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Thunder Bay Fire Rescue Lifts Fire Ban - July 2023

Posted on Tuesday, July 11, 2023 11:52 AM

Effective 4 pm today, July 11, Thunder Bay Fire Rescue will lift the fire ban. All recreational fire permits will be reinstated for burning starting at 5 pm this evening.

Lifting the ban is consistent with the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forests Restricted Fire Zone declaration which will also be lifted at 4 pm today.

Residents are reminded that all outdoor burning require permits in The City of Thunder Bay.

For more information on outdoor burning permits, visit

Thunder Bay Hosting Evacuees from Eabametoong First Nation

Posted on Monday, July 10, 2023 03:08 PM

Yesterday, the City of Thunder Bay began to receive evacuees from Eabametoong First Nation. Due to a water service disruption in the First Nation community, the Province issued a request to Thunder Bay to be a host community. Thunder Bay will host approximately 200 people from Eabametoong.  

Mayor Ken Boshcoff acknowledged that displacement can be difficult for those having to leave their home community. “We aim to provide a positive experience and a comfortable home-away-from-home. I am grateful...

Thunder Bay 55 Plus Centre Temporarily Closed Due to Vandalism

Posted on Friday, July 07, 2023 01:01 PM

The Thunder Bay 55 Plus Centre, located at 700 River Street, is temporarily closed due acts of vandalism. Over the evening (July 6 – 7), several windows were broken at the facility. Given the extent of damage, the Centre remains closed and all programming is cancelled July 7 – 9, as crews work on clean-up and repair. Impacted stakeholder groups have been contacted directly.  

“We are dismayed the Centre has been vandalized,” said Twyla Biluk, Supervisor of Older Adults. “We apologize for any...

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Teddy Bears Picnic Returns to Vickers Park July 11

Posted on Friday, July 07, 2023 11:19 AM

Prepare for a whimsical afternoon of fun as the highly anticipated Teddy Bears Picnic returns to Vickers Park on Tuesday, July 11, from 12 - 4 pm. This cherished community event promises a delightful experience for families and teddy bear enthusiasts of all ages.

The Teddy Bears Picnic has been a tradition in Thunder Bay since the early 1980. Families are invited to bring their favourite cuddly companions and enjoy an afternoon of exciting stage shows, a cozy reading area, tantalizing food...

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Quick Poll Opens for Movie Nights in the Parks Film Line-Up

Posted on Thursday, July 06, 2023 12:13 PM

The City of Thunder Bay is seeking community feedback on the proposed movie line-up for this year’s Movie Nights in the Parks series.

Residents are encouraged to fill out a quick poll of movie choices at The poll opens today and closes on July 20.

This year’s four-part series will be held Aug. 10 at Vickers Park, Aug. 17 at Boulevard Lake, Aug. 24 at Vickers Park, and Oct. 15 indoors at the Thunder Bay 55 Plus Centre.

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