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City Reminds People to be Careful if Discarded Needles are Found

Posted on Friday, April 22, 2022 04:30 AM

The arrival of spring and the melting snow will uncover large amounts of litter on city streets, and the Thunder Bay Drug Strategy reminds people to be careful if they find a discarded needle.

If a needle is found, people are asked to contact Superior Points to deal with the discarded needles, or take some simple steps to safely dispose of the needles themselves.

“The vast majority of people who use drugs dispose of their equipment, including syringes, responsibly,” said Cynthia Olsen, Thunder Bay...

City to Offer Mobile Payment App for Parking Spaces

Posted on Thursday, April 21, 2022 06:45 AM

Drivers who park their vehicle at a metered space in Thunder Bay will now be able to use an app to pay for parking at any of the more than 1,000 municipal parking spots across the city.

The City of Thunder Bay will use the Passport Parking Canada app to enable anyone to pay for their parking on a smartphone. The software will also allow users to pay for parking tickets through the City’s website.

“This app allows people to pay right on their smartphone, even top up your time if it’s running out. You...

Improvements at Mountdale Boat Launch

Share Your Views on Improvements at Mountdale Boat Launch

Posted on Thursday, April 14, 2022 11:00 AM

The City of Thunder Bay’s Parks & Open Spaces Section and the Lakehead Region Conservation Authority (LRCA) are looking for the public’s feedback on proposed improvements at the Mountdale/Neste Boat Launch and surrounding park area.

The Mountdale Boat launch is located on Mountdale Avenue, off Montreal Street and provides access into the Kaministiquia River and then to Lake Superior.

The LRCA and the Parks & Open Spaces Section have put together a Concept Plan which outlines proposed short...

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Returning Officer launches 2022 Municipal Election season

Posted on Friday, April 08, 2022 06:45 AM

The next municipal election will be held on Monday, October 24, and the Returning Officer for the City of Thunder Bay officially launched election season today.

“As the Returning Officer for the Municipal Election, I’m pleased to officially announce election season has begun here in Thunder Bay,” said City Clerk Krista Power, Returning Officer. “Preparation work is well underway at the Election Office here in City Hall, and we are excited to introduce some new options for voters this year.”


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Council extends well received Patio Program for 2022

Posted on Friday, April 08, 2022 05:30 AM

A popular program allowing outdoor dining in Thunder Bay will continue in 2022, after being approved by City Council.

The temporary patio program allows eligible bars, restaurants, and retail businesses to use a portion of a sidewalk, roadway, public property or private parking lot to operate if the City’s criteria are met.

“The City is offering the ability again for businesses to expand their space outdoors during our warmer months,” said Mayor Bill Mauro. “With little to no cost to businesses, this...