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Thunder Bay Fire Rescue Battling Significant Blaze at Great West Timber Site

Posted on Tuesday, June 16, 2015 08:00 PM

June 17, 2015 - Thunder Bay Rescue is currently battling a significant fire at the former Great West Timber site. Six pumper trucks as well as two aerial ladder trucks are on site battling the blaze.

"Due to the potential for heavy smoke, we're asking people to avoid the area if possible to be cautious while Fire crews work to suppress the fire," said Deputy Chief Greg Hankkio from the scene."

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Contact: Deputy Chief Greg Hankkio, 621-7570

Waterfront Splash Pad Opens on June 22

Posted on Tuesday, June 16, 2015 08:00 PM

June 17, 2015 – The Splash Pad and Water Garden Pavilion at Prince Arthur’s Landing will open for the season on Monday, June 22 at 11 am.

The state-of-the-art splash pad will be open daily from 11 am to 9 pm throughout the summer. The adjoining Water Garden Pavilion – which includes change areas and public restrooms – will also be open 11 am – 9 pm daily.

Watch for a listing of Canada Day activities for the entire family.
Summer in the Parks, the City’s free Wednesday evening concert series, begins...

Thunder Bay Fire Rescue Presents School Fire Safety Awards

Posted on Monday, June 15, 2015 08:00 PM

June 16, 2015 - The second annual School Fire Safety Awards were presented to two local schools this week. The awards recognize the school and respective Principal who have shown leadership and commitment to promoting and practicing Fire Safety to a high degree and Fire Code compliance.

The Awards were presented to:

  • Principal Letizia Tremonti of St. Martin Elementary School, and
  • Principal Coral Charlton of Westgate High School 

"Thunder Bay Fire Rescue hopes these awards encourage continued support...

Mayor Hobbs Appointed to MPAC Board of Directors

Posted on Sunday, June 14, 2015 08:00 PM

June 15, 2015 - Mayor Keith Hobbs has been appointed to the Board of Directors of the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) for a three-year term.

The appointment was recently made by Ontario Finance Minister Charles Sousa. Mayor Hobbs will serve as one of five municipal representatives on the 11-member Board of Directors.

"There are several critical issues facing municipalities including property assessment values, particularly for commercial/industrial properties, and Provincial property...

Centennial Park Parking Lot Reopening on Saturday

Posted on Thursday, June 11, 2015 08:00 PM

June 12, 2015 - The Centennial Park parking lot will reopen to the public as of Saturday, June 13.

The lot had been closed since earlier this week to allow for the installation of a new water main, which is now in service.

The parking lot will be closed for one more day during the week of June 22 - 26, in order to allow for insulation of the water line which services the park service building at the entrance to the parking lot.

The exact date has not been determined, as it will depend on the number...