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First Installment of 2015 Tax Bill Due March 4

Posted on Sunday, March 01, 2015 07:00 PM

March 2, 2015 - The first installment of the 2015 tax bill is due on Wednesday, March 4. The interim tax billing is based on 50 per cent of your 2014 tax rate and 2014 assessment. The second installment will be due on Wednesday, May 6.

Taxpayers who have not received their bill are advised to contact the Corporate Services & Long Term Care Department, Revenue Division located on the main floor of City Hall, or call 625-2255 to request a copy.

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Contact: Kathleen Cannon, Manager - Billing and...

Annual Report on Drinking Water Quality Now Available

Posted on Thursday, February 26, 2015 07:00 PM

February 27, 2015 - The City of Thunder Bay is pleased to announce the release of the 2014 Drinking Water Quality Annual Report.

"This report contains detailed information about the City's drinking water system and the quality of our water," said Kerri Marshall, Director - Environment Division. "Our City's water is monitored 24 hours a day, seven days a week. This report details how we monitor the quality, and the results of the myriad tests we routinely run. It shows that our residents can have...

Rebooting Ontario's Municipal Sector: Delegation Brings Priority Issues to Ministers at ROMA/OGRA

Posted on Tuesday, February 24, 2015 07:00 PM

February 25, 2015 - A Thunder Bay delegation including Mayor Keith Hobbs, Intergovernmental Affairs Committee leaders Councillors Joe Virdiramo and Brian McKinnon and City Manager Tim Commisso brought the City's key issues to the Rural Ontario Municipal Association (ROMA) Conference/Ontario Good Roads Association (OGRA) in Toronto on Feb. 22 - 25.

"This year's conference was an important and positive mission for Thunder Bay," said Joe Virdiramo, Chair - Intergovernmental Affairs Committee. "We were...

City Files Motions Against CN in Superior Court of Justice

Posted on Monday, February 23, 2015 07:00 PM

February 24, 2015 - The City of Thunder Bay filed legal materials in the Superior Court of Justice against CN in conjunction with the James Street Swing Bridge on Monday, Feb. 23.

The City's documents request that the Court interpret the 1906 Agreement between the City of Thunder Bay and CN; provide a declaration that the Agreement is valid and binding, and that the Agreement requires that CN maintain the James Street Bridge for the use of vehicular and pedestrian traffic in perpetuity.

The City...

Food Strategy Strengthens Connections to Local Food Procurement

Posted on Tuesday, February 17, 2015 07:00 PM

February 18, 2015 - The City of Thunder Bay along with partners of the Thunder Bay and Area Food Strategy and stakeholders from the local food sector will gather on Thursday, Feb. 19, to discuss the results and next steps of the Institutional Local Food Procurement project undertaken in the community over the last few years. The workshop concludes the research portion of the Province of Ontario/ City of Thunder Bay Greenbelt-funded initiative to increase the purchase and use of locally-sourced foods...