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City Gets Onboard with Local Food

Posted on Monday, September 14, 2015 08:00 PM

September 15, 2015 – A groups of residents from the City of Thunder Bay’s three Homes for the Aged visited Belluz Farms today to learn more about the fresh local vegetables which will now be appearing on their menus. 

“Thanks in part to the Greenbelt Fund and the Ontario Government, we’ve been able to purchase equipment that facilitates the harvest and handling of high-demand crops,” said Kevin Belluz, Farmer and owner of Belluz Farms. 

The upgrades provide near-ideal conditions for long-term...

Shuniah Mines Mountain Bike Trail Temporarily Closed

Posted on Sunday, September 13, 2015 08:00 PM

September 14, 2015 - The Grand Chasm Trail in the Shuniah Mines mountain bike area has been closed to the public to allow for the construction of a permanent fence around a number of abandoned and exposed mine shafts located near the trail.

The closure is effective Monday, Sept. 14, and is expected to last until the end of October.

The construction of a fence has been mandated by the Ministry of Northern Development and Mines. The Grand Chasm Trail is the only Shuniah Mines trail that will be affected;...

Road Work Ahead 2015

Posted on Wednesday, September 09, 2015 08:00 PM

Sept. 10, 2015 - A busy road work season continues in Thunder Bay. Current projects include road and sidewalk rehabilitation, residential paving, sewer and watermain repair/replacement, bridge work and streetlight renewal.

The City of Thunder Bay is investing $40 million on these improvements and related infrastructure, including $380,000 in the Enhanced Infrastructure Renewal Program Capital Budget in 2015. Road work can result in road closures, detours and delays for drivers. Drivers should reduce...

Thunder Bay Hosts Largest-Ever Live Fire Exercise

Posted on Wednesday, September 09, 2015 08:00 PM

September 10, 2015 - FireCon, Thunder Bay Fire Rescue and Draeger Canada are hosting the largest-ever attempted "live fire" exercise Sept. 11-12, at the Fire Training Centre complex in conjunction with the 25th Anniversary of FireCon taking place in the City Sept. 10-13, at the Victoria Inn.

Up to 120 firefighters from across Ontario, Manitoba and the northern US are participating in the exercise that requires 21 TBFR instructors and assistance from 20 representatives from private industry partner...

Vote for Prince Arthur's Landing as a Great Place in Canada

Posted on Wednesday, September 09, 2015 08:00 PM

September 10, 2015 - Prince Arthur's Landing at Marina Park is competing for the national title of Great Public Space for 2015.

Great Places in Canada was created to celebrate and share those places which make one's community unique and to recognize the vital work of our country's professional planners.   Each nominated place is showcased on the 2015 Nominations page until November, 2015 when winners are announced.

The honour of "Great Place" is awarded by a jury of Professional Planners...