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Judge Release video on Rainfall Tax - Thursday, September 13, 2018

Mayority Candidate Shane Judge
Release video on Rainfall Tax

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THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  September 13, 2018  (LSN) Thunder Bay city councillors are about to hit homeowners with a new tax. Those councillors aren’t talking about it during the election campaign. But they’re committed to it. It’s called a stormwater management fee. I call it the rainfall tax. But whatever you call it, it’s a tax grab. Nothing less.

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Old Highway 61 – Closures Continue - Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Work Proceeds on Old Highway 61 – Closures Continue

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COOK COUNTY, MINNESOTA - September 11, 2018  (LSN) Old Highway 61 (CSAH 17) in Grand Portage, is closed from Highway 61 to Mineral Center Road this week as Northland Constructors rebuilds CSAH 17.  Two crews will continue excavating the roadbed and replacing culverts along Old Hwy. 61. This road closure is expected to last a couple of weeks.

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MAURO CALLS FOR DELAY IN HIRING OF NEW POLICE CHIEF - Wednesday, September 12, 2018

MAURO CALLS FOR DELAY IN HIRING OF NEW POLICE CHIEF

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THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO -  September 12, 2018   (LSN)  Bill Mauro is calling upon the Thunder Bay Police Services Board to stop the process of selecting Thunder Bay’s new Chief of Police.

 

Currently the Police Services Board is under investigation by the Ontario Civilian Police Commission. The Commission is looking into the oversight provided by the Board to the police service in the City of Thunder Bay.

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Corbiere Lavell receives Order of Canada - Saturday, September 8, 2018

Anishinabek Nation’s Citizenship Commissioner Jeannette Corbiere Lavell receives Order of Canada

Anishinabek Nation’s Citizenship Commissioner Jeannette Corbiere Lavell receives Order of Canada  Lake Superior News
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THUNDER BAY, ONTARIOR  =  September 8, 2018  - (LSN)  Anishinabek Nation Grand Council Chief Glen Hare would like to congratulate the Anishinabek Nation’s Citizenship Commissioner Jeannette Corbiere Lavell (Keewednanung) on becoming a member of the Order of Canada.

 

“I was proud to attend the presentation of the Order of Canada to Jeannette Corbiere Lavell on behalf of the Anishinabek Nation,” expressed Grand Council Chief Hare. “Jeannette is the Anishinabek Nation Citizenship Commissioner and has dedicated her life to fighting for women’s rights and equality for Anishinaabe women.”

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Thunder Bay Delegation Brings Critical Issues to Province - Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Thunder Bay Delegation Brings Critical Issues to Province

City of Thunder Bay at AMO Iain Angus  Joe Virdiramo  Lake Superior News
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THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO - August 22, 2018 (LSN)   Thunder Bay’s key priorities were brought to the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) Annual Conference in Ottawa this week.

 

A delegation led by Mayor Keith Hobbs, along with Councillor Joe Virdiramo, Chair – Intergovernmental Affairs Committee, Councillor Iain Angus and City Manager Norm Gale brought forward 18 community issues to lobby for action and/or funding for Thunder Bay. 

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Failed Essar-Algoma Tax Deal - Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Failed Essar-Algoma Tax Deal says Ring

Essar-Algoma tax file  Rory Ring    Lake Superior News
#LSN_News  #LSN_Municipal Elections     Ring on Essar-Algoma Taxes

Last night the community was told taxes owed by Algoma will be paid and the City and the Mayor achieved a great victory. The community was told that Essar-Algoma owed $23.8 Million and the City negotiated a settlement of $21.8 Million.  This is not true. The total taxes owed by Essar-Algoma from the time they went into CCAA until now is more than $36 Million and the city only got just over $20 Million. The Mayor is misrepresenting the facts.

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Province Signs MOU with AMO - Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Ontario Strengthening Relationship with Municipalities

Steve Clark, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, and Lynn Dollin, AMO  Lake Superior News
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OTTAWA, ONTARIO -  August 21, 2018  (LSN)  Ontario's Government for the People reinforced its partnership with municipalities today by signing a joint memorandum of understanding 

The memorandum of understanding, signed by Steve Clark, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, and Lynn Dollin, AMO President, sets out the principles and procedures of how the Province consults with AMO on provincial legislation or regulations that have a significant impact on municipalities. 

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Ford Speaks at AMO - Monday, August 20, 2018

Ford Speaks at AMO
Promises Municipalities a say in Cannabis Retail Stores

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OTTAWA, ONTARIO  -  August 20, 2018  (LISN)  Premier Doug Ford's remarks at the AMO 2018 Annual Conference Thank you so much for that kind introduction and the very warm welcome. I am a huge believer in having an honest and open dialogue with municipalities. 

The decisions you make around service delivery and infrastructure investments have real impacts on the daily lives of Ontario residents. 

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Lutsen Bridge Complete Ahead of Schedule - Thursday, August 16, 2018

Lutsen Bridge Complete and Open to Traffic Ahead of Schedule

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LUTSEN, MINNESOTA - August 15, 2018  (lLSN)  After a congested summer of road construction between Eagle Ridge Resort and Papa Charlie’s, Cook County’s Highway 5 bridge is now open.  

 

The new $823,000 concrete structure, funded by Cook County’s Transportation Sales Tax, replaced a load-restricted steel bridge with deteriorated timber abutments. Last winter’s first draft schedule for this project forecasted a completion date at the end of September

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Join the “EARTH EX” - Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Join the “EARTH EX” Preparedness Event

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COOK COUNTY, MINNESOTA - August 15, 2018 (LSN)   As we become more dependent on interconnected utilities and technology (including energy grids, communications, data systems, etc.) we also become more vulnerable to catastrophe from damages to those systems.

 

Think it can’t happen to you? Just this January 2018 large parts of Cook County experienced an extended power outage during frigid temps. In 2010, Lake County experienced the 2010 fiber-optic failure and couldn’t make phone calls, buy gasoline or make bank transactions. Every wind storm or blizzard has the potential to damage our grid systems. 

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Invasive Plant Info Session for Gardeners! - Monday, July 30, 2018

EcoSuperior – An Invasive Plant Info Session for Gardeners!

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THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO -  July 30, 2018  (LSN)  There are many sites throughout Thunder Bay where greenspaces and forested areas are currently threatened by invasive species. Invasive plants are non-native species which threaten the natural environment by outcompeting native plant species. In many cases, these invasive species were originally sold as ornamental or edible garden plants. Gardeners may be unwittingly jeopardizing local ecosystems by keeping certain plants in their home landscape.

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City Hall Sounds Concert Series - Monday, July 30, 2018

City Hall Sounds Concert Series

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THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO - July 30, 2018  (LSN) 6th Annual City Hall Sounds concert series will take place in McGillivray Square (in front of City Hall) every Thursday in August from noon-1 PM. City Hall Sounds is coordinated by the Crime Prevention Council 

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Dew Drop Inn Since 1981 - Thursday, July 26, 2018

Dew Drop Inn Since 1981 provide a safe, welcoming environment
Serving hungry men, women, and children daily

Dew Drop Inn   Lake Superior News
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THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  - July 26, 2018  (LSN)   St. Andrew's Dew Drop Inn soup kitchen was established in 1981 to address the needs of the hungry in the community of Thunder Bay.  The Dew Drop Inn is open daily and serves a nutritious mid-day meal between 2:00 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. We provide a safe, welcoming environment where hungry men, women, and children can come to eat with no questions asked and where they are treated with dignity and respect.

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High Bids Rejected - Wednesday, July 25, 2018

High Bids Rejected and Proposed Capital Projects Deferred 

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COOK COUNTY, MINNESOTA - July 25, 2018 (LSN)  The proposed Hovland Public Works Garage and Community Center Warming House capital projects will be deferred after attempts to value engineer the bids received by the County, were unsuccessful.

On June 26, the Board voted to accept the lowest bid on all three of the County’s proposed major capital projects contingent on the ability to value engineer each of the projects within the fiscal constraints of the allocated budget. Attempts to negotiate the two contracts to meet the budget constraints were made over the last few weeks, by County Administrator Jeff and were subsequently rejected when price tags remained too high.

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Taxing rainfall is not a solution - Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Taxing rainfall is not a solution to a revenue problem
Says Mayority Candidate Shane Judge

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THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  July 18, 2018  (LSN) City council thinks taxing rainfall is a solution to a revenue problem. I say this proposed new tax is no solution, it’s a symptom of a council that’s out of control.

 
          
I’m talking about the plan to create a new city tax on the rain that falls on your home or condo.

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CNrail Appeal of Swing Bridge - Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Hobbs Angry over CNrail Appeal of Swing Bridge

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#LSN_News  CN Swing Bridge over the Kaministiquia River

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO - July 18, 2018  (LSN)   CN has provided the City of Thunder Bay notice that it intends to appeal the Court of Appeal’s decision ordering CN to repair and reopen the James Street bridge to all traffic, including cars and trucks.

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CANDIDATES FOR THE EXECUTIVE COUNCIL - Monday, July 16, 2018

CANDIDATES FOR THE EXECUTIVE COUNCIL OF
NISHNAWBE ASKI NATION ANNOUNCED

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THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO July 16, 2018  (LSN)   Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Chief Electoral Officer Jocelyn Formsma has received and verified the nominations for the following persons for the position of Grand Chief (1) and Deputy Grand Chief (3) for the 2018 election for the NAN Executive Council.

Chiefs from NAN’s 49 First Nation communities will vote on Wednesday, August 15 during the XXXVII Keewaywin Conference to be held August 14, 15 & 16, 2018 in the traditional territory of Chapleau Cree First Nation.

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Running Government Like a Business - Friday, July 13, 2018

Running Government Like a Business

Shane Judge  Lake Superior News
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THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO -  July 13, 2018  (LSN)  Charles Marohn, one of America’s leading thinkers about municipal government and the President of Strong Towns, notes in a recent article that “the goal of a city isn’t to grow; that is sometimes a happy side effect, but it’s not the objective. The goal of a city is to endure. To survive. To be around tomorrow and the day after that.”

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Andy Wolf Candidate for Current River Ward - Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Andy Wolf Candidate for Current River Ward

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THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO, July, 11 2018  (LSN) Andy Wolff and I’m running for Current River Ward Councillor.  

My opponent Andrew Foulds and I will agree on one thing.  We each have differing views on what a City Councillor’s role should be for the city.  I believe I am qualified to best serve the residents of Current River Ward. 

 

For too long, our City Council has given a free reign to administration.  When decisions are made, it’s City Administration that speaks to the media, rationalizing decisions made by our City Council. 

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Applications Accepted for Community Fund Support - Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Applications Now Being Accepted for Community Fund Support

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COOK COUNTY, MINNESOTA - July 3, 2018  (LSN)  Cook County Public Health & Human Services (PHHS) is accepting applications for programs and services that serve the community through the Public Health Community Fund.

In previous budget years, funding was granted by the Cook County Board of Commissioners to local service providers through the County’s “discretionary” or “non-mandated levy fund”. Approximately $130,000 in funding was granted in 2018, to entities that help support the mission of PHHS

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ORDER OF CANADA APPOINTEE EDMUND METATAWABIN - Tuesday, July 3, 2018

NAN HONOURS ORDER OF CANADA APPOINTEE EDMUND METATAWABIN

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THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO - July 3, 2018  (LSN)  Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler, on behalf of the Executive Council, congratulates Indian Residential School survivor and advocate Edmund Metatawabin, on his appointment as a Member of the Order of Canada:

“We congratulate Edmund for being named an appointee of the Member of the Order of Canada. Edmund is a strong advocate for survivors and has worked for years to uncover the abuse that took place at St. Anne’s.

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Rickford Appointment as Minister of Indigenous Affairs - Sunday, July 1, 2018

Native Organizations have Mixed Tone to Rickford Appointment as Minister of Indigenous Affairs

Priemier_Ford_Swearing_in_ Greg Rickford  Lake Superior News
#LSN_News Swearing in of Priemier and Cabinet

TORONTO, ONTARIO - June 30, 2018  (LSN) The Regional Cheifs of Ontario and Nishnawbe Aski Nation, have taken a differant tone when it come to the Appointment as the Minister of Energy, Northern Development and Mines, and Minister of Indigenous Affairs.

Both Media Releases are below:

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Doug Ford and Cabinet Sworn-in - Saturday, June 30, 2018

Doug Ford and Cabinet Sworn-in

Ford Provinical Cabinet
#LSN_News  Ontario Cabinet sworn-in

TORONTO, ONTARIO   —   June 30, 2018  (LSN) Doug Ford   joined thousands of people on the front steps of Ontario's legislature as Ontario's first ever Government for the People is sworn-in.

The new Government for the People was be sworn-in and affirmed in a public ceremony on the front steps of the Legislative Building at Queen's Park. 

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Thunder Bay Community Foundation awards - Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Thunder Bay Community Foundation awards $118,800 in Scholarships & Bursaries to 31 Graduating High School Students

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THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO – June 26, 2018  (LSN)  On Tuesday, June 19, 2018 the Thunder Bay Community Foundation (TBCF) hosted a Scholarship & Bursary Reception. A record high amount of $118,800 was awarded to 31 youth from Thunder Bay and the District of Thunder Bay including Geraldton, Marathon, Nipigon-Red Rock and Manitouwadge. The reception was filled with love, pride and joy for the many wonderful recipients from their loved ones; donors and friends of the Foundation; and the Board, Alumni and staff of the Thunder Bay Community Foundation. “We are overwhelmed with gratitude that our donors have been so generous and have allowed us to give out 17 awards to 31 youth”, said Bonnie Moore, Executive Director.

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NAN Elections 2018 - Monday, June 25, 2018

NAN ELECTION TO BE HELD AT XXXVII KEEWAYWIN CONFERENCE IN CHAPLEAU CREE FIRST NATION

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THUNDER BAY CHAPLEAU, ONTARIO  June 25, 2018  (LSN)   Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Chief Electoral Officer Jocelyn Formsma has announced official notice of the 2018 election for the NAN Executive Council.