Monday, April 4, 2011
Thunder Bay City Council has voted to support the settlement with Horizon Wind. Mayor Keith Hobbs asked to have the vote deferred but the motion was lost; he had a number of questions he wanted administration to answer. Councillor Iain Angus says too much money is at risk to not support the settlement. Councillor Andrew Foulds says if the City had to pay for the 126 million dollar lawsuit it would mean they would be unable to pay for any road work for several years. Hobbs voted against the settlement as did Neebing Councillor Linda Rydholm. The final vote was 8 to 4.
The leader of an anti-wind farm group wants City Council to change some of the clauses found in the proposed settlement with Horizon Wind. John Laforet is the President of Wind Concerns Ontario and says council should hold off on voting on the settlement that would kill the 126 million dollar lawsuit. Laforet thinks council needs to maintain control of the Loch Lomond road allowance; calling it the city's only bargaining chip.
Posted by The Giant 105.3 News at 4:52 PM
The Catholic School board is praising the custodian crew at St Ignatius High School. Executive Director John De Faveri says a man broke into the school and went on a mini rampage Saturday night. Around 8 to 10 thousand dollars in damages were handed out, but workers quickly cleaned up yesterday and everything is business as usually.
Posted by The Giant 105.3 News at 11:42 AM
The snow also caused some outages across the city. Thunder Bay Hydro officials say around 400 customers were without power yesterday night in the North Downtown as well as sporadic outages across the city. Heavy wet snow sticking to power lines and trees combined with some wind is being blamed for the outages.
Posted by The Giant 105.3 News at 7:41 AM
The snow has led to some cancellations this morning. All rural buses have been cancelled for both the public schools and Catholic and French Schools. Crestview, Five Mile, Gorham and Ware, Kakabecka Falls, McKenzie, Norwester View, Valley Central and Whitfish Valley schools are all closed today as well as Thunder Bay Christian School.
Posted by The Giant 105.3 News at 7:11 AM
When you look outside this morning you might feel like you went back in time overnight. We are back into a winter wonderland. Around 3 centimetres of snow is covering the area and a couple more centimetres could fall this morning before changing to scattered rain showers. The snow won't last with highs later this week reaching past the double digits on the plus side.
Posted by The Giant 105.3 News at 5:45 AM