A fire on Oct. 29 destroyed the James Street Bridge, which links Fort William First Nation to Thunder Bay. Chief Georjann Morriseau said she will be pursuing the construction of a new bridge. The James Street Bridge was also a railway bridge that a sawmill business relied on. The bridge outage will impact many offices in Fort William, including the Union of Ontario Indians satellite office, Chief of Ontario, Indian Affairs, Dilico and Wasaya. Cause of the fire is undetermined. Residents will have to access to Thunder Bay via highway 61B, which means an additional 10 minutes of travel, which is a concern in case of emergency situations.