Tuesday, February 21, 2012
A potential 84 thousand dollar budget increase won't be decided until March 5th. Council voted to defer the increase so they can find out more information about where the money will be going. Councillor Larry Hebert asked for the increase to be given to a number of not for profit organizations. Mayor Hobbs didn't want to make a decision until he learned which organizations were asking for the funds.
The District Social Services Board wants to provide money to local organizations working on improving child poverty. CAO Melissa Harrison says the money is available from their Community Social Reinvestment Fund. It will go towards food security programs, school readiness initiatives and homelessness prevention. The deadline to apply is March 2nd.
Thunder Bay Police call a robbery in front of the Fort William Gardens last night "shocking". A mother dropping her kids off at the Hedley Concert was approached by two teens who asked for a cigarette. Staff Sgt. Ryan Gibson says they then started to punch her and stole her purse. The suspects were last seen heading west towards Bethune Street.