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Update on 2012 Flood Class Action Proceedings - City Serving Third Party Notice to Approximately 200 Property Owners Regarding Failure to Disconnect Rainwater Leaders or Downspouts

Posted on Monday, August 31, 2015 08:00 PM

September 1, 2015 - The claimants have recently agreed to discontinue a second Flood Class Action against the City, which started about two years after the initial action. Both actions arose out of the May 28, 2012 flood disaster.

As a result, several of the allegations in the second claim have now been incorporated in the first Class Action suit. Specifically, the claimants allege that the City contributed to the overloading of the Atlantic Avenue Plant by not enforcing its Downspout Disconnection...

City Marks International Overdose Awareness Day

Posted on Sunday, August 30, 2015 08:00 PM

August 31, 2015 - As a symbol of condolence for International Overdose Awareness Day, flags were lowered to half-staff today at City Hall, and 37 t-shirts were displayed, to recognize each life lost in 2013 to an overdose.

Held annually on August 31, the goal of this day is to raise awareness about overdose, to reduce the stigma associated with substance use and drug related deaths, while acknowledging the impact overdose has on families, friends and communities. The event originated in Australia...

Sewer and Water Work Scheduled for Northern Avenue

Posted on Thursday, August 27, 2015 08:00 PM

August 28, 2015 - Northern Avenue at Syndicate Avenue North will be closed for five days beginning at 7 am on Monday, Aug. 31 for sewer and water work.

Crews will be performing a number of upgrades to the sewer and water system during the project, including water valve replacement, hydrant relocation, catch basin replacement, and the installation of new storm sewers.

Motorists are asked to use alternate routes when travelling in the area. A posted detour along Brodie Street North, Durban Street and...

Smoke Alarms Provide Early Warning for Family

Posted on Thursday, August 27, 2015 08:00 PM

August 28, 2015 - The early warning provided by working smoke alarms alerted a father and his daughter to a fire in their Christina Street home early yesterday morning. Firefighters responded to a structural fire just before 2 am and quickly extinguished a fire that was burning in the basement.


The residents were unaware that a fire had started in the basement, but were able to safely exit the home and call 911 because of the early warning provided by their working smoke alarms.



Thunder Bay Transit Fall Schedule Begins August 30

Posted on Wednesday, August 26, 2015 08:00 PM

August 27, 2015 - Following weeks of community consultation, service improvements to Thunder Bay Transit's fall schedule will begin on Sunday, Aug. 30.

"Our team met with hundreds of passengers to discuss the proposed changes and receive input," said Brad Loroff - Manager of Transit Services. "Route design changes are based on passenger feedback, and the proposed route network in the Transit Master Plan."

Service improvements include:

Route 1 Mainline

  • Two-way service on Donald St. between May St....