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Fourth Annual Award Presented to respect. Champion

Posted on Monday, March 21, 2016 08:00 PM

March 22, 2016 - The 2016 respect. Award was presented to Dianna Atkinson at Diversity Thunder Bay's 10th Annual Celebration Breakfast for the United Nations International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.

"The respect. Award is an annual award that recognizes an individual, business or organization that promotes the attitudes, beliefs and behaviours that recognize the importance of human dignity, and demonstrates leadership to foster respect for others," said Lee-Ann Chevrette, Crime...

Celebrating Freshwater Leadership with Family Fun

Posted on Sunday, March 20, 2016 08:00 PM

March 21, 2016 - The City of Thunder Bay celebrated Canada Water Week with a free, educational event at Prince Arthur's Landing on Sunday afternoon.

Hosted by EarthCare Thunder Bay in collaboration with EcoSuperior and other community partners, the family-focused event took place in the Baggage Building Arts Centre. The day's excitement featured educational activities and hands-on displays centered on water and its importance to our community.

Children were invited to get active with an outdoor scavenger...

Waste Collection Changes for Easter

Posted on Thursday, March 17, 2016 08:00 PM

March 18, 2016 - The upcoming Easter holiday will result in changes to waste collection city-wide.

Garbage and recycling collection moves back one day during the week of March 21 for all residents. There is no collection on Good Friday.

Residents are asked to check their waste collection schedule card, or visit thunderbay.ca/recycling for more information.

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Contact: Jason Sherband, Manager - Solid Waste and Recycling Services, 625-3851

City Roads Crews Continue to Combat Heavy Snowfall

Posted on Wednesday, March 16, 2016 08:00 PM

March 17, 2016 - With yesterday's heavy snowfall continuing overnight, City roads crews will continue to plow, sand, and salt roads and sidewalks for the rest of the week.

As many as nine sanders and five graders were deployed across the City prior to 6 pm yesterday evening, when roads crews were required to cease operations to rest for a mandatory eight hour period before the 2 am plow. Four sanders ran through the night to ensure major intersections were sanded and to respond to requests from emergency...

Winter Operations in Full Force Clearing Slippery Roads

Posted on Tuesday, March 15, 2016 08:00 PM

March 16, 2016 - City roads crews are out in full force with the heavy snowfall that began around 12 pm today. City sanders began operations at approximately 12:30 pm, to combat slippery road conditions; however the intensity of the snow created slush and packed very quickly causing some slippery conditions.

The high speed roads (above 60 km/h) like Arthur Street, the Harbour Expressway, Oliver Road, Dawson Road and Dog Lake Road to name a few, were plowed first.

"By 2 pm, all graders and plowing equipment...