This article is the first in a new Gateway series called A Better Bay. As humans, we overestimate what we can accomplish in a short period of time, but we underestimate what we can accomplish over long periods of time. If we take a long run view of our city, we can ensure we live in a city designed intelligently, with its residents in mind.
A Better Bay is an attempt to look at the future of our city, and thoughtfully deliberate as a community about our best path forward.
What does Caviar, one of the worlds finest culinary delicacies, have to do with North Bay and the surrounding communities?
Well that takes us back in history, to the story a founding father of Sturgeon Falls, the caviar king, and Lake Nipissing’s “Black Gold”.
But there’s a lot more to this story than a local caviar producer.
Up until the era of the internet, this ability to communicate to masses of people was largely limited to those with some sort of power, economic or political. The technology assisted communication endeavours of everyday people was limited to the telephone, and one-to-one communication.
When we learned that the Brampton Battalion would be relocating for the 2013-14 season, and that North Bay would finally be getting another OHL franchise my first thought was basically that it was good for the community, and hey, it would probably provide me with some entertainment. Win-Win.
My second thought was:
“I really hope they change their brand”