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Nominations Open for Mayor’s Community Safety Awards

Posted on Monday, October 25, 2021 12:15 PM

Community Safety & Well-Being Thunder Bay (formerly Crime Prevention Thunder Bay) is calling for nominations for the 11th Annual Mayor’s Community Safety Awards that recognize Thunder Bay residents and groups who are working to make the city safer and more inclusive.

Nominations officially open today, and the deadline for submissions is November 5 at 4:30 pm.

The awards will be presented during a special ceremony that will take place during the Dec. 6 meeting of Thunder Bay City Council.


Leaf and Yard Waste Collection Runs Oct. 26 – Nov. 5

Posted on Friday, October 22, 2021 06:00 AM

The City of Thunder Bay’s fall curbside collection of organic leaf and yard waste will take place from Oct. 26 to Nov. 5, on residents’ regular recycling days. 

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 for collection in bundles. Bundles must be less than one metre (39 inches) long and no more than 61 cm (24 inches)...

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Thunder Bay 55 Plus Centre Celebrates 30 Years

Posted on Wednesday, October 06, 2021 07:00 AM

The Thunder Bay 55 Plus Centre celebrated 30 years of friendship and service on Sept. 29, with a Centre celebration. Events included a community BBQ with live music, speeches recognizing the 30 years of service, a bake sale, and car show held the following day.

Offering over 80 ongoing programs and multiple daily drop-in programs, the 55 Plus Centre continues to provide quality recreational, educational, and social opportunities in a welcoming environment for those 55 plus. The Centre typically sees...

Waste Collection Date Changes for Week of Sept. 27

Posted on Thursday, September 23, 2021 10:30 AM

The upcoming National Day for Truth and Reconciliation will result in date changes for waste and recycling collection during the week of Sept. 27. City residents with regular waste and recycling collection on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday will receive collection one day earlier. Friday collection remains unchanged. 

The following are the new waste collection dates:

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Residents Invited to Commemorate Orange Shirt Day and the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

Posted on Tuesday, September 21, 2021 09:30 AM

Orange Shirt Day, and the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, will be held on Thursday, Sept. 30, 2021. On this day, the City of Thunder Bay, along with community partners, will honour the Indigenous children, families and survivors that have been, and continue to be, affected by the devastating legacy of residential schools.

“This day is dedicated to education, reflection, and action on reconciliation,” said Mayor Bill Mauro. “The identification of unmarked graves at residential...