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Muskeg Express temporarily out of service

Posted on Friday, June 07, 2024 09:35 AM

The Muskeg Express train ride at Centennial Park will be out of service until further notice due to a front wheel derailment.

The popular attraction had undergone inspection and numerous successful test runs last fall as well as this spring to prepare for opening in June. However, the ride unfortunately went out of service last weekend.

The ride is expected to remain out of service for a number of weeks, as the City takes the time to thoroughly investigate, modify, and test the ride to achieve...

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Grants now available through Housing Accelerator Fund

Posted on Friday, June 07, 2024 08:50 AM

The City of Thunder Bay was approved for up to $20.7 million dollars in federal funding from the Housing Accelerator Fund (HAF) in February 2024 to support development of over 600 new housing units over the next three years, to reach a total of 1,691 new permitted homes by February 2027.

The City’s HAF Action Plan outlines eight initiatives aimed at increasing housing development. Financial incentives through this funding will be allocated in the form of grants, helping to achieve a range of...

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2024 road work is underway

Posted on Thursday, June 06, 2024 10:39 AM

The City of Thunder Bay is investing $42 million in 2024 to fund important infrastructure work including road rehabilitation, sidewalk replacement, sewer and watermain repairs and replacements, and bridge and culvert renewal.

A number of projects have already begun, and many more will be undertaken throughout the summer construction season.

While this work is essential to maintain our city’s infrastructure, it can result in road closures, detours, and delays for travelers. The City hopes to...

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Plan to attend Kite Festival at Chippewa Park this Sunday

Posted on Wednesday, June 05, 2024 09:31 AM

The City of Thunder Bay’s Recreation & Culture Division is excited to announce that the 41st Annual Kite Festival, presented by Ontario Power Generation, will return to Chippewa Park this Sunday, June 9 from 11am to 3pm.

Chippewa Park's carnival rides will be operational and food vendors will be on site. Tickets for rides and food options are available for purchase.

Some highlights include:

  • Free flying zone where the public can fly their own kites
  • 200 kites to be given away throughout the event
  • Kite...

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City Celebrates Crossing Guard Appreciation Week

Posted on Monday, June 03, 2024 03:37 PM

The City of Thunder Bay is encouraging the community to show their appreciation for their neighbourhood crossing guards duringCrossing Guard Appreciation Week, which runs June 3 to 7.

"The Crossing Guard program is a vital part of our community," said Michelle Riemer, Field Supervisor – Crossing Guards. “Crossing Guard Appreciation Week is an opportunity to acknowledge the invaluable service and dedication of our local crossing guards. We extend our heartfelt gratitude to them for fostering a...