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Chippewa Road Fire Under Investigation

Posted on Tuesday, September 22, 2015 08:00 PM

September 23, 2015 - A fire investigation is underway into the origin and cause of a fire which caused significant damage to a home on Chippewa Road.

Thunder Bay Fire Rescue responded to a structural fire at Totem Trailer Park on Chippewa Road in the early morning hours of Monday, Sept. 21, 2015. Crews arrived to found the property fully involved.  The home sustained heavy fire damage; no one was home at the time of the fire.

Investigators with the Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management...

Northern Avenue to Close for Repaving on September 24

Posted on Tuesday, September 22, 2015 08:00 PM

September 22, 2015 – Northern Avenue at Syndicate Avenue North will close to all through traffic on Thursday, Sept. 24 for paving work.

The closure is scheduled to last one day.

Motorists are asked to use alternate routes when travelling in the area. A posted detour along Brodie Street North, Durban Street and McKellar Street North will be available to allow motorists to bypass the work area.

The construction schedule is subject to change, as various factors – such as weather – can have an impact on...

Open Houses Highlight Need to Make City Accessible to All

Posted on Sunday, September 20, 2015 08:00 PM

Sept. 21, 2015 - The Municipal Accessibility Advisory Committee is encouraging the public to attend their annual Open Houses and have a chance to meet their members, learn about accessibility and provide feedback on barrier removal across City facilities and services.

"The City is fortunate to have an active and dedicated Accessibility Advisory Committee made up of volunteer members who meet regularly to advocate from lived experience for the removal of barriers across all of our city facilities...

Corrosion Control Pilot Project Begins in December

Posted on Thursday, September 17, 2015 08:00 PM

September 18, 2015 - The City of Thunder Bay will begin a Corrosion Control Pilot Study in the Hodder Pressure Zone starting in December 2015.

The study will measure the effectiveness of reducing lead levels at the tap by adjusting the water chemistry of the treated water with the addition of a PH buffering agent. Approximately 8,000 City homes are estimated to have lead service pipes.

"The addition of sodium hydroxide will be controlled to one pressure zone and will be monitored closely through an...

US & Canada Come Together for Cross-Border Emergency Training

Posted on Tuesday, September 15, 2015 08:00 PM

September 16, 2015 – Emergency services providers and officials from the United States and Ontario, Canada are participating in a four-day Integrated Emergency Management Course with the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Emergency Management Training Institute (EMI) to train in the event a cross-border emergency event takes place.

“This is a first-of-its kind coordinated effort for Minnesota and Ontario and we are extremely pleased with the level of commitment and interest from the various...