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New Urban Agriculture Site to Benefit Young Leaders

Posted on Monday, April 11, 2016 08:00 PM

April 12, 2016 - The City of Thunder Bay, along with Roots to Harvest, unveiled a new program and site plan on Monday evening to transform the former soccer fields adjacent to Volunteer Pool into a productive urban agriculture site, where young adults will gain leadership and employment skills through gardening, bee keeping, and raising rabbits. 

The site plan was developed by Stuart Oke, Community Grower for Roots to Harvest, in consultation with renowned farmer Chris Blanchard, owner of agricultural...

Sections of Cumberland Street to Close for Improvements

Posted on Thursday, April 07, 2016 08:00 PM

April 8, 2016 - Sections of Cumberland Street will close to northbound traffic starting on Tuesday, April 12 to allow for various improvements including asphalt reconstruction, watermain replacement, boulevard landscaping, and installation of a new storm sewer and street lighting.

While site preparation work will begin on April 11, traffic access to Cumberland Street will remain unrestricted until the following day, April 12. Extending from Stephens Street to Gibson Avenue, the project is scheduled...

Share Your Views on Paterson Park Redevelopment

Posted on Thursday, April 07, 2016 08:00 PM

April 8, 2016 - Paterson Park may look very different in the near future according to concept plans presented to the public at a meeting last night on proposed options for the park's redevelopment.

Three potential designs were presented, and participants were invited to share their feedback as well as identify their preferred plan. 

"The concept plans were based on ideas residents proposed during extensive community engagement conducted when the project began in 2012 as a partnership with 8-80...

Carbon Monoxide Detector Alerts Paramedics to Toxic Gas

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

April 6, 2016 - Superior North Emergency Medical Services (SNEMS) Paramedics responded to a call for service in which the patient was experiencing confusion. On arrival, paramedics were warned of a potential cause of this confusion when the Carbon Monoxide detector attached to their oxygen bag began to alarm. Paramedics assessed, initiated treatment, and transported the patient to the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre.

SNEMS equipped every ambulance in the service across the with CO detectors...

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,...