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Plans outline roadmap to electrify Transit, municipal fleet

Posted on Friday, May 10, 2024 03:26 PM

The City of Thunder Bay has released plans for a phased approach to transition to electric vehicles for Thunder Bay Transit and the municipal fleet.

The Transit Zero Emissions Transition Plan and the Municipal Fleet Zero Emissions Transition Plan will be presented to City Council as a first report on Monday, May 13.

Putting the plans in place will allow the City to access future funding for electric vehicles (EVs) and supportive infrastructure like charging stations, building on millions of...

Free compost available to residents beginning May 9

Posted on Thursday, May 09, 2024 03:28 PM

Free compost is now available at the Solid Waste and Recycling Facility, for all residents - while quantities last, weather permitting.

“With the mild weather this spring, residents have been awaiting the opening of our compost pick-up,” said Jason Sherband, Manager – Solid Waste & Recycling Services. “The leaf and yard waste that comes in from our curbside collection programs is blended with organic waste, and then composted to create a sustainable alternative to chemical fertilizers for use in...

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Work to close James Street Bridge to traffic

Posted on Thursday, May 09, 2024 02:22 PM

The James Street Bridge will be temporarily closed to traffic on Tuesday, May 14 due to watermain repairs being completed in the area. This work is being done in conjunction with CN Rail.

The bridge will be closed to north and south-bound traffic starting at 7 a.m. The duration of the closure is estimated to be 24 hours.

During this time, there will be no through traffic on the bridge and motorists and pedestrians are advised to exercise caution and expect traffic delays in the area.

An alternate...

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Share your views on the 2025 budget process

Posted on Thursday, May 09, 2024 01:27 PM

Everyone is encouraged to share their views on the budget process and early direction of the 2025 Municipal Budget by participating in a pre-budget survey.

"We want to hear from residents and learn more about what matters most to you," said Keri Greaves, City Treasurer. "As we develop the 2025 budget, we want to know what you think of city services, where you think we should be spending money and how you would like to receive information. This is your city budget.”

The survey is the first of...

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Pioneer Ridge Celebrates 30 Years of Providing Quality Care

Posted on Thursday, May 09, 2024 10:46 AM

Today marks the 30th anniversary of Pioneer Ridge Long-Term Care and Senior Services, an accredited municipal Long Term Care home providing individualized care and support to seniors in our community. 

“When I think about the success of Pioneer Ridge and the quality of care we provide, I am proud to acknowledge it’s because of our strong and dedicated team,” said Lee Mesic, Administrator – Pioneer Ridge. “Every day our employees and volunteers show up to ensure that residents’ lives are enriched...