Sunday, November 3, 2013

Working with the James Street Bridge

With the James Street Bridge expected to be closed a little while longer for cars and trucks Councillor Joe Vidiramo says drivers must remain patient. The Councillor believes given the bridges history it's worth it to take the extra time needed to ensure the job is done right. Vidiramo also mentioned replacing the bridge as a possibility that should not go overlooked.

Addition to Mission Island

The Lakehead Region Conservation Authority will continue to add to the Mission Island lookout. Donna Blunt is the groups Vice-Chair and spoke at the Thunder Bay District Municipal League this past weekend. Along with increased maintenance and planting, the group will introduce four new interactive panels in the new year.

Pumpkin Compost

Now that Halloween has past doesn't mean you need to throw your Jack-O-Lantern in the garbage. The Great Pumpkin Compost is an environmentally friendly way to dispose of your old pumpkin. Collection bins are placed at the County Fair Mall on Dawson Road, the Lakehead Labour Centre on Fort William and the Westfort Playfield off Neebing Avenue. The bins will be open until November 15th.

Cell Phone Protection Bill Passes

The Provincial Government is supporting cell phone users by passing the new Wireless Services Agreements Act.  The final vote on the legislation was held last week and Thunder Bay Atikokan MPP Bill Mauro says they'll be protecting wireless customers by ensuring contracts be written in plain language with all the basic fees and extra charges clearly spelled out.  Mauro adds the new law will mean fewer surprises for people when they enter into cell phone and wireless service contracts in the Spring of 2014.