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Boulevard Lake Playground Launch

New Boulevard Lake Jumpstart Inclusive Playground Now Open in Thunder Bay

Posted on Tuesday, September 20, 2022 04:09 PM

The universally accessible playground provides a place to play for kids of all abilities

The City of Thunder Bay and Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities (Jumpstart) are proud to announce the opening of the new Jumpstart Inclusive Playground in Boulevard Lake Park. At over 1,100 m2 (11,000 square feet), the Jumpstart playground is the largest inclusive play space in Thunder Bay and the second of its kind in the province.

“The City of Thunder Bay’s total investment in the playground and surrounding...

Child and coach playing soccer

Thunder Bay Celebrates National Coaches Week Sept. 17 - 25

Posted on Tuesday, September 20, 2022 10:15 AM

National Coaches Week is underway across Canada to celebrate the tremendous positive impact coaches have on athletes and communities. National Coaches Week runs from Sept. 17 to 25. This week puts a spotlight on coaches and gives this integral, and largely volunteer part of Canadian sport, a thank you. Athletes and their parents are encouraged to say thank you to their coaches during the week by simply saying #ThanksCoach and #ThanksCoachTBay on social media. E-cards can also be sent to coaches by...

City Crossing Guards Urge Public to Slow Down Drive Safely

Posted on Tuesday, September 20, 2022 08:22 AM

Twice a day in Thunder Bay, School Crossing Guards help over 1100 students get to and from school by ensuring safe crossing of busy city streets.

The City of Thunder Bay and its School Crossing Guards are imploring the public to be aware of the school zones and slow down.

“In the first two weeks of the new school year, 12 vehicles drove through school crosswalks while the Crossing Guard was in the intersection with a raised stop sign,” said Michelle Riemer, Field Supervisor – Crossing Guards. “This...

Community Safety & Well-Being Thunder Bay

Nominations Open for 2022 Mayor’s Community Safety Awards

Posted on Monday, September 19, 2022 10:28 AM

Nominations are officially open for the 12th Annual Mayor’s Community Safety Awards, which recognize Thunder Bay citizens and groups who are working to make our city safer and more equitable.

The awards are hosted by the City and Community Safety & Well-Being Thunder Bay. The deadline for submissions is Friday, Oct. 7, at 4:30 pm.

The awards will be presented during a special ceremony during the Nov. 14, 2022 meeting of Thunder Bay City Council.

The 2022 awards fall into three categories:

  • Community...

Section of Strathcona Avenue to Close for Asphalt Resurfacing

Posted on Friday, September 16, 2022 02:41 PM

A section of Strathcona Avenue, between Hodder Avenue and Spruce River Road in order to complete asphalt paving near Bare Point Road starting on Monday, Sept. 19. Local traffic will be permitted.

Crews expect to be completed the work by the end of the day Monday, but weather conditions and other factors may impact project timelines.

Drivers are asked to obey the construction signs, drive with caution, and use alternate routes around the construction zone.

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