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Nominations Open for 2022 Mayor’s Community Safety Awards

Posted on Monday, September 19, 2022 10:28 AM

Nominations are officially open for the 12th Annual Mayor’s Community Safety Awards, which recognize Thunder Bay citizens and groups who are working to make our city safer and more equitable.

The awards are hosted by the City and Community Safety & Well-Being Thunder Bay. The deadline for submissions is Friday, Oct. 7, at 4:30 pm.

The awards will be presented during a special ceremony during the Nov. 14, 2022 meeting of Thunder Bay City Council.

The 2022 awards fall into three categories:

  • Community...

Voter Information Letters Arriving Soon

Posted on Thursday, September 15, 2022 09:27 AM

Voter Information Letters (VILs) will start arriving by mail next week to all eligible Thunder Bay electors currently on the voters’ list for the upcoming 2022 Municipal & School Board Election.

“VILs contain important information on how, when and where to vote in the 2022 Municipal Election,” says Krista Power, City Clerk and Returning Officer.

VILs contain:

  • A voter identification number and PIN for internet voting
  • Dates and locations for advance voting, including drive-thru voting
  • Locations where...

Jeff Adams Headlines City’s First Accessible Sports Expo

Posted on Wednesday, September 14, 2022 01:28 PM

People with disabilities, their families and anyone else interested in learning more about accessible sports opportunities are invited to attend Thunder Bay’s first Accessible Sports Expo, free to everyone, on Monday, Sept. 19. The event aims to encourage sport participation by people of all ages living with disabilities.

The Expo will feature a keynote presentation by Jeff Adams, a three-time Paralympic Champion and six-time World Champion in wheelchair track racing. Jeff is living proof that focus,...

Overdose Awareness Day - Aug. 31

Thunder Bay to Host International Overdose Awareness Day

Posted on Tuesday, August 30, 2022 04:13 PM

Raising awareness of overdose and reducing the stigma of drug-related deaths are two of the goals of International Overdose Awareness Day, held annually on Aug. 31.

This year’s event at the entrance to the Kaministiquia River Heritage Park at the corner of Donald and Simpson Streets will feature community resource booths, overdose prevention training and free naloxone, as well as activities to make a tribute to a loved one.

“We really want to raise awareness about how overdoses impact so many people...

Final Live on the Waterfront to Finish with Fireworks

Posted on Tuesday, August 30, 2022 09:48 AM

Everyone is encouraged to attend the finale of the City’s summer event series this Wednesday, Aug. 31 at Live on the Waterfront, featuring live entertainment and a special fireworks display to finish the night.

The live show, which starts at 7 pm – one hour later than usual to accommodate fireworks – includes a range of genres with two local bands, EDLA (rock/pop) and Tim Albertson (country), as well as alt-pop headliner Fake Shark. Food will be available through local food vendors, and community...