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Proposed 2015 City Budget Released Today

Posted on Sunday, January 25, 2015 07:00 PM

Proposed 2015 City Budget Released Today
Focus on Stabilization: Council Also Presented Options to Reduce Tax Levy Increase

January 26, 2015 - The proposed 2015 Municipal Budget documents were released today as a starting point for City Council's review. The proposed 2015 Budget incorporates a 5.68 per cent municipal tax levy increase for existing taxpayers due to several major factors impacting the Budget. Decision package options have also been provided to reduce the tax levy increase to 3.99 per...

Road Crews Cleaning Residential Streets as Temperatures Rise

Posted on Thursday, January 22, 2015 07:00 PM

January 23, 2015 - With temperatures in Thunder Bay expected to remain warm over the next two days, City road crews will take the opportunity to clean up residential streets and remove water from road surfaces.

Temperatures, as well as forecasted rain, will melt snow and cause water to pool on road surfaces. City crews will be focusing on removing built-up snow along gutters shoulder areas, thereby clearing the way for water to run off the road surface.

This will prevent water from pooling on the road...

New Fire Station Opens in Westfort Improving Response

Posted on Tuesday, January 13, 2015 07:00 PM

January 14, 2015 - The second of Thunder Bay Fire Rescue's two new modern Fire Stations was commissioned today. The new Station 6, located on the corner of Fredrica Street and Neebing Avenue, is part of the City's six-project plan to improve facilities, infrastructure and response times for Fire and Emergency Medical Services (EMS) in the community.

"Council has been dedicated to investing in and improving City infrastructure, as well its commitment to public safety," said Mayor Hobbs. "We can all...

Council Ratifies Agreement with the Ontario Nurses' Association

Posted on Monday, January 12, 2015 07:00 PM

January 13, 2015 - City Council ratified a two-year collective agreement with the Ontario Nurses' Association (ONA) which represents 58 full-time, part-time and casual Registered Nurses in the City's three Homes for the Aged.

The agreement runs from April 1, 2014 to March 31, 2016, and provides for general wage increases of 1.4% each year.

 "The wage settlement is fair and fiscally responsible," said City Manager Tim Commisso. "Congratulations to both negotiating teams for their excellent work." ...

New Traffic Signals Being Activated Wednesday

Posted on Monday, January 12, 2015 07:00 PM

January 13, 2015 - New traffic signals at two Thunder Bay intersections will be activated the morning of Wednesday, Jan. 14 at approximately 10 am.

The new signals are located at the intersections of Valley Street and Strand Avenue, and Golf Links Road and Riviera Drive South.

The signals will rest on green for through traffic on the busier streets at both intersections (Valley Street and Golf Links Road). Signals on the intersecting streets (Strand Avenue and Riviera Drive S) will rest on red, unless...