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Residents Continue to Rate Quality of life in Thunder Bay Highly

Posted on Sunday, May 10, 2015 08:00 PM

May 11, 2015 - The 2015 City of Thunder Bay Citizen Satisfaction Survey shows that when it comes to satisfaction with city services, 87 per cent are satisfied, which has remained relatively unchanged over the past several years. The city has now conducted a similar statistically valid survey every two years since 2005.

"We are very pleased that satisfaction with services remains high," said Councillor Shelby Ch'ng, Chair - Community Communications Committee. "The results of the survey suggest that...

Thunder Bay Joins Province in Emergency Preparedness Week

Posted on Monday, May 04, 2015 08:00 PM

May 05, 2015 - Emergency Preparedness Week (EP Week) 2015 is being recognized across Ontario May 3-9. The City of Thunder Bay encourages citizens to get involved in "Know the Risks, Reduce Them Together" - a theme that reinforces the importance of individual preparedness with the need to support community resiliency.

Insight from recent emergencies has shown that while many are prepared for emergencies, some may not have the support or capacity to deal with emergencies for a variety of reasons....

City Celebrates Youth Week and Youth Arts Week

Posted on Thursday, April 30, 2015 08:00 PM

May 1, 2015 - This week is all about youth in Thunder Bay according to Acting Mayor Rebecca Johnson, who officially proclaimed May 1-7 as "Youth Week" today at City Hall. National Youth Week celebrates the positive contributions that youth make to their communities, their achievements, and their volunteerism. Counsellor Johnson and local youth raised the Youth Week flag at City Hall to kick-off the celebrations.

"Youth Week encourages all community members to celebrate youth, to recognize the positive...

Free Week at Solid Waste & Recycling Facility runs May 3 to 10

Posted on Thursday, April 30, 2015 08:00 PM

May 1, 2015 - Tipping fees for residents driving cars and non-commercial light trucks will once again be waived this year as part of "˜Free Week' at the Solid Waste & Recycling Facility, which runs from May 3 to 10.

Regular tipping fees will apply to all loads brought onto the site in commercial vehicles. Thunder Bay Police will also be on-hand to inspect vehicles and ensure all loads are properly secured.

"Every year, we encounter residents who don't properly secure their loads, resulting in...

Habitat for Humanity Reuse Days during Landfill Free Week

Posted on Thursday, April 30, 2015 08:00 PM

May 1, 2015 - Representatives from the Thunder Bay branch of Habitat for Humanity will once again be participating in Free Week, running May 3 to 10, at the City's Solid Waste and Recycling Facility.

Habitat will be on-site from May 4 to 9 to collect gently-used items such as windows, doors, building supplies, working appliances, and furnishings from Thunder Bay residents during Free Week at the landfill site.

Donated items will be taken to the Habitat for Humanity ReStore for cleanup and resale. Proceeds...