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Easy Steps to Disposing Needles if Found Outside

Posted on Monday, March 16, 2015 08:00 PM

March 17, 2015 - As temperatures warm and snow begins to melt, the Thunder Bay Drug Strategy is reminding residents to take care if they find a discarded needle.

"The majority of individuals who use injection drugs take responsibility for safely and properly disposing of their equipment, including needles," said Anne Ostrom, Acting Coordinator - Thunder Bay Drug Strategy. "However, some needles are discarded on the ground, and may be uncovered as snow melts. The public can take some simple steps...

Failure to Install Smoke Alarms Earns Charge

Posted on Monday, March 16, 2015 08:00 PM

March 17, 2015 - A Victoria Avenue property owner has been charged for failing to install smoke alarms as required by the Ontario Fire Code after Thunder Bay Fire Rescue responded to a structural fire at the residence on Wednesday, March 4, 2015.

Firefighters quickly brought the fire under control after rescuing a female occupant who had reentered the burning structure. The cause of the fire was unattended cooking which caused extensive damage to the kitchen. During the fire investigation, Thunder...

City Looking for Citizens' Views on Stormwater Master Plan

Posted on Sunday, March 08, 2015 08:00 PM

March 9, 2015 - Thunder Bay residents will have another opportunity to provide feedback on the City's in-progress Stormwater Management Master Plan at a special open house event on Wednesday, March 11.

The event runs from 4-8 pm at the Italian Cultural Centre. City staff and the consulting team will discuss the project, and presentations on the Plan's status will take place at 4:30 and 7 pm.

The Plan, being developed by City staff and consultants from Emmons & Olivier Resources, (EOR) Inc., will...

Change Your Batteries When You Change Your Clock

Posted on Thursday, March 05, 2015 07:00 PM

March 6, 2015 -Thunder Bay Fire Rescue reminds the community to change the batteries in their smoke and carbon monoxide alarms when they change their clocks for the start of Daylight Savings Time on Sunday, March 8.

"Every "˜time change' is an opportunity to educate the community about the importance of changing and testing the batteries in their smoke and carbon monoxide alarms, " said Public Education Officer Anthony Stokaluk. "Smoke alarms give you the early detection needed to safely escape a...

First Installment of 2015 Tax Bill Due March 4

Posted on Sunday, March 01, 2015 07:00 PM

March 2, 2015 - The first installment of the 2015 tax bill is due on Wednesday, March 4. The interim tax billing is based on 50 per cent of your 2014 tax rate and 2014 assessment. The second installment will be due on Wednesday, May 6.

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...