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Stay Safe: Cooking and Alcohol Can Be A Dangerous Mix

Posted on Tuesday, December 20, 2016 07:00 PM

December 21, 2016 - With the holiday season upon us, we are entering one of the most festive times of the year. But it can also be a deadly time of the year. Thunder Bay Fire Rescue is urging everyone to pay special attention when cooking during the holidays, and to drink responsibly. Careless cooking is the number one cause of fires and the second leading cause of fatal fires.

"The hustle and bustle of the holidays can dramatically increase your risk of having a fire," said Fire Chief John Hay....

Holiday Tree Drop-off Sites Open Boxing Day

Posted on Monday, December 19, 2016 07:00 PM

December 20, 2016 - The City will once again recycle natural trees this holiday season, grinding the trees into wood chips to be added to the compost pile at the City's Solid Waste and Recycling Facility. Compost is given away each spring to beautify residents' lawns and flower gardens.

"One of the good things about getting a natural Christmas tree is it's recyclable," said Jason Sherband, Manager of the City's Solid Waste & Recycling Services Section. "The City's nine Tree Drop-off Sites open...

Municipal Division Employees Give over $213,000 to United Way

Posted on Wednesday, December 14, 2016 07:00 PM

December 15, 2016 - Employees of the City of Thunder Bay, Superior North EMS, and Thunder Bay Public Library proudly pledged $213,141.72 to the United Way today following the close of the Municipal Division's 21st Annual United Way Employee Campaign, $16,866.72 over the campaign goal.

At a special wrap-up celebration, cheques where presented to United Way Executive Director Jared Zieroth valued at:

  • Thunder Bay Public Library: $2,673.81
  • Superior North EMS: $34,635.10
  • City of Thunder Bay: $175,832.81

New GM of Corporate Services & Long Term Care Selected

Posted on Tuesday, December 13, 2016 07:00 PM

December 14, 2016 - Following an extensive search and hiring process, City Manager Norm Gale is pleased to announce Linda Evans as the new General Manager of the City's Corporate Services & Long Term Care Department and City Treasurer.

Ms. Evans is a Chartered Professional Accountant with 23 years of managerial experience in the Provincial government. She was the Manager of Finance and Administrative Services with the Ontario Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development, Postsecondary...

2016 Santa Bus Food Drive an Overwhelming Success

Posted on Monday, December 12, 2016 07:00 PM

December 13, 2016 - Thanks to the generosity of Thunder Bay citizens, the Annual Santa Bus campaign has had yet another successful year, bringing in more than 11,000 pounds of non-perishable food items and almost $2,000 in cash donations for the Thunder Bay Food Bank. This total surpasses last year's campaign by nearly 4,000 pounds of goods.

The 22 Annual Santa Bus campaign was organized by the Transit Services Division and the Amalgamated Transit Union, Local 966.

Throughout the 2016 campaign, all...