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2015 Road Work Season Continues

Posted on Sunday, August 16, 2015 08:00 PM

August 17, 2015 - The busy road work season continues around the city, including road and sidewalk rehabilitation, residential paving, sewer and watermain repair/replacement, bridge work and streetlight renewal.

The City of Thunder Bay is investing $40 million on these improvements and related infrastructure, including $380,000 in the Enhanced Infrastructure Renewal Program Capital Budget in 2015. Road work can result in road closures, detours and delays for drivers. Drivers should reduce their speed,...

Water Main Break Affects Cemetery Water Supply

Posted on Sunday, August 09, 2015 08:00 PM

August 10, 2015 - A water main break has affected the water supply to the Mountainview and St. Patrick's cemeteries, both located along Broadway Avenue.

Visitors to the cemeteries are able to get water for flowers from the tap outside the cemetery office, which is located on the north side of Broadway Avenue, at the western edge of the cemetery (the office driveway is just west of cemetery gate three).

Visitors are asked to bring their own water container when using the tap.

The broken water main is...

City Tops "Best of the Lake" List as Best Weekend Destination

Posted on Thursday, August 06, 2015 08:00 PM

August 7, 2015 - Thunder Bay has earned accolades in 10 categories in the 2015 Best of the Lake Awards from Lake Superior Magazine, announced internationally this week. The City is pleased to announce readers selected Thunder Bay as Best Weekend Destination in Ontario. Awards for Best in Ontario were also earned for:

"¢ Best Scenic Overlook - Sleeping Giant Provincial Park & Terry Fox Monument

"¢ Best Restaurant - the Hoito Restaurant

"¢ Best Campground - Chippewa Park

"¢ Best...

Road Work Restricts Access to Two Sections of Edward Street

Posted on Thursday, August 06, 2015 08:00 PM

August 7, 2015 - Motorists are asked to avoid travelling on Edward Street if possible next week due to two major road construction projects that will limit access to two different sections of the corridor.

On Monday, Aug. 10, Edward Street at Woodlawn Street will close to through traffic to allow for the installation of a new storm sewer. The closure is scheduled for five days.

Detours will be posted at the intersection of Edward Street and Redwood Avenue to the south of the work area. To the north,...

Fort William Gardens Box Office Remains Open Following Accident

Posted on Wednesday, August 05, 2015 08:00 PM

August 6, 2015 - On Wednesday, Aug. 5,  at approximately 5:40 pm, a single motor vehicle drove into the southwest corner of the Fort William Gardens. The facility was closed at the time of the incident and there were no injuries to facility staff or patrons.

The accident has caused significant damage to the facility. The vehicle travelled partially through the exterior wall creating a large hole in the wall. Damage to a number of stalls in the women's washroom on the interior of the facility...