Monday, March 12, 2012
The Consulting Team for the proposed Events Centre gave an initial report to City Council Monday night. Conrad Boychuck of CEI Architecture and Ron Bidulka of Price Waterhouse Coopers gave an overview of where the team is in regards to the feasibility and design process. Boychuck says during the February 29 open house, they found that the biggest issue for the public seems to be location. Boychuck says results from a survey done at the meeting showed that the economic impact for the City and Region was the most important aspect for the location. Bidulka says he is working on developing the business plan for each location and assess potential impacts on the surrounding area. The team will hold another open house April 11th at the Da Vinci Centre.
The Thunder Bay Border Cats wants everyone to get into the habit of calling the former Port Arthur Stadium, Subway Field. The organization is asking the local media to refer to their home ballpark exclusively by that name. The club has had a naming rights agreement with Subway since 2010, but the name hasn't caught on with many of the public. A news release states that the change is no different than Skydome now being called Rogers Centre.
A man in his 60's is recovering in hospital after being hit by a train this afternoon on the CPR tracks at the Marina Park Overpass. CP spokesperson Kevin Hrysak says it appears the man was trying to crawl under a rail car which then began moving and suffered serious injuries that are not a threat to his life.