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Improvement Plan to be considered to Revitalize Cores Areas

Posted on Wednesday, June 15, 2016 08:00 PM

June 14, 2016 - A new Community Improvement Plan to promote development and rehabilitation of Thunder Bay's core business areas will be introduced at a City Council Public Meeting on June 20.

The Plan recognizes Thunder Bay's downtowns and the Westfort Business Area as strategic core areas where revitalization and intensification efforts will be focused to promote vibrant, walkable, mixed use districts.

"The health of a downtown is a reflection of the overall well-being of a city," said Leslie McEachern,...

New Resource for Local Start-Up Companies and Innovators

Posted on Wednesday, June 15, 2016 08:00 PM

June 16, 2016 - Thunder Bay's new small business incubation zone was unveiled today at the Waverley location of the Thunder Bay Public Library. Aptly named hub:north, it is a low-cost to free resources for local entrepreneurs, innovators and start-up companies. It is a collaborative project between Thunder Bay Community Economic Development Commission (CEDC), Thunder Bay & District Entrepreneur Centre, Northwestern Ontario Innovation Centre, Thunder Bay Public Library (TBPL), and the City...

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...