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City Issues Annual Call for Participation in 2024 Events

Posted on Wednesday, January 17, 2024 04:23 PM

The City of Thunder Bay is excited to announce the annual call for participation today for the 2024 Community Events series.

Food vendors, event vendors, musicians, artists/artisans, buskers, street performers and community groups are invited to apply and become part of the vibrant celebrations. The 2024 line-up of events spans over 12 dates and includes the Live on the Waterfront event series.

To contribute to an enhanced event experience and festive atmosphere, vendors offering culturally...

Public encouraged to share views on City Council composition

Posted on Monday, January 15, 2024 02:18 PM

The committee examining the composition of Thunder Bay City Council launched a survey today so the public can provide input on potential changes to the composition of Thunder Bay City Council and the ward system.

The committee will be conducting significant consultation with the public in two phases.

The first phase includes discovering how the public engages and interacts with City Council, and examining if they have a desire to see changes to the composition of council. Phase two will include...

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New dispatch system to provide better information to EMS

Posted on Monday, January 15, 2024 09:41 AM

A new dispatch system implemented by the province will provide better information to paramedics in Thunder Bay and the district starting January 24.

The new system, called the Medical Priority Dispatch System (MPDS) is an internationally used patient triage system. It will change how calls are prioritized based on their urgency, provide better information to responding paramedics, and improve response for true emergencies.

Paramedics in Ontario are dispatched to calls by Ministry of Health...

City providing snow clearing updates online

Posted on Wednesday, January 10, 2024 05:21 PM

As the winter season continues and Thunder Bay experiences more winter weather events, the City’s Roads staff are dedicated to maintaining safe and reliable road conditions.

During snow events, the city's official Roads Maintenance Objectives policy guides snow removal efforts. The policy requires that:

  • Major roads are to be plowed when 5 cm or more of snow accumulates on the traveled portion of the road in a single storm event.
  • Local streets are to be plowed when there is an accumulation of 10 cm...

City launches ‘The Minutes’ podcast

Posted on Wednesday, January 10, 2024 03:57 PM

The City of Thunder Bay launched its first podcast today, aiming to improve communication with the public, connect with the community and provide another way to share city information.

‘The Minutes’ will offer an in-depth look at the decisions made following each City Council meeting. The weekly show will be hosted by Jeff Walters, Communications Officer with the City and former CBC radio journalist. Listeners can expect a brief recap of the council meeting, and conversations with municipal...