Thursday, May 26, 2011
Northwestern Ontario's local road boards will be sharing 25 million dollars in provincial funds. Thunder Bay Atikokan MPP Bill Mauro says the money will be used to fix rural roads across the region. The funding is part of the 2011 budget. Northern Development Minister Michael Gravelle made the announcement on Thursday.
The city now knows how it can handle parking issues at Marina Park after the waterfront development is complete. Development Services Manager Mark Smith says a new parking study shows how the city can add 900 new spaces by expanding the Pearl Street Parking lot. The study lands on the laps of councillors Monday evening.
Thunder Bay's Bombardier workers have a new union rep. Dominic Pasqualino is taking over for Paul Pugh who stepped down after 12 years at the helm of CAW local 1075. Pasqualino says he has big shoes to fill and hopes to continue to promote the plant.