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Surprise Infectious Disease Exercise Shows Paramedics Prepared

Posted on Monday, March 30, 2015 08:00 PM

March 31, 2005 - The Superior North Emergency Medical Service (SNEMS), the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre (TBRHSC), and the Thunder Bay Central Ambulance Communications Centre (TBCACC) last week completed a "cold" call for a patient suspected of having the Ebola Virus Diseases.

"The exercise was planned so that no one knew in advance," said Wayne Gates, Deputy Chief - Professional Standards. "Our paramedics used proper procedures, including screening and the use of personal protective...

Federal Government Will Not Fund Event Centre Under One Roof

Posted on Sunday, March 29, 2015 08:00 PM

March 30, 2015 - The City of Thunder Bay today received a registered letter from the Federal Government of Canada indicating that the proposed Thunder Bay Event & Convention Centre is ineligible for Federal Gas Tax funding based on the facility design proposal as submitted and the intent for an AHL team to be the lead tenant. The letter indicated the facility would be eligible if the Convention Centre was built as a separate stand-alone building.

This matter will come back to the April 13 Council...

City Resident Suffers Serious Burns, Be Oxygen Aware

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

March 26, 2015 - On March 17, Thunder Bay Fire Rescue responded to a Leslie Avenue home for a possible structural fire. Responding units found an extinguished fire inside a bedroom of the home and a female occupant suffering from serious burns. The fire is still under investigation with the Ontario Fire Marshall's office, but it is known that the occupant was utilizing home medical oxygen while smoking.

"This unfortunate incident is a good opportunity to remind people to keep open flames away from...

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...