Most City of TBay Facilities and Programs Closed – Lake Superior News

Closed at least until January 26

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO ~~~~~~ January 4, 2022 (LSNews) Thunder Bay City Beginning Wednesday, January 5 at 12:01 a.m. to reopen for at least 21 days (until January 26), which will impact city services and recreational facilities.

Closure of recreation facilities and programs

The following facilities will close effective Wednesday, January 5 at 12:01 a.m. Credits will automatically be applied to guest accounts for affected registrations and reservations.

  • Volunteer Pool (Churchill Pool remained closed during renovations)
  • Arenas: Fort William Gardens, Neebing, Delaney, Port Arthur, Grandview, Current River

FWG Box Office will reopen Monday, January 10 for regular hours – 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Monday-Friday

  • Senior Centers: 55 Plus Center and West Arthur (remained closed after the holidays)

Take-out service (curbside pickup) will continue for the River Street Cafe: 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

  • Community Centres: West Thunder, Current River, North End, Oliver Road, North McIntyre, Jumbo Gardens, South Neebing, Vale, Vickers Heights, West Arthur (includes community centers run by volunteers)
  • Kinsmen Youth Center
  • Indoor Youth Inclusion Program Sites and New Client Referrals
  • Baggage Building Arts Center (Remained closed after the holidays)
  • Water Garden Pavilion (Prince Arthur’s Landing skating rink will remain open)
  • Centennial Botanical Conservatory

The City’s outdoor rinks will remain open. Heated washrooms and changing rooms will also remain available in accordance with posted capacity and rules, but should only be used for changing and not staying indoors for an extended period of time, in accordance with provincial regulations.

Victoriaville City Hall and Civic Center

City Hall and the Victoriaville Civic Center remain closed with service available by appointment in advance. The Victoriaville mall will be open to the public at 50% capacity. The food court will be closed.

Municipal daycare centers

Algoma, Grace Remus, Ogden and Woodcrest child care centers are open to existing preschoolers until January 13 only. Any changes based on staffing capacity will be communicated to affected customers. The City is currently assessing the ability to provide emergency child care services subject to provincial regulations.

Pioneer Ridge Long Term Care

In addition to ending social absences for residents (including outside visits) and stopping general visits, Pioneer Ridge will begin rapid testing daily for everyone entering the building.

Support workers providing services to residents will be able to continue services and will be tested upon each entry. They will provide services to residents in the resident room only and can only provide services to resident cohorts. No support worker will visit more than one cohort per day. Window and virtual tours continue and are encouraged, and can be booked by calling the command center and leaving a message at 684-3956

With recreational facilities closed, residents are encouraged to use outdoor City Park facilities, including skating rinks and trails, while continuing to follow all public health guidelines.

For a detailed list of city services, e-services, information and a list of phone numbers to book appointments, visit the city’s online directory at:

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