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Presentation of ceremonial cheque from OLG to City of Thunder Bay

City Recognizes Funding from Ontario Lottery & Gaming Corporation

Posted on Monday, May 15, 2023 01:03 PM

The City of Thunder Bay has received $2,692,293 from the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) for the Fiscal Year 2023 (1 April 2022 – 31 March 2023). A cheque has been presented to the City by Karen Smiley, OLG Municipal & Government Relations Manager, to Acting Mayor Kasey Etreni at City Hall.

For 23 years, the City has been host to the Gateway Casino Thunder Bay. The facility attracts thousands of tourists to the region, provides entertainment opportunities for citizens, and supports...

Mayor Catherine Seppala (1907-1975)

City Archives Celebrates Women’s History

Posted on Thursday, May 11, 2023 11:48 AM

The City of Thunder Bay Archives is now accepting submissions to their online Women’s History Month exhibit. The online exhibit recognizes notable woman in our community, past and present, who have made significant contributions or notable accomplishments. The exhibit was launched in 2013 to celebrate and profile the women of Thunder Bay.

“I encourage residents to help us recognize women who have had an impact on our community,” said Christina Wakefield, City Archivist. “We would also like to...

Thunder Bay Joins Province in Emergency Preparedness Week 2023

Posted on Wednesday, May 10, 2023 11:00 AM

This year, Emergency Preparedness (EP) Week takes place May 7- 13, with the theme of “Being Safe, Practiced and Prepared”.

“Nothing is more important than being safe, prepared and practiced,” said Dennis Brescacin, Community Emergency Management Coordinator for the City of Thunder Bay. “Everyone can play a vital role in EP Week.”

Some of the ways to get involved include:

  • Learn about Ontario's Provincial Emergency Management Strategy and Action Plan by visiting: www.ontario...

Logo with text: QUEST - Tech & Gaming

City Presents QUEST: Tech & Gaming Event

Posted on Monday, May 08, 2023 10:56 AM

Join the City of Thunder Bay for QUEST: Tech & Gaming, a free interactive STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, & math) based event presented by Ontario Power Generation.

Come out for two action-packed days at Fort William Gardens on Friday, May 12 from 4 - 8 pm and Saturday, May 13 from 10 am - 4 pm. Dive into cutting-edge workshops with Science North, experience virtual reality gaming, meet “Spot” the robotic dog from Ontario Power Generation, and explore much more at this exciting...

Shuniah and Thunder Bay break ground on new EMS base

Posted on Friday, May 05, 2023 11:01 AM

Construction on a new EMS base in Shuniah, Ont., is now officially underway, after a groundbreaking ceremony this morning.

The new facility at 1801 Lakeshore Drive will be used by Superior North EMS (SNEMS), and feature two drive-through ambulance bays and a new area for paramedics to rest while on duty. It will replace a trailer and parking bay at Shuniah Fire Hall #1, which does not meet regulatory and functional needs for EMS crews.

“This new base is welcomed by our paramedics who need a space...