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Live on the Waterfront line-up and 2024 Summer Events Guide

Posted on Thursday, June 27, 2024 10:05 AM

The City of Thunder Bay is excited to announce the line-up of Thunder Bay’s premier concert series, Live on the Waterfront. The series takes place on Wednesdays at Marina Park from 6 pm - 9 pm from July 17 to August 24 and concludes with the Summer Send-off on Wednesday, August 28 and Thursday, August 29.

This free and vibrant event brings together locals, visitors, and music enthusiasts to enjoy an impressive line-up of musical acts spanning many genres, ensuring there's something to suit every...

Use of recycling carts begins as of July 1

Posted on Wednesday, June 26, 2024 01:13 PM

As of July 1, Thunder Bay residents will begin using recycling carts to place recycling at the curb. Blue bags will no longer be accepted.

Cart delivery to residential household addresses by GFL Environmental Inc. was completed on schedule in May and early June. GFL is responsible for setting up and operating the new recycling cart system.

This change-over to recycling carts comes in conjunction with a province-wide regulatory change that shifts responsibility for municipal recycling programs in...

People enjoying Canada Day in Thunder Bay

Free Canada Day Activities and Entertainment at Marina Park

Posted on Wednesday, June 26, 2024 10:25 AM

The City of Thunder Bay invites community members and visitors to Marina Park on Monday, July 1, 2024, for Canada Day on the Waterfront. Everyone is welcome to attend a Sunrise Ceremony at 6 am, and the main events from 1 pm to 6 pm.  Canada Day on the Waterfront is presented by Ontario Power Generation – Power for Change Project.

The Sunrise Ceremony begins at dawn near the Taiji Park in Marina Park and is open to everyone. The main events begin in the afternoon and will feature cultural...

Randy Spekking and SNEMS Paramedic Paula Verin pose in front of an ambulance

Paramedic saves man from cardiac arrest twice, 12 years apart

Posted on Tuesday, June 25, 2024 01:00 PM

The chances of a positive outcome after having a heart attack are better when you call 9-1-1. The chances of having the same paramedic save your life twice is closer to winning a lottery jackpot.

In 2012, Randy Spekking was being transferred from Wilson Memorial General Hospital in Marathon to the local airport, to be sent to another health care facility. Superior North EMS (SNEMS) Paramedics Paula Verin and Crystal Cook were transporting him to the airport. When the paramedics arrived in his...

Image of eight new Thunder Bay Fire Rescue recruits posing with TBFR staff in front of a pumper truck.

New firefighter recruits welcomed at graduation

Posted on Monday, June 24, 2024 10:38 AM

Thunder Bay Fire Rescue welcomed eight new firefighters into its ranks at a graduation ceremony over the weekend.

During a ceremony held at the Thunder Bay Fire Rescue Training Centre on Friday, with their family members present, the graduates were personally congratulated by Fire Chief Dave Paxton, General Manager of Development, Infrastructure and Operations Kerri Marshall, City Manager John Collin, Mayor Ken Boshcoff and local MPs and MPPs.

The graduation ceremony marks the culmination of 15...