Monday, October 24, 2011
A call for administration to work with the health unit to look into the health impacts of cell phone towers died last night. Instead Council voted in favour of creating a standard notice for the public that let's them know when a cell phone tower is going to be placed in their neighbourhood.
Thunder Bay's Police Department's million dollar budget deficit didn't go unnoticed at Monday night's council meeting. Mayor Keith Hobbs and several other councillors expressed their displeasure and worry over the announcement that was made last week at a Police board meeting. The cost over runs are being blamed on overtime and legal fees.
City Council will have to wait to be updated on the Lake Superior Centre for Regenerative Medicine project. The city provided five hundred thousand dollars towards the implementation of a business strategy for the centre. Administration will bring a report back to council on November 28th.
Thunder Bay has beaten out several large American cities to host the 2016 Can-Am Police Fire Games. The games will be held in The Lakehead July 2nd to 10th, and will bring in more than a thousand competitors. Police Chief JP Levesque says the games are expected to bring in over 5 million dollars in economic activity.
Posted by The Giant 105.3 News at 11:48 AM