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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...

Council Rejects Final CN Offer - Seeking Validity of 1906 Agreement from Court

Posted on Sunday, February 08, 2015 07:00 PM

February 9, 2015 - City Council tonight rejected the most recent and final offer from CN regarding the James Street Swing Bridge and have directed the City Solicitor to now seek confirmation from the court of the validity of the 1906 agreement which requires CN to maintain the bridge in perpetuity.
The decision follows a thorough review by City Administration and Council of CN's offer of Jan. 23, 2015. CN proposed to permanently limit the bridge to alternating one-way traffic, a measure generally...

Extreme Cold Weather Has Paramedics Concerned

Posted on Wednesday, February 04, 2015 07:00 PM

February 5, 2015 - In the last week, Superior North EMS paramedics have responded to at least five 911 calls for persons suffering from exposure to the cold weather, including one person with serious injuries to their extremities.

Deputy Chief Gates is reminding the public that when cold snaps persist, like what we are currently experiencing in Northwestern Ontario, it does not take long for hypothermia and frostbite to set in.

During extreme cold conditions, those most at risk are infants, young children,...