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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,...

Jasper Place Recognized with National "˜Caring Community Award'

Posted on Monday, February 02, 2015 07:00 PM

February 3, 2015 - Jasper Place was presented with the national Caring Community Award from Canada Cares this past November for their successful Support Services Program.

Canada Cares, a not-for-profit organization that builds multi-disciplinary, multi-sector partnerships focused on promoting and supporting family and professional caregivers and the important role they play in our society, chose Jasper Place as part of their coast-to-coast search for the most caring and supportive facilities and programs. ...

LU Thunderwolves Hockey & Thunder Bay Fire Rescue Talk Fire Safety at St James School

Posted on Monday, February 02, 2015 07:00 PM

February 3, 2015 -Thunder Bay Fire Rescue, Tbaytel and the Lakehead University Thunderwolves Hockey Team have joined forces to promote fire safety with the creation of this year's fire safety hockey cards. Today at St James School members of the Thunderwolves Hockey Team joined Thunder Bay Fire Rescue in educating grade four students.

"Having our players out in the community at schools speaking to children about fire prevention is something that our players love to do, but most importantly believe...