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Thunder Bay Fire Rescue & Union Gas Launch SAFE Program

Posted on Monday, November 23, 2015 07:00 PM

November 24, 2015 - Thunder Bay Fire Rescue, Union Gas and the Fire Marshal's Public Fire Safety Council have teamed up through Project Zero to launch Thunder Bay Fire Rescue's SAFE program (Smoke/CO Alarms For Everyone). The SAFE program is an assistance-based program geared towards local home owners that require assistance with the acquisition or installation of smoke and carbon monoxide (CO) alarms.

Thunder Bay Fire Rescue's SAFE program assists homeowners who have financial or physical barriers...

Opening Weekend of Skating at Prince Arthur's Landing

Posted on Sunday, November 22, 2015 07:00 PM

November 23, 2015 - The waterfront skating rink at Prince Arthur's Landing officially opens tomorrow, Tuesday, Nov. 24. With the rink opening, the City is encouraging residents to come down to the waterfront and enjoy the many activities and facilities available to the public.

"The rink offers fun for those both young and old alike, we're excited to have it opening for all to enjoy over the winter months ahead," said Kathy Ball, Operations Coordinator at Marina Park. "There is so much to do down...

City Meets to Begin Planning for Potential Welcome of Refugees

Posted on Thursday, November 19, 2015 07:00 PM

November 20, 2015 – The Municipal Emergency Control Group met today to begin planning should the City formally be requested to assist in the resettlement of Syrian refugees. The meeting was called following a resolution of Council made Monday night to potentially welcome approximately 20 families, or up to 100 United Nations’ screened refugees.

“Thunder Bay is no stranger to hosting refugees in this community,” said Mayor Keith Hobbs. “We have a successful, hospitable track-record going back many...

Construction Limits Access to Kaministiquia River Heritage Park

Posted on Wednesday, November 11, 2015 07:00 PM

November 12, 2015 – The pedestrian underpass running between Simpson Street and Kaministiquia River Heritage Park has been closed to the public while contractors perform maintenance work on the paving stone pathway that runs through the underpass.

The work involves lifting the unit, paving stones along the length of the underpass and resetting their grade. Some work will also be done on the wooden deck outside the tunnel’s eastern entrance, near the Animikii – Flies the Thunder sculpture. The work...

Free Transit for Veterans on Remembrance Day

Posted on Monday, November 09, 2015 07:00 PM

November 10, 2015 - In honour of veterans, Thunder Bay Transit is will be providing free transit service to all veterans and military personnel in uniform and the family members accompanying them on Remembrance Day, Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015.

The free transit will apply to all conventional fixed route service and registrants of Lift+ specialized services. Thunder Bay Transit will observe Remembrance Day with two minutes of silence at

11 am.

Transit service will operate on regular weekday schedule. Thunder...