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Community Leaders Connect to Mobilize Around Maternal Substance Use

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

April 21, 2015 - The Thunder Bay Drug Strategy is calling attention to the unique needs of women who use substances and are pregnant or parenting. Leaders from various community agencies met today to learn about best practice models around this important issue; an event organized by the Maternal Substance Use & Child Issues Working Group which was formed in response to recommendations in the Drug Strategy around prevention and treatment.

"Numerous factors are linked to substance use and addiction...

Second Installment of 2015 Tax Bills Due May 6

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

April 21, 2015 - The second installment of the 2015 tax bill is due on Wednesday, May 6. The interim tax billing is based on 50 per cent of your 2014 tax rate and 2014 assessment.

Taxpayers who have not received their bill are advised to contact the Corporate Services & Long Term Care Department, Revenue Division located on the main floor of City Hall, or call 625-2255 to request a copy.

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Contact: Kathleen Cannon, Manager - Billing and Collection Services, 625-3174.

Storm Sewer Construction to Close Section of William Street

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

April 21, 2015 - William Street between Edward Street and Barton Street will be closed to through traffic for approximately two weeks beginning Friday, April 24, due to storm sewer construction.

Motorists are asked to use alternate routes when travelling through the area. Local access to the Confederation College campus will still be available via Barton Street.

The William Street work is the first phase of a two-to-three-month project that will see storm sewer construction take place on William, James...

Community Call to Action: Taking the Next Steps to End Racism

Posted on Wednesday, April 15, 2015 08:00 PM

April 16, 2015 - The City of Thunder Bay's Anti-Racism Advisory Committee is hosting a community engagement session on April 21, at the Italian Cultural Centre.

Residents are encouraged to attend "˜Shifting the Lens: Understanding Racism', a session aimed at helping participants understand issues surrounding racism and develop recommendations to move the community forward.

Expert Becky Sasakamoose Kuffner, Cultural Diversity and Race Relations Consultant from the City of Saskatoon, will help participants...

Carbon Monoxide Alarms Now Required

Posted on Tuesday, April 14, 2015 08:00 PM

April 15, 2015 - As of today it is the law to install carbon monoxide alarms in your home if you have a fuel-burning appliance, a fireplace or an attached garage.  The law will be enforced by Thunder Bay Fire Rescue. Failure to comply with the CO alarm requirements could result in a $360 ticket or a fine of up to $50,000 for individuals or $100,000 for corporations. 

"If your home has a fuel-burning appliance, a fireplace or an attached garage, you must have a working CO alarm adjacent...