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Posted On Wednesday, January 12, 2022

To find ways to safely serve the vulnerable population with the help that they need during the pandemic, the Isolation Shelter Command Team was established in April 2020 to reduce the spread of COVID-19 among individuals experiencing homelessness and precarious housing, and to mitigate risks associated with outbreaks in emergency shelters and within the community.
Meeting three times weekly, the Command Team is a subsection of the Vulnerable Populations COVID-19 Planning Table...

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Posted On Thursday, January 06, 2022

The City’s Municipal Emergency Control Group (MECG) met today with community partners as part of its ongoing management of the COVID-19 situation. The group continues to meet weekly to provide a coordinated approach to the community’s COVID-19 pandemic response.
The group discussed making sure that emergency and essential city services are protected and continue to be delivered in the coming days and weeks, even as COVID-19-related staffing shortages will have...

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Posted On Monday, December 27, 2021

As part of the COVID-19 Severe Weather Response Plan, the City is issuing an alert to the community because of a snowfall warning with total snowfall amounts of 10 to 15 cm, and easterly winds gusting to 50 km/h resulting in local blowing snow.
During cold weather and times of heavy snowfall, residents are encouraged to check in with vulnerable friends, neighbours and family to ensure they are not experiencing any difficulties related to the weather. Populations at greater...

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Posted On Monday, December 06, 2021

As part of the COVID-19 Severe Weather Response Plan, the City is issuing an alert to the community because of recent heavy snowfall Sunday into Monday morning, and forecasted overnight lows over the next two nights that bring risk of frostbite.
During cold weather and times of heavy snowfall, residents are encouraged to check in with vulnerable friends, neighbours and family to ensure they are not experiencing any difficulties related to the weather. Populations at greater...

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Posted On Thursday, October 07, 2021

The City of Thunder Bay is considering changes to its recreational burning permit in an effort to address concerns that have been raised from some residents. An online survey is available now until Oct. 18 on the city website for the public to share their views.
Administration will be reporting back to City Council on Nov. 15 with options and potential solutions for outdoor, backyard burning.
Currently, permits are $30/year for open-air burning, and allow fires between...

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