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Culture Days

Celebrate Creativity, the Arts and Well-being with Culture Days in Thunder Bay

Posted on Tuesday, September 24, 2019 09:30 AM

The tenth annual Ontario Culture Days event runs in Thunder Bay this Friday, Sept. 27, through Sunday Sept. 29. With more than forty activities registered in the Thunder Bay district, there is something for everyone to enjoy.

Culture Days is an annual national event that has become one of the nation’s largest participatory cultural events. There are over 3,000 activities registered nation-wide, and over 2 million people are expected to attend these events across the country.

“The weekend is an opportunity...

James Murphy Residence

The James Murphy Residence – 100 Years Old

Posted on Thursday, September 19, 2019 11:00 AM

Today the City of Thunder Bay, together with the Heritage Advisory Committee, celebrated the 100th anniversary of completion of the James Murphy Residence. To commemorate the 100 years of history, a certificate was presented to Mr. Bruno Valente, the current property owner, during a ceremony at the 431 Selkirk St. S. residence.

“The James Murphy Residence has a long history in our community and is a Designated Heritage Property on our Municipal Heritage Registry,” said Laurie Abthorpe, Heritage Researcher,...

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Crime Prevention Council Raises Alarm on Home Takeovers

Posted on Thursday, September 19, 2019 07:30 AM

The City of Thunder Bay’s Crime Prevention Council is raising the alarm in the community about home takeovers, which involves unwanted guests taking over the place of a homeowner or tenant for shelter or to conduct illegal activities.

“If a person is feeling unsafe physically, financially or psychologically in their own home because of the presence of people who will not leave, then they need to recognize they are not to blame and to get help,” said Lee-Ann Chevrette, Coordinator – Thunder Bay Crime...

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2019 Mayor’s Community Safety Award Nominations Open

Posted on Thursday, September 19, 2019 07:00 AM

The Thunder Bay Crime Prevention Council is calling for nominations for the Ninth Annual Mayor’s Community Safety Awards, which recognize Thunder Bay residents and groups who are working to make our city safer.

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

The awards will be presented during a special ceremony that will take place during the Nov. 4 meeting of Thunder Bay City Council.

“I’m proud to open the nomination period for the 2019 Mayor‘s Community...

Fort William Gardens

Start of Fort William Garden’s Ice Season Delayed

Posted on Thursday, September 12, 2019 01:00 PM

The Fort William Gardens start to this year’s ice season will be delayed as a result of problems with the arena’s refrigeration system which is used to freeze and maintain the rink surface. Originally slated to open on Sept. 20, the Fort William Gardens is now expected to be operational beginning Sept. 27.

“The refrigeration system has been undergoing required capital renewal work this summer,” said Kelly Robertson, General Manager – Community Services. “This is a complicated job that requires a specialized...