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11th Annual respect. Awards Presented for Inclusion, Compassion

Posted on Wednesday, March 22, 2023 03:09 PM

The recipients of the 11th annualrespect. Awards were announced during the Diversity Thunder Bay Annual celebration event today, marking the United Nations International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. Tworespect.Awards are presented annually: one for an individual, and one for a local organization or business.

Carolyn Karle, founder of the DEK Foundation, was presented with arespect.Award for her outstanding efforts to improve the lives of individuals and families battling...

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Outdoor rinks closing for the 2022-23 season

Posted on Friday, March 17, 2023 12:21 PM

Based on current ice conditions and forecasted snowfall and temperatures, the City’s outdoor rinks will be closing for the season this Monday, March 20.

Crews will be out clearing the rinks through the weekend and skating surfaces will be assessed. If they are found to be unsafe, they will be signed as closed and nets will be removed. Any rinks that are still safe for use will remain in operation until Sunday.

“Overall this has been a good skating season, and we’ve been fortunate to be able to...

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City Call for Talent, Vendors, Artists/Artisans and Community Groups

Posted on Wednesday, March 15, 2023 03:56 PM

The City of Thunder Bay is inviting talent, food vendors, event vendors, artists/ artisans and community groups to apply to participate in the City’s annual community events season.

The 2023 events season includes 19 event days, including two event series: Live on the Waterfront and Movie Nights in the Parks. All events are free to the public and collectively draw tens of thousands of attendees. 

The 2023 community events season includes:

  • Quest:May 12-13
  • Kite Festival:June 3-4
  • Canada Day on the...

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Some Outdoor Rinks Closed Due to Spring Weather

Posted on Friday, March 10, 2023 03:15 PM

As a result of the recent spring weather, ice conditions at the City’s outdoor rinks are deteriorating and some rinks have been closed for the season and some others are now “boot-only”.

The following rinks are closed:

  • Wilson Park rink
  • Third & High Park rink
  • Woodside Parkette pond
  • Anten Parkette pond
  • Picton Parkette pond
  • Waddington Park loop
  • Brent Park loop


The following rinks are boot-only:

  • James Street South rink
  • Minnesota Park rink


All other outdoor rinks currently remain open, including the rink at...

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Local Crossing Guard celebrates 40 years of service

Posted on Friday, March 10, 2023 09:14 AM

The City of Thunder Bay congratulates Crystal Wilson on 40 years of service as a Crossing Guard in the city.

Since March 10, 1983, Crystal Wilson has been safely helping students cross busy roadways on their way to and from school – never missing a day.

Spending most of her years at St. Francis School, Crystal has watched hundreds of kids grow up and helped multiple generations of the same families.

When Crystal first began, Crossing Guards were overseen by the Thunder Bay Police Service but later...