THUNDER BAY – EDITORIAL – Last night, Thunder Bay City Council took solid action on the establishment of a school zone at the Dennis Franklin Cromarty High School. In the middle of all the flooding, all the related stresses and at a time when it could have been easier, and even somewhat understandable to put this off, Council moved forward in a positive manner.
The move had been sought before. Councillor Larry Hebert said, “I raised this issue in 2002 and 2004 when I was on the School Council at FWCI. Then there were several schools that did not have Community Safety Zones around them and some still do not”.
Last night’s motion was drafted by Councillor Iain Angus and came about as a result of a resolution brought forward by Mayor Hobbs.
Students at DFC come to Thunder Bay from communities across the north. The school is home to students who arrive in Thunder Bay from communities far smaller than even the size of some of the larger high schools in the city. There are often no traffic lights, or even the traffic that makes its way along Edward Street.
Having a school safety zone at DFC is a move that only makes sense. It is something the school has sought four times in the past and has not been done.
It is the kind of move that this council has moved faster than previous councils to achieve.
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