COVID-19: Chippewa Park to Close as FWFN Locks Down

Posted On Thursday April 09, 2020

In response to Fort William First Nation’s decision to close all businesses on Friday, the City will be closing Chippewa Park to support the decision of Chief and Council and assist with limiting the number of people coming in to the First Nation.

The City of Thunder Bay has worked in partnership with Fort William First Nation in response to their decision to close to ensure that essential services provided by the city will continue to have access. (Waste collection, sewer and water maintenance and access to the Chippewa Wildlife Exhibit).

Waste collection service for Sandy Beach users and Totem Trailer park residents will continue as scheduled weekly during the closure.

Access for Sandy Beach users and Totem Trailer park residents will continue, but individuals may be asked to provide identification to indicate their place of residence at check points.

Security checkpoints will be put in place at Bannon’s Gas Bar on City Road and at the intersection of Mountain Road and Chippewa Road and be in place 24 hours a day.

Police, Fire and EMS will continue to have immediate access to Fort William First Nation for the safety of all residents.

Decisions on programs and services are being made on a daily basis. For the most up-to-date list of service changes, and additional city service information lines, visit: www.thunderbay.ca/coronavirus

For public health information, visit:

www.ontario.ca/coronavirus - the Ontario Ministry of Health reports on the status of cases in Ontario each morning at 10:30 am.
www.TBDHU.COM/coronavirus - the Health Unit’s website contains links to credible sources of information for both the public and local health care providers.

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Contact: Stacey Levanen, Supervisor – Corporate Communications, 625-3650

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