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Free Compost Available to Residents Beginning May 13

Posted on Tuesday, May 10, 2016 08:00 PM

May 11, 2016 - Compost will be available to all residents at no charge at the Solid Waste and Recycling Facility on Friday, May 13 while quantities last, weather permitting.

Access to the compost pick-up area is located east of the old landfill entrance on John Street Road. Hours of operation are Monday to Friday from 8:30 am to 5 pm, and Saturday from 9 am to 4 pm.

"We're happy to again offer free compost to all residents," said Jason Sherband, Manager - Solid Waste & Recycling Services. "Leaf...

Kashechewan Evacuees Preparing to Return Home

Posted on Monday, May 09, 2016 08:00 PM

May 10, 2016 - Residents of Kashechewan First Nation that were evacuated to Thunder Bay on May 1, due to a threat of flooding in their home community are expected to return home as early as Thursday. The First Nation has rescinded the evacuation order indicating it is now safe for residents to return to the community.
Host communities across Northwestern Ontario including Hearst, Wawa, Smooth Rock Falls, Kapuskasing and Thunder Bay are beginning the repatriation process. Weather permitting, multiple...

Pumping Station Tests May Cause Discoloured Water

Posted on Monday, May 09, 2016 08:00 PM

May 10, 2016 - On Wednesday, May 11 Sewer and Water North will conduct tests at the Chamberlain Pumping Station as part of an ongoing upgrade. Beginning at 9am, several distribution valves will be closed, temporarily isolating the Chamberlain Pumping Station from the water distribution system.

As a result of this work, residents in the Chamberlain Street, Shuniah Street, and Margaret Street area may notice discoloured water coming from their taps starting at 9 am and continuing through most of the...

City Dedicates Harry Kirk Archives & Records Centre

Posted on Sunday, May 08, 2016 08:00 PM

May 9, 2016 - The City of Thunder Bay today celebrated the dedication of the Harry Kirk Archives & Records Centre on Vickers St in recognition of the long-time civic administrator. 

Harry Kirk, was a long time employee (39 years) of the City of Thunder Bay serving as City Clerk and Deputy City Clerk for a total of 29 years. Mr. Kirk shaped the City of Thunder Bay as a municipality that values its past and is accountable to its citizens for the present and future. One of the highlights of...

Celebrating 25 Grants Distributed to New Businesses

Posted on Thursday, May 05, 2016 08:00 PM

May 6, 2016 - The Thunder Bay and District Entrepreneur Centre marks the two-year anniversary of the official launch of the Ontario government's Starter Company program, which provides training, mentoring, and a potential grant of up to $5,000 for those with a winning business plan. 25 grants have been awarded to young entrepreneurs, who have used the money to purchase inventory, secure a store space, advertise, and help with other start-up costs.

To date, nearly 100 youth have taken advantage of...