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Council hesitates on indoor sports facility funding

Council hesitates on indoor sports facility funding

Millions set aside, but some councillors say city can’t afford project.
Consultants single out 12 city sectors for further review

Consultants single out 12 city sectors for further review

Human resources, roads, parks, Sister Cities and child care among the areas consultants say need a closer look as the city performs its first service and program review in two decades.
Indoor rinks cost taxpayers $1M in operating losses in 2019

Indoor rinks cost taxpayers $1M in operating losses in 2019

Fort William Gardens the most expensive to run, with $462,300 in operating losses this year.
Carrick/Vickers corridor bridge hits snag

Carrick/Vickers corridor bridge hits snag

Soft soils could have major impact on nearby main trunk sanitary sewer line if the proposed location is used. Administration looking at options, including stretching construction over two seasons.
Falling dollar helping draw American tourists

Falling dollar helping draw American tourists

Traffic increased at the Pigeon River border crossing by two per cent. However, the region is getting less promotional support from the province.
Integrity commissioner advised to seek legal opinion on conflict charges

Integrity commissioner advised to seek legal opinion on conflict charges

Council wants to be certain conflict of interest and breaching the code of conduct charges against sitting councillors have a basis in law before moving forward.
Council refers strategic plan for further discussion

Council refers strategic plan for further discussion

Several councillors expressed concern about the lack of a growth pillar in the three-year plan that would address business and economic development.
RFDA looking at new holistic model

RFDA looking at new holistic model

Organization looking to partner with health-care and other service providers like the Salvation Army to help end the cycle of poverty in Thunder Bay and Northwestern Ontario.
Council to hold special meeting to address community safety

Council to hold special meeting to address community safety

Nov. 25 meeting will be open to the public and feature councillors bringing forth solutions and suggestions from the public to solve the growing violence problem facing the community.
Council awards $1.5M contract to design indoor soccer facility

Council awards $1.5M contract to design indoor soccer facility

Despite fiscal objections from some around the council table, city's elected officials decided to take the $30-million project to the next phase.