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Call for volunteers launched for 2024 Ontario Winter Games

Posted on Thursday, September 14, 2023 06:53 PM

More than 700 volunteers will be required to assist with the upcoming Ontario Winter Games, Ontario’s largest multi-sport event, from February 15 – 23 in and around Thunder Bay.

The Games will take place at multiple sporting venues and include 22 events ranging from five-pin bowling to cross country skiing, from fencing to wushu. The event will feature 2,200 participants (athletes, coaches, and officials), with most athletes’ ages ranging from 12 to 18 years old.

“Volunteers will play a pivotal...

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Nominations Open for 2023 Mayor’s Community Safety Awards

Posted on Thursday, September 14, 2023 11:09 AM

Nominations are officially open for the 13th Annual Mayor’s Community Safety Awards, which recognize Thunder Bay citizens and groups who are working to build a safer, healthier and more equitable community.

The awards are hosted by the City of Thunder Bay and Community Safety & Well-Being Thunder Bay. The deadline for submissions is Friday, Oct. 6, at 4:30 p.m. The awards will be presented during a special ceremony during the Nov. 6, 2023 meeting of Thunder Bay City Council. The 2023 Awards fall...

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City prepares for Strong Mayor Powers

Posted on Wednesday, September 13, 2023 01:52 PM

A report will be presented on Monday, Sept. 18 to inform City Council of potential changes coming to the Corporation as a result of the province’s Strong Mayor powers.

Currently, 27 municipalities in Ontario have Strong Mayor powers. This list does not yet include Thunder Bay as it has not been designated.

The report, written by City Clerk Krista Power, highlights the associated legislation. Under the new Strong Mayor powers, the Mayor could:

  • Appoint, dismiss and assign “other duties” to the City...

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Prince Arthur's Landing Splash Pad Closed for the Season

Posted on Tuesday, September 12, 2023 02:49 PM

The splash pad at Prince Arthur’s Landing is now officially closed for the summer season. The splash pad was originally slated to close on September 17. A decision was made to close earlier than planned after the main filter pump failed. Repairs are estimated to be completed in around 3 weeks.

“With the arrival of fall temperatures combined with mechanical issues, the decision was made to close a bit earlier than expected,” said Catherine Wilson, Community & Event Development Coordinator.

“Thank...

Participants at the 2023 Mayor's Mulligan

19th Annual Mayor’s Mulligan Raises Funds & Awareness for PRO Kids

Posted on Friday, September 08, 2023 07:57 PM

The 19th Annual Mayor’s Mulligan Golf Tournament presented by Enbridge announced $27,773 raised in support of PRO Kids at this year’s event. This fun-filled charitable tournament saw teams participate in golf challenges and games, a silent auction, and dinner at Strathcona Golf Course on Friday, Sept. 8. A total of $270,724 has been raised by the Mayor’s Mulligan over the past 19 years for charitable organizations.

“I’m extremely proud to be a part of the Mulligan Golf Tournament,” said Mayor Ken...