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Live on the Waterfront event stage and audience - 2023

City Call for Talent, Vendors, Artists/Artisans and Community Groups

Posted on Wednesday, March 15, 2023 03:56 PM

The City of Thunder Bay is inviting talent, food vendors, event vendors, artists/ artisans and community groups to apply to participate in the City’s annual community events season.

The 2023 events season includes 19 event days, including two event series: Live on the Waterfront and Movie Nights in the Parks. All events are free to the public and collectively draw tens of thousands of attendees. 

The 2023 community events season includes:

  • Quest: May 12-13
  • Kite Festival: June 3-4
  • Canada Day on the...

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Some Outdoor Rinks Closed Due to Spring Weather

Posted on Friday, March 10, 2023 03:15 PM

As a result of the recent spring weather, ice conditions at the City’s outdoor rinks are deteriorating and some rinks have been closed for the season and some others are now “boot-only”.

The following rinks are closed:

  • Wilson Park rink
  • Third & High Park rink
  • Woodside Parkette pond
  • Anten Parkette pond
  • Picton Parkette pond
  • Waddington Park loop
  • Brent Park loop

The following rinks are boot-only:

  • James Street South rink
  • Minnesota Park rink

All other outdoor rinks currently remain open, including the rink at...

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Local Crossing Guard celebrates 40 years of service

Posted on Friday, March 10, 2023 09:14 AM

The City of Thunder Bay congratulates Crystal Wilson on 40 years of service as a Crossing Guard in the city.

Since March 10, 1983, Crystal Wilson has been safely helping students cross busy roadways on their way to and from school – never missing a day.

Spending most of her years at St. Francis School, Crystal has watched hundreds of kids grow up and helped multiple generations of the same families.

When Crystal first began, Crossing Guards were overseen by the Thunder Bay Police Service but later...

Complex to close temporarily in June for maintenance

Posted on Wednesday, March 01, 2023 11:48 AM

A report from Administration will be presented to City Council on March 6 recommending that a contract be awarded for significant maintenance and construction work at the Canada Games Complex.

Subject to Council’s approval, the facility will close for approximately four months, beginning on June 4. The cost of the work $3 million, and is being partially (80%) funded through the Federal Government’s Green and Inclusive Community Building Fund.

The anticipated work includes:

  • Replacement of the...

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Water Service Restored in Mount Forest Blvd Area

Posted on Monday, February 27, 2023 02:41 PM

Water service to Mount Forest Blvd area has now been restored, after water service work in the area necessitated a shutdown of the water main feeding all services north of Hwy 61 west of Mount Forest Blvd, and west of and including Mountain Rd.

Residents in the area may notice discolouration of the water from their taps. If discolouration is present, residents are advised to complete the following steps:

1.      Do not open any HOT water taps.2.      Open only one COLD water tap (a tap that does...