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Compost Available Starting May 25

Posted on Thursday, May 21, 2015 08:00 PM

May 20, 2015 - Compost will be available to all residents at no charge while quantities last, weather permitting, beginning on Monday, May 25.

The pick-up area is located just east of the old landfill entrance on John Street Road. Hours of operation at the compost pick-up area are Monday to Friday from 8:30 am to 5 pm and Saturday from 9 am to 4 pm.

"We're happy to again offer free compost to residents," said Jason Sherband, Coordinator - Solid Waste Diversion and Recycling. "This compost is the result...

Harbour Expressway Repaving Begins May 25

Posted on Thursday, May 21, 2015 08:00 PM

May 21, 2015 - Resurfacing of the Harbour Expressway between Highway 11/17 and Golf Links Road will begin on Monday, May 25 and last approximately four weeks.

Work on the Harbour Expressway will proceed in three stages. During stage one, which begins Monday, traffic movements will be permitted in an easterly direction only (i.e., travelling from Highway 11/17 to Golf Links Road), with all westbound lanes closed. This stage is expected to take two weeks to complete.

During stage two, all westbound lanes...

Kite Festival Ready to Take Flight

Posted on Thursday, May 21, 2015 08:00 PM

May 22, 2015 - The City of Thunder Bay is encouraging residents of all ages to take part in the 35th annual Kite Festival at Chippewa Park this Sunday, May 24. 

This award-winning family event has provided memorable experiences for kite flyers and watchers alike since 1981, and was recently named one of Ontario's top 100 festivals by Festival & Events Ontario.

"Its going to be a great day," says Event Supervisor Doug Henry. "We're all excited to spend the afternoon with our eyes pointed...

City Proclaims Paul Shaffer Day in Thunder Bay

Posted on Tuesday, May 19, 2015 08:00 PM

May 20, 2015 - In recognition of the outstanding accomplishments of a native son of Thunder Bay and great ambassador of our City, Mayor Keith Hobbs proclaims May 20 Paul Shaffer Day in Thunder Bay.

Shaffer was born and raised in Fort William. As a child, he took piano lessons, and in his teenage years played the organ in a band with his schoolmates in Thunder Bay. Later he performed with various bands around Edmonton and B.C and was educated at the University of Toronto, performing in bands there...

Movie Nights in the Park - Late Night Series 2015 Lineup

Posted on Monday, May 18, 2015 08:00 PM

May 19, 2015 - Get ready for some great movies on the big screen at Prince Arthur's Landing this spring. 

The City of Thunder Bay would like to thank everyone who voted in April - the results are in and you have helped to choose a lineup full of excitement, adventure and laughs.  The feature films for this year's Movie Nights in the Park - Late Night Series will be:

  • The Princess Bride - Friday, May 22
  • Ferris Bueller's Day Off - Friday, May 29
  • Raiders of the Lost Ark - Friday, June 5

Join us at the...