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City faces $126M contract breach suit

The city of Thunder Bay is embroiled in a lawsuit with a wind energy developer because the city changed its mind on the number and location of wind towers following the October election.

Read the text of a ruling that dismisses the city’s motion to stay proceedings pending the results of arbitration.

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  1. Ron Leggett | Mar 3, 2011 | Reply

    Mike,is this article to scare us on the Bay Beach issue. This is Fort Erie not Thunder Bay.Seems to me your running this article trying to scare us here if we dont go ahead with this deal. Like i said before your siding with our suppouse to be MAYOR.

  2. Mike Cloutier | Mar 3, 2011 | Reply

    It’s a municipality in Ontario that is facing a breach of contract suit with a developer who thought they had a deal until a new council was elected. Find me a current item that says a developer gave a town council lollipops when it reneged on a deal, and I’ll run that too.

  3. Steve | Mar 3, 2011 | Reply

    This will never happen in Fort Erie! The titanic was also an unsinkable ship….

  4. Riko | Mar 4, 2011 | Reply

    Honestly Ron, get lost. What scares me is that there is a chance my taxes will go up an ungodly amount because old farts like you think you make a difference to the youth of Fort Erie. People like you need to be put on an island and live out the rest of your grouchy stubborn lives in solitude.

  5. Patti Carver | Mar 4, 2011 | Reply

    Mr. Legget, with all due respect. Why do you think this will never happen to us? Do you think we are unaproachable by the law? If you spent millions of dollars to develop something only to have someone forfeit the deal, would you not seek restitution if it was in your legal right? God bless you for being so innocent. But it’s time to get your head out of the sand!

    Respectfully yours,

  6. Eric Morgan | Mar 4, 2011 | Reply


    [32] The motion is dismissed. On agreement of the parties, Horizon is entitled to its costs fixed at $15,000.00 inclusive of taxes and disbursements.

    [33] Order accordingly.”

  7. Gamer | Mar 5, 2011 | Reply

    Thank you for that Eric..quite interesting after reading that..seems pro condo have not really looked into the facts.

  8. Mike Cloutier | Mar 5, 2011 | Reply

    The motion by the city to stay proceedings was dismissed. The city lost this round. The plaintiff in the case, Horizon, the developer was awarded costs in this motion, $15,000. The suit is still pending.

  9. BMillar | Mar 6, 2011 | Reply

    @Eric and especially @Gamer.

    Try reading it again, this is not over. The city was trying to get the court to send their dispute to arbitration – the city lost.

    The $15,000 awarded to Horizon here, was ONLY for costs associated with the city’s failed request of arbitration. That amounts to ANOTHER cost to the city of $15,000.

    Where do you think that money will come from? Yes, that’s right, from the city’s tax payers.

  10. Chris | Mar 11, 2011 | Reply

    Welcome to Fort Erie, where good ideas come to die.

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