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City Manager Norm Gale

New Strategic Plan to be Presented to City Council

Posted on Thursday, July 13, 2023 12:34 PM

A new Strategic Plan for the City of Thunder Bay will be presented to City Council on Monday, July 17, for adoption. The “Maamawe, Growing Together” Strategic Plan was created to guide strategic decision-making for the City. It identifies top priorities and provides the framework towards achieving them.

“We set out to develop a transformational strategic plan,” explained City Manager Norm Gale. “This plan builds on the successes of the past and focuses on what matters most to enhance the quality...

Live on the Waterfront - Thunder Bay Marina Park

Live on the Waterfront Festival Begins July 19 Marina Park

Posted on Thursday, July 13, 2023 12:00 PM

The City is pleased to present this year's Live on the Waterfront summer concert line-up, presented by Ontario Power Generation. The festival will take place every Wednesday from July 19 to Aug. 23, from 6 to 9 pm, at the Festival Area in Marina Park.

This year’s Live on the Waterfront concert series boasts an array of talented performers, including Juno Award winners and nominees, Prism Award winners, and exceptional local talent.

"We can't wait for the stage to come alive this summer with...

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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...