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Environmental Assessment Begins for Boulevard Lake Dam Project

Posted on Tuesday, June 14, 2016 08:00 PM

June 15, 2016 - The City of Thunder Bay held the first public information session lastnight at the Current River Recreation Centre for the new Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (EA) of the Boulevard Lake Dam Rehabilitation Project.

In collaboration with representatives from Arcadis Canada, JML Engineering, and Northern Bioscience, a history of the dam and its function was presented, as well as possible approaches to address the need for improvements to its structure. The City must complete...

City Issues Statement Regarding Tragic Shooting in Orlando

Posted on Sunday, June 12, 2016 08:00 PM

June 13, 2016 - Mayor Hobbs issued the following statement after hearing of the fatal shooting in Orlando, Florida:

"Our city offers sincerest condolences and supports the families of those that were killed in the mass shooting in Orlando. It is unspeakable that as many as 50 lives have been lost to this domestic terror attack. There is no place for hate in our communities, and we stand strongly with Orlando and the LGBTQ2S+ community."

"The City of Thunder Bay's respect. initiative encourages everyone...

2016 Road Work Season Continues

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

June 9, 2016 - The road work season in Thunder Bay is now underway. Projects to be undertaken in 2016 include road and sidewalk rehabilitation, residential paving, sewer and watermain repair/replacement, bridge and culvert work and streetlight renewal.

The City of Thunder Bay is investing $19.1 million in 2016 on these improvements and related infrastructure.

Road work can result in road closures, detours and delays for drivers. Drivers should reduce their speed, be alert, watch for workers and drive...

City Announces 2016 Canada Day Festivities

Posted on Monday, June 06, 2016 08:00 PM

June 7, 2016 - The Recreation & Culture Division announced details of the upcoming Canada Day festivities, which are scheduled for Friday, July 1, at Marina Park.

With past attendance estimated at over 20,000, Canada Day remains Thunder Bay's largest annual single-day event. The festivities begin at 5:30 pm with entertainment and activities for people of all ages.

"Come out for Thunder Bay's biggest celebration of the year," said Ash Young, Events Supervisor. "There will be fantastic music,...

Mayor Hobbs Declares June 7 Weed Out Hate Day

Posted on Monday, June 06, 2016 08:00 PM

June 7, 2016 - Today has been proclaimed Weed Out Hate Day in Thunder Bay. Mayor Keith Hobbs along with children and staff from Little Lions Waldorf Daycare & Kindergarten and McKellar Park School planted sunflowers as a commitment to peace in Thunder Bay.

Together they pulled out weeds and planted sunflowers as a metaphor for weeding out hate, bias, prejudice and racism in our community. Seeds have been distributed to all city elementary schools, and have also been planted in special gardens...