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Posted On Wednesday, August 21, 2019

A Rosedale Ave. apartment owner has plead guilty to nine counts of violating the fire code in Provincial Offences Court. The charges were laid for not testing various fire safety systems, not retaining records, and not repairing fire separations in two 6 unit apartment buildings.  The owner was fined $2,000 per count for a total of $18,000 plus victim fine surcharge and costs. The charge stems from an October 2018 Inspection.
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Posted On Thursday, August 01, 2019

FireworksResidents are reminded that fireworks within the city can only be discharged during specified holidays and the three days leading up to them. Holidays which permit fireworks include: New Year’s Day, Victoria Day, Canada Day, Civic Holiday, Labour Day, New Year’s Eve, and the Lunar New Year (Chinese New Year). Resident are encouraged to be respectful of their neighbours and follow the fireworks by-law. Fireworks are not to be discharged at any other time.
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Posted On Thursday, May 30, 2019

The City of Thunder Bay is preparing to receive approximately 300 people from Pikangikum First Nation over the course of the next 48 hours as the community reported that they require immediate evacuation of their vulnerable population due to heavy smoke impacting the community and affecting public health and wellness.
The city will also serve as a transportation hub to assist with travel to other host communities across Ontario.
A pair of fires in close proximity to the...

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Posted On Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Thunder Bay Fire & Rescue (TBFR) responded to a report of an unknown substance found inside the banking institution just after noon time today. The incident was dispatched to Thunder Bay Fire & Rescue (TBFR) as a hazardous materials incident due to the unknown characteristics of the substance that was encountered by staff in the building.
Upon arrival fire crews immediately established an isolation zone around the bank building and cleared all staff away from the building...

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Posted On Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Thunder Bay Fire & Rescue (TBFR) responded to a structure fire involving a large vehicle garage near a residential home on Fort William First Nation Reserve at approximately 10:30 am today.     First arriving crews were met with heavy smoke conditions inside of a garage with heavy fire involving the rear interior of the garage and spreading quickly towards the front half of the garage.
Fire crews wearing self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) were...

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