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Waste Collection Changes for Easter Week

Posted on Wednesday, March 25, 2015 08:00 PM

March 26, 2015 - The upcoming Easter Long Weekend will result in changes to waste collection city-wide.

Garbage and recycling collection moves ahead one day during the week of March 30 for all residents. There is no collection on Good Friday or Easter Monday.

Residents are asked to check their waste collection schedule card, or visit for more information.

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Contact: Jason Sherband, Coordinator - Solid Waste Diversion and Recycling, 625-3851

Follow Up with Minister Clarifies Event Centre Financial Plan

Posted on Wednesday, March 18, 2015 08:00 PM

March 19, 2015 - Mayor Keith Hobbs and City Manager Tim Commisso met with the Hon. Michael Gravelle, Minister Northern Development and Mines, after reports stated the MPP was caught off guard following yesterday's briefing on the proposed Thunder Bay Event & Convention Centre project (TBECC). The follow-up meeting allowed an opportunity to go through the Report with the Minister and review the proposed financial plan.

"We regret the Minister was caught off guard," said Mayor Keith Hobbs. "Both...

Reduced Load Restrictions Take Effect March 20

Posted on Tuesday, March 17, 2015 08:00 PM

March 17, 2015 - Heavy load restrictions will come into effect for the City of Thunder Bay beginning at 8 am on Friday, March 20.

Heavy load restrictions are put into place annually to protect City roads from damage during the spring thaw. The restrictions apply to all streets within the City of Thunder Bay limits with the exception of the streets or portions of streets listed in the attachment below, which shall be exempt:

Reduced Load Period - Highway Exemptions  Adobe PDF, 2 pages, 122 KB ...

Report Recommends to Council Proceed with Full-Scale Event & Convention Centre, Subject to Confirmation of Funding and Design-Build Agreement

Posted on Tuesday, March 17, 2015 08:00 PM

March 18, 2015 - An Update on Phase 4 of the Proposed Thunder Bay Event & Convention Centre (TBECC) will be coming to City Council for information on March 23, and for a decision on next steps March 26. The purpose of the Report is three-fold to:

1.  Provide a Status Update on Phase 4 - Capital Funding confirmation,
2.  Seek approval to extend the Letter of Intent (LOI) with the Thunder Bay Live Consortium to April 30, 2015, and
3. Recommend next steps including proceeding to Phase 5 -...

Easy Steps to Disposing Needles if Found Outside

Posted on Monday, March 16, 2015 08:00 PM

March 17, 2015 - As temperatures warm and snow begins to melt, the Thunder Bay Drug Strategy is reminding residents to take care if they find a discarded needle.

"The majority of individuals who use injection drugs take responsibility for safely and properly disposing of their equipment, including needles," said Anne Ostrom, Acting Coordinator - Thunder Bay Drug Strategy. "However, some needles are discarded on the ground, and may be uncovered as snow melts. The public can take some simple steps...