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First Annual Community Safety & Well-Being Forum Kicks Off Friday

Posted on Friday, October 28, 2022 10:10 AM

The First Annual Community Safety & Well-Being Forum kicked off Friday morning, with service providers and organizations gathering to determine the best ways to work together to improve safety and well-being in our community.

The event, hosted by Community Safety & Well-Being Thunder Bay, features presentations and a panel discussion focusing on prevention and structural barriers, as well as how organizations can work together to achieve common goals.

“There are so many organizations working...

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Leaf & Yard Waste Collection November 1-10

Posted on Wednesday, October 26, 2022 06:57 PM

The City’s fall curbside collection of organic leaf and yard waste will take place from Nov. 1-10, on residents’ regular recycling days. Note that waste & recycling collection during the week of Nov. 7 will move one day earlier due to Remembrance Day on Friday, Nov. 11.

Homeowners must use Kraft (paper) bags for leaf and yard waste. Kraft bags are available at most hardware and grocery stores. Regular weight limits of 18 kg/40 lbs. per bag apply.

Branches and brush may also be left at the curb...

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City Invites Public Feedback on Pandemic Response

Posted on Monday, October 17, 2022 10:02 AM

The City of Thunder Bay is conducting a review of its emergency response to the COVID-19 pandemic. To gain a full 360° perspective of response efforts to date, the City is inviting public feedback through an online survey and in-person focus group sessions. An internal review of actions, process, and procedures during the pandemic will accompany the public and stakeholder engagement.

“Our review wouldn’t be complete without hearing from residents – they were the ones directly impacted by our response,”...

Municipal Election Update

Posted on Friday, October 07, 2022 12:26 PM

Following the close of the first advance poll at West Thunder Community Centre and as of 8 AM this morning more than 3000 voters (3.73 % of voters) in Thunder Bay have cast their ballot and, with the exception of one confined anomaly, the voting process has been efficient and well received by voters. 

Internet voting has been steady since the opening of polls, 64% of the vote cast used the online platform. The Returning Officer and her team identified a procedural irregularity in the first hours...

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Local Arts and Culture to be Celebrated During Culture Days

Posted on Friday, September 23, 2022 04:16 PM

Culture Days will take place from Sept. 23 to Oct. 16, with a variety of activities to celebrate local arts and culture. Culture Days is an annual nation-wide event that has become one of Canada’s largest participatory cultural events.

“The City is pleased to take part in the annual Culture Days celebration to acknowledge the vital role that arts, heritage and culture play in our community well-being and local economy,” said Callie Hemsworth, the City’s Acting Supervisor of Cultural Development,...