A Seattle-based company, Railex, is expressing interest in Thunder Bay's waterfront. It wants to build a $175-million gas turbine power plant on the city's Portside property.
This is the second power plant project the city has heard about in a two-week period. The Northwest Energy Association announced a $9-billion multi-faceted energy project for the northwest, which includes a power plant for Thunder Bay.
Industrial development appears to be replacing tourism as the new focus for the cityÕs waterfront. However, Thunder Bay city council members have mixed views on the direction that should be taken with waterfront development.