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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...


Residents Reminded to Follow the Fireworks By-law and Stay Safe

Posted on Thursday, August 01, 2019 09:30 AM

Residents are reminded that fireworks within the city can only be discharged during specified holidays and the three days leading up to them. Holidays which permit fireworks include: New Year’s Day, Victoria Day, Canada Day, Civic Holiday, Labour Day, New Year’s Eve, and the Lunar New Year (Chinese New Year). Resident are encouraged to be respectful of their neighbours and follow the fireworks by-law. Fireworks are not to be discharged at any other time.

Thunder Bay Fire Rescue also reminds citizens...

City to Host Forest Fire Evacuees from Pikangikum First Nation

Posted on Thursday, May 30, 2019 06:00 AM

The City of Thunder Bay is preparing to receive approximately 300 people from Pikangikum First Nation over the course of the next 48 hours as the community reported that they require immediate evacuation of their vulnerable population due to heavy smoke impacting the community and affecting public health and wellness.

The city will also serve as a transportation hub to assist with travel to other host communities across Ontario.

A pair of fires in close proximity to the community and smoke blowing...