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Central Avenue resurfacing to begin

Posted on Wednesday, May 24, 2023 11:48 AM

Beginning at 7 pm tomorrow, May 25, Central Avenue between Balmoral Street and Memorial Avenue will be closed as asphalt resurfacing work begins.

The work will be completed in two phases. During Phase 1, eastbound traffic lanes will be closed and only westbound traffic will be permitted. In Phase 2, westbound traffic lanes will be closed and only eastbound traffic will be permitted.

The work is expected to take four to five days to complete.

There will be short periodic closures of both the...

Free compost available to residents

Posted on Friday, May 19, 2023 05:09 PM

Compost is available to all residents at no charge at the Solid Waste and Recycling Facility while quantities last, weather permitting, beginning today.

“We’re happy to again offer free compost to all residents,” said Jason Sherband, Manager – Solid Waste & Recycling Services. “The leaf and yard waste that’s picked up during our curbside collection programs is blended with organic waste and composted to create a sustainable alternative to chemical fertilizers for use in landscaping, flower beds...

Laura Daniele and Mayor Boshcoff accept ceremonial cheque from Cliff Friesen for PRO Kids

PRO Kids “Power to Play” Annual Fundraising Campaign Reaches Goal

Posted on Friday, May 19, 2023 01:48 PM

PRO Kids proudly announces the conclusion of its second annual fundraising campaign, “Power to Play”. The campaign positions donors as “the #1 fan of a child in need” and raised an impressive $68,408, surpassing its goal of $50,000.

“Power to Play” launched in 2022 and aims to help Thunder Bay children and youth access sports and recreation activities when their families cannot afford the fees. In a typical year, PRO Kids helps an average of 1,200 local children engage in various activities such...

Reduced load restrictions will be lifted next week

Posted on Friday, May 19, 2023 10:02 AM

The Reduced Load Restrictions that were implemented on April 12 within the city will be lifted on Monday, May 22 at 7 am. 

Restrictions are put in place annually during the spring thaw to protect roads and help prevent excessive damage to streets.

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Contact: David Binch, Traffic Technologist – Engineering, 625-2265

City of Thunder Bay AA+ Rating Reaffirmed 2023

Posted on Thursday, May 18, 2023 09:13 AM

S&P Global Ratings has reaffirmed the City of Thunder Bay’s credit rating of AA+. 

Over the next two years the City is expected to continue to maintain a low debt burden and overall sound financial results.  S&P Global recognizes the City’s local economy as anchored by its large, stabilizing public sector.  These conditions, supported by the City’s exceptional liquidity position, led S&P Global to reaffirm the AA+ rating for the second year in a row following the rating improvement last June due...