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Habitat for Humanity Reuse Days during Landfill Free Week

Posted on Thursday, April 30, 2015 08:00 PM

May 1, 2015 - Representatives from the Thunder Bay branch of Habitat for Humanity will once again be participating in Free Week, running May 3 to 10, at the City's Solid Waste and Recycling Facility.

Habitat will be on-site from May 4 to 9 to collect gently-used items such as windows, doors, building supplies, working appliances, and furnishings from Thunder Bay residents during Free Week at the landfill site.

Donated items will be taken to the Habitat for Humanity ReStore for cleanup and resale. Proceeds...

Spring Curbside Leaf & Yard Waste Collection Begins May 5

Posted on Thursday, April 30, 2015 08:00 PM

May 1, 2015 - The City of Thunder Bay's spring curbside collection of organic leaf and yard waste will take place between May 5 and 15, 2015, on your regular recycling day.

Homeowners are encouraged to use Kraft (paper bags) for garden waste because these bags decompose naturally. Paper bags are placed directly into the compost and become compost too. Kraft bags are available at most hardware and grocery stores. Regular bag weight limits of 40 lbs or 18 kg or less apply.

Clear plastic bags may also...

Failure to Install Smoke & Carbon Monoxide Alarms Earns Tickets

Posted on Tuesday, April 28, 2015 08:00 PM

April 29, 2015 – A Prince Arthur Boulevard property owner has been ticketed for failing to have working smoke and carbon monoxide alarms as required by the Ontario Fire Code after Thunder Bay Fire Rescue responded to a structural fire at the residence on Monday, April 27. Each ticket carries a fine of $360.

Flames and heavy smoke were visible when Firefighters arrived. An interior attack by the first arriving unit quickly brought the fire under control. The cause of the fire was unattended cooking...

Council Celebrates Clean, Green & Beautiful in our Community

Posted on Monday, April 27, 2015 08:00 PM

April 27, 2015 - A special report Clean, Green & Beautiful 10 Years in Review was released at tonight's Committee of the Whole Meeting. The 40-page booklet highlights the many projects funded by the City's Clean, Green & Beautiful Committee and those designed around the policy that focuses on building to a higher standard in Thunder Bay.

Following the presentation of the Report, the Mount McKay Pow Wow Grounds and the historic Victoria Roy Apartments were each were recognized at the 2015...

Jane's Walk Festival Celebrates Safe, Walkable Neighbourhoods

Posted on Monday, April 27, 2015 08:00 PM

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April 28, 2015 - This weekend, Thunder Bay residents will take to the streets to mark the city's fifth time participating in the annual Jane's Walk Festival. Local volunteers have put together eight free neighbourhood walking tours that will inspire citizens to get to know their city and each other. Walks are held across the world during this weekend in celebration of Jane Jacobs's birthday (May 4).

"Jane's Walk is about connecting with neighbors and exploring a more holistic approach to neighborhood...