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Section of High Street South Closed for Emergency Sewer Repair

Posted on Thursday, November 30, 2023 10:46 AM

High Street South is currently closed between Oliver Road and Markland Street, for an emergency sewer repair.

While the repair is completed, there will be no through traffic on this section of High Street South. Motorists and pedestrians should exercise caution and expect traffic delays in the area. Residents living within the road closure are asked to be cautious when accessing and leaving their homes. 

The duration of the road closure is undetermined at this time.


Contact: Adam Tempelman,...

Chippewa Park Enhances Accessibility in Cabin Rentals Ahead of 2024 Season

Posted on Friday, November 24, 2023 03:49 PM

Chippewa Park Campground now has lift tracks in two of its accessible cabins, to further enhance the accessibility for wheelchair users for this upcoming 2024 camping season and beyond.

A ceiling track system has been installed over one of the beds in each of the two cabins. This critical feature facilitates easier and safer transfers from wheelchairs to beds, for individuals who require a lift for such movements. In addition to the ceiling tracks, a high-quality lift is available for the use of...

Volunteer application deadline approaches for Ontario Winter Games

Posted on Wednesday, November 22, 2023 05:40 PM

The 2024 Ontario Winter Games, presented by Hydro One and proudly supported by Volunteer Sponsor Tbaytel, are coming to Thunder Bay February 16 – 26 at sporting venues across the city.

As the Ontario Winter Games committee gears up for one of the most significant sporting events in Thunder Bay, the invaluable contributions of volunteers take the stage. The deadline to apply to become a volunteer is November 30.

More than 700 volunteers will be required to assist, and the community is encouraged to...

City beats housing target, applies for $46 million in federal funds

Posted on Friday, November 17, 2023 02:43 PM

The City of Thunder Bay has surpassed its provincially assigned housing target for 2023. One of only nine Ontario municipalities to achieve this goal, the City expects to receive funding from the provincial Building Faster fund.

Based on Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) data as of October 26, construction had occurred on 167 units, 104% of the assigned target of 161. Additionally, the city has issued 290 permits for residential units this year, nearly doubling the five-year average...

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Multi-Year Accessibility Plan Survey now available

Posted on Thursday, November 16, 2023 02:59 PM

A new Multi-Year Accessibility Plan is underway, which will help identify and remove barriers to accessibility in Thunder Bay.

The plan, created by the Accessibility Advisory Committee will look at potential accessibility issues and determine the best response to possible barriers.

Accessibility comprises many categories including accessible physical design (e.g., curbs and sidewalks), and accessible customer service for all people.

“Our goal is to make Thunder Bay a barrier-free city, so all...