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Free Transit for Veterans on Remembrance Day

Posted on Monday, November 09, 2015 07:00 PM

November 10, 2015 - In honour of veterans, Thunder Bay Transit is will be providing free transit service to all veterans and military personnel in uniform and the family members accompanying them on Remembrance Day, Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015.

The free transit will apply to all conventional fixed route service and registrants of Lift+ specialized services. Thunder Bay Transit will observe Remembrance Day with two minutes of silence at

11 am.

Transit service will operate on regular weekday schedule. Thunder...

2015 Mayor's Community Safety Awards Presented

Posted on Sunday, November 01, 2015 07:00 PM

November 2, 2015 – Six individuals and groups were recognized this evening during the 2015 Annual Mayor’s Community Safety Awards ceremony for their work to make Thunder Bay a safer community.

“I wish to offer my sincerest congratulations and thanks to each of this year’s recipients,” said Mayor Keith Hobbs.

“Each of you is doing tremendous work in our community, and rest assured that your fellow citizens appreciate and admire you for your efforts. Crime prevention is a community endeavor, and I hope...

Building Owner Found Guilty For Failing To Comply With An Inspection Order and other Fire Code Charges

Posted on Thursday, October 29, 2015 08:00 PM

October 30, 2015 –The owner of the former Eaton’s building on Park Avenue was found guilty in Provincial Court Wednesday on three charges for failing to comply with an Inspection Order written by Thunder Bay Fire Rescue.  In addition, the owner was found guilty on 5 additional fire code violations.  These resulted in fines totaling $25,000 plus court costs.

The charges relate to a complaint of fire code violations made prior to a 2014 Halloween fundraising event held annually in the basement...

City Staff Launch respect. Customer Service Pilot Project

Posted on Thursday, October 29, 2015 08:00 PM

October 30, 2015 – The City of Thunder Bay is embracing and promoting respect. in a brand new way  at City Hall. The Pilot Project includes a new respect. decal above the customer service desk at City Hall as well as new respect. t-shirts for staff to wear.

The new respect. decal is one of the first things you will notice when you enter City Hall. The intention of the decal is to welcome residents and visitors as well as act as an interface between the staff working at the customer service desk...

Brown Bags Only for Fall Leaf & Yard Waste Curbside Collection

Posted on Wednesday, October 28, 2015 08:00 PM

October 29, 2015 – Curbside collection of organic leaf and yard waste will take place from Nov. 3-13 on regular recycling days, and the City is reminding residents that only kraft (paper) bags will be accepted.

Effective this fall, plastic bags should no longer be used. There is no bag limit, however bags cannot weigh more than 40 lbs (18 kg).

“Paper bags decompose naturally,” said Jason Sherband – Manager, Solid Waste and Recycling Services. “They can be added directly to the compost pile at the Solid...