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Jeanetty

Member since: Apr, 2018

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Community centres opt for independence - mostly

Community centres opt for independence - mostly

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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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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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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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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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Powlowski hopes to keep TB-Rainy River in Liberal fold

Powlowski hopes to keep TB-Rainy River in Liberal fold

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Jeanetty commented

Marcus Powlowski our Liberal Candidate for Thunder Bay Rainy River grew up like I did with a caring family who had little financially but raised their children with love and determination. He is now an ER doctor with a solid Law background but also brings a deeper understanding of what it is like to grow up with very little, a life lesson that has made him the man he is today. Marcus brings life experience, hard work ethic, and the determination to provide Thunder Bay Rainy River with strong representation in Ottawa. I encourage you to consider supporting Marcus in the upcoming Federal Election. Jeanetty Jumah

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<b>Letter to the editor:</b> The need for Dease Pool

Letter to the editor: The need for Dease Pool

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Jeanetty commented

I did not know Lori Paras's personal story but appreciate that she was willing to share it. Sharing her reality with those who may have been raised in more privileged circumstances may help. Growing up in the East End of Thunder Bay with immigrant parents who worked very hard to make ends meet, I lived a happy life with very little. It was very tough and many of you know about that life. Hockey on the road, finding free activities, making friends & growing into successful adults. It was not easy & not everyone succeeded but with my hardworking encouraging parents, I seized opportunities that gave me a successful teaching career. That is the future the children & youth in the Dease/Victoriaville area deserve but these areas are much rougher than where I grew up. As a City we need to provide for the poorer areas of our community so promising youth can aspire & become the future leaders for Thunder Bay as many East Enders have. Dease Pool should be rebuilt. Thanks Lori.

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Art Widnall Pool seeing busy summer following Dease Pool closure

Art Widnall Pool seeing busy summer following Dease Pool closure

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I live here.Widnall Pool is packed & doesn't serve the children in the Dease area who must come down some very unsafe streets to get there. It amazes me how Admin & City Councillors who don't live in the area & see daily life, ensure they speak out as experts. The Soccerplex, I first supported is rising in costs & yet Council cannot provide a rebuild/retrofit for 1million for Dease Pool for a healthy, safe, close place for families, youth & Seniors to swim & learn to swim. When do all parts of Thunder Bay receive equal treatment? Despite over 6000 supporting signatures, City Admin plans the demise of a needed activity in a poor part of our city. When is the last time you went to Victoriaville & surrounding areas & felt safe about going there? Glad some programming returned to Dease Park with good participation, requested by presenters at the FWGardens meeting. People in our community do have useful ideas. It is all about what is best for the people in this area & not who takes credit.

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Implications of Dease Pool heritage designation to get closer look

Implications of Dease Pool heritage designation to get closer look

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We keep forgetting the needs of the people who live in that area of McKellar Ward. It is time to invest in rebuilding the pool not only to provide families in the area a place to swim but also to provide people with a safe healthy activity in a part of our city that has been neglected over the years by City Council. We need to take back our City starting with investing in positive activities for the people of McKellar Ward. We can afford a Soccer/Tennis plex at 30+ million so why not also rebuild a pool for 1 million and improve a very unsafe part of our city by making it more family friendly. Councillors everyone in Thunder Bay deserves the same opportunities. Just because the majority of families in this particular part of McKellar Ward are lower income why do they not count as much as the families who will be able to afford to use the new Soccer/Tennis plex which definitely will have costs. My children played soccer...the costs are high.

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Climate rally demands action

Climate rally demands action

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Jeanetty commented

Our Youth are our FUTURE! So proud of you for standing up for our planet! Climate Change is very real. Just look at the climate issues our world is facing today. Positive change starts with a few strong individuals ready to speak up and take a stand. If the current weather related disasters in our world do not warn adults that is time to take action on climate change, then I stand behind our Youth who are prepared to recognize the reality which will impact them for the rest of their lives. There is a price to pay for combatting Climate Change, I agree, but there is a much Higher Price to pay if WE DON'T. Well-done...keep fighting. It only takes a few people to lead a monumental change to protect our world! Jeanetty Jumah

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Traffic lights removed for study at Victoria Avenue and Lillie Street intersection

Traffic lights removed for study at Victoria Avenue and Lillie Street intersection

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I went by about 6:30pm on Wed February 27, a cold night. There were a few younger people lined up on Lillie trying to cross Victoria to the other side of Lillie and were still waiting to cross when I went by. What is going to happen to our Seniors from Leila Graco who cross there. We need lights given the ages, young and senior of the people crossing there. It is not that easy for Seniors with good feet let alone walkers to cross in any kind of weather let alone winter conditions. It is dangerous.

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