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Thunder Bay Preparing to Host 300 Kashechewan Evacuees

Posted on Thursday, April 28, 2016 08:00 PM

April 29, 2016 - The City of Thunder Bay is preparing to receive 300 people as early as Sunday from Kashechewan First Nation, which has declared a state of emergency due to potential for flooding.
 
The City's response is a coordinated effort in partnership with the Canadian Red Cross, Aboriginal Affairs Northern Development Canada, Community Care Access Centre, Local Health Integration Network, and the Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management Ontario (OFMEM). The Municipal Emergency...

Building Owner Found Guilty for Failing to Comply with Inspection Orders and Fire Code Charges

Posted on Wednesday, April 27, 2016 08:00 PM

April 28, 2016 - An Ambrose Street property owner was found guilty in Provincial Court Wednesday on two charges for failing to comply with an Inspection Order written by Thunder Bay Fire Rescue. In addition, the owner was found guilty of 14 additional fire code violations.  These resulted in fines totaling $12,800 plus court costs.

The charges stem from an annual fire code inspection by Thunder Bay Fire Rescue. Numerous fire code violations were observed and were addressed on two Inspection...

Discontinuation of Landfill Free Week Encourages Alternate Forms of Waste Disposal

Posted on Monday, April 25, 2016 08:00 PM

April 26, 2016 - The City of Thunder Bay will discontinue the annual Free Week at the Solid Waste & Recycling Facility in May as part of a recommended action item in the Solid Waste Management Strategy.

"The City is continuing to make progress in advancing the recommendations in the Solid Waste Management Strategy," said Jason Sherband, Manager - Solid Waste & Recycling Services. "This move is an important step toward significantly reducing the amount of unnecessary waste brought to the landfill...

Memorandum of Settlement Reached with EMS

Posted on Monday, April 25, 2016 08:00 PM

April 26, 2016 - The City of Thunder Bay is pleased to announce that the City has reached a Memorandum of Settlement with Unifor Local 229 Superior North Emergency Medical Services Thunder Bay (SNEMS).

"This is very positive news for citizens of Thunder Bay," said Mayor Keith Hobbs. "We need our valuable paramedics on the front-line, not the picket line. All of Council certainly values their important service to the community."

"We are pleased to reach a tentative settlement and avoid a strike situation,"...

2016 Clean, Green & Beautiful Projects Awarded

Posted on Sunday, April 24, 2016 08:00 PM

April 25, 2016 - The Thunder Bay Courthouse, Northern Credit Union and Generator Insights, Strategy, Creative each were recognized at the Clean, Green & Beautiful Awards tonight during Council's Committee of the Whole meeting. The Pollinator Gardens at the Centennial Botanical Conservatory were also recognized with a Public Spaces Award for reaching Clean, Green & Beautiful standards.

"These projects embody the Clean, Green & Beautiful spirit that makes Thunder Bay a great place to live,"...