The City of Thunder Bay has approved a reduction in interest charges for delayed property tax payments due on July 8,...
News Related to Municipal Issues
Our municipal advocacy work focuses on two areas of concern: Transparency & Taxation and Policies & Processes. Within these areas, we advocate for fiscal transparency and accountability, and for the streamlining and reduction of regulatory burdens that make it harder for Thunder Bay businesses to compete.
Our Policies & Processes concerns include:
- designated truck route
- zoning reform
- sign by-law
Our Transparency & Taxation files incude:
- City budget
- Program & Service Review
- strategic planning
In her latest Issues & Insights blog post, Charla discusses the Program & Service Review report handed down to Council last week.
A report recommending ways that the City can help restaurants and retailers set up outdoor patios or displays was...
This event is the first step in our new partnership with United Way and the Lakehead Social Planning Council and presents an opportunity for business to learn more about the social issues Thunder Bay is engaging with. Attendees will discuss what actions are being taken and what progress is being made, where the challenges and opportunities lie, and how working together we can help move solutions forward. Come prepared to learn, to share what you know and to participate in the development of next steps for our community.
We are proud to count the Thunder Bay Indigenous Friendship Centre among our valued Members and to express our support for the Indigenous youth supportive housing initiative that the organization is leading in partnership with Métis Nation of Ontario, Ontario Aboriginal Housing Services, and the Ontario Native Women’s Association…
Under the City’s Procedural By-law, the Chamber of Commerce is not eligible to make a further deputation on the above By-Law during the October 7, 2019 meeting. As such, this letter outlines the Chamber’s on-going concerns with the proposed by-law…
On Monday, June 17th, City Council discussed and voted to defeat the proposed Designated Truck Route By-Law.
At the meeting, your Chamber of Commerce raised significant concerns with the proposed by-law language and the impacts it will have on business through added fuel costs, staffing costs, carbon output, vehicle maintenance, increased complexity and red tape. The concerns expressed are summarized here…
The Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce welcomes this opportunity to provide our feedback on the One City, All Together 2019-2022 Strategic Plan. We commend Council on recognizing the importance of a guiding document that outlines strategic directions for this four-year term of Council.
City Administration has released the draft Designated Truck Route Bylaw. The Designated Truck Route By-law that was scheduled to go before City Council on Monday, April 29, has been withdrawn, to be rescheduled to a later date. Any deputations relating to this by-law will be rescheduled with the by-law.
It was recommended by Committee of the Whole that the by-law be deferred to a date when all of City Council will be present. The new date will be communicated to the public once set.
The Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce welcomes the approval by City Council of a holistic Program and Service Review.
Your Chamber team headed out on the highway with some local truckers to get first-hand experience with some of the safety issues concerning businesses and citizens alike…
On Monday night, [March 3] following another round of public deputations and discussions, Council ratified the decision to move forward with the creation of a Designated Truck Route by a 7-6 recorded vote.