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39th Annual Kite Festival Celebrates Flight at Chippewa Park

Posted on Tuesday, June 04, 2019 05:45 AM

The City of Thunder Bay is proud to announce the 39th Annual Kite Festival, presented by Ontario Power Generation. This annual celebration of flight is back at Chippewa Park this Sunday, June 9, from 12 pm – 4 pm. Families are invited to fly their own kites, watch the Pro Fliers take over the sky with Giant Kites, and learn about different forms of flight.

Event admission is FREE, and rides, food concessions, and bouncy castles will be on site with applicable fees.

Highlights of the 2019 Kite...

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Curbside Battery Collection Program Cancelled

Posted on Friday, May 31, 2019 06:15 AM

Batteries can still be recycled at designated drop-off locations, however, the curbside battery collection program has been cancelled going forward. 

“This program proved to be very successful,” said Jason Sherband, Manager – Solid Waste and Recycling Services. “We encourage residents to continue with the momentum and recycle their spent batteries. It is important to keep the batteries from going to the landfill, as batteries can release potentially toxic materials.” 

Residents are encouraged...

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6th Annual Walk in Support of Victims & Survivors of Crime

Posted on Wednesday, May 29, 2019 05:00 AM

Victim support agencies, community safety organizations, victims, survivors, and their families and friends came together to show support for victims during the 6th Annual Walk in Support of Victims and Survivors of Crime yesterday evening. The walk was held in support of National Victims and Survivors of Crime Week (May 26 - June 1), which aims to raise awareness about the issues facing victims and survivors of crime and the services and laws in place to help victims, survivors and their families....

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Residents Invited to Celebrate National Public Works Week

Posted on Tuesday, May 21, 2019 07:45 AM

Residents are invited to celebrate National Public Works Week at a free open house this weekend that will highlight and celebrate the work that public servants do to keep our city running. 

The open house for residents will take place on Saturday, May 25, from 11 am – 2 pm at the Mountdale Public Works Yard, 410 Mountdale Ave. The open house will feature: 

  • Vehicle displays of a garbage truck, snow plow, tree truck, excavator, front-end      loader, transit bus, the Python 5000, and more
  • Barbecue...

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One Extra Item of Garbage Allowed Next Week

Posted on Friday, May 17, 2019 09:30 AM

The City will allow residents to put out a third item of garbage with no tag on the first collection date after the Victoria Day holiday.

 

Residents are reminded to still try and reduce waste by using the six R’s:

 

  • Rethink:Think about waste before you buy. Avoid ‘disposable’ products.
  • Refuse:Say no to plastic bags in stores – bring your own instead.
  • Reduce:Take reusable containers and bags instead of disposable ones.
  • Reuse:Charitable organizations and thrift shops can take reusable items you no...