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City Launches "˜Don't Be Trashy' Campaign for Civic Pride Month

Posted on Tuesday, April 05, 2016 08:00 PM

April 6, 2016 - To kick-off Civic Pride Month, the City introduced the "˜Don't Be Trashy' campaign today to encourage people to take pride in Thunder Bay and not trash our environment.

"Litter is a major problem that cripples our City," said Mayor Keith Hobbs. "Litter ranks among the top concerns for our citizens and is a priority for City Council. The City of Thunder Bay has made a commitment to Clean, Green & Beautiful, but everyone needs to do their part. Litter is not a corporate problem,...

City Honours Local Arts & Heritage Talent

Posted on Thursday, March 31, 2016 08:00 PM

April 1, 2016 - The achievements and contributions of local artists, cultural professionals, organizations and businesses were celebrated at the City of Thunder Bay's annual Arts & Heritage Awards, presented by the Walleye, on Thursday evening at the Finnish Labour Temple.

This year's nominees represent a wide spectrum of Thunder Bay's cultural sector from individual artists, theater, film, music and historians to cultural business, educators, and supporters.

"Arts, culture and heritage play a...

Share Your Views on City's Roads Maintenance Standards

Posted on Thursday, March 31, 2016 08:00 PM

April 1, 2016 - The City of Thunder Bay Roads Division is looking for the public's feedback on the Maintenance Quality and Performance Standards, which set clear guidelines for services to maintain, repair, and replace the City's roads and sidewalks.

The survey results will be considered when the Standards are revised later this summer.

In place since 1989, the current Standards need to be reviewed to ensure that they meet the needs of the community. The public survey represents the first time the...

City Reminds Residents to be Safe if Discarded Needles are Found

Posted on Wednesday, March 30, 2016 08:00 PM

March 31, 2016 - The arrival of spring and warmer temperatures uncover large amounts of litter on city streets and parks, and the Thunder Bay Drug Strategy is reminding residents to take care if they find a discarded needle.

Disposing of needles is not a core function of the Thunder Bay Police, so residents are being urged to contact Superior Points to deal with the discarded needles, or take some simple steps to safely dispose of the needles themselves.

"The vast majority of people who inject drugs...

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...