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Next mayor, council could get raises

Next mayor, council could get raises

Thunder Bay city council on Monday to decide on increasing mayor's salary to $93,300 and each councillor's pay to $30,672 beginning on Jan. 1, 2019.
City seeks Smart Cities prize to proceed with river safety project

City seeks Smart Cities prize to proceed with river safety project

Application to $10 million fund includes enhanced LED lighting, Smart Poles, public safety command centre and upgraded Eye on the Street.
Council signs off on millions in infrastructure work

Council signs off on millions in infrastructure work

Contracts cover road reconstruction and watermain replacement along sections of Edward Street and Court Street, road repaving and watermain
Election candidates will be able to run in any ward

Election candidates will be able to run in any ward

Provincial legislative changes overrule city's ability to institute residency requirements for ward candidates, potentially opening door for councillors to represent areas without living or owning property there.
Muskeg Express to return to the rails this summer

Muskeg Express to return to the rails this summer

Centennial Park amusement ride has not operated since 2016.
Muskeg Express needs $50K to get back on track

Muskeg Express needs $50K to get back on track

Centennial Park ride hasn't operated since 2016 and needs track upgrades to meet required safety standards.
Municipal election preparation underway

Municipal election preparation underway

Three-month nomination period opens on May 1, this year's race to be first Thunder Bay municipal election to use alternate methods of voting.
Council salaries made public

Council salaries made public

Total salaries and expenses cost taxpayers more than $591,000,
City pivots from new artificial turf fields to redo Chapples stadium pitch

City pivots from new artificial turf fields to redo Chapples stadium pitch

Lack of guaranteed federal funding, high costs and two new high school artificial turf fields changed city's plans.
Council backs NextBridge transmission line proposal

Council backs NextBridge transmission line proposal

Hydro One urged to focus on existing lines in the region, despite it's project estimated to cost more than $100 million less.