Monday, June 25, 2012
The City is turning down a proposal to buy the Earthwise Trademark. An energy company wants the City to either lease the use of the name or purchase it. Councillor Ken Boshcoff calls the request to purchase the trademark offensive. The Earthwise committee wants council to buy the trademark for 44 thousand dollars. The committee has one year left on their current lease of the name.
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The City is moving forward after the May 28th flood. Council approved a number of initiatives at it's Monday night meeting that will help pinpoint flood areas including a neighborhood drainage study and review of it's sewage treatment infrastructure. City Manager Tim Commisso says they'll be digging deep into what areas were hit by the flooding. A report on the cost of the studies of neighborhoods and the sewage treatment plant will come before council in July.
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The City is going to take over the funds raised by the Salvation Army and Red Cross. The decision was made at tonight's council meeting. After the two organizations updated council on their work, councillors gave them a standing ovation.
A group of concerned Northwood residents expressed their anger over repeat flooding in their neighborhood. They told council they've warned the City over and over again about the periodic flooding that happened long before the May 28th flood. They feel they've done everything they can to prevent flooding. They are in favour of City staff's plan to conduct a neighborhood drainage study.
The Red Cross has 28 thousand dollars more in it's relief fund for city flood victims. Spokesperson Rob Kilgour says it comes from money raised by the unions within the city's public and catholic school boards which he hints may get matching funds. Kilgour says the organization's flood fund has reached a quarter million dollars and continues to grow.
The recent wet weather helped keep forest fire activity to a minimum this weekend. The Ministry of Natural Resources is reporting 7 active fires in the Northwest Region. One in the far North of the Nipigon District and six in the Sioux Lookout District. There are no problems being reported with these fires. They are all classed as Being Observed. The weather forecast is calling for another sunny day today and the fire hazard is rising. It is "Moderate" to "High" in the West and "Moderate" across the remainder of the region.
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