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Nominations Open for 2023 Mayor’s Community Safety Awards

Posted on Thursday, September 14, 2023 11:09 AM

Nominations are officially open for the 13th Annual Mayor’s Community Safety Awards, which recognize Thunder Bay citizens and groups who are working to build a safer, healthier and more equitable community.

The awards are hosted by the City of Thunder Bay and Community Safety & Well-Being Thunder Bay. The deadline for submissions is Friday, Oct. 6, at 4:30 p.m. The awards will be presented during a special ceremony during the Nov. 6, 2023 meeting of Thunder Bay City Council. The 2023 Awards fall...

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City prepares for Strong Mayor Powers

Posted on Wednesday, September 13, 2023 01:52 PM

A report will be presented on Monday, Sept. 18 to inform City Council of potential changes coming to the Corporation as a result of the province’s Strong Mayor powers.

Currently, 27 municipalities in Ontario have Strong Mayor powers. This list does not yet include Thunder Bay as it has not been designated.

The report, written by City Clerk Krista Power, highlights the associated legislation. Under the new Strong Mayor powers, the Mayor could:

  • Appoint, dismiss and assign “other duties” to the City...

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Prince Arthur's Landing Splash Pad Closed for the Season

Posted on Tuesday, September 12, 2023 02:49 PM

The splash pad at Prince Arthur’s Landing is now officially closed for the summer season. The splash pad was originally slated to close on September 17. A decision was made to close earlier than planned after the main filter pump failed. Repairs are estimated to be completed in around 3 weeks.

“With the arrival of fall temperatures combined with mechanical issues, the decision was made to close a bit earlier than expected,” said Catherine Wilson, Community & Event Development Coordinator.


Participants at the 2023 Mayor's Mulligan

19th Annual Mayor’s Mulligan Raises Funds & Awareness for PRO Kids

Posted on Friday, September 08, 2023 07:57 PM

The 19th Annual Mayor’s Mulligan Golf Tournament presented by Enbridge announced $27,773 raised in support of PRO Kids at this year’s event. This fun-filled charitable tournament saw teams participate in golf challenges and games, a silent auction, and dinner at Strathcona Golf Course on Friday, Sept. 8. A total of $270,724 has been raised by the Mayor’s Mulligan over the past 19 years for charitable organizations.

“I’m extremely proud to be a part of the Mulligan Golf Tournament,” said Mayor Ken...

Treasure Exchange Days Returns September 9 & 10

Posted on Wednesday, September 06, 2023 03:05 PM

This City’s Treasure Exchange Days event returns this month. The popular event aimed at diverting waste from the landfill and giving a second life to good-condition items that are no longer needed is a great opportunity to exchange reusable household items, furniture, small appliances, toys, and more for free.

Residents who have unwanted but still useable items they wish to give away may leave them on the curb any time after 5 pm on Friday, Sept. 8, labelled “free.” Residents are then invited to...