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Outdoor skating rinks temporarily closed - Feb 2024

Posted on Monday, February 05, 2024 01:37 PM

As a result of the recent warm weather, ice conditions at the City’s outdoor rinks have significantly deteriorated and as such all outdoor rinks (with the exception of the rink at Prince Arthur’s Landing) have been temporarily closed.

Lights will be turned off, change rooms will be closed and residents are asked to stay off the ice surfaces.

“The ice is extremely soft, and in some areas completely melted” said Cory Halvorsen, Manager, Parks & Open Spaces. “When the temperatures drop again, we...

Crossing Guard Appreciation Day Expanding to Appreciation Week

Posted on Friday, February 02, 2024 01:10 PM

The City of Thunder Bay in cooperation with the Ontario Traffic Council’s School Crossing Programs Committee is excited to announce the expansion of the annual School Crossing Guard Appreciation Day into a week-long celebration, officially named School Crossing Guard Appreciation Week

Running from June 3rd to June 7th, 2024, this initiative aims to shine a spotlight on the dedicated individuals who tirelessly ensure the safety of our children as they journey to and from school. 

Recognizing the...

Help kick off the Ontario Winter Games at opening ceremonies

Posted on Thursday, February 01, 2024 06:08 PM

After nearly two years of planning, the time has come for the Thunder Bay 2024 Ontario Winter Games, presented by Hydro One. The main square at Fort William Historical Park will come alive at the opening ceremonies as hundreds of the province’s top young athletes parade in to kick off two weekends of competition.

“We are thrilled to be supporting the Ontario Winter Games as its Partner Sponsor,” said Kent Ramsay, President of Thunder Bay Pulp and Paper – who will also be hosting a “Kraft Shack”...

Call for Nominations – 2024 respect. Awards

Posted on Monday, January 29, 2024 02:53 PM

Nominations are now open for the City of Thunder Bay’s 12th annual respect. Awards. The respect. Awards, created by the Respect Initiative Working Group and sponsored by Diversity Thunder Bay, recognize individuals, businesses, and organizations that have demonstrated leadership in enhancing diversity, inclusion, equity and respect for others.

Two respect. Awards will be presented this year: one for an individual and one for an organization or business.

“The respect. Awards offer an opportunity to...

Thunder Bay Delegation Brings Priorities to Provincial Level ROMA 2024

Posted on Wednesday, January 24, 2024 03:17 PM

A delegation including Mayor Ken Boshcoff, Councillor Kristen Oliver, Chair – Intergovernmental Affairs Committee, Councillor Shelby Chng, Vice Chair – Intergovernmental Affairs Committee, Councillor Kasey Etreni, Member – Intergovernmental Affairs and General Manager of Infrastructure, Operations & Development Kerri Marshall attended the 2024 Rural Ontario Municipal Association (ROMA) Conference in Toronto from January 21 to 23. They brought community issues and key priorities to lobby for...