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2015 Road Work Season Continues

Posted on Wednesday, June 17, 2015 08:00 PM

June 18, 2015 – The road work season in Thunder Bay is now underway. Projects to be undertaken in 2015 include 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...

'AA-' Credit Rating Affirmed on Exceptional Liquidity & Low Debt Burden

Posted on Wednesday, June 17, 2015 08:00 PM

June 18, 2015 - Thunder Bay's strong budgetary flexibility, low debt burden,and exceptional liquidity has led Standard & Poor's Ratings Services to reaffirm the City`s "˜AA-' credit rating.

"We are very pleased the City's finances have once again been rated positively by Standard & Poors and performance improvements recognized," said Carol Pollard, City Treasurer/CFO & General Manager - Corporate Services & Long Term Care. "Administration, with direction and guidance from Council,...

Fire Suppression Efforts Continue at Great West Timber Site

Posted on Wednesday, June 17, 2015 08:00 PM

June 18, 2015 - Thunder Bay Fire Rescue (TBFR) crews are continuing suppression efforts at the Great West Timber site fire. Two pumpers remain at the scene. There are no injuries to be reported at this time. It is anticipated suppression efforts will continue today and could take as long as Friday to fully suppress hot spots and secure the site.

Night shift fire crews were relieved at 7:30 am by the day shift crews. Support overnight was provided by Thunder Bay Police for scene control and Superior...

Intersection of Arthur and Edward to Close this Week

Posted on Tuesday, June 16, 2015 08:00 PM

June 17, 2015 - The ongoing reconstruction project on Arthur Street will require the closure of the intersection of Arthur and Edward streets for several hours at a time, from Thursday, June 18 to Saturday, June 20.

On Thursday, the intersection will close at 9 am for milling, which is the removal of the old top lift of asphalt in preparation for repaving. The work is expected to last about three hours.

Repaving of the intersection is currently scheduled to take place over several hours on Friday,...

Thunder Bay Fire Rescue Battling Significant Blaze at Great West Timber Site

Posted on Tuesday, June 16, 2015 08:00 PM

June 17, 2015 - Thunder Bay Rescue is currently battling a significant fire at the former Great West Timber site. Six pumper trucks as well as two aerial ladder trucks are on site battling the blaze.

"Due to the potential for heavy smoke, we're asking people to avoid the area if possible to be cautious while Fire crews work to suppress the fire," said Deputy Chief Greg Hankkio from the scene."

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Contact: Deputy Chief Greg Hankkio, 621-7570