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Section of James Street to Close Starting May 18

Posted on Tuesday, May 17, 2022 09:37 AM

James Street South, between Victoria Avenue and Donald Street, will be closed in both directions for storm sewer work, watermain work, the addition of bike lanes, and road resurfacing. Construction starts tomorrow, Wednesday, May 18. Sidewalks will remain open during construction

Construction is expected to take approximately eight weeks up to complete.

Drivers are asked to take alternate routes, use extra caution, and obey all posted signage when travelling near the construction area.

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PRO Kids Thanks Community for Success of “Power to Play” Campaign

Posted on Monday, May 16, 2022 12:00 PM

April 30, marked the conclusion of PRO Kids first “Power to Play” fundraising campaign. With the concept of being “the #1 fan of a child in need”, the campaign was launched in an effort to help Thunder Bay children and youth access sports and recreation activities when their families cannot afford the fees. 

PRO Kids helps an average of 1,200 kids play various local activities including soccer, hockey, gymnastics and art in a typical year. To do so, PRO Kids must fundraise close to $110,000...

City of Thunder Bay Responding to Flooding Situation

Posted on Thursday, May 12, 2022 04:31 PM

The City of Thunder Bay is currently working to address and monitor city-wide flooding risks, following the Flood Watch Warning issued by the Lakehead Region Conservation Authority.

The City is reminding residents to exercise caution in and around area waterways. Drivers are asked to proceed with caution on roads with higher water levels, as the adjacent ditch may not be visible and is a hazard.

The flooding situation has led to closures across the city on sections of the following roads: 15th Side...

City of Thunder Bay By-law Officers

City Seeks Feedback on By-law Changes

Posted on Thursday, May 12, 2022 03:41 PM

The City of Thunder Bay is updating its Property Standards and Yard Maintenance By-laws, in a process that will include the creation of two new stand-alone By-laws.

The changes are in response to requests from the public, and will expand the hours, scope and availability of Licensing and Enforcement Officers.

“These By-laws provide minimum standards for building and yard maintenance,” said Doug Vincent, Manager – Licensing and Enforcement.

“Updating these By-laws will ensure that buildings in the...

City Archives Seeking Nominations for Women’s History Month Exhibit

Posted on Wednesday, May 11, 2022 03:42 PM

The City Archives is now accepting nominations for their Women’s History Month exhibit. The exhibit was launched in 2013 to celebrate women who have made a contribution to Thunder Bay’s history. New profiles of women are added to the exhibit during Women’s History Month every October.

“Every year the variety of the contributions these women make to our life changes,” said Matt Szybalski, Manager Archives, Records & Privacy. “For example, last year we added racial and gender equality advocate,...