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Vandalism leads to temporary closure of 55 Plus Centre

Vandals smashed several windows overnight on July 6 and July 7 at the River Street facility.
A worker cleans up broken glass on Friday, July 7, 2023 the Thunder Bay 55 Plus Centre, where vandals struck overnight on July 6 and July 7. (Leith Dunick,

THUNDER BAY — A slew of broken windows, blamed on vandalism, has led to the temporary closure of the 55 Plus Centre on River Street.

According to a release issued on Friday by the City of Thunder Bay, the incidents took place overnight on Thursday and Friday, leaving the centre closed through Sunday.

“We are dismayed the Centre has been vandalized,” said Twyla Biluk, supervisor of older adults. “We apologize for any inconvenience this closure causes to our valued participants and look forward to safely reopening the facility next week.”

City officials are working with police to investigate the incident and the city expects the centre will open on Monday, resuming normal operations.

Leith Dunick

About the Author: Leith Dunick

A proud Nova Scotian who has called Thunder Bay home since 2002, Leith is Dougall Media's director of news, but still likes to tell your stories too. Wants his Expos back and to see Neil Young at least one more time. Twitter: @LeithDunick
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