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City unveils new fleet of electric pickup trucks

Posted on Thursday, March 07, 2024 05:06 PM

The City of Thunder Bay is adding electric vehicles to its fleet, with the first zero-emission pickup trucks being unveiled today.

Two Ford Lightning pickups will be added to the light vehicle fleet. The fully electric trucks are emission-free, and will reduce carbon emissions by approximately 25 tonnes of CO2 annually. The two pickups will be used by the Transit division, and will be used for road patrols, inspections, and supporting transit operations.

“These two pickups will be on the road...

Reduced Load Restrictions Take Effect 2024

Posted on Thursday, March 07, 2024 09:50 AM

As part of the City of Thunder Bay’s efforts to maintain our roadways during the period of spring thaw, when road damage is most likely to occur, reduced heavy load restrictions will apply within the City of Thunder Bay limits beginning at 8:00 am on Monday, March 11.

The above date is dependent upon weather conditions and is subject to change. The Reduced Load Restrictions apply to all streets within the City of Thunder Bay limits with some exempted streets.

Your co-operation in preventing...

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Council Composition Review Committee hears desire for change

Posted on Wednesday, March 06, 2024 10:58 AM

Members of Thunder Bay’s Council Composition Review Committee heard on Tuesday how survey respondents want to see change to the makeup of City Council.

659 people responded to a survey launched in January that asked the public about their desire to see changes to the makeup of City Council, or changes to wards and ward boundaries.

Some of the highlighted data that was received includes:

  • 72 per cent of respondents felt the current size of council was inappropriate
  • 56 per cent of respondents felt the...

Culture Vibes Open House

Posted on Tuesday, March 05, 2024 10:52 AM

The City of Thunder Bay invites residents to come and learn more about what’s in store for arts, culture and heritage as the Recreation and Culture division presents the draft framework for its new Culture Plan. The drop-in style evening event, “Culture Vibes”, features live music and art activities, while also offering the public an opportunity to influence future strategies and cultural development in support of the arts, heritage, and cultural sector.

“The plan will help ensure that the...

Outdoor Rinks Closed for the Season

Posted on Tuesday, March 05, 2024 09:59 AM

Due to recent rain and warm temperatures causing significant deterioration in ice conditions at outdoor rinks, all rinks, except for the refrigerated rink at Prince Arthur’s Landing, are now closed for the season.

“The recent warm weather has caused the ice surfaces to soften and given the additional above-zero temperatures forecasted for the foreseeable future, we have made the decision to close the rinks for the season,” said Cory Halvorsen, Manager, Parks & Open Spaces. “The refrigerated rink...