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Council in Brief: Oct. 5

Council in Brief: Oct. 5

City council debates investments in conservatory and greenhouses, proposed Thunder Bay letter sign.
Group launches anti-turf facility campaign

Group launches anti-turf facility campaign

Anonymous citizens group launches survey, ads targeting city council decision to proceed with indoor turf facility.
Conservatory gets boost with greenhouse investment

Conservatory gets boost with greenhouse investment

City council allocates nearly $2 million to replace production greenhouses, with councillors indicating support for future renewal of conservatory.
Council hits pause on Thunder Bay letter sign

Council hits pause on Thunder Bay letter sign

Council opts to delay decision on estimated $150,000 project until 2021 budget process on 7-6 vote
Thunder Bay enacts open data policy

Thunder Bay enacts open data policy

Move will see open data portal launched later this year, encouraging greater sharing of city information
Conservatory investments recommended

Conservatory investments recommended

City administration suggests replacing production greenhouses, exploring renewal options for conservatory, bucking services review recommendation.
City considers handing surveillance program to police

City considers handing surveillance program to police

In re-vote, councillors opt to consider handing management of Eye on the Street video surveillance program to Thunder Bay Police Service.
Slight delays for turf facility

Slight delays for turf facility

Delays for early milestones on controversial sports complex due to COVID-19, city council hears.
UPDATED: Second thoughts on letter sign

UPDATED: Second thoughts on letter sign

Thunder Bay's city council hit pause on the $150,000 letter sign project, delaying a decision until the 2021 budget deliberations.
Dease Park investments on table for 2021

Dease Park investments on table for 2021

Future of pool site more uncertain, but city plans redevelopment of Dease Park to increase recreational opporunities.