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Kashechewan Evacuees Settling In Thunder Bay

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

May 2, 2016 - The City of Thunder Bay welcomed just over 300 evacuees on Sunday, as planned, from flood-threatened Kashechewan First Nation locate near James Bay.
"The final plane arrived Sunday evening and our guests have settled in to their accommodations," said Dave Paxton, Deputy Fire Chief. "There are a large number of children among the residents, so the City's Recreation & Culture has been engaged to plan activities with the community."

The Evacuation is expected to last eight-10...

Second Installment of 2016 Tax Bill Due May 4

Posted on Thursday, April 28, 2016 08:00 PM

April 29, 2016 - The second installment of the 2016 tax bill is due on Wednesday, May 4. The interim tax billing is based on 50 per cent of your 2015 tax rate and 2015 assessment.

Taxpayers who have not received their bill are advised to visit the Corporate Services & Long Term Care Department, Revenue Division located on the main floor of City Hall, or call 625-2255 to request a copy.

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Contact: Chantal Harris, Manager - Billing & Collections (Acting), 625-3856

Thunder Bay Preparing to Host 300 Kashechewan Evacuees

Posted on Thursday, April 28, 2016 08:00 PM

April 29, 2016 - The City of Thunder Bay is preparing to receive 300 people as early as Sunday from Kashechewan First Nation, which has declared a state of emergency due to potential for flooding.
The City's response is a coordinated effort in partnership with the Canadian Red Cross, Aboriginal Affairs Northern Development Canada, Community Care Access Centre, Local Health Integration Network, and the Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management Ontario (OFMEM). The Municipal Emergency...

Building Owner Found Guilty for Failing to Comply with Inspection Orders and Fire Code Charges

Posted on Wednesday, April 27, 2016 08:00 PM

April 28, 2016 - An Ambrose Street property owner was found guilty in Provincial Court Wednesday on two charges for failing to comply with an Inspection Order written by Thunder Bay Fire Rescue. In addition, the owner was found guilty of 14 additional fire code violations.  These resulted in fines totaling $12,800 plus court costs.

The charges stem from an annual fire code inspection by Thunder Bay Fire Rescue. Numerous fire code violations were observed and were addressed on two Inspection...

Discontinuation of Landfill Free Week Encourages Alternate Forms of Waste Disposal

Posted on Monday, April 25, 2016 08:00 PM

April 26, 2016 - The City of Thunder Bay will discontinue the annual Free Week at the Solid Waste & Recycling Facility in May as part of a recommended action item in the Solid Waste Management Strategy.

"The City is continuing to make progress in advancing the recommendations in the Solid Waste Management Strategy," said Jason Sherband, Manager - Solid Waste & Recycling Services. "This move is an important step toward significantly reducing the amount of unnecessary waste brought to the landfill...