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  • North Bay Council approves City’s 2022 budget
    North Bay, ON – Jan. 12, 2022 – North Bay Council has approved the City’s 2022 budget. The approved budget includes inflationary increases, addresses contractual labour increases and reflects the continued impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on municipal finances, including lost revenues. The budget is comprised of two components: operating and capital.
  • New Garbage Bag Limits
    North Bay, ON – Dec. 30, 2021 – The City of North Bay would like to remind residents that as of Jan. 1, 2022 the weekly garbage limit will change to two bags/containers household per week instead of three.
  • Families First Fireworks Display Cancelled
    North Bay, ON – Dec. 27, 2021 – The North Bay’s Families First fireworks display planned for New Year’s Eve has been cancelled due to reduced social gathering limits for indoor and outdoor settings and a rising number of cases of COVID-19 in the community and across the province.
  • Memorial Gardens hosting vaccine clinics during holidays
    North Bay, ON – Dec. 21, 2021 – Memorial Gardens will host COVID-19 mass immunization clinics for four days starting Dec. 27 as part of the North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit’s effort to increase first and second doses and accelerate booster rollout in the community.
  • City preparing outdoor rinks and new winter walking trail
    North Bay, ON – Dec. 22, 2021 – City crews are busy preparing outdoor ice rinks for the season. A total of 10 outdoor rinks will be maintained this winter including the Lee Park Skating Trail, which will have an added loop that will expand the length of the trail to a full kilometre. Circle Lake Rink will be closed this season due to construction.
  • Applications open for Event Hosting Program
    North Bay, ON – Dec. 21, 2021 – The City of North Bay’s Event Hosting Program is accepting grant applications to help support not-for-profit conferences, meetings, sports tournaments and other special events that are planned for 2022.
  • New Arena Capacity Limits
    North Bay, ON – Dec. 18, 2021 - New capacity limits will be implemented at City arenas starting Sunday, Dec. 19, 2021 as a result of the latest measures announced by the province to help slow transmission of the Omicron variant.
  • Families First to Ring in New Year with Fireworks
    North Bay, ON – Dec. 17, 2021 – North Bay’s Families First fireworks display will be returning to Thomson Park this New Year’s Eve.
  • Seymour Street watermain repair
    North Bay, ON – Dec. 17, 2021 - Businesses in the Seymour Street area, between Station Road and Commerce Crescent, can expect reduced water pressure and possible water loss as City crews complete an emergency repair to a broken watermain.  Currently, traffic on Seymour Street remains open. A further update will be provided should lane closures be required.
  • Connecting Local Businesses to the Film and TV Industry
    North Bay, ON – Dec. 10, 2021­ ­– Today, the City of North Bay, in partnership with Tourism North Bay and the North Bay & District Chamber of Commerce, announced a new initiative aimed at strengthening the connection between local businesses and the region’s multi-million-dollar film and television industry.
  • CCTV Inspection of Main Street Storm Sewer
    North Bay, ON – Nov. 26, 2021 – CCTV camera inspection of the storm sewer on Main Street between Cassells and Sherbrooke streets will be taking place over four nights starting Sunday, Nov. 28th.
  • City Hits New Building Record
    North Bay, ON – Nov. 24, 2021 – The City of North Bay is experiencing its biggest building year on record with year-to-date construction values exceeding $105 million.
  • Council approves 2022 water and wastewater budget
    North Bay, ON – Nov. 16, 2021 – North Bay City Council has approved the City’s 2022 water and wastewater operating budget in the net amount of approximately $24.2 million.
  • Lane Reduction: Airport Road
    North Bay, ON – Nov. 16, 2021 – A section of the westbound curb lane of Airport Road between O’Brien Street and Golf Club Road is closed until further notice due to a failed culvert. The closure is expected to remain in place for an extended period pending replacement. The City of North Bay thanks residents for their patience.
  • Deadline for Youth Photo Contest Extended
    North Bay, ON – Nov. 4, 2021 – The North Bay Municipal Heritage Committee has extended the deadline for submissions to its annual Youth Engagement Photography Contest to Dec. 11, 2021.
  • Let’s Change the Conversation: An Open Letter to the Community
    Our community is filled with residents who want to build a stronger, more inclusive, and kinder North Bay and Nipissing District. Our local news outlets and social media regularly feature stories about members of our community who rise to the occasion and help those in need. 
  • North Bay’s Santa Claus Parade Returns
    North Bay, ON – Oct. 28, 2021­ ­– The North Bay Santa Claus Parade will be back this year.
  • Engineering consulting contract awarded for PFAS remediation
    North Bay, ON – Oct. 19, 2021 – North Bay City Council has approved the award of a multi-million-dollar contract for engineering consulting services associated with the remediation of per- and polyfluoroalkylated substances (PFAS) at Jack Garland Airport.
  • Road Closure: Wickstead Avenue
    North Bay, ON – Oct. 15, 2021 – Wickstead Avenue will be closed between Mountainview Drive and Sage Road for approximately 11 days starting Monday, Oct. 18 to allow for the replacement roadside curbs.
  • Fill a Fire Truck with Food - Tremendous Success!
    October 7, 2021 – Expectations were exceeded with a total of 3,229 pounds of food and $4,083.55 collected Wednesday at the annual ‘Fill a Fire Truck with Food’ fundraiser at Parker’s Your Independent Grocer.
Gord Young
Communications Officer (705) 474-0626 x.2505