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Transit Route Optimization Open Houses

Posted on Tuesday, January 29, 2019 04:15 AM

In October 2017, Transit launched its route optimization project. The purpose of the project was to develop service improvement options for routes and schedules with the goal of providing quicker and more efficient travel for customers.

“Based on an analysis of current bus service and performance, and the feedback gathered from passengers, the City has developed some options for bus network improvements,” said Brad Loroff, Manager – Transit Services. “We invite residents to attend our upcoming open...

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Call for Talent: Join the City’s Annual Summer Events

Posted on Tuesday, January 22, 2019 11:00 AM

The City of Thunder Bay is inviting performing artists to apply to participate in the City’s annual summer events series. 

Various participation opportunities include over 15 event days, with two major single-day events and two event series. All events are free to the public and collectively draw thousands of attendees. Annual summer events include:

  • Canada Day on the Waterfront: Monday, July 1 (evening) – approximately 20,000 attendees
  • Teddy Bears Picnic: Tuesday, July 9, afternoon – approximately...

2018 Citizen of Exceptional Achievement Awards Gala

Nominate a Deserving Volunteer in our Community

Posted on Wednesday, January 09, 2019 04:15 AM

Nominations are now open for the Citizens of Exceptional Achievement Awards presented by the City of Thunder Bay. The Awards recognize individuals, organizations and groups who volunteer their time to improve and enrich our community, as well as those whose achievements are provincial, national and international.

“We want to recognize our local community champions,” said Ollie Sawchuk, Chair of the Official Recognition Advisory Committee. “The people who strive to make Thunder Bay a better place....

Deadline Extended - SnowDay Sculpture Competition Seeks Artist-led Teams

Posted on Friday, January 04, 2019 10:00 AM

The annual SnowDay Snow Sculpture Competition will take place this year during SnowDay on the Waterfront activities on Family Day, Monday, Feb. 18. Applications to take part in the Snow Sculpture competition are now being accepted. The deadline to submit an application has been extended until Friday, Jan. 11, 2019. Artist-led teams are invited to respond to the open Call to Artists to be considered.

“The waterfront is a hub for boater, pedestrian and cycling traffic,” said Ash Young, Cultural Development...

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Residents Reminded to Not Place Waste on Snowbanks

Posted on Friday, January 04, 2019 07:00 AM

The City would like to remind residents not to place waste and recycling bags on snowbanks during collection days.

“Waste on snowbanks poses a danger to both residents and waste collection crews,” said Jason Sherband, Manager – Solid Waste & Recycling Services. “Crews are not permitted to climb snowbanks to retrieve items.”

Place waste and recycling bags at ground level, at the end of your driveway, approximately a metre from the road, where they will be visible to the collection staff.