from the desk of Chamber President Charla Robinson
Issues & Insights: Resolutions for the 2019 CCC AGM

Issues & Insights: Resolutions for the 2019 CCC AGM

At the Canadian Chamber of Commerce AGM this September, Charla will be presenting a number of resolutions that will steer their policy activity at the Federal level and address concerns specific to Thunder Bay and Northwestern Ontario. Among these are support for the flight schools graduating staff for our airlines and for investment into the infrastructure necessary to mining activities to the north of us…

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Issues & Insights: Bombardier Layoffs

Issues & Insights: Bombardier Layoffs

It has been a difficult week for the citizens of Thunder Bay with the announcement of layoff notices for 550 employees at the Bombardier plant due to a lack of future work contracts…

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Issues & Insights:  Immigration Pilot

Issues & Insights: Immigration Pilot

On Friday June 14, the Ministry of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada announced today that eleven rural and northern communities, including Thunder Bay, have been selected as part of the new Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot…

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Ontario’s Action Plan: Responding to COVID‑19

Ontario’s Action Plan: Responding to COVID‑19

Ontario’s Action Plan: Responding to COVID‑19 outlines the first steps in the Province’s plan to tackle the COVID‑19 outbreak. The action plan will provide $3.3 billion in additional health care resources, $3.7 billion to support people and jobs, and measures that...

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Video: Hydro Reductions, City Supports, Essential Businesses

Video: Hydro Reductions, City Supports, Essential Businesses

- The Province of Ontario has announced the introduction of reduced energy rates for the next 6 weeks.  Learn more here. - The Province will be providing a fiscal update tomorrow. - City Council met last night and agreed to discuss supports the City may consider for...

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List of Essential Workplaces

List of Essential Workplaces

The full list of essential services was posted yesterday evening.  Please be aware that this list may continue to evolve.  We'll attempt to update links  to keep you as current as possible. For the purposes of this order, businesses include any for-profit, non-profit...

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Free On-Street Parking at Meters

Free On-Street Parking at Meters

Free On-Street Parking at Meters To facilitate easy and timely pick-up and drop off at local businesses, on street parking at metered spaces is free for a maximum of two hours until April 30. All other parking rules continue to apply. The City will be suspending the...

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