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Council in Brief: Jan. 17

Council in Brief: Jan. 17

Thunder Bay's city council supports tiny homes initiative, appoints inaugural community safety and well-being committee.
Thunder Bay building contractor Tom Jones has passed away

Thunder Bay building contractor Tom Jones has passed away

Tom Jones Corporation has constructed numerous high-profile buildings
Thunder Bay hospital raises its COVID-19 response level

Thunder Bay hospital raises its COVID-19 response level

New measures include testing all new admissions for the virus
Ontario colleges request a forced contract vote by faculty

Ontario colleges request a forced contract vote by faculty

OPSEU is urging its members to turn down the colleges' offer.
TBPS on track to complete 80 per cent of OIPRD recommendations by the spring

TBPS on track to complete 80 per cent of OIPRD recommendations by the spring

The Office of the Independent Police Review Board handed down 44 recommendations to the Thunder Bay Police Service in December 2018 after its report found system racism at an institutional level in the service.
Gary Lamont to be released under condition of house arrest

Gary Lamont to be released under condition of house arrest

Lamont is charged with one count of sexual assault and he was previously sentenced to five years after pleading guilty to sexual assault charges in 2016.
City grants in-principle support to Matawa tiny homes project

City grants in-principle support to Matawa tiny homes project

Resolution doesn't tie city to fund six-home project, but councillors express support.
UPDATED: Highway 17 closed between Ignace and Manitoba

UPDATED: Highway 17 closed between Ignace and Manitoba

The closure is due to weather conditions
Woodcrest Road Bridge closed until further notice

Woodcrest Road Bridge closed until further notice

City officials say a detour route is available at Goods Road, off of Belrose Road.
An electricity rate cut takes effect today in Ontario

An electricity rate cut takes effect today in Ontario

The off-peak hydro rate is in effect for the next 21 days.
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