Monday, November 26, 2012

Hebert Has Cost Concerns About New Events Centre

A majority of Thunder Bay city councillors want to see the events centre process taken to the next stage. All but two of them have voted to move to phase 3. One of the dissenters is Councillor Larry Hebert who says by making this move they could be overlooking the elephant in the room...the potential 500 million dollar lawsuit involving flood victims . Councillor Linda Rydholm also voted against moving to phase three.

Council Decision Pleases Wilson

With the city another step closer to seeing a new events centre the head of the business community is happy.  Councillors voted to go ahead with it after a three hour meeting tonight that included a handful of presenters including Chamber of Commerce President Harold Wilson who says he's glad to see the project moving forward.  Wilson says while there are questions about affordability, those can be answered during the next stage.

Event Centre One Step Closer To Reality

The city is moving on to the next stage of the events centre process. Councillors voted to accept the consultants recommendation and move on to phase 3 of the project. Mayor Keith Hobbs is all for it.   He says we can't afford not to go ahead with it if we are going to move the city forward.  Only Councillors Hebert and Rydholm voted not to go to the next phase.

Council Hears Event Centre Options

City resident Jon Powers speaks to city councillors about why he is opposed to the event centre concept . He is one of several presenters on this evening's agenda.

Motorcyclist Clocked at 230 KPH

A 53 year old Thunder Bay man has a date with a judge in January to answer to a charge of stunt driving.  This after police say they clocked a motorcycle  going 230 kilometres an hour on the Thunder Bay Expressway near Balsam Street recently.  Police say the man's bike was seized and impounded for a week.

Lcoal Retailers Tout Black Friday $uccess

City merchants are emerging from the Black Friday weekend with smiles on their faces. Dave Radford of the Power Centre says his company did extremely well and compares the sales numbers with Boxing Day, something that was unheard of five years ago when they started the local trend. Radford says it's unlikely that Black Friday will ever replace Boxing Day but it adds a new dimension to the holiday shopping season.

Police Seize Nearly $14,000 Worth Of Ecstasy

A 29 year old Ignace man is facing drug charges after provincial police raided a residence on Saturday morning. The O.P.P were initially called because of a report of an assault. Police also seized almost $14,000 worth of Ecstasy. In addition, he was charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking. The man remains in custody and will appear in Dryden court at the end of the month.

Crime Of The Week

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