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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,"...

Developing a Community Response to Maternal Substance Use

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

April 25, 2016 - The Thunder Bay Drug Strategy held the Working Towards a Community Response to Substance Use Pregnancy and Parenting event at the Sister Margaret Smith Centre today to help agencies better understand the unique needs of women who use substances that are pregnant or parenting.

"We have gathered key decision makers and front-line staff from numerous community agencies for this event to learn how to recognize and understand the needs of substance-involved women and their children,"...

Provincial Funding Announced for New Active Transportation Trail

Posted on Thursday, April 21, 2016 08:00 PM

April 22, 2016 - The Province of Ontario is providing funding to the City of Thunder Bay to build a new 850 metre trail from Golf Links Road connecting to Confederation College through the Ontario Municipal Cycling Infrastructure Program (OMCIP).

The City of Thunder Bay, along with Confederation College, applied to the program for $325,000 in matched funding. The value of this project is estimated at $650,000, and is considered a highly-leveraged project, with the province providing 50% of the core...

Section of Water Street to Close to Accommodate Roof Repairs

Posted on Thursday, April 21, 2016 08:00 PM

April 22, 2016 -A section of Water Street between Red River Road and Park Avenue will be temporarily closed starting on Monday, April 25 to accommodate roof repairs at 189 Red River Road.

The southbound curb lane and sidewalk will be closed to both vehicular and pedestrian traffic for the next four months. Work is expected to be complete in early August.

Because a crane will be operating in the work zone, pedestrians will be restricted from the area for their safety. Pedestrians are advised to use...

Call for Artists and Community Groups for Summer Events

Posted on Monday, April 18, 2016 08:00 PM

April 19, 2016 - The City of Thunder Bay is inviting artists, artisans and community groups to participate in summer events.  

Community group booth opportunities include all city produced events. All events are free to the public and collectively draw thousands of attendees:

  • Canada Day - Friday evening, July 1 - approx. 20,000 attendees
  • Live on the Waterfront (Summer in the Parks) -  Wednesdays from July 6 to August 24 - approx. 3,000 attendees per week
  • Movie Nights on the Waterfront, Fridays May 22,...