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Jeanetty

Member since: Apr, 2018

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Skate park proposed for the former Dease Pool site

Skate park proposed for the former Dease Pool site

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Jeanetty commented

A skateboard park is the last thing we need in this space. There are many in our community & young people in this area can easily walk to Delaney Skate Park near the Legion track. What this area needs is an enhanced place for families with young children, Seniors, & individuals in the area so they can go out, exercise, & relax with little cost. I grew up & live in McKellar Ward & know first hand that we need more of this. How about adding tables for Seniors to meet & play bridge or a discing area. Herb Carroll Centre Senior activities are gone & Seniors have to head to West Arthur something not possible for many who do not drive in this McKellar Ward Area. Plant some trees, add a small covered area for Seniors, families, & bring healthy activities back to this underserviced recreation area that people can walk to. Groups may later offer free yoga, Tai Chi or more. Dease Park should offer a great free child friendly Summer Program & I hope it continues after being reinstated last year.

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Alternate fire plan recommendation could save $1.1 million annually

Alternate fire plan recommendation could save $1.1 million annually

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Jeanetty commented

Fires in the East End & McKellar Ward are serviced by the Vickers Fire Station. How will we get safe service if it is closed given the railway lines that circle our area? What if trains were stopped on the Walmart crossing, Intercity crossing,&fire trucks were coming from PA as is proposed, or further afield in FW. How many of you have been stuck waiting for trains to pass or worse yet stopped trains? How many lives or homes are saved if firetrucks get here faster. In July my neighbour had a huge fire requiring many trucks & fortunately they got through. My house next door sustained damage but the firemen made it there on time to save both houses. We need Vickers Street Fire Station that can access the East End &surrounding areas without having to risk a stopped train on a railway crossing. Saving money or saving lives? The answer for me is easy. Stop a fire from spreading because our Firemen can get here in time. Come to my area & see why we need the Vickers Fire Station to stay open.

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Judge hears closing arguments in Brayden Bushby manslaughter trial

Judge hears closing arguments in Brayden Bushby manslaughter trial

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Jeanetty commented

The trailer hitch was thrown with INTENT to harm a person. When a person decides to take an illegal action that will hurt someone, they must be prepared to answer for their actions. Barbara Kentner would not have ended in the hospital on January 29, 2017 if it were not for this assault. You do not know the condition of the person when you make the decision to blatantly throw a trailer hitch at a person walking down the street but that falls on the person choosing to commit the unwarranted assault, not the victim of the assault. The trailer hitch lead to surgery to repair her ruptured bowel.Of course, the medical complications for this person were increased. Imagine someone with a heart condition being hit by a trailer hitch, or a child or senior with previous health problems. The victims are not to blame for the actions of this young man & friends who choose to drive around our city assaulting people they do not know. It could have been you or me. This must end in our city with justice

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Game on for indoor turf facility

Game on for indoor turf facility

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Jeanetty commented

Mauro said "The city borrows every year. It's just a matter of what you want to borrow for." Mayor Mauro this citizen believes we debenture such a huge amount during challenging times for NEEDS not WANTS, & we show patience & wait for government funding rather than add more debt to our city coffers for something we could wait for...even our City Manager encouraged Council to do this. This has nothing to do with wanting a Turf Facility but how we will be able to use all available resources including government funding to cover the costs. This decision should have been based on strong fiscal advice, the Covid Crisis, & the potential to lose government funding if our City chose not to wait. Why is this something that needs to be pushed through right now at all costs. Very disappointed with our Mayor & those Councillors who opted to go ahead without considering all financial aspects. We the citizens pay for financial decisions made & we are hurting right now. It was not the right time.

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Two councillors seek delay of indoor turf project

Two councillors seek delay of indoor turf project

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Jeanetty commented

Thank you to Brian Hamilton & Mark Bentz for facing realistically the financial challenges our community and Thunder Bay must deal with first during these challenging COVID Virus times. Put this plan on the wish list for a few years and use the money that is in Reserve already for this Project--12 million to cover our increased costs so our taxpayers are not burdened by increases at this time when everyone is facing hard financial problems including our businesses. It is not the right time and I would like the City to use any funding received to support our local businesses and alleviate tax increases for our citizens first. I am very disappointed that other councillors don't support putting this project on our wishlist for 3+ years down the road when hopefully our community has overcome the financial challenges COVID has placed on our citizens & businesses. Serious concerns about the push! Just got my tax bill & it is higher.

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Conservatory on city council chopping block

Conservatory on city council chopping block

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Jeanetty replied

The safety issues like snow plowing which can cost the city thousands if someone falls and sues the city are NOT IMPORTANT according to our City Manager. What about the safety of our citizens! We need to get our priorities right. There are WANTS, and there are NEEDS, and there are items that will cost the City far more if they are cut if you want to look at this practically. I was told the reason non-profits require Insurance for every event in a City run building is because the number of lawsuits have gone up dramatically. If this is true City Manager, why are you not plowing the sidewalks to save the city money in the long run. THIS makes BUSINESS and Citizen sense to me.

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Community centres opt for independence - mostly

Community centres opt for independence - mostly

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Jeanetty commented

When West Arthur Community Centre opted out, the result was many non-profits using the building for community and group events could not afford the new rates plus insurance established for hall rental. We had been there for over 20 years and I did do a presentation to their then Board about the rising rental costs because we were a non-profit group that depended on membership to support our events all of which were open to the community at large. My thanks to the Board Members who showed understanding and said they would try to get non-profit rates but that did not work out and we had to move our events to another venue that valued what we do for our community. In my presentation, I mentioned that this was a Community Centre and that my tax dollars were supposed to be supporting the hall so many sports, groups, could have an affordable place to meet because this is why a number of us feel we have Community Centre. They are for the community. We are happy in our new selected venue.

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Randy Scheffee passes away at 57

Randy Scheffee passes away at 57

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Jeanetty commented

Randy Scheffee was a hardworking and kind news anchor who we enjoyed listening to. He really supported our community. He will be greatly missed.

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Firefighters tell city council to reject consultant's recommendations

Firefighters tell city council to reject consultant's recommendations

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Jeanetty commented

City Council is considering closing/replanning the Vickers Street Fire Hall. I live in this area and have some serious concerns. If the Vickers Street Fire Station is closed and moved to the suggested locations, fire trucks will then have to cross the surrounding railways to come to help much of the area the Vickers Station currently serves. When trains are stopped on the crossings, something that has happened to most of us, and there is no other way to get to the fire location until the train moves, this can cost lives. The last time I was stopped for over 10 minutes. Firefighters from Vickers Street can help our area and get to fires without crossing the tracks in many areas...check a map...I speak up for McKellar Ward because I live here and understand this area's needs. When decisions are made, people and safety must be part of the consideration.

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Future of fire services considered

Future of fire services considered

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Jeanetty commented

City Council is considering closing/replanning the Vickers Street Fire Hall. I live in this area and have some serious concerns. If the Vickers Street Fire Station is closed and moved to the suggested locations, fire trucks will then have to cross the surrounding railways to come to help much of the area the Vickers Station currently serves. When trains are stopped on the crossings, something that has happened to most of us, and there is no other way to get to the fire location until the train moves, this can cost lives. The last time I was stopped for over 10 minutes. Firefighters from Vickers Street can help our area and get to fires without crossing the tracks in many areas...check a map...I speak up for McKellar Ward because I live here and understand this area's needs. When decisions are made, people and safety must be part of the consideration. Jeanetty Jumah

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