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Stuff the Bus. Feed the Need.

Posted on Thursday, December 03, 2015 07:00 PM

December 4, 2015 - Thunder Bay Transit and Amalgamated Transit Union Local 966 are teaming up to spread goodwill in the community with the 21st Annual Santa Bus Food Drive in support of the Thunder Bay Food Bank.

From Monday, Dec. 7 until Sunday, Dec. 13, residents are invited to drop off dry goods on any City Transit bus. Santa Bus, in aid of the Thunder Bay Food Bank, is an opportunity for Transit employees to join the public to bring joy and happiness to others this holiday season.

The Santa Bus...

Local Business Fined $12,000 for Building Permit Violation

Posted on Wednesday, December 02, 2015 07:00 PM

December 3, 2015 – An Eira Street business has been fined a second time for not obtaining a building permit. The resulting fine was $12,000, in addition to an earlier offense for the same construction which was a $7,500 fine.

The Building Services Division reminds the public and the business community of the need to obtain building permits for new building construction, building additions, demolitions, alterations or renovations, prior to commencing. A change from one use to another, even without...

Property Owner Ticketed For Smoke Alarm Violation After Fire

Posted on Tuesday, December 01, 2015 07:00 PM

December 2, 2015 - A Brant Street property owner has been ticketed for failing to install a smoke alarm where required. The ticket carries a fine of $360. 

Thunder Bay Fire Rescue responded to a structural fire at the residence on Nov.21. The fire was confined to a second-storey bedroom and was quickly extinguished; all of the residents managed to safely escape. The cause of the fire was careless smoking. During the fire investigation, Thunder Bay Fire Rescue investigators discovered there was...

Share Your Views on City Wayfinding

Posted on Sunday, November 29, 2015 07:00 PM

November 26, 2015 - The public is encouraged to attend an Open House on how to make getting around the city easier Tuesday, Dec. 1, From 6 pm to 8 pm at the Prince Arthur Hotel.

As outlined in Goal 13 (Premier visitor destination) of "˜Becoming Our Best', the 2015-2018 Corporate Strategic Plan, a Wayfinding System Action Plan is being developed for Thunder Bay in partnership with Tourism Northern Ontario.

The Plan will be complete by spring 2016.

The City of Thunder Bay, in partnership with Tourism...

12 Strays of Christmas Pet Adoption Event

Posted on Thursday, November 26, 2015 07:00 PM

November 27, 2015 – The City of Thunder Bay’s Animal Services has launched its 12 Strays of Christmas promotion where all adoption fees will be reduced to promote awareness of animals at its shelter.

From Nov. 28 until Dec 12, you can adopt a cat for $50 and a dog for $100 plus taxes, a savings of over $100. Each day a cat or dog will be featured both online and on Facebook in an effort to help get them adopted.

“There will be a variety of cats and dogs to see who are waiting for their forever families,”...