Thursday, February 16, 2012
Bombardier is setting a energy saving example in the city. The facility has been given a Platinum Level Energy Savings Award from Thunder Bay Hydro for saving over 50 kilowatts of electricity. A Spokesperson with the Utility Bill Willis says Bombardier will hopefully encourage other business to save energy. Willis says Bombardier changed out old light fixtures for new energy efficient ones.
The Northwestern Ontario Municipal Association isn't pleased with Don Drummond's report to the Provincial Government. Vice President Iain Angus says they don't like Drummond's suggestion that the Government delay by two years the planned upload of 1.5 billion in provincial costs from the municipal property tax base. The Drummond report was released on Wednesday.
Police were forced to use a taser on a 25 year old man last night. Officers were called to the Balsam Street area for an unknown problem, when a man swung at one of the officers with a shovel. The suspect fled and was located a short distance away, this time the man produced a BBQ fork and attempted to stab the officer. That's when police tasered the man to the ground. Both officers and the accused are not injured. He's charged with assault with a weapon and making threats to kill.
Thunder Bay's District Social Services Board will table it's 83 million dollar budget today. CAO Melissa Harrison says it's a 1.5 percent increase from last year's fiscal document The City's share of the Municipal levy is seventy five percent or just over 18 million dollars. Harrison thinks board members might choose to defer the budget until next Thursday's meeting.