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Carbon Monoxide Alarms Now Required

Posted on Tuesday, April 14, 2015 08:00 PM

April 15, 2015 - As of today it is the law to install carbon monoxide alarms in your home if you have a fuel-burning appliance, a fireplace or an attached garage.  The law will be enforced by Thunder Bay Fire Rescue. Failure to comply with the CO alarm requirements could result in a $360 ticket or a fine of up to $50,000 for individuals or $100,000 for corporations. 

"If your home has a fuel-burning appliance, a fireplace or an attached garage, you must have a working CO alarm adjacent...

Spring Curbside Battery Recycling Program Begins Tuesday

Posted on Thursday, April 09, 2015 08:00 PM

April 10, 2015 - The City's spring curbside battery recycling program returns on April 14, giving residents an opportunity to conveniently and safely recycle spent household batteries.

"This program has proven to be a very popular and successful one," said Jason Sherband, Coordinator - Solid Waste Diversion & Recycling. "Last spring, City workers collected 2.8 tonnes of batteries, which were shipped off and safely recycled. Last fall, a further 3.6 tonnes were collected."

"It's great to see residents...

Mayor Sets Record Straight on City's Request to Federal Government: City Asking for Leeway in Criteria to Fund Convention Component Only

Posted on Wednesday, April 01, 2015 08:00 PM

April 2, 2015 - In response to Minister Greg Rickford's comments that the City should have known its request for Federal funding would be denied, following is a statement from Mayor Keith Hobbs:

"First and foremost, we wish to acknowledge that Minister Rickford works extremely hard for Thunder Bay and the entire Region of Northwestern Ontario.

As well, we understand there are rules for any funding. The City was asking for leeway in interpreting the eligibility criteria to allow for funding of the...

April Proclaimed Dig Safe Month in Thunder Bay

Posted on Tuesday, March 31, 2015 08:00 PM

April 1, 2015 - The City of Thunder Bay today officially declared April as Dig Safe Month, reminding residents and contractors to call to obtain locates before undertaking any project that requires digging.

"Enhancing worker safety and protecting underground infrastructure is crucial," said Mayor Keith Hobbs. "Any of the contractors here today can tell you the importance of obtaining locates prior to breaking ground on any project."

Citizens are encouraged to "Call or Click Before You Dig." Blindly...

Surprise Infectious Disease Exercise Shows Paramedics Prepared

Posted on Monday, March 30, 2015 08:00 PM

March 31, 2005 - The Superior North Emergency Medical Service (SNEMS), the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre (TBRHSC), and the Thunder Bay Central Ambulance Communications Centre (TBCACC) last week completed a "cold" call for a patient suspected of having the Ebola Virus Diseases.

"The exercise was planned so that no one knew in advance," said Wayne Gates, Deputy Chief - Professional Standards. "Our paramedics used proper procedures, including screening and the use of personal protective...