Monday, June 20, 2011
City Lawmakers are giving the hotel developers the go ahead to increase the height of the hotel by two metres. Council approved the changes at Monday night's meeting. They also decided to allow the hotel to have a parking further from the building in Marina Park.
You came to us, we didn't come to you. That was the parting shot from Developer Giselle McDonald to Council at Monday night's meeting. McDonald was before council to ask for a two metre increase in the height of the hotel. She told councillors that everything they do is to ensure they fulfill the City's vision of the waterfront hotel. Council was also asked to designate extra parking for the hotel.
It's a win win situation. That's the feeling of the Condo developer for the Thunder Bay Country Club. Robert Zanetti says the creation of 80 condo units and a new club house will mean 400 thousand dollars in taxes per year for the City. Council approved changes to the Official Plan to allow the construction on Country Club land.
Striking Cliffs Natural Resources employees are threatening a blockade at the company's Ring of Fire site. About 2 dozen workers walked off the job on Friday. Spokesperson Jesse Nadon says they were offered a package that would see them get paid less than fast food employees.
|Laura Palmer- resident |