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Treasure Exchange Days Return September 12 and 13

Posted on Tuesday, September 08, 2015 08:00 PM

September 9, 2015 - The City is encouraging residents to take part in the third installment of the popular Treasure Exchange Days on September 12 and 13 for a chance to discover one-of-a-kind treasures while reducing waste.

Anyone with gently-used items that they wish to give away can leave them out on the curb any time after 5 pm on Friday, Sept. 11. Items must be clearly labeled FREE. Over the weekend, residents can tour their neighbourhoods to see what treasures they can find.

"Treasure Exchange...

Section of Simpson Street Closing for Sewer and Water Work

Posted on Thursday, September 03, 2015 08:00 PM

September 4, 2015 - The section of Simpson Street that runs from the May/Arthur Street intersection to Victoria Avenue will close to all through traffic next week to allow for the installation of new storm sewers.

The closure is scheduled to begin the morning of Wednesday, Sept. 9, and is expected to last three weeks.

The construction schedule is subject to change, as various factors, such as weather, can affect project timelines.

Motorists are advised to avoid the area if possible, and those travelling...

Nominations Open for Mayor's Community Safety Awards

Posted on Wednesday, September 02, 2015 08:00 PM

September 3, 2015 – Mayor Keith Hobbs and members of the Crime Prevention Council officially opened nominations for the fifth annual Mayor’s Community Safety Awards today at City Hall.

The awards recognize Thunder Bay residents and organizations that work to make our city safer. The presenting Sponsor is Thunder Bay Hydro.

“Each year, when the nominations for the Mayor‘s Community Safety Awards start coming in, we are inspired by the commitment and dedication of the individuals and organizations that...

Update on 2012 Flood Class Action Proceedings - City Serving Third Party Notice to Approximately 200 Property Owners Regarding Failure to Disconnect Rainwater Leaders or Downspouts

Posted on Monday, August 31, 2015 08:00 PM

September 1, 2015 - The claimants have recently agreed to discontinue a second Flood Class Action against the City, which started about two years after the initial action. Both actions arose out of the May 28, 2012 flood disaster.

As a result, several of the allegations in the second claim have now been incorporated in the first Class Action suit. Specifically, the claimants allege that the City contributed to the overloading of the Atlantic Avenue Plant by not enforcing its Downspout Disconnection...

City Marks International Overdose Awareness Day

Posted on Sunday, August 30, 2015 08:00 PM

August 31, 2015 - As a symbol of condolence for International Overdose Awareness Day, flags were lowered to half-staff today at City Hall, and 37 t-shirts were displayed, to recognize each life lost in 2013 to an overdose.

Held annually on August 31, the goal of this day is to raise awareness about overdose, to reduce the stigma associated with substance use and drug related deaths, while acknowledging the impact overdose has on families, friends and communities. The event originated in Australia...