From: Jennifer Hanson, thenorthbaybay.ca staff
The City of North Bay is ready for Stage 2 of Ontario’s reopening strategy.
A jubilant Mayor McDonald announced the completed construction of two gigantic “re-opening” doors which have been built into the City’s Gateway Arch.
“These doors are a monument to the community, frontline workers, and essential employees that brought us through COVID-19.”
The 20 foot oak doors are set to swing open Friday morning at 11am.
While the doors are “simply a symbol” for North Bay’s economic re-opening, some raised concerns during City Council’s weekly Zoom meeting.
Inexplicably shirtless and reclining, Councillor Scott Robertson warned Council that “the virus, uh, finds a way” to spread.
“Your, uh, carpenters were so preoccupied with whether they could,” stuttered a surprisingly tan Robertson. “They, uh, didn’t stop to think if they should.”
Mayor McDonald dismissed the concerns.
“You see this here?”
McDonald holds up a cane topped with what appears to be a shadfly in glass.
“There’s a shadfly in there. Trapped for millions of years in amber. Well, we all know what that’s like now – being trapped for so long.”
McDonald leans back and sips some iced tea.
“These doors symbolize the City’s re-opening, and I have every confidence that North Bay will grow and thrive in this new world.”
“After all, we spared no expense. Also, taxes are going up 12%.”