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Council Approves Extending Patio Program for 2021

Council Approves Extending Patio Program for 2021

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  ~~~~~~   March 30, 2021  (LSN)  Many Thunder Bay’s businesses continue to be impacted by the pandemic and it is anticipated that local retailers and restaurants may not be able to operate at full capacity again this spring. To offer assistance, a Report requesting that the 2020 special Patio Program be extended to include the 2021 patio season was presented and approved by City Council last night.

“In 2020, the City processed and approved 38 temporary patios within private parking lots on City streets and sidewalks,” said Mayor Bill Mauro. “Assistance was also given to The Waterfront Business Improvement Area in establishing the Red River Road Streatery, which was received with positive feedback. The City is now offering the ability for businesses to once again expand their space outdoors during the warmer months at little to no costs to help mitigate some of the financial impacts businesses have endured due to the pandemic.”

To assist businesses with implementing patios last year, the City expedited patio application reviews, adjusted specifications, facilitated street closures, made available City owned parking lots/spaces, waived certain zoning enforcements, made available picnic tables and jersey barriers, established preapproved designs, and waived all related fees.

The City is now able to offer these services once again. Applicants that wish to use City owned land are required to meet certain minimum specifications and enter into an agreement with the City. In addition, use of a portion of private parking lots for outdoor patios will need to be registered with the City. Business owners are expected to follow all public health guidelines such as capacity limits and physical distancing guidelines.

The patio opportunities include:

  • Patios in private parking lots or other hard surfaces;
  • Patios in municipal parking lots;
  • Pop-up patio structures in the parking lane;
  • Patio space in the parking lane directly on the asphalt where accessibility standards can be met (typically wide streets with one lane of traffic in the applicable direction, a minimum of 6.3m between the curb face and centre line and a curb height of 150mm or lower);
  • Sidewalk patios (where clearance for pedestrians can be maintained);
  • Possible street closures to enable dining areas on streets within Business Improvement/ Business Association areas.

To register to expand or create new patios on private property, or to submit an application to create a patio on City land, streets or sidewalks, visit: www.thunderbay.ca/sidewalkpatio

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Ontario Pauses Administration of AstraZeneca Vaccine

Ontario Pauses Administration of AstraZeneca Vaccine

rollout and administration of first doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine at this time.

NORTHERN, ONTARIO  ~~~~~~  May 11, 2021  (LSN)  Today, Dr. David Williams, Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of...
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Minnesota fishing opener on Saturday, May 15

DULUTH, MINNESOTA   ~~~~~~~  May 12, 2021  (LSN)  With fishing opener in the land of 10,000 lakes just around the...
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High Forest Fire Hazard Northwest Region

High Forest Fire Hazard Northwest Region

to increase over the next few days and is expected to reach extreme levels in some areas on Friday

NORTHERN, ONTARIO   ~~~~~~   May 12, 2021  (LSN)  The forest fire hazard is high today across most of the...
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Ontario Pauses Administration of AstraZeneca Vaccine

Ontario Pauses Administration of AstraZeneca Vaccine

rollout and administration of first doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine at this time.

NORTHERN, ONTARIO  ~~~~~~  May 11, 2021  (LSN)  Today, Dr. David Williams, Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of...
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  • Unique Carousel Auction Launched
    Unique Carousel Auction Launched

    Unique Carousel Auction Launched

    THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  ~~~~~  April 14, 2021  (LSN)  “We are excited to announce a one-of-a-kind, online auction to raise funds to complete the restoration of our 106-year-old C.W. Parker Carousel” reported Bonnie McNulty, Co-Chair of the Save Our Carousel Committee.

    The unique auction will feature a range of carefully chosen items that relate specifically to our carousel. 

    #LSN_TBay   #LSN_CircleTour  #LSN_ONNews 

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  • Unique Carousel Auction Launched
    Unique Carousel Auction Launched

    Unique Carousel Auction Launched

    THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  ~~~~~  April 14, 2021  (LSN)  “We are excited to announce a one-of-a-kind, online auction to raise funds to complete the restoration of our 106-year-old C.W. Parker Carousel” reported Bonnie McNulty, Co-Chair of the Save Our Carousel Committee.

    The unique auction will feature a range of carefully chosen items that relate specifically to our carousel. 

    #LSN_TBay   #LSN_CircleTour  #LSN_ONNews 

    Read more
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  • Unique Carousel Auction Launched
    Unique Carousel Auction Launched

    Unique Carousel Auction Launched

    THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  ~~~~~  April 14, 2021  (LSN)  “We are excited to announce a one-of-a-kind, online auction to raise funds to complete the restoration of our 106-year-old C.W. Parker Carousel” reported Bonnie McNulty, Co-Chair of the Save Our Carousel Committee.

    The unique auction will feature a range of carefully chosen items that relate specifically to our carousel. 

    #LSN_TBay   #LSN_CircleTour  #LSN_ONNews 

    Read more
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  • Unique Carousel Auction Launched
    Unique Carousel Auction Launched

    Unique Carousel Auction Launched

    THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  ~~~~~  April 14, 2021  (LSN)  “We are excited to announce a one-of-a-kind, online auction to raise funds to complete the restoration of our 106-year-old C.W. Parker Carousel” reported Bonnie McNulty, Co-Chair of the Save Our Carousel Committee.

    The unique auction will feature a range of carefully chosen items that relate specifically to our carousel. 

    #LSN_TBay   #LSN_CircleTour  #LSN_ONNews 

    Read more
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  • Unique Carousel Auction Launched
    Unique Carousel Auction Launched

    Unique Carousel Auction Launched

    THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  ~~~~~  April 14, 2021  (LSN)  “We are excited to announce a one-of-a-kind, online auction to raise funds to complete the restoration of our 106-year-old C.W. Parker Carousel” reported Bonnie McNulty, Co-Chair of the Save Our Carousel Committee.

    The unique auction will feature a range of carefully chosen items that relate specifically to our carousel. 

    #LSN_TBay   #LSN_CircleTour  #LSN_ONNews 

    Read more
  • Anishnawbe Business host Webinar on Virtual Communications
    Anishnawbe Business host Webinar on Virtual Communications

    Anishnawbe Business host Webinar on Virtual Communications

    NORTHERN ONTARIO  ~~~~~~~   April 15, 2021  (LSN)  - Robinson-Superior Treaty and Fort William First Nation Territory, Thunder Bay, Ontario: The Anishnawbe Business Professional Association is pleased to host an upcoming webinar on virtual communication. The presenters will explore effective online communication strategies ranging from setting up an effective remote office to engaging wider audiences with virtual events.

    With the restrictions in place during COVID-19, many businesses and organizations have had to pivot communications online in both internal and external ways. This can be a particular challenge for remote and rural First Nations communities with limited internet access, and with another lockdown in place the ABPA hopes this timely information may help businesses and organizations to:

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  • Unique Carousel Auction Launched
    Unique Carousel Auction Launched

    Unique Carousel Auction Launched

    THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  ~~~~~  April 14, 2021  (LSN)  “We are excited to announce a one-of-a-kind, online auction to raise funds to complete the restoration of our 106-year-old C.W. Parker Carousel” reported Bonnie McNulty, Co-Chair of the Save Our Carousel Committee.

    The unique auction will feature a range of carefully chosen items that relate specifically to our carousel. 

    #LSN_TBay   #LSN_CircleTour  #LSN_ONNews 

    Read more
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