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Memorial Avenue to Close for Overnight Construction

Posted on Wednesday, July 20, 2016 08:00 PM

July 21, 2016 - A section of Memorial Avenue between Sixth Avenue and the Harbour Expressway will be closed overnight on Monday, July 25 to accommodate various asphalt repairs.

The closure is scheduled for Monday at 6 pm, weather permitting, and the road is expected to be reopened at 6 am the following day. In the event of inclement weather, the alternate closure date is set for Tuesday, July 26, with road access resuming on Wednesday.

Southbound traffic will be directed off Memorial Avenue starting...

Significant Reductions in Thunder Bay's Crime Statistics

Posted on Wednesday, July 20, 2016 08:00 PM

July 21, 2016 - The 2015 Police-reported Crime Statistics were released yesterday by Statistics Canada. The Data for Thunder Bay showed reductions in the Crime Severity Index (CSI), overall crime rate, violent crime rate, property crime rate, and youth crime rate-for both violent and property crime.

The 2015 CSI for Thunder Bay showed the greatest reduction across Canada, with an 11 per cent drop from 2014. By contract, Canada's overall CSI rose by five per cent and, of the 33 Census Metropolitan...

Emerald Ash Borer Awareness and Detection Efforts Intensified

Posted on Tuesday, July 19, 2016 08:00 PM

July 20, 2016 - Since the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) was detected in Thunder Bay in late June, the City and partner organizations have taken additional steps to increase awareness of the insect's arrival and how to slow its spread in the community.

The first of two public information sessions was hosted yesterday in partnership with the Invasive Species Centre and the Ontario Invasive Plant Council. Through a formal presentation, informative resources, and interactive examples, attendees learned about...

Murray Raises Pittsburgh Penguins Flag at Sports Hall of Fame

Posted on Sunday, July 17, 2016 08:00 PM

July 18, 2016 - Local NHL goalie Matt Murray of the 2016 Stanley Cup-Winning Pittsburgh Penguins raised the team's flag outside the Northwestern Ontario Sports Hall of Fame today.

At a special ceremony to recognize the achievements of local hockey hero Matt Murray, Mayor Hobbs presented an official City Scroll to Murray with his mother and family in attendance.

"This is such an honour to be here with Matt, as hockey is such a big part of Thunder Bay," said Mayor Keith Hobbs. "So many young people...

City Proclaims International Sister Cities Day and Prepares to Welcome Japanese Delegation

Posted on Thursday, July 14, 2016 08:00 PM

July 15, 2016 - The City of Thunder Bay and its Sister City Advisory Committee are proud to be the first international sister city to make a proclamation for International Sister Cities Day on July 15, 2016. 

Sister Cities International (SCI) is celebrating 60 years of global citizen and civic diplomatic action, and helping support a future where the world's cities and citizens can come together in common ground. SCI was founded as a Presidential initiative by American President Dwight D. Eisenhower...