Monday, January 9, 2012
The City's Urban Aboriginal Strategy is looking for some more money from City Council. The proposed 2012 budget already includes 125-thousand dollars for their cause, but an additional 25-thousand is being requested. The money if approved would be used to continue their Action Circle Coordinator position. The money won't be approved until Council tackles the 2012 budget.
The new President of the Amalgamated Transit Union is throwing her support behind a central location for a proposed bus terminal. Sheila Kivisto spoke to City Council Monday night and says they're still working on finding a way to make routes faster. Kivisto notes they are pushing to locate the main terminal at the Lakehead Labour Centre across from the Intercity mall.
The City's infrastructure deficit must be addressed but not at the cost of cutting services. That's the opinion of Councillor Andrew Foulds who says infrastructure effects every aspect of city life. That being said Foulds believes services are a type of infrastructure.
A company spokesperson says if they're found to be at fault for the fire they'll pay. Dave Harris says they'll be submitting the MNR's bill as well as their own from the municipal fire department.
Posted by The Giant 105.3 News at 10:48 AM
A hopeful in the Federal NDP leadership race will be in the City tonight. B.C. MP Nathan Cullen is holding a meet and greet at the Madhouse Tavern this afternoon and then another event in the evening for party faithful. An NDP all candidates debate will be held in Sudbury in February.
Posted by The Giant 105.3 News at 6:18 AM