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Posted On Thursday, April 02, 2020

Effective at midnight tonight, Thunder Bay Fire Rescue has issued a fire ban on all outdoor burning within the City of Thunder Bay.  The ban on outdoor burning is consistent with the recent Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forests Restricted Fire Zone declaration. 
Residents are reminded that all outdoor burning permits are suspended when a fire ban is in effect.  Any outdoor burning during a fire ban will result in prosecution and substantial fine....

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Posted On Tuesday, March 03, 2020

The City of Thunder Bay has received an Interest Arbitration Award for the Thunder Bay Professional Fire Fighters Association.
This award is determined by a provincially-appointed arbitrator, and is mandatory. It is a five year term collective agreement for the period January 1, 2018 to December 31, 2022 with general wage increases of:
1.91% (January 1, 2018),
1.91% (January 1, 2019),
2.01% (January 1, 2020),
0.97% (January 1, 2021), 0.95% (July 1, 2021),...

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Posted On Friday, January 24, 2020

Fire HydrantWith the recent accumulation of snow, Thunder Bay Fire and Rescue would like to ask residents for their assistance in expediting the process of keeping fire hydrants clear of snow.
Please do not cover or block fire hydrants when removing snow from your driveway and where possible clear access.
“Clearing snow around fire hydrants keeps them visible and accessible and will save valuable time in the case of an emergency,” said Deputy Fire Chief Dave Paxton.
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Posted On Friday, November 29, 2019

Residents of Bearskin Lake First Nation that were evacuated to Thunder Bay recently due to flooding in their home community are beginning to return home today.
Multiple flights are scheduled over the next few days to transfer the over 150 residents that have been hosted in Thunder Bay since November 14.
“Bearskin Lake Community Leadership discussed the river situation with the Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR) and determined that the flow levels and ice conditions...

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Posted On Wednesday, November 13, 2019

The City of Thunder Bay is preparing to receive approximately 180 people from Bearskin Lake First Nation over the course of the next 48 hours as the community declared a state of emergency on Sunday due to an ice jam along the Severn River, causing water to rise rapidly close by.
Large amounts of ice and water are already covering up main roadways including those to the airport. Residents are being airlifted by helicopter to the local airport by the Ministry of Natural Resources.
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