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New Fire Station Opens in Westfort Improving Response

Posted on Tuesday, January 13, 2015 07:00 PM

January 14, 2015 - The second of Thunder Bay Fire Rescue's two new modern Fire Stations was commissioned today. The new Station 6, located on the corner of Fredrica Street and Neebing Avenue, is part of the City's six-project plan to improve facilities, infrastructure and response times for Fire and Emergency Medical Services (EMS) in the community.

"Council has been dedicated to investing in and improving City infrastructure, as well its commitment to public safety," said Mayor Hobbs. "We can all...

Council Ratifies Agreement with the Ontario Nurses' Association

Posted on Monday, January 12, 2015 07:00 PM

January 13, 2015 - City Council ratified a two-year collective agreement with the Ontario Nurses' Association (ONA) which represents 58 full-time, part-time and casual Registered Nurses in the City's three Homes for the Aged.

The agreement runs from April 1, 2014 to March 31, 2016, and provides for general wage increases of 1.4% each year.

 "The wage settlement is fair and fiscally responsible," said City Manager Tim Commisso. "Congratulations to both negotiating teams for their excellent work." ...

New Traffic Signals Being Activated Wednesday

Posted on Monday, January 12, 2015 07:00 PM

January 13, 2015 - New traffic signals at two Thunder Bay intersections will be activated the morning of Wednesday, Jan. 14 at approximately 10 am.

The new signals are located at the intersections of Valley Street and Strand Avenue, and Golf Links Road and Riviera Drive South.

The signals will rest on green for through traffic on the busier streets at both intersections (Valley Street and Golf Links Road). Signals on the intersecting streets (Strand Avenue and Riviera Drive S) will rest on red, unless...

Holiday Tree Collection Sites Open Boxing Day

Posted on Monday, December 22, 2014 07:00 PM

December 23, 2014 - The City will once again recycle natural trees this holiday season, grinding the trees into wood chips which will be added to the compost pile at the City's Solid Waste and Recycling Facility. Compost is given away each spring to beautify residents' lawns and flower gardens.

"When the time comes to pack away the holiday decorations for another year, remember that natural Christmas trees are recyclable and can add value to our community," said Jason Sherband, Coordinator - Solid...

Christmas Wrapping Not Recyclable

Posted on Thursday, December 18, 2014 07:00 PM

December 19, 2014 - Thunder Bay residents are reminded that the brightly-coloured or foil wrapping paper often used during the Christmas season cannot be recycled because of its high ink content.

"Recool will not collect blue bags that contain wrapping paper left at the curb, nor will they collect wrapping paper brought to recycling depots," said Jason Sherband, Coordinator Solid Waste Diversion and Recycling, Roads Division. "Wrapping paper must be put out with your regular garbage.

Residents are...