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Council to provide update on inquest recommendations

City staff and council will be discussing the progress on the recommendations from the coroner's inquest into the deaths of seven First Nation teens Monday night.
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THUNDER BAY -- City staff and council will be talking on Monday night about what's been done to meet the recommendations from the coroner's inquest into the deaths of seven First Nations teens here in Thunder Bay.

The inquest made 31 specific recommendations aimed at the City of Thunder Bay, and staff said most of those are either complete or in progress.

Many of those recommendations centre around giving indigenous youth better access to city services and facilities.

To that end, staff are proposing council approve a First Nations student bus pass pilot program, to be rolled out in September.

Another recommendation was a safety audit of the city's waterways, which was carried out last month and the results are to be presented on Monday as well.

Council will also receive a report recommending the city approve up to $125,000 dollars in funding to tow the former icebreaker Alexander Henry to Thunder Bay, to use it as a museum ship.

(TBT News)





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