Monday, September 26, 2011
Thunder Bay's Fire Chief updated Council and the public about some of the upcoming issues facing the department. Chief John Hay says they will be consulting the public about the possibility of relocating the Brown Street Station to the area of Neebing Avenue and Rosslyn Road. Other priorities include increasing staff levels and rebuilding the Neebing Fire Station. The Chief's speech was a first report and the master fire plan will be examined more closely in November.
Thunder Bay's Crime Prevention Council is working on implementing some of the strategies in their prevention plan. Chair Wendy Landry admits it's not a cure all. Speaking at last night's City Council meeting, Acting Crime Prevention Co-ordinator Sheila Hendrick says they've already started to work towards some of their goals. Hendrick says part of her job will be to ensure the plan is implemented.
City Council is sending a letter of questions to all the candidates in the upcoming provincial election. Mayor Keith Hobbs says council wants to hear what the candidates think on a number of issue and has sent out a letter. Hobbs says the biggest concern of council is the issue of an industrial hydro rate.
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