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Water Street Improvements Begin Monday

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

May 6, 2016 - Construction work on Water Street is scheduled to begin on Monday, May 9, from Villa Street south to Cumberland, and is expected to last up to four days.

Improvements include milling and paving as well as manhole, valve and catch basin leveling. The work is expected to be complete within approximately eight days and will result in spot lane closures. The road will be reopened at night throughout the duration of the construction.

These improvements will restore the driving surface of this...

Owner Ticketed For Smoke and CO Alarm Violations

Posted on Wednesday, May 04, 2016 08:00 PM

May 5, 2016 - The owner of a Blucher Avenue rental property has been ticketed for failing to maintain a smoke alarm and also for failing to install a carbon monoxide alarm where required. Each ticket carries a fine of $360.

On May 2, Thunder Bay Fire Rescue was investigating a complaint that had been made against the property. The investigation revealed that a smoke alarm in the home was not working and the home didn't have the required carbon monoxide alarm.

"Thunder Bay Fire Rescue has a zero tolerance...

City Kicks Off National Youth Week and Youth Arts Week

Posted on Monday, May 02, 2016 08:00 PM

May 3, 2016 -Mayor Keith Hobbs, along with local youth from Sir Winston Churchill school, officially proclaimed May 1-7 as Youth Week and raised the official flag today at City Hall to kick-off the celebrations.

National Youth Week celebrates the positive contributions that youth make to their communities, their achievements, and their volunteerism.

"Young people are the future of our community, so we continue to support and help them set and pursue their goals," said Mayor Keith Hobbs.  "It...

Jane's Walk Festival Celebrates Safe, Inclusive Neighbourhoods

Posted on Monday, May 02, 2016 08:00 PM

May 3, 2016 - This coming weekend, Thunder Bay residents will take to the streets to participate in Thunder Bay's 6th Annual Annual Jane's Walk Festival. Local volunteers will be leading nine free neighbourhood walks to 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 safety and inclusion,"...

Flag Recognizes Traditional Lands of Fort William First Nation

Posted on Sunday, May 01, 2016 08:00 PM

May 2, 2016 - The Fort William First Nation flag was raised at City Hall today in a ceremony recognizing that Thunder Bay resides in the Robinson Superior Treaty and has been built on the traditional lands of the Ojibwa people of Fort William First Nation.

City Council approved the addition of the flag on April 25 to fly permanently alongside the Canadian, Ontario and Thunder Bay flags in front of City Hall. The Robinson-Superior Treaty was one of the first treaties signed in the region.