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Call for Talent for City of Thunder Bay Summer Events

Posted on Thursday, March 10, 2016 07:00 PM

March 11, 2016 - The City of Thunder Bay is inviting musicians, dance groups, children's entertainers and other stage performance acts to apply to perform at the City's annual summer events.

Performance opportunities include over 14 event days, including two major single-day events and two event series. All events are free to the public and collectively draw thousands of attendees.  Events to apply for include:

  • Canada Day (4 stages): Friday, July 1, evening - approx. 20,000 attendees
  • Teddy Bears...

LU Hockey Players & Thunder Bay Fire Rescue Talk Fire Safety at St Thomas School

Posted on Thursday, March 10, 2016 07:00 PM

March 11, 2016 -Thunder Bay Fire Rescue, Tbaytel and the Lakehead University Thunderwolves Hockey Team have again joined forces to promote fire safety with the creation of fire safety hockey cards featuring this year's Thunderwolves team. Today at St Thomas Aquinas School members of the Thunderwolves Hockey Team joined Thunder Bay Fire Rescue in educating grade four students on home fire safety.

"Thunderwolves Hockey is a community-based team and working with Tbaytel and the Thunder Bay Fire Rescue...

Change Your Batteries When You Change Your Clock

Posted on Wednesday, March 09, 2016 07:00 PM

March 10, 2016 -Thunder Bay Fire Rescue reminds the community to change the batteries in their smoke and carbon monoxide alarms when they change their clocks this weekend for Daylight Savings Time.

"Every time change is an opportunity to educate the community about the importance of changing and testing the batteries in their smoke and carbon monoxide alarms," said Fire Chief John Hay. "Smoke alarms give you the early detection needed to safely escape a fire and only a carbon monoxide alarm can...

Residents Safely Evacuated During Group Home Fire

Posted on Sunday, March 06, 2016 07:00 PM

March 7, 2016 - A fire investigation has determined that the quick actions by care providers in a residential group home led to the safe evacuation of six residents in rapidly evolving fire conditions.

The cause of the fire has been determined to be a resident lighting paper on fire.

"They regularly practice their home escape plan, and that training resulted in the safe evacuation of all residents and staff, they should be commended," said Deputy Fire Chief Greg Hankkio.

The home is in a rural setting...

Community Sponsors Needed: City Launches Welcome Project to Help Acclimate Newcomers

Posted on Friday, March 04, 2016 07:00 PM

March 5, 2016 - The City of Thunder Bay, through its Aboriginal Liaison Unit, is embarking on an innovative film project to address the need for educational resources to help youth transitioning to Thunder Bay, learn how to navigate and thrive in the city.

The City has partnered with award-winning Aboriginal filmmaker Michelle Derosier and cinematographer Dave Clement of Thunderstone Pictures on the Welcome Project to produce a high-quality, four-part documentary film series and dedicated website...