggs thrown from passing vehicles earlier this week.
Mental health crisis response program gets funding for one-year pilot

Mental health crisis response program gets funding for one-year pilot

North West LHIN to provide $300,000 for one-year pilot program to pair police officers with mental health workers.
Zoning amendment approved for proposed McVicar condo

Zoning amendment approved for proposed McVicar condo

Neighbourhood residents express objections due to concerns about parking, traffic congestion and stormwater run-off.
Doctor pushes for tougher idling restrictions

Doctor pushes for tougher idling restrictions

Dr. Nicki Wilberforce recommends drafting a bylaw to limit idling to 60 seconds with temperature exemption for winter months.
U18 Baseball World Cup generated $6.3M for city

U18 Baseball World Cup generated $6.3M for city

32,000 tickets sold for tournament's 50 games.
Fort William 'not asking anymore' for city to give up taxing authority

Fort William 'not asking anymore' for city to give up taxing authority

Chief Peter Collins says Fort William First Nation is opposed to paying taxes on land they are the "rightful owners."
Collins urges city to drop Swing Bridge legal battle

Collins urges city to drop Swing Bridge legal battle

Fort William First Nation chief says a new bridge west of the James Street Swing Bridge has a preliminary cost estimate of $25 million.
Group planning to bring other pieces of transportation heritage to waterfront

Group planning to bring other pieces of transportation heritage to waterfront

Brill trolley buses, James Whalen tugboat could make their way to Pool Six in the near future.
Budget finalized with 3.13 per cent levy hike

Budget finalized with 3.13 per cent levy hike

Council ratifies 2018 municipal spending plan with gross levy increase of 3.13 per cent, amounting to a net of 2.42 per cent to existing taxpayers after factoring growth.
Planning studies for indoor tennis and soccer projects get city funding

Planning studies for indoor tennis and soccer projects get city funding

Council approves $20,500 out of reserves for tennis to explore bubble over four exisiting courts and $25,000 added to budget for soccer to further study tourism and economic impacts of proposed multi-million facility.