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  • Closure: Widdifield Station Road
    North Bay, ON – April 14, 2022 –  Please be advised that a section of Widdifield Station Road has been closed effective immediately between 2601 and 3700 due to road flooding from the Little North River.  The Roads Department will be monitoring over the Easter weekend and will re-open the road if the flooding recedes. 
  • Call for Submissions: 2022 Traffic Box Design Initiative
    North Bay, ON – April 13, 2022 – North Bay’s Public Art Committee has opened its call for submissions for the 2022 Traffic Box Design initiative.
  • Multi-use courts available for pick-up play only
    North Bay, ON – April 12, 2022 – North Bay’s new multi-use courts are now available for public use for unorganized or pick-up games on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Residents encouraged to help grow North Bay’s tree canopy
    North Bay, ON – April 7, 2022 – Residential property owners can help grow the City’s tree canopy this spring through a new program called Grow Our Canopy, aimed at helping residents purchase trees for their yards. 
  • Directory launched for Film-Friendly Businesses
    North Bay, ON – April 6, 2022 – A new online directory for the film and television industry is now available to help productions connect with local businesses.
  • North Bay Transit Buses Equipped with Bike Racks
    North Bay, ON – March 30, 2022 – All North Bay Transit buses will soon be equipped with bike racks that can hold two regular bicycles.
  • Trout Lake Watershed and Management Plan Open House
    North Bay, ON – March 29, 2022 – A community open house will be held at North Bay City Hall on April 13 for the Trout Lake Watershed Study and Management Plan.
  • Outdoor Rinks Closed
    North Bay, ON – March 16, 2022 – All outdoor ice rinks operated by the City of North Bay are now closed for the season due to the mild weather and deteriorated ice conditions.
  • Pothole season has arrived, be prepared
    North Bay, ON – March 10, 2022 – It’s that time of the year when the City of North Bay streets are prone to developing potholes.
  • Outdoor Patio Fees Waived for 2022 Season
    North Bay, ON – March 9, 2022 – To help support local businesses, the City of North Bay will again waive all fees associated with the creation of new or expanded outdoor patio spaces for the 2022 season.
  • City of North Bay Recognized as a 2021 Leader in Sustainability
    North Bay, ON – March 7, 2022 – The City of North Bay has been named by Call2Recycle Canada, Inc. as a 2021 Leader in Sustainability.
  • Bylaw amendments related to outdoor burning take effect
    North Bay, ON – Feb. 23, 2022 – The City of North Bay’s amended bylaw regulating the setting of fires and the precautions to be taken with open-air burning and the use of gas fired outdoor appliances is now in effect.
  • North Bay Construction Values Reach Historical High
    North Bay, ON – Feb. 7, 2022 - North Bay ended its biggest building year on record with a bang as construction values for 2021 climbed to more than $150 million.
  • 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.
Gord Young
Communications Officer (705) 474-0626 x.2505