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Open Houses Highlight Need to Make City Accessible to All

Posted on Sunday, September 20, 2015 08:00 PM

Sept. 21, 2015 - The Municipal Accessibility Advisory Committee is encouraging the public to attend their annual Open Houses and have a chance to meet their members, learn about accessibility and provide feedback on barrier removal across City facilities and services.

"The City is fortunate to have an active and dedicated Accessibility Advisory Committee made up of volunteer members who meet regularly to advocate from lived experience for the removal of barriers across all of our city facilities...

Corrosion Control Pilot Project Begins in December

Posted on Thursday, September 17, 2015 08:00 PM

September 18, 2015 - The City of Thunder Bay will begin a Corrosion Control Pilot Study in the Hodder Pressure Zone starting in December 2015.

The study will measure the effectiveness of reducing lead levels at the tap by adjusting the water chemistry of the treated water with the addition of a PH buffering agent. Approximately 8,000 City homes are estimated to have lead service pipes.

"The addition of sodium hydroxide will be controlled to one pressure zone and will be monitored closely through an...

US & Canada Come Together for Cross-Border Emergency Training

Posted on Tuesday, September 15, 2015 08:00 PM

September 16, 2015 – Emergency services providers and officials from the United States and Ontario, Canada are participating in a four-day Integrated Emergency Management Course with the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Emergency Management Training Institute (EMI) to train in the event a cross-border emergency event takes place.

“This is a first-of-its kind coordinated effort for Minnesota and Ontario and we are extremely pleased with the level of commitment and interest from the various...

City Gets Onboard with Local Food

Posted on Monday, September 14, 2015 08:00 PM

September 15, 2015 – A groups of residents from the City of Thunder Bay’s three Homes for the Aged visited Belluz Farms today to learn more about the fresh local vegetables which will now be appearing on their menus. 

“Thanks in part to the Greenbelt Fund and the Ontario Government, we’ve been able to purchase equipment that facilitates the harvest and handling of high-demand crops,” said Kevin Belluz, Farmer and owner of Belluz Farms. 

The upgrades provide near-ideal conditions for long-term...

Shuniah Mines Mountain Bike Trail Temporarily Closed

Posted on Sunday, September 13, 2015 08:00 PM

September 14, 2015 - The Grand Chasm Trail in the Shuniah Mines mountain bike area has been closed to the public to allow for the construction of a permanent fence around a number of abandoned and exposed mine shafts located near the trail.

The closure is effective Monday, Sept. 14, and is expected to last until the end of October.

The construction of a fence has been mandated by the Ministry of Northern Development and Mines. The Grand Chasm Trail is the only Shuniah Mines trail that will be affected;...