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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...

Former Dawson Court and Grandview Lodge Marketed For Sale

Posted on Thursday, March 03, 2016 07:00 PM

March 4, 2016 - The former Dawson Court and Grandview Lodge Homes for the Aged will be marketed for sale through a Request for Proposal process.

"The locations of both of these sites are very desirable," said Joel DePeuter, Manager - Realty Services. "The Grandview Lodge Site is well situated in a residential area and connected to the Friendship Gardens and Chapples Park. The Dawson Court Site is near Boulevard Lake and has spectacular views of the Sleeping Giant and Lake Superior."

The Facilities...

City Recognized for Emergency Management Compliance

Posted on Wednesday, March 02, 2016 07:00 PM

March 3, 2016 - The Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management (OFMEM) has recognized the City of Thunder Bay for again achieving compliance with the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act and regulations for 2015.

"The safety of our community is paramount," said Mayor Keith Hobbs. "One way to increase that safety is to ensure the City is prepared in case of an emergency and is compliant with the applicable legislation and regulations. Congratulations to our strong leadership team...