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Study to Determine Feasibility of Supervised Injection Services in Thunder Bay

Posted on Wednesday, February 03, 2016 07:00 PM

In March 2016, the Ontario HIV Treatment Network, with support from the Thunder Bay Drug Strategy, will begin assessing the feasibility of supervised injection services in Thunder Bay. Supervised injection services are health programs where people inject drugs under safe conditions and can gain access to sterile injecting equipment.

While feasibility work for supervised injection services has been done in Ottawa and Toronto, it hasn't been done in Thunder Bay, so we don't yet know if there is a role...

City Embarks on Plan to Meet Future Recreation Needs

Posted on Sunday, January 31, 2016 07:00 PM

February 1, 2016 - Residents are being encouraged to share their views in an online survey to help shape recreation in the city as part of the Fit Together - Recreation & Facilities Master Plan project. The Plan will guide municipal investment in recreational services, programs and facilities over the next 15 years.

The survey is available online until March 1, and will allow citizens and visitors with an opportunity to give feedback on their experiences and future interests in local recreation....

Proposed 2016 City Budget Released Today

Posted on Sunday, January 31, 2016 07:00 PM

February 1, 2016 - The proposed 2016 Municipal Budget documents prepared by City Administration were released today and form the starting point for City Council's detailed review.

If the proposed 2016 Budget were approved as presented, existing taxpayers would be asked to fund an increase in the net tax levy of $6.5 million or 3.83 per cent. Council has started a three-year budget planning process and has given direction for a three-year average, upper-limit increase of 3.2 per cent with options...

Fire Safety Hockey Cards at Friday's Thunderwolves Game

Posted on Wednesday, January 27, 2016 07:00 PM

January 28, 2016 -Thunder Bay Fire Rescue, the Lakehead University Thunderwolves and Tbaytel have again partnered to release limited-edition collector cards of this year's varsity hockey team that highlight fire safety messaging.

"Home fire safety is one of our top priorities," said Fire Chief John Hay "This project allows us to get that message across to Thunder Bay's young hockey fans and promote fire prevention in a unique way."

The player cards will be available to fans in attendance at the...

GM Resigns: Community Services Department in Good Hands During Transition

Posted on Tuesday, January 26, 2016 07:00 PM

January 27, 2016 - Michael Smith has given notice that he is resigning as General Manager of Community Services for the City of Thunder Bay.

"Mr. Smith has indicated he is accepting another position and is relocating to Southern Ontario," City Manager Norm Gale said today. "I have received and accepted his resignation. He expressed his thanks to Council and staff and wished the City of Thunder Bay continued success in the future."

Mr. Smith joined the City of Thunder Bay in 2011.

Gerry Broere will...