Event Centre Faces Bumpy Ride

Proposed Event and Convention Centre in Thunder Bay
Proposed Event and Convention Centre in Thunder Bay

Proposed Event and Convention Centre in Thunder Bay
Proposed Event and Convention Centre in Thunder Bay

THUNDER BAY – The proposed Event Centre is likely to face a bumpy ride at City Council. Several Councillors appear ready to vote down moving forward on the project and are expressing those views before the meeting.

Northwood Ward Councillor Shelby Ch’ng has come out before the meeting expressing that she will be voting no on moving forward. “Due to the lack of funding, I will NOT be supporting the financing for the TBECC,” tweeted the Northwood Councillor.

Rebecca Johnson and Lynda Rydholm have also expressed that they will be voting no on the proposal that will be presented to Council tonight.

Mayor Hobbs has maintained his support for the project.

There will be seven deputations by residents to Council this evening.

At issue right now is funding and financing for the proposed project.

It could be a bumpy ride tonight for the Event Centre, and it will be broadcast on Shaw Cable Ten and on Tbaytel Digital TV.