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Seven New Firefighters Earn Badges with Thunder Bay Fire Rescue

Posted on Sunday, June 07, 2015 08:00 PM

June 6, 2015 - Thunder Bay Fire Rescue (TBFR) welcomed seven new firefighters today at a New Recruit Graduation Ceremony at the Thunder Bay Fire & Emergency Services Regional Training Complex.

 "Recruit Class Graduation days are some of the proudest days for TBFR," said Fire Chief John Hay. "We are privileged, along with family and friends, to recognize very special individuals who have dedicated themselves and made the sacrifices needed to reach the goal of becoming a firefighter. That effort...

Harbour Expressway Repaving Scheduled for June 8

Posted on Thursday, June 04, 2015 08:00 PM

June 5, 2015 - Resurfacing of the Harbour Expressway between Highway 11/17 and Golf Links Road will begin on Monday, June 8, and last approximately four weeks.

Work on the Harbour Expressway will proceed in three stages:

  • Stage One - Begins Monday, traffic movements will be permitted in an easterly direction only (i.e., travelling from Highway 11/17 to Golf Links Road), with all westbound lanes closed. Expected to take two weeks to complete.
  • Stage Two - All westbound lanes and one eastbound lane...

Mayor Hobbs Declares June 6 Mining Day

Posted on Wednesday, June 03, 2015 08:00 PM

June 4, 2015 – Thunder Bay will celebrate its rich mining heritage on June 6, which has been declared Mining Day by Mayor Keith Hobbs.

Mayor Hobbs made the declaration at a ceremony today at Mariner’s Hall at Prince Arthur’s Landing. He was joined by representatives of the City of Thunder Bay, Thunder Bay Community Economic Development Commission (CEDC), Ministry of Northern Development and Mines, and Northwestern Ontario Prospectors Association, as well as other mining organizations.

“The mining and...

Boulevard Lake to Remain Open for Recreational Use

Posted on Tuesday, June 02, 2015 08:00 PM

June 3, 2015 - Work scheduled for the Boulevard Lake Dam Rehabilitation project has been delayed, and the lake will not be drained this summer. The dam walkway will also remain open to the public, and the lake will be available for recreational use

The project is subject to the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change's Municipal Class Environmental Assessment process, which allows stakeholders to voice concerns with the project. Concerns from two residents have been raised, so work cannot start...

Crossing Guard Appreciation Day Celebrated This Week

Posted on Tuesday, June 02, 2015 08:00 PM

June 2, 2015 - The City of Thunder Bay is once again celebrating the individuals that continue to make its crossing guard program a success with the 10th annual Crossing Guard Appreciation Day on Friday, June 5.

The crossing guard program has been in place since 1947; currently, 64 crossing guards are employed by the City of Thunder Bay.

"The Crossing Guard program is a very important one," said Michelle Riemer, Field Supervisor - Crossing Guards. "Our crossing guards provide safe crossing of busy...