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Treasure Exchange Days Returns September 24 & 25

Posted on Wednesday, September 21, 2022 01:03 PM

This City’s popular Treasure Exchange Days event returns this weekend, which is a great opportunity to exchange reusable household items, furniture, small appliances, toys, and more for free.

Residents who have good-condition items they wish to give away may leave them on the curb any time after 5 pm on Friday, Sept. 23, labelled “free.” Residents are then invited to tour their neighbourhoods on Sept. 24 and 25, to find treasures.

All items not taken must be removed from the curb by 7 pm on Sunday,...

Repairs to Water Distribution System Closes Section of Frederica St.

Posted on Tuesday, September 20, 2022 04:29 PM

The City of Thunder Bay is currently completing repairs to the city’s water distribution system on Frederica St. between James Street and Euclid Avenue resulting in a temporary road closure.

It is estimated the road will be reopened by 6pm tonight.

Ongoing operations may impact traffic flows and necessitate additional road closure in the next 48 hours as city staff continue to restore full water service to all addresses effected.   

Motorists are asked to plan an alternative route, to drive...

Boulevard Lake Playground Launch

New Boulevard Lake Jumpstart Inclusive Playground Now Open in Thunder Bay

Posted on Tuesday, September 20, 2022 04:09 PM

The universally accessible playground provides a place to play for kids of all abilities

The City of Thunder Bay and Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities (Jumpstart) are proud to announce the opening of the new Jumpstart Inclusive Playground in Boulevard Lake Park. At over 1,100 m2 (11,000 square feet), the Jumpstart playground is the largest inclusive play space in Thunder Bay and the second of its kind in the province.

“The City of Thunder Bay’s total investment in the playground and surrounding...

Child and coach playing soccer

Thunder Bay Celebrates National Coaches Week Sept. 17 - 25

Posted on Tuesday, September 20, 2022 10:15 AM

National Coaches Week is underway across Canada to celebrate the tremendous positive impact coaches have on athletes and communities. National Coaches Week runs from Sept. 17 to 25. This week puts a spotlight on coaches and gives this integral, and largely volunteer part of Canadian sport, a thank you. Athletes and their parents are encouraged to say thank you to their coaches during the week by simply saying #ThanksCoach and #ThanksCoachTBay on social media. E-cards can also be sent to coaches by...

City Crossing Guards Urge Public to Slow Down Drive Safely

Posted on Tuesday, September 20, 2022 08:22 AM

Twice a day in Thunder Bay, School Crossing Guards help over 1100 students get to and from school by ensuring safe crossing of busy city streets.

The City of Thunder Bay and its School Crossing Guards are imploring the public to be aware of the school zones and slow down.

“In the first two weeks of the new school year, 12 vehicles drove through school crosswalks while the Crossing Guard was in the intersection with a raised stop sign,” said Michelle Riemer, Field Supervisor – Crossing Guards. “This...