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City beats housing target, applies for $46 million in federal funds

Posted on Friday, November 17, 2023 02:43 PM

The City of Thunder Bay has surpassed its provincially assigned housing target for 2023. One of only nine Ontario municipalities to achieve this goal, the City expects to receive funding from the provincial Building Faster fund.

Based on Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) data as of October 26, construction had occurred on 167 units, 104% of the assigned target of 161. Additionally, the city has issued 290 permits for residential units this year, nearly doubling the five-year average...

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Six Recipients Recognized at 13th Annual Mayor’s Community Safety Awards

Posted on Monday, November 06, 2023 06:30 PM

Two individuals and four community projects received recognition tonight during the 13th Annual Mayor’s Community Safety Awards, for their outstanding work in the community.

“Congratulations to our award winners and thank you to all the nominees for all you do in our community,” said Acting Mayor Dominic Pasqualino. “City Council is proud to recognize and highlight the impact you continue to make in our city.”

The award recipients were featured in a video played at the award ceremony, highlighting...

Have Your Say on Dedicated Pickleball Courts

Posted on Monday, November 06, 2023 11:04 AM

Citizens of Thunder Bay are encouraged to provide their input on existing and possible future pickleball facilities in the City. An online survey has been released today, and will be available until 11:55 pm on Nov. 13.

The survey will help the City gauge public interest in possible private reservations of public outdoor pickleball courts, compare prospective use of outdoor courts by the general public versus potential members-only use through reservations, and assess prospective demand for...

Leaf and Yard Waste collection to begin next week

Posted on Thursday, October 19, 2023 02:00 PM

Fall curbside collection of organic leaf and yard waste will begin next week. Collection will take place between October 24 and November 3, on your regular recycling days.

Leaf and yard waste set out for curbside pickup must be placed in kraft paper yard waste bags with each bag weighing less than 18 kg/40 lbs once filled. Bundled branches may also be left at the curb for collection; bundles must be less than one metre (39 inches) long, no more than 61 cm or (24 inches) in diameter and be tied...

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Adverse Childhood Experiences to get spotlight at Forum

Posted on Thursday, October 12, 2023 09:24 AM

Discussions about Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) will be front and center at an event hosted by Community Safety & Well-Being Thunder Bay, in partnership with the Thunder Bay District Health Unit.

The 2nd Annual Community Safety & Well-Being Forum will take place today, with service providers and organizations gathering to discuss safety and well-being issues, including prevention, mitigation, and building resilience to ACEs.

The goal of the forum is to make Thunder Bay a safer, healthier,...