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City of Thunder Bay AA+ Credit Rating Reaffirmed

Posted on Friday, May 17, 2024 03:00 PM

The City of Thunder Bay’s credit rating of AA+ with a stable outlook has been reaffirmed for another year according to the latest S&P Global Report. This report is issued annually from S&P, the world’s leading provider of independent risk research offering credit ratings, data analysis and equity research to both the private and public sectors worldwide.

Over the next two years the City is expected to continue to maintain a low debt burden and overall sound financial results. S&P Global...

Leaf and Yard Waste Collection coming May 21 - 31

Posted on Friday, May 17, 2024 08:34 AM

Curbside collection of leaf and yard waste is coming between May 21 and May 31, on residents’ regular recycling day.

Only Kraft (paper bags) will be accepted for leaf and yard waste. Bags are available at most hardware and grocery stores. Each filled bag must weigh less than 18 kg (40 lbs.).

Residents may also leave branches and brush at the curb for collection. Bundles of branches must be less than one metre (39 inches) long and 61 cm (24 inches) in diameter, tied with string or rope.

There is no...

Work to begin at Memorial Avenue and Harbour Expressway

Posted on Thursday, May 16, 2024 03:01 PM

Beginning Tuesday May 21, travelers will experience some delays and closures as work proceeds at the Memorial Avenue and Harbour Expressway intersection.

Partial lane closures will be in place at the intersection for several weeks. The work is scheduled for completion in late June, dependent on weather and other construction factors.

Work requiring the full closure of the intersection will happen in the evening and overnight hours to minimize disruption to the public. Full closures of the...

City Council hires new City Manager

Posted on Wednesday, May 15, 2024 03:13 PM

Following an extensive candidate search and a rigorous selection process, City Council today announced the hiring of John Collin as the new City Manager, effective June 17.

Collin brings 40 years of leadership and management experience to the role. His path began with a 35-year career in the Canadian Armed Forces, culminating at the rank of Major-General. His military service saw him engaged in many domestic and overseas operations, as well as important positions teaching others and developing...

Work begins on Vickers Park inclusive play hub

Posted on Tuesday, May 14, 2024 01:07 PM

Work on Thunder Bay’s second inclusive play hub has begun, replacing the Vickers Park playground with improved and expanded equipment.

This project will fulfill the City’s plans to provide fully accessible playgrounds in Thunder Bay’s north and south ends, building on the successful launch of the inclusive play hub at Boulevard Lake in 2022. The new equipment will allow people of all ages and abilities to use the playground.

Work is scheduled for completion in late June, dependent on weather...