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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.



City Hall

Proposed 2019 City Budget Released

Posted on Thursday, January 03, 2019 04:15 AM

The proposed 2019 Municipal Budget forms the starting point for City Council’s detailed review and provides an increase in the municipal tax levy after growth of $5.6 million or 2.95%. 

“The demand for services continues to rise in our City, especially in the areas of emergency services and public safety,” said Norm Gale, City Manager. “This budget addresses this without substantial cuts or decreases to services.”

“Additional funding for emergency services and our Long Term Care facility assisted...

Training with a Pro: the Football Edition

Posted on Friday, December 21, 2018 11:15 AM

Training with a Pro: The Football Edition returns on Saturday, Dec. 22, to the Goal Sports Centre. The program offers a dry-land training clinic, where youth between the ages of 5 and 13 are given the opportunity to train with a local professional football player, all in support of PRO Kids.

Thunder Bay’s Nigel Romick of the Ottawa Redblacks and winner of the 2016 Grey Cup is returning as the special guest this year.

Assisted by St. Patrick’s High school Football Coaches, Nigel will lead a two-hour...