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Thunder Bay Fire Rescue Presents School Fire Safety Awards

Posted on Monday, June 15, 2015 08:00 PM

June 16, 2015 - The second annual School Fire Safety Awards were presented to two local schools this week. The awards recognize the school and respective Principal who have shown leadership and commitment to promoting and practicing Fire Safety to a high degree and Fire Code compliance.

The Awards were presented to:

  • Principal Letizia Tremonti of St. Martin Elementary School, and
  • Principal Coral Charlton of Westgate High School 

"Thunder Bay Fire Rescue hopes these awards encourage continued support...

Mayor Hobbs Appointed to MPAC Board of Directors

Posted on Sunday, June 14, 2015 08:00 PM

June 15, 2015 - Mayor Keith Hobbs has been appointed to the Board of Directors of the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) for a three-year term.

The appointment was recently made by Ontario Finance Minister Charles Sousa. Mayor Hobbs will serve as one of five municipal representatives on the 11-member Board of Directors.

"There are several critical issues facing municipalities including property assessment values, particularly for commercial/industrial properties, and Provincial property...

Centennial Park Parking Lot Reopening on Saturday

Posted on Thursday, June 11, 2015 08:00 PM

June 12, 2015 - The Centennial Park parking lot will reopen to the public as of Saturday, June 13.

The lot had been closed since earlier this week to allow for the installation of a new water main, which is now in service.

The parking lot will be closed for one more day during the week of June 22 - 26, in order to allow for insulation of the water line which services the park service building at the entrance to the parking lot.

The exact date has not been determined, as it will depend on the number...

Child Care Survey to Capture Community's Child Care Needs

Posted on Thursday, June 11, 2015 08:00 PM

June 12, 2015 - Local families with children up to 12-years-old who are not currently attending a City of Thunder Bay Child Care Centre are invited to give input into a review of the City's child care operations through a Child Care Survey. 

Earlier this year, City Council formed a Task Force on City-operated Child Care to review the City's current child care operations in its four City-operated Child Care Centres (Grace Remus, Algoma, Ogden and Woodcrest) and licensed Private Home Child Care...

Owner Ticketed For Smoke and CO Alarm Violations

Posted on Thursday, June 11, 2015 08:00 PM

June 12, 2015 - A Thorndale Crescent property owner has been ticketed for failing to install a smoke alarm where required and failing to install a carbon monoxide alarm where required. Each ticket carries a fine of $360. 

Thunder Bay Fire Rescue responded to a structural fire at the residence on May 17. The fire was quickly brought under control and the resulting investigation led to the tickets being issued.

"Thunder Bay Fire Rescue has a zero tolerance policy regarding smoke and carbon monoxide...