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Mayor Hobbs Declares June 6 Mining Day

Posted on Wednesday, June 03, 2015 08:00 PM

June 4, 2015 – Thunder Bay will celebrate its rich mining heritage on June 6, which has been declared Mining Day by Mayor Keith Hobbs.

Mayor Hobbs made the declaration at a ceremony today at Mariner’s Hall at Prince Arthur’s Landing. He was joined by representatives of the City of Thunder Bay, Thunder Bay Community Economic Development Commission (CEDC), Ministry of Northern Development and Mines, and Northwestern Ontario Prospectors Association, as well as other mining organizations.

“The mining and...

Boulevard Lake to Remain Open for Recreational Use

Posted on Tuesday, June 02, 2015 08:00 PM

June 3, 2015 - Work scheduled for the Boulevard Lake Dam Rehabilitation project has been delayed, and the lake will not be drained this summer. The dam walkway will also remain open to the public, and the lake will be available for recreational use

The project is subject to the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change's Municipal Class Environmental Assessment process, which allows stakeholders to voice concerns with the project. Concerns from two residents have been raised, so work cannot start...

Crossing Guard Appreciation Day Celebrated This Week

Posted on Tuesday, June 02, 2015 08:00 PM

June 2, 2015 - The City of Thunder Bay is once again celebrating the individuals that continue to make its crossing guard program a success with the 10th annual Crossing Guard Appreciation Day on Friday, June 5.

The crossing guard program has been in place since 1947; currently, 64 crossing guards are employed by the City of Thunder Bay.

"The Crossing Guard program is a very important one," said Michelle Riemer, Field Supervisor - Crossing Guards. "Our crossing guards provide safe crossing of busy...

Boulevard Lake Master Plan Scheduled for Completion in July

Posted on Tuesday, May 26, 2015 08:00 PM

May 27, 2015 - The in-progress Boulevard Lake Area Improvement Plan has moved on to its next phase after a consultation period, stakeholder meetings and a final Open House held May 26.

The plan, currently in development by consulting firm Environmental Design Solutions (EDS) Group Inc., has been shaped by feedback gathered via two stakeholder sessions, two public consultations, and meetings with City departments. 

"We've been impressed by the turnout at our Open Houses," said Werner Schwar,...

Thunder Bay Prime Opportunity in Contact Centre World

Posted on Tuesday, May 26, 2015 08:00 PM

May 27, 2015 - The City is reaching out to expanding contact centres around the world to locate in the City-owned state of the art, turn-key space in VictoriaVille Mall. The 38,000-sq-ft space, capable of employing over 400 persons, is being marketed globally by contact centre specialist Laurence Himel of the Toronto-based Cityspace Real Estate following a request for proposal process.

"We have a successful history in the contact centre industry in Thunder Bay," said Mayor Keith Hobbs. "It has already...