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City Archives Announces New Public Search Portal

Posted on Friday, February 24, 2023 01:43 PM

The City of Thunder Bay Archives is excited to announce a new online tool to make searches of their collection even easier. Their new public search portal now allows anyone to search “finding aids” (the titles and descriptions of historical records) online. The City Archives preserves, promotes, and makes public the City's corporate history. Their collection includes records of the Cities of Thunder Bay, Fort William, Port Arthur, and surrounding areas dating back as far as the 1880s. Until now,...

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Human Trafficking Session to Create Community Awareness

Posted on Wednesday, February 22, 2023 12:17 PM

The Thunder Bay Coalition to End Human Trafficking and Community Safety & Well-Being Thunder Bay will host a free Human Trafficking Information Session for parents and caregivers today, Feb. 22, to mark the annual National Human Trafficking Awareness Day.

The session, which takes place from 6:30 pm until 8:30 pm at the Kinsmen Centre, 609 James St. N., includes information about what human trafficking is, risks and red flags, and how to talk to young people about this issue. Information from...

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Outdoor Skating Rinks Reopen

Posted on Thursday, February 16, 2023 04:28 PM

The recent cold weather has allowed crews to restore the ice surfaces at the City’s outdoor rinks. Rinks will reopen on Friday, Feb. 17.

“As soon as the temperatures dropped our crews started working to repair the ice surfaces,” said Cory Halvorsen, Manager of Parks & Open Spaces. “We are happy that the weather cooperated and that we were able to get the rinks open again for people to enjoy on the long weekend.”

For more information on the City’s outdoor rinks, hours of operation and amenities...

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Celebrate Family Day at SnowDay on the Waterfront

Posted on Thursday, February 16, 2023 10:03 AM

The City of Thunder Bay is excited to announce SnowDay on the Waterfront, presented by Ontario Power Generation, this Family Day – Monday, Feb. 20. SnowDay on the Waterfront is an opportunity to spend time outdoors and enjoy various winter activities.  

The Snow Sculpture competition is set to return this year, weather dependant, with six teams taking part. This year’s theme is local landmarks and landscapes. Everyone is invited to come out and see the artistic creations and to cast their vote for...

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Future Housing and Land Needs Study now available for comment

Posted on Wednesday, February 15, 2023 10:53 AM

The City of Thunder Bay, along with consultants HTFC Planning and Design want to get the public’s input on how the future of housing could look in the city.

As part of the province’s Streamline Development Approvals Fund, the City is undertaking the Thunder Bay Housing Land Needs Study and Strategy. It will look at how land within the urban areas of the city can best be used for new housing development.

The study will examine where new housing could be built within the urban area, and develop a...