Memorable Moments Since Amalgamation

In celebration of Thunder Bay's 50th Anniversary, we've begun collecting memorable moments that define Thunder Bay. Starting in 2020, a new photo will be posted highlighting a moment from our history.


Share Your Comments

Comment on the post below and tell us your memories, thoughts, experiences, and knowledge of the event! We'd love to hear stories of our history from local residents.


Submit Your Memorable Moment

Do you have a photo and accompanying story from the past 50 years that you feel was iconic to Thunder Bay's past? We want to hear from you. Share your memories by emailing us with your photo and story at Corporate Communications.


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Latest Posts

We Survived the Blizzard of '96

Posted Tuesday, February 04, 2020

The Great Blizzard of ’96: A time that most citizens of Thunder Bay remember vividly. And rightly so, as the January 18 storm made history, seeing 53 cm of snow blanket the city. 

We received a number of submissions on this particular storm from past employees and citizens alike—everyone remembers the sheer magnitude of white stuff that fell in and around the city and how neighbourhoods united to "get 'er done!"

Cars were buried, doors were jammed shut, the roads...

Former City Clerk John Hannam attempting to BBQ

Mayor Saul Laskin Rings the Bells of Amalgamation

Posted Monday, November 04, 2019

Thunder Bay's first Mayor, Saul Laskin, rang in the amalgamation of Port Arthur and Fort William on January 1, 1970 with two historic bells. Where were you and what do you remember from that historic day?

Mayor-Elect Saul Laskin- Jan

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