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Sewer and Water Work Scheduled for Northern Avenue

Posted on Thursday, August 27, 2015 08:00 PM

August 28, 2015 - Northern Avenue at Syndicate Avenue North will be closed for five days beginning at 7 am on Monday, Aug. 31 for sewer and water work.

Crews will be performing a number of upgrades to the sewer and water system during the project, including water valve replacement, hydrant relocation, catch basin replacement, and the installation of new storm sewers.

Motorists are asked to use alternate routes when travelling in the area. A posted detour along Brodie Street North, Durban Street and...

Smoke Alarms Provide Early Warning for Family

Posted on Thursday, August 27, 2015 08:00 PM

August 28, 2015 - The early warning provided by working smoke alarms alerted a father and his daughter to a fire in their Christina Street home early yesterday morning. Firefighters responded to a structural fire just before 2 am and quickly extinguished a fire that was burning in the basement.


The residents were unaware that a fire had started in the basement, but were able to safely exit the home and call 911 because of the early warning provided by their working smoke alarms.



Thunder Bay Transit Fall Schedule Begins August 30

Posted on Wednesday, August 26, 2015 08:00 PM

August 27, 2015 - Following weeks of community consultation, service improvements to Thunder Bay Transit's fall schedule will begin on Sunday, Aug. 30.

"Our team met with hundreds of passengers to discuss the proposed changes and receive input," said Brad Loroff - Manager of Transit Services. "Route design changes are based on passenger feedback, and the proposed route network in the Transit Master Plan."

Service improvements include:

Route 1 Mainline

  • Two-way service on Donald St. between May St....

Property Owner Charged With Smoke Alarm and CO Alarm Violations

Posted on Tuesday, August 25, 2015 08:00 PM

August 26, 2015 –A Finlayson Street property owner has been ticketed for failing to maintain a smoke alarm and failing to install a Carbon Monoxide alarm as required by the Ontario Fire Code. Each ticket carries a fine of $360.

Thunder Bay Fire Rescue responded to the residence in late July for a structural fire. The resulting fire investigation revealed that the home did not have a Carbon Monoxide alarm and an installed smoke alarm was not working.

“It’s simply unacceptable to not have working smoke...

Thunder Bay Gets Substantial Ministry Time at AMO Conference

Posted on Wednesday, August 19, 2015 08:00 PM

August 20, 2015 - Mayor Keith Hobbs, Chair of the Intergovernmental Affairs Committee Councillor Joe Virdiramo and Councillor Trevor Giertuga, along with City Manager Tim Commisso, were four of more than 1,600 delegates at the Association of Municipalities of Ontario's (AMO) 2015 AGM Conference that took place in Niagara Aug. 16-19.

"AMO is an important opportunity for Thunder Bay to meet with Ministries and advocate for our community's needs," said Councillor Joe Virdiramo, Chair - Intergovernmental...