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Accessibility Advisory Committee Recognizes Transit Driver Appreciation Day

Posted on Friday, March 18, 2022 06:30 AM

The City of Thunder Bay’s Accessibility Advisory Committee is pleased to recognize Transit Driver Appreciation Day on March 18, 2022. The day highlights the roles Transit and Lift+ drivers provide for the City of Thunder Bay, transit customers, and the community as a whole.

“During the COVID-19 pandemic, Thunder Bay Transit and Lift+ operators have been under increased pressure to provide important transportation services for its ridership, including people with disabilities,” said Scott Garner, Municipal...

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Mask mandates to be lifted, more service counters open

Posted on Friday, March 18, 2022 06:30 AM

Starting March 21, the Government of Ontario will drop the mandatory mask mandate in the majority of public settings, including city facilities. Mandates will still remain in place for a period of time for public transit, long-term care and health care settings.

Regulations have also been dissolved around gathering restrictions and the vaccination passport. In addition, formal screening measures will no longer be required as of March 21, with the exceptions of Long-Term Care.

Most city service counters...

Boarded Outdoor Rinks in Thunder Bay

City’s Outdoor Skating Rinks Have Closed for the Season

Posted on Wednesday, March 16, 2022 11:45 AM

Due to warmer weather conditions the City’s outdoor skating rinks have now closed, with the exception of the outdoor rink at Prince Arthur’s Landing.

Thunder Bay’s outdoor rinks typically close in early to mid-March. Warm temperatures and rain have significantly degraded ice conditions, signaling the end of the season. The mild weather is expected to continue this week.

“We’ve had a good, cold winter for skating and hockey,” said Cory Halvorsen, Manager – Parks & Open Spaces. “Parks staff will...

Our Way Forward - Advancing Indigenous Relations

City Invites Input to Advance Indigenous Relations in Thunder Bay

Posted on Monday, March 14, 2022 05:45 AM

The City of Thunder Bay is seeking input to help shape the future of Indigenous Relations in Thunder Bay. Members of the Indigenous community, community partners, service providers, and the general public are asked to get involved as the City plans its way forward.

Community input will be used to help prioritize areas of action such as more Indigenous spaces in the City, increased awareness of Indigenous culture, more responsive City services, additional community supports, and a focus on anti-racism...

Have Your Say Regarding the Vickers Park Skating Trail

Have Your Say Regarding the Vickers Park Skating Trail

Posted on Friday, March 11, 2022 07:00 AM

The people of Thunder Bay are encouraged to take part in an online survey to share their views on the Vickers Park Skating Trail.

The Skating Trail was created on a trial basis for the 2021 - 2022 winter skating season. The Parks & Open Spaces Section would like your feedback on this first year of the Skating Trail, if it should be continued in future years and if it should be improved upon.

To learn more and to take part in the survey, visit: www.thunderbay.ca/getinvolved

The week of March break...