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City Receives Arbitration Award for Thunder Bay Firefighters

Posted on Tuesday, March 03, 2020 09:45 AM

The City of Thunder Bay has received an Interest Arbitration Award for the Thunder Bay Professional Fire Fighters Association.

This award is determined by a provincially-appointed arbitrator, and is mandatory. It is a five year term collective agreement for the period January 1, 2018 to December 31, 2022 with general wage increases of:

  • 1.91% (January 1, 2018),
  • 1.91% (January 1, 2019),
  • 2.01% (January 1, 2020),
  • 0.97% (January 1, 2021), 0.95% (July 1, 2021), and
  • 0.86% (January 1, 2022) and 0.85% (July 1,...

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Public Asked to Help Keep Fire Hydrants Clear of Snow

Posted on Friday, January 24, 2020 04:30 AM

With the recent accumulation of snow, Thunder Bay Fire and Rescue would like to ask residents for their assistance in expediting the process of keeping fire hydrants clear of snow.


Please do not cover or block fire hydrants when removing snow from your driveway and where possible clear access.


“Clearing snow around fire hydrants keeps them visible and accessible and will save valuable time in the case of an emergency,” said Deputy Fire Chief Dave Paxton.


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Bearskin Lake First Nation Evacuees Begin Return Home

Posted on Friday, November 29, 2019 07:15 AM

Residents of Bearskin Lake First Nation that were evacuated to Thunder Bay recently due to flooding in their home community are beginning to return home today.

Multiple flights are scheduled over the next few days to transfer the over 150 residents that have been hosted in Thunder Bay since November 14.

“Bearskin Lake Community Leadership discussed the river situation with the Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR) and determined that the flow levels and ice conditions had returned to a level where they...

City to Host Flooding Evacuees from Bearskin Lake First Nation

Posted on Wednesday, November 13, 2019 11:00 AM

The City of Thunder Bay is preparing to receive approximately 180 people from Bearskin Lake First Nation over the course of the next 48 hours as the community declared a state of emergency on Sunday due to an ice jam along the Severn River, causing water to rise rapidly close by.

Large amounts of ice and water are already covering up main roadways including those to the airport. Residents are being airlifted by helicopter to the local airport by the Ministry of Natural Resources.

Sioux Lookout is also...

City Landlord Pleads Guilty to Violating Fire Code

Posted on Wednesday, August 21, 2019 08:00 AM

A Rosedale Ave. apartment owner has plead guilty to nine counts of violating the fire code in Provincial Offences Court. The charges were laid for not testing various fire safety systems, not retaining records, and not repairing fire separations in two 6 unit apartment buildings.  The owner was fined $2,000 per count for a total of $18,000 plus victim fine surcharge and costs. The charge stems from an October 2018 Inspection.


“A landlord is responsible for carrying out the provisions...