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City officials return from AMO heavy on questions, light on commitments

City officials return from AMO heavy on questions, light on commitments

City officials discussions with provincial representatives include funding for emergency services, future of local Bombardier plant and indoor turf facility.
End of DSSAB program could bring more funding requests to local councils

End of DSSAB program could bring more funding requests to local councils

The Community Social Reinvestment Program contributed $562,000 to more than 30 initiatives across the Thunder Bay district in 2019.
Council approves cannabis storefront location policy

Council approves cannabis storefront location policy

Policy will guide city's response to future storefront applications but decision will ultimately be made by Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario.
User fees to be charged for city outdoor sports fields

User fees to be charged for city outdoor sports fields

City expects to collect $38,000 through fees for adult and youth organizations to use fields.
Council to consider policy recommending pot shop locations

Council to consider policy recommending pot shop locations

City administration recommending stores be located at least 150 metres away from parks, community centres, recreational facilities, libraries, watercourses, mental health and addiction facilities and alcohol retail outlets.
Implications of Dease Pool heritage designation to get closer look

Implications of Dease Pool heritage designation to get closer look

Thunder Bay city administration requests time to examine what designation of now shuttered century-old pool would mean for future of the property.
Provincial funding cuts projected to take bite out of 2020 budget

Provincial funding cuts projected to take bite out of 2020 budget

Administration projects a budget with no significant reductions or expansions would result in gross tax levy increase of more than 4.5 per cent, but city manager says he would be surprised if the hike ends up being that high.
City to explore new north-south cycling and pedestrian bridge

City to explore new north-south cycling and pedestrian bridge

City council decides to hold off on committing Ontario Commuter Cycling Challenge dollars to other projects, instead waiting to determine feasibility of new bridge.
Proposed indoor turf facility gets green light to take one step forward

Proposed indoor turf facility gets green light to take one step forward

Thunder Bay city council votes to ratify last month's decision to get project shovel ready, but leaves decision on inclusion of indoor tennis courts to special purpose committee.
Some Pikangikum evacuees heading home

Some Pikangikum evacuees heading home

Some of the Pikangikum First Nation members who self-evacuated have started to make their way home, with flights expected to send more evacuees home on Thursday.