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National Youth Week Returns May 1 - 7

Posted on Friday, April 29, 2022 10:15 AM

The City of Thunder Bay is excited to once again announce the return of National Youth Week from May 1 to May 7. Youth Week features FREE events and programming targeted towards all youth ages 10 to 24.

Presented by 99.9 The Bay and Country 105. The Recreation and Culture Division, along with other community partners, has arranged different, in-person events encompassing this year’s “Return to Our Roots” theme. 

“We are returning to our roots; returning to our connections with one another, our...

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Delay in Opening City Bike Lanes

Posted on Friday, April 29, 2022 09:15 AM

The opening of the City of Thunder Bay’s bike lanes has been delayed this year due to snow and weather conditions. The City will continue to monitor weather conditions and will provide an update as to when the bike lanes can officially open.

Bike lanes traditionally open each year on May 1, as the sweeping in each zone is normally completed. Once the sweeping has occurred and bike lanes can officially open, on-street parking restrictions will be enforced for designated bike lanes.

In the meantime,...

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City Expanding its Municipal Recycling Program Beginning May 1

Posted on Thursday, April 28, 2022 11:15 AM

Effective May 1, the City of Thunder Bay will be expanding its recycling program to allow residents to recycle all #1 through #7 coded plastic containers.

The recycling program expansion will allow residents to recycle plastic containers such as yogurt, margarine and sour cream containers. Prior to the expansion, residents were only allowed to recycle #1 and #2 coded plastic containers. 

“We are very pleased to be able to expand our recycling program,” said Jason Sherband, Manager – Solid Waste...

City Launches Downtown Improvement Grant Program for 2022

Posted on Wednesday, April 27, 2022 08:15 AM

Two of the goals of the relaunched Downtown Improvement Grant Program are making Thunder Bay’s cores more inviting and vibrant.

The program, implemented through the amended Community Improvement Plan and administered by the City’s Planning Services Division, allows for eligible property or business owners to apply for up to four grants to encourage redevelopment and investment in the North and South cores, as well as the Westfort business area.

“This partnership program between the Community Economic...

Thunder Bay Wins Bid for 2024 Ontario Winter Games

Posted on Tuesday, April 26, 2022 11:15 AM

The Government of Ontario has announced that the 2024 Ontario Winter Games have been awarded to Thunder Bay for the first time since 1974. City of Thunder Bay officials and 2024 Bid Committee members shared more information about the bid and upcoming plans at a media event today.

“After a 50 year absence, we are very pleased the Ontario Winter Games are returning to Thunder Bay in 2024,” said Mayor Bill Mauro. “Thank you to the Government of Ontario for selecting our community and providing $1.4 million...