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City Issues Weather Alert
Posted on Monday, December 27, 2021 06:45 AM
As part of the COVID-19 Severe Weather Response Plan, the City is issuing an alert to the community because of a snowfall warning with total snowfall amounts of 10 to 15 cm, and easterly winds gusting to 50 km/h resulting in local blowing snow.
During cold weather and times of heavy snowfall, residents are encouraged to check in with vulnerable friends, neighbours and family to ensure they are not experiencing any difficulties related to the weather. Populations at greater risk include: infants...
City Issues Weather Alert
Posted on Monday, December 06, 2021 08:00 AM
As part of the COVID-19 Severe Weather Response Plan, the City is issuing an alert to the community because of recent heavy snowfall Sunday into Monday morning, and forecasted overnight lows over the next two nights that bring risk of frostbite.
During cold weather and times of heavy snowfall, residents are encouraged to check in with vulnerable friends, neighbours and family to ensure they are not experiencing any difficulties related to the weather. Populations at greater risk include: infants and...
Share Your Views on Back Yard Fires
Posted on Thursday, October 07, 2021 07:30 AM
The City of Thunder Bay is considering changes to its recreational burning permit in an effort to address concerns that have been raised from some residents. An online survey is available now until Oct. 18 on the city website for the public to share their views.
Administration will be reporting back to City Council on Nov. 15 with options and potential solutions for outdoor, backyard burning.
Currently, permits are $30/year for open-air burning, and allow fires between 5 pm and 12 am. This was introduced...
Thunder Bay Fire Rescue Lifts Fire Ban
Posted on Thursday, August 26, 2021 07:15 AM
Thunder Bay Fire Rescue has lifted the City wide fire ban that was previously in place, consistent with the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forests lifting the Restricted Fire Zone declaration.
Fire Stations are open to the public in limited capacity due to Covid-19, so residents are still encouraged to renew and/or apply online. New permit applications require an inspection by Thunder Bay Fire Rescue personnel, and those inspections will be completed as soon as possible. All valid outdoor...
City to Host Additional Evacuees from Deer Lake First Nation
Posted on Monday, July 12, 2021 05:45 AM
The City of Thunder Bay will welcome 101 evacuees from Deer Lake First Nation which is currently under threat from a 27,549 hectare fire, RED 051, burning 15 km away from Deer Lake and growing in size due to weather conditions.
The 101 people, who are considered stage one primary evacuees – members of the community’s vulnerable population, are anticipated to arrive this afternoon. The remaining vulnerable population, approximately 350 people, will be evacuated to other communities in the province.