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Be Aware of the Dangers of Thin Ice and Cold Water

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

December 8, 2016 - With cold weather now upon us, Thunder Bay Fire Rescue is encouraging parents, guardians and teachers to speak with their children about the dangers of walking on ice and exposure to ice cold water.

Ice conditions should be considered dangerous at all times, but they are especially dangerous early in the winter season as thick ice has not yet formed. Slippery shorelines and river banks should also be avoided.

"Public safety is our first priority and we want residents to stay away...

Heroes Saving Lives Calendar Now Available

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

December 8, 2016 - The City's Animal Services Division in partnership with Superior North EMS and Superior Street Cars, have produced a fundraising calendar featuring EMS professionals with rescue animals.

All proceeds from the sale of the calendars go directly towards spaying and neutering thousands of animals in Thunder Bay. 

"The calendars serve a dual purpose, not only are they a fundraiser, but they also raise awareness of the life-saving work done by EMS professionals every day," said...

City Seeks Nominations for Arts & Heritage Awards

Posted on Thursday, December 01, 2016 07:00 PM

December 2, 2016 - The achievements and contributions of local artists and historians, cultural professionals, organizations and supporters will be celebrated at the 7th Annual Thunder Bay Arts & Heritage Awards on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017, at Magnus Theatre. The 2017 awards show is sponsored by CBC Thunder Bay and Magnus Theatre.

Nominations are now open in a wide range of categories from music, film and heritage to cultural sponsor and lifetime achievement. In total, there are 16 nomination...

Failure to Install Carbon Monoxide Alarm Earns Ticket

Posted on Wednesday, November 30, 2016 07:00 PM

December 1, 2016 - A River Street apartment building owner has been charged for failing to install a carbon monoxide alarm as required by the Ontario Fire Code. The ticket carries a fine of $360.

Thunder Bay Fire Rescue responded to a structural fire at the River Street property on October 29. The laundry room fire was quickly brought under control. A fire investigation by Thunder Bay Fire Rescue revealed there was no carbon monoxide alarm in the service room of the apartment building.

"Carbon monoxide...

Santa Bus Food Drive: Stuff the Bus. Feed the Need.

Posted on Wednesday, November 30, 2016 07:00 PM

December 1, 2016 - Transit Services and Amalgamated Transit Union Local 966 are teaming up to spread goodwill in our community with the 22nd Annual Santa Bus Food Drive in support of the Thunder Bay Food Bank.

From Monday, Dec. 5, until Sunday, Dec. 11, the community is invited to drop-off dry goods on any City bus.

"Each year we are blown away by the generosity of all those who help us to stuff the bus," said Ken Koza, Amalgamated Transit Union 966 President. "The donations we receive make a real...