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Thunder Bay Fire Rescue Issues Fire Ban 2023`

Posted on Thursday, June 01, 2023 09:04 AM

Effective immediately, Thunder Bay Fire Rescue has issued a fire ban on all outdoor open air burning within the City of Thunder Bay.

The ban on outdoor burning is consistent with the recent Ontario Ministry if Natural Resources and Forests Restricted Fire Zone declaration.

Residents are reminded that all outdoor burning permits are suspended when a fire ban is in effect.

Any outdoor burning during a fire ban may result in fines and other penalties.  The fire ban will be lifted when weather...

Section of Court Street Closed

Posted on Wednesday, May 31, 2023 05:07 PM

The section of Court Street between Lincoln Street and Red River Road will be closed beginning on June 1, as the North Core Street Scape construction works begins.

Businesses in the area remain open and alternative parking options are available nearby on Park Avenue, Red River Road and in the parkade.

The work and accompanying road closure is expected to last throughout the summer construction season.

Drivers are asked to use caution in the area and obey all posted signage.

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New Location & Snowbirds Airshow at 40th Annual Kite Festival

Posted on Wednesday, May 31, 2023 09:17 AM

The City of Thunder Bay’s annual Kite Festival is back for its 40th Anniversary at Marina Park, this year featuring air shows by the Canadian Forces Snowbirds. Presented by Ontario Power Generation, the annual celebration takes place from 11 am to 3 pm on June 3 and 4.

Event admission is FREE, and families are invited to bring their own kites and to watch professional kite flying demonstrations. The Snowbirds, the military aerobatics flight demonstration team of the Royal Canadian Air Force, will...

No Pedestrian Facility to Access Cruise Ship Terminal

Posted on Thursday, May 25, 2023 04:08 PM

The City of Thunder Bay is thrilled to welcome the Viking Octantis and its passengers to the city today, the first ship of many in what is planned to be a very busy cruise ship season.

The Octantis will arrive and be docked at the Pool 6 cruise ship terminal from Thursday, May 25 at 8 pm to Saturday, May 27 at 11 pm. 

The excitement and enthusiasm for these ships is understandable and shared across the community. However, for public safety, the City is asking vehicles and pedestrians to avoid the...

Colonel Keene Drive to Close for Reconstruction

Posted on Thursday, May 25, 2023 03:13 PM

Starting Monday, May 29, Colonel Keene Drive (the road and parking area at Hillcrest Park) will be closed while reconstruction work takes place.

The work is expected to take four to five weeks, during which the road and parking lots will be closed to vehicles.

The project includes a full reconstruction of the road and parking lot areas with new curbing, sidewalks, granular materials and a new asphalt pavement surface throughout.

Park users are asked to use caution when near the construction area.