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PRO Award 2020

PRO Kids Recognized for Excellence & Launches ‘Press Play’

Posted on Monday, November 16, 2020 06:15 AM

PRO Kids has been recognized at the provincial level by Parks and Recreation Ontario receiving the Award of Excellence in Access and Equity for a community population size over 100,000. For over 20 years, PRO Kids has served children and youth in Thunder Bay when their families cannot afford the cost to register them in community activities. Over that time, PRO Kids has made over 25,000 placements of children into local programs that include sports, arts and music.

“We are extremely honoured to receive...

Waste Collection Date Changes around Remembrance Day

Posted on Thursday, November 05, 2020 06:00 AM

The upcoming Remembrance Day holiday will result in waste and recycling collection in Area 1 and Area 2 to take place a day earlier during the week of Nov. 9. 

There is no collection on Remembrance Day, Wednesday, Nov. 11. The Landfill site on Mapleward Road is also closed on that day. 

The following are the waste collection dates for Area 1 and Area 2:


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Area 1, Zone 1

Monday, Nov. 9

Garbage collection


Area 1, Zone 2


10th Annual Mayor’s Community Safety Awards Presented

Posted on Monday, November 02, 2020 01:30 PM

Two individuals and four community projects received recognition tonight during the 10th Annual Mayor’s Community Safety Awards for their outstanding work in the community.


“My sincere congratulations to the recipients, and thank you for all you do in and for our community,” said Mayor Bill Mauro. “Through these awards, I’m proud to recognize and highlight your achievements.”


Always a highlight of the awards ceremony, inspiring videos featuring the recipients and the important work...

Leaf and Yard Waste Collection Begins October 27

Posted on Tuesday, October 20, 2020 07:15 AM

The City of Thunder Bay’s curbside collection of organic leaf and yard waste will take place from Oct. 27 to Nov. 6 during residents’ regular recycling days. 

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

Branches and brush can also be left at the curb for collection in bundles. Bundles must be less than one metre long and no more than 61 cm in diameter and...


Posted on Thursday, October 08, 2020 12:30 PM

The Public Notice Period has ended for municipal and public response to the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) on the proposed cannabis retail store (CANNA CABANA FORT WILLIAM – File# 1061762)  

The City of Thunder Bay has provided a response to the AGCO based on the Council approved Siting of Cannabis Retail Stores Corporate Policy.

The AGCO will provide the applicant (CANNA CABANA FORT WILLIAM) with copies of any submissions received within the required Public Notice time period....