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Drug Strategy 5th Annual Community Report Now Available

Posted on Monday, June 27, 2016 08:00 PM

July 27, 2016 - The Thunder Bay Drug Strategy released the fifth annual Community Report Travelling the Road to Change at City Council Monday evening.

The report outlines the significant progress that has been made in many Drug Strategy initiatives.
"I'm very proud of the work the community has done, and of the continued collaboration and collective effort of many groups and organizations across Thunder Bay," said Cynthia Olsen, Drug Strategy Coordinator.

"This report focusses on the real progress...

Thunder Bay Fire Rescue Starts Home Fire Safety Program

Posted on Monday, June 27, 2016 08:00 PM

June 28, 2016 -Thunder Bay Fire Rescue has begun its annual Home Fire Safety public education program.

Firefighters will be going door-to-door in residential neighborhoods this summer. They will be discussing important fire service concerns such as smoke and CO alarm requirements, outdoor burning rules and regulations, and home fire escape planning.

"This is a great opportunity for us to meet face-to-face with the public," said Deputy Fire Chief Dave Paxton. "It allows us to educate home owners...

Heavy Rain Causes Surface Flooding Across City

Posted on Saturday, June 25, 2016 08:00 PM

June 26, 2016 - Heavy rainfall experienced in Thunder Bay on Saturday, June 25, caused flooding in a number of locations throughout the City.

The Lakehead Region Conservation Authority reported up to 92mm of rain fell in the City on Saturday. A total of 227 calls were received through the dispatch centre and related largely to surface and basement flooding. City staff continues to respond to reports of concern.

Patrolling of ditches and roadways continued into the early morning hours.  Minor...

Outlook Boosted to Positive: 'AA-' Credit Rating Affirmed on Exceptional Liquidity & Low Debt Burden

Posted on Wednesday, June 22, 2016 08:00 PM

June 23, 2016 - Thunder Bay's strong economy, low municipal debt burden, exceptional liquidity and improved municipal budgetary performance has led Standard & Poor's Ratings Services to reaffirm the City`s "˜AA-' credit rating, and boost the City's outlook from stable to positive.

"Despite what some suggest out there, the City of Thunder Bay continues to manage finances in a very responsible manner"Ž with respect for public dollars, as evidenced by the continual climb in our ratings and by another...

Public Art Plans Unveiled for Algoma Street

Posted on Tuesday, June 21, 2016 08:00 PM

June 22, 2016 - The City of Thunder Bay unveiled plans for the beautification of curb extensions on Algoma Street between Bay Street and Cornwall Avenue. The curb extensions are being transformed into displays of Public Art with the addition of painted street furnishings and plans for the installation of two pedestrian-scale bronze sculptures.

"Elements of ordinary infrastructure have been transformed into works of functional public art," said Daniel Hansen, Chair - Public Art Committee. "The artworks...