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Entrepreneurship Celebrated During BDC Small Business Week

Posted on Thursday, October 13, 2016 08:00 PM

October 14, 2016 - BDC Small Business Week will be October 16 through 22, as declared by Mayor Hobbs.

BDC Small Business Week has been celebrating entrepreneurship since 1979. Business Development Bank of Canada, along with partners Thunder Bay Community Economic Development Commission (CEDC)/Thunder Bay & District Entrepreneur Centre (EC), PARO Centre for Women's Enterprise, Northwestern Ontario Innovation Centre, Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce, Thunder Bay Ventures, SHIFT Young Professionals...

Section of John Street To Be Closed on Monday

Posted on Thursday, October 13, 2016 08:00 PM

October 13, 2016 - The reconnection of a watermain will necessitate the closure of John Street from Valley Street to Mercier Street on Monday, Oct. 17, between the hours of 8 am and 6 pm.

This portion of John Street will be limited to local traffic only during the work, and detours will be posted.

Drivers travelling in the area are asked to use extra caution and obey all posted signage.

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 Rick Harms, Project Engineer, 625-3071

Share Your Views on Age Friendly Community-Wide Action Plan

Posted on Thursday, October 13, 2016 08:00 PM

October 14, 2016 - Age Friendly Thunder Bay is encouraging residents of all ages to attend the second Seniors Summit on November 15 and participate in a planning workshop to help narrow down action items for the Age Friendly Community-Wide Action Plan.

The first Seniors Summit was held in June, and hundreds of residents shared their views to help develop a Needs Assessment Report. Currently, Thunder Bay has one of the highest percentages of seniors in the province per capita and this percentage is...

Road Construction Projects Continue as Season Wraps Up

Posted on Wednesday, October 12, 2016 08:00 PM

October 13, 2016 - The City of Thunder Bay is investing $19.1 million in 2016 on road improvements and related infrastructure, and projects around the city will continue through October and November as the busy construction season wraps up.

By the end of this year, 16 km of roads will be resurfaced or reconstructed. Pavements, street-lighting, traffic signals and underground infrastructure are being upgraded. This will include 6 km of watermain replacement or in-place rehabilitation, 2.5 km of sanitary...

Residents Encouraged to Take Action to Reduce House Fires

Posted on Tuesday, October 11, 2016 08:00 PM

October 12, 2016 - As part of Fire Prevention Week October 9 to 15, Thunder Bay Fire Rescue and the Thunder Bay District Health Unit (TBDHU) are encouraging residents to take action to reduce the risk of house fires.

"In a matter of minutes a home can be completely engulfed in flames," said Thunder Bay Fire Rescue Chief John Hay. "Knowing how old your smoke alarms are and testing them monthly to ensure they are working properly is critical for helping people safely escape a fire."

The theme this...