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Aboriginal Youth Trip to China Being Postponed

Posted on Tuesday, July 28, 2015 08:00 PM

July 27, 2015 - Plans to send a contingent of Aboriginal youth to Jiaozou, China is being postponed until sufficient funds to sponsor the youth can be raised.

"Unfortunately, the time frame we had to fundraise to cover the total cost of this trip was not long enough and we have not had the sponsorship support we had hoped for, so we have determined that it is in the City's best interest to postpone the trip at this time," said Ann Magiskan, Aboriginal Liaison. "We are enormously grateful for the...

City Invites Online Comment for Waterfront Master Plan Update

Posted on Monday, July 27, 2015 08:00 PM

July 28, 2015 - The Waterfront Master Plan Update that was presented to City Council yesterday as a first report is now available online for residents to provide their comments.

The proposed Waterfront Master Plan Update builds upon the success of the Waterfront revitalization initiatives implemented through the first phase of waterfront development at Prince Arthur's Landing. The components of the report include:     

  1. Master Plan for the lands South of Pearl Street known as Pool 6 and Tug Boat Basin

Public Art Takes to the Streets with Launch of Art Bus

Posted on Thursday, July 23, 2015 08:00 PM

July 24, 2015 - Today the City of Thunder Bay unveiled a City Transit bus that has been transformed into a local cultural experience, an animated, moving showcase of local art.

"The intent of the art bus is to integrate creativity and art into the daily, urban experience of residents and visitors to Thunder Bay," said Daniel Hansen, Public Art Committee Chair.

"It will enliven the experience of city life and showcase the work of local professional artists."

The bus exterior has been fully wrapped...

Section of Arthur Street to Close for Rail Crossing Rehabilitation

Posted on Thursday, July 23, 2015 08:00 PM

July 24, 2015 - Arthur Street from Waterloo Street to Kingsway will close to all through traffic on Monday, July 27 to allow for rehabilitation of the rail crossing and approaches. 

The closure is expected to last one week.

The construction schedule is subject to change, as various factors - such as weather - can have an impact on project timelines.

Motorists are advised to avoid the area if possible, and those travelling in the area are asked to use extra caution and obey all posted signage.


City to Seek Support from Province Regarding Assessments

Posted on Monday, July 20, 2015 08:00 PM

July 21, 2015 – City Council agreed on Monday to implement, without further appeal, a decision of the Assessment Review Board (ARB) regarding a 54% reduction in the valuation of the Resolute mill from $72.2 million to $32.6 million for the 2009-2012 taxation years.

“Resolute is an excellent corporate citizen and a valued part of the Thunder Bay economy,” said City Manager Tim Commisso. “Our disappointment is with the assessment system itself and the fact that it has unpredictable and unstable impacts,...