Road - Closure / Detours
NORTH BAY DOWNTOWN CCTV -- Phase II
In March 2013 City of North Bay council approved a budget for expanding the cities CCTV (Closed Circuit Television Cameras) program to the downtown core to “heighten public confidence” in the area. The City of North Bay in conjunction with the Downtown Improvement Area has been studying the need for security CCTV in the downtown area since that time
Paw Patrol at Memorial Gardens
We have booked Paw Patrol at Memorial Gardens November 28, 2017 6pm
King’s Landing Wharf and Marina Geotechnical Investigation
From Tuesday, August 8th to Friday, August 18th Golder Associates and their barge operator will complete a geotechnical investigation in and around the King’s Landing Wharf and Marina.
No pets at Summer in the Park (1)
The Summer in the Park Festival would like to remind festival goers to leave their pets, i.e. dogs, cats, etc., at home. Pets are not permitted on festival grounds with the exception of service dogs.
Trout Lake Road overpass delays Thursday
The City of North Bay would like to caution the public about upcoming traffic and pedestrian delays along the Trout Lake Road overpass.
Midway Mega Passes (1)
Summer in the Park & World’s Finest Shows Midway would like to remind you that advanced play all day Mega Passes for the midway are still available for purchase at North Bay A&W Restaurant locations and City Hall’s Customer Service Center for $28 each until Wednesday August 2nd, 2017.
Due to extremely wet conditions Ball Diamonds, Soccer Fields and Football Fields have been CLOSED on Monday July 24, 2017.
Pearce Street Rehabilitation Phase 2 Commencement
Bruman Construction is scheduled to commence construction work the week of July 24, 2017 along Pearce Street between Francis Avenue and Canterbury Crescent.
Airport Road Closure Notice
Final surface paving for the rehabilitation of Airport Road is set to commence this week and the road will be closed on Tuesday July 18th & Wednesday July 19th 2017. Local access to adjacent businesses will be maintained using contractors flagging personal.
Trout Lake Road overpass delays Wednesday
The City of North Bay would like to caution the public about upcoming traffic and pedestrian delays along the Trout Lake Road overpass. On Wednesday, July 19 between 9 p.m. and 12 a.m. motorists and pedestrians can expect delays along the overpass due to the required jacking of the bridge deck for substructure repairs. Traffic is expected to be delayed up to 10 minutes per occurrence. Motorists and pedestrians are encouraged to use an alternate route during this time to avoid a delay.
Sunset Beach Restoration
The Parks, Recreation and Leisure Services department would like to advise the public that Sunset beach will be under some beach restoration starting Monday July 17th. Work is expected to completed by Thursday July 20th at 4pm.
Silver Beach Park Construction
The Parks, Recreation and Leisure Services department would like to advise the public that Silver Beach Park will be under construction over the next two weeks. Work will occur in the park and parking lot. Work is expected to completed by Wednesday July 26, 2017.
WWII B-17 BOMBER TOURS AND RIDES
July 3rd - 9th • North Bay/Jack Garland Airport 50 Terminal St., Suite 1, North Bay, ON P1B 8G2
Midway Mega Passes
Summer in the Park & World’s Finest Shows would like to remind you starting today, Tuesday July 4th, that advanced play all day Mega Passes for the midway are available for purchase at North Bay A&W Restaurant locations & the Customer Service Centre in City Hall for $28 each until Wednesday August 2nd, 2017.
Celebrating Canada’s 150th
North Bay recently paid tribute to our community’s military history on Armed Forces Day. The event held on June 16th, welcomed thousands to Canadore College’s Aviation Campus and was followed by the City’s kick-off to Canada 150 celebrations on June 17th with an air demonstration and concert at the North Bay waterfront.
All Games and Practices Are Cancelled (1)
Due to extremely wet conditions Ball Diamonds, Soccer Fields and Football Fields have been CLOSED on Thursday June 29, 2017. All Games and Practices Are Cancelled Powerade and Minute Maid Fields at the Omischl Complex will remain open tonight. FOR INFORMATION, CONTACT THE PARKS AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT 705 474-0400. Ext. 2329
All Games and Practices Are Cancelled
Due to extremely wet conditions Ball Diamonds, Soccer Fields and Football Fields have been CLOSED on Tuesday June 27, 2017. All Games and Practices Are Cancelled Powerade and Minute Maid Fields at the Omischl Complex will remain open tonight. FOR INFORMATION, CONTACT THE PARKS AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT 705 474-0400. Ext. 2329
Porter Airlines introduced a new schedule for its daily flights serving the North Bay region on May 14, 2017
The improved departure times allow all travellers from North Bay to leave home in the morning, complete a full day of meetings, medical appointments or even take in an event in Toronto and return the same night.
Veronica Park Playground
The Parks Recreation and Leisure Services department has started work to relocate the playground structure within Veronica Park. The structure will be moved into its new location by June 30th, 2017.
O’Brien Street Asphalt Resurfacing
Due to unforeseen circumstances on Carmichael Drive, rehabilitation of O’Brien Street from Ramsey Street (north of Highway 11/17) to Milani Road will commence today, Thursday June 15th and is anticipated to be completed by Thursday June 22nd.
Trout Lake Road Overpass Bridge Rehabilitation Update
Rehabilitation of the Trout Lake Road Overpass project has been awarded to Miller Paving Limited which works are currently in progress. Due to the nature of the work, traffic will be reduced to two lanes on the overpass (one lane in each direction) for the duration of the project which is scheduled for completion November 2017. This transition will take place early next week and therefore delays and interruptions to traffic are to be expected.
LEAD UP TO CANADA 150 CELEBRATIONS
On June 17th , LEAD UP TO CANADA 150 activities will be held at the North Bay Waterfront between 5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. The festivities will include performances from the SkyHawks Parachute team, Snowbirds, CF-18 after burner demonstration with musical performances from Hidden Roots Collective, Cory Marquardt and Lighthouse to close the evening. This is a free event for the community thanks to many generous individuals, businesses, and organizations.
Traffic switch over on Lakeshore Drive Overpass
Due to the completion of the Stage 1 works, traffic will now be redirected to the west side of the bridge to allow commencement for the Stage 2 works.
NORTH BAY DOWNTOWN CCTV
Over the next few weeks, work to install Phase I of the Downtown CCTV Video project will begin. Installations will take place at the Wyld Street and Main Street intersection and also at the Ferguson Street and Main Street intersection.
July 1st, 2017 brings about the 150th birthday of Canada and the 70th year of Canadian citizenship. To celebrate this monumental occasion, the City of North Bay will be hosting events throughout the year commemorating the historic occasion. All Canada 150 events are free admission to the public.
2017 Asphalt Resurfacing Program
Rehabilitation of various roads in the City of North Bay will commence the week of June 5th and will be completed by the end of November 2017. Due to the nature of the work traffic will be impacted, however roads will remain open to both vehicular and pedestrian traffic. In the event a road is closed, detours will be put in place to direct travelers around the site.
CANADIAN INSTANT SENSATION MICHELLE TREACY OPENS FRIDAY NIGHT, AUGUST 4th
Summer in the Park is opening with a bang with Michelle Treacy on Friday Night at Summer in the Park.
THE DARENOTS TO WILL PERFORM SATURDAY NIGHT, AUGUST 5th
Saturday night, August 5th at Summer in the Park adds Darenots to an already base pounding, drum beating, rock blaring great line up of talent.
AMANDA MARSHALL HEADLINES SATURDAY, AUGUST 5th
She’s back, better than ever, and ready to make Saturday night, August 5th, at Summer in the Park rock like crazy. Canadian pop-rock super star Amanda Marshall ignites the night with her iconic sound.
THE HEADSTONES PERFORMS SATURDAY NIGHT, AUGUST 5th
Your Civic long weekend need not R.I.P. as Headstones literally wake the dead with their punk infused hard rock edge, and perform Saturday, August 5th at Summer in the Park in North Bay.
Nipissing Street Outfall Reconstruction Starts
Teranorth Construction will be mobilizing to the site at the end of Nipissing Street in preparation for the reconstruction works. The reconstruction will commence June 12th 2017 and is scheduled to be completed by July 31st 2017. The reconstruction includes replacement and extension of the storm sewer outfall and installation of a new headwall.
GET YOUR MOTORS RUNNING!!
Calling all motor-heads, grease monkeys and car and motorcycle enthusiasts, mark Sunday, August 6th on your calendar and head to Main Street North Bay for the annual Summer in the Park Car & Bike Show.
PUBLIC INPUT SESSION 2nd Dog Park Site Options
The City of North Bay/ North Bay District Humane Society cordially “Invites You” to attend a “Drop In” Information/ Public Input Session, to discuss potential locations for the development of a 2nd Dog Park in the City on: Wednesday June 14th, 2017 5:00- 7:00 pm, City Hall Foyer
Notice of a Special Meeting concerning a review of the City's Official Plan
TAKE NOTICE that, pursuant to Section 26 of the Planning Act, the Council of the Corporation of the City of North Bay will hold a Special Committee Meeting, open to the public, on: Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at 5:15 p.m. Council Chambers, City Hall City of North Bay 200 McIntyre Street East North Bay, ON P1B 8H8
Senior of the Year 2017 Awarded to Guy Fournier
On Tuesday, May 30, 2017 Mayor Al McDonald presented Guy Fournier with the Senior of the Year 2017 on behalf of the Corporation of the City of North Bay.
ARMED FORCES DAY CELEBRATIONS
July 1st, 2017 brings about the 150th birthday of Canada and the 70th year of Canadian citizenship. To celebrate this monumental occasion, the City of North Bay will be hosting events throughout the year commemorating the historic occasion.
Field Closure May 29, 2017
Due to extremely wet conditions Ball Diamonds, Soccer Fields and Football Fields have been CLOSED on Monday May 29, 2017. Powerade Field at the Omischl Complex will remain open tonight. All Games and Practices Are Cancelled
Field Closure May 25, 2017
Ball Diamonds, Soccer Fields and Football Fields have been CLOSED on Thursday May 25, 2017 with the exception of the two artificial turf fields at the Complex
ARMED FORCES DAY KICKS OFF A WEEKEND OF CELEBRATIONS
The City of North Bay, with support from the Honorary Colonels at 22 Wing/Canadian Forces Base North Bay announced the lineup for the celebrations planned for Armed Forces Day and the Lead Up to Canada 150.
Youth Week Art Exhibition
The Parks, Recreation and Leisure Services Department would like announce the celebration of National Youth Week 2017 with an opening exhibition this Saturday, May 13th at Discovery North Bay Museum (100 Ferguson St) from 2:00-4:00 PM.
World' Finest Shows Spring Midway is Back
World' Finest Shows Spring Midway is back in North Bay May 11th – 14th at Lee Park on Memorial Drive.
New Playground structure
The Parks Recreation and Leisure Services department has begun to prepare Sage Park for the new playground structure. The new structure will be installed by June 30th, 2017.
MAGIC! IS PERFORMING FRIDAY, AUGUST 4th
Summer in the Park is gonna be magical on Friday, August 4, when MAGIC! performs opening night of Summer in the Park.
Trout Lake Road Overpass Bridge Rehabilitation
Rehabilitation of the Trout Lake Road Overpass is anticipated to commence at the beginning of June and be completed by the end of November 2017. The project also consists of repaving Trout Lake Road from Giroux to Mountainview Drive.
Traffic delays on Lakeshore Drive Overpass
Motorists will experience intermittent delays from Sunday, April 30th to Saturday, May 6th at the Lakeshore Drive overpass as a result of the concrete deck pour operation for Stage 1. Reduction to one lane of traffic is to be expected during these delays. The City of North Bay thanks residents for their continued understanding and patience while this important infrastructure work is being completed.
Mattress Recycling Program
The City of North Bay’s Merrick Landfill site will be initiating the new Mattress Recycling Program on May 1st.
Goods Exchange Day 2017
Goods Exchange Day – Saturday April 22, 2017 (8 a.m. to 6 p.m.)
Marianas Trench Headlines Summer in the Park
Summer in the Park is gonna rock hard on Friday, August 4, when Marianas Trench headlines opening night of Summer in the Park.
Free Brush drop-off at Merrick Landfill (April 18 to May 27, 2017)
The City of North Bay’s Merrick Landfill will be accepting brush at no charge from April 18th to May 27th, 2017. No milled wood of any type will be accepted as part of this initiative.
Organic depot opens for yard waste
The City of North Bay’s organic waste drop-off depot will be opening for the season on April 10th (weather permitting). Residents are encouraged to bring their leaves and grass clippings to the depot for composting. Food waste and brush will not be accepted. The organic waste drop-off depot is located at 112 Patton Street. Open from Monday to Saturday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. For any waste related inquiries please contact 705-474-0400 ext. 2333.
Annual winter parking by-law lifted
Winter parking by-law will be lifted 12 a.m. on April 1, 2017.
Mayor hosting business forum for future business leaders
Opening Doors for Business aimed at celebrating and inspiring future business leaders.
Sage Rd. closed for water main repair
Water main repairs close Sage Rd. from Lake Heights Dr. to Donald Dr. for most of Thursday, March 30
Water main break on Johnston Rd
Johnston Rd. from Lindsay to Norman closed for water main break
City issues warning about unlicensed business soliciting work locally
Company does not hold a valid Business License from the city and are operating illegally.
It's pothole season, be prepared
It’s that time of the year when the City of North Bay streets become home to an abundance of potholes.
City Council Highlights - March 21, 2017
Highlights from the March 21, 2017 meeting of North Bay City Council.
City of North Bay approves 10-year strategic plan
North Bay City Council has approved the 10-year City of North Bay Strategic Plan
Traffic delays expected later this week
Expect delays along Lakeshore Drive overpass from March 22 to 24.
Governments of Canada and Ontario invest in public transit in North Bay
12 new transit projects in North Bay to benefit from the Public Transit Infrastructure Fund
Water main break on Cassells at Shaw
Crews are working to repair a water main break on Cassells St. at Shaw St.
Public input sought on heritage plaque
North Bay Municipal Heritage Committee looking for public's advice and perspective on proposed heritage plaque.
City warns of further traffic delays next week
Motorists are to expect delays travelling the Lakeshore Drive overpass from March 13 to 17.
City Council Highlights - March 7, 2017
A brief overview of newsworthy items from the March 7 North Bay City Council meeting
Chippewa St. W. closed today
Chippewa St. W. from Fraser to Ferguson closed today for water main work.
City warns of traffic delays
Motorists are advised to expect delays at Lakeshore Drive overpass next week.
Special review committee hosting public meetings regarding future of Dionne home and artefacts
Meetings announced to discuss future of Dionne home and artefacts.
Traffic delays on Lakeshore Drive overpass Tuesday
Motorists to expect delays southbound on Main St. E. on morning of February 28.
All outdoor rinks closed for season
The mild weather has closed all City rinks for the season
City Council Highlights - February 21, 2017
A brief overview of the February 21 Council meeting.
Opportunities for Family Day fun!
Get out and enjoy Family Day at one of the city's 11 outdoor rinks
Capitol Centre to receive Heritage Site Plaque
The Municipal Heritage Committee will be presenting the Capitol Centre with a heritage site plaque to celebrate Heritage Week.
Fire Chief urges residents to install smoke alarms and practice home fire escape plans
Have working smoke alarms and make sure everyone in your home knows exactly what to do to escape a fire.
Family Day holiday closures
Listing of modified City services on Family Day
City Council Highlights – February 7, 2017
A brief overview of the February 7 Council meeting.
City launches recycling and garbage collection app
Want easy access to your recycling and garbage collection schedule? Download the new Recycle Coach app
Aquatic Centre closed
The Aquatic Centre at the YMCA North Bay has been closed and all programs for this afternoon/evening have been cancelled.
Traffic Advisory: Chippewa St. W. closed Tuesday
Chippewa St. W. between Fraser and Ferguson will be closed February 7 for water main work.
All outdoor rinks open
All of the City of North Bay’s 11 outdoor rinks are open and in good condition.
Norman Ave. closed from Rancier St. to Dorothy St. for emergency water main repairs
Norman Ave. from Rancier to Dorothy closed for emergency water main repair today, February 1, from 9 a.m. to approximately 4 p.m.
North Bay lowers flags in light of tragedy in Québec
A book of condolences for the victims and families of Sunday night's attack at the Centre Culturel Islamique de Quebec is available for the public to sign at City Hall until Friday, February 3 at 12 p.m.
Hardy St. closed between John St. and Maher St. for emergency water main repairs
Hardy St. from John to Maher closed from 9-4 today for water main repair
Night work scheduled for Lakeshore Drive Overpass
Overnight work on the Lakeshore Drive Overpass will begin tonight, January 30.
artsVest™ brings year-long training to arts organizations and matching funds to North Bay’s cultural economy
artsVest is returning to North Bay with over $30,000 in funds for local arts organizations.
Cassells closed at Fourth Ave. for water main repair
Cassells St. closed at Fourth Ave. until 4 p.m. today for water main repair
City Council Highlights – January 23, 2017
Highlights from the January 23, 2017 City of North Bay Council meeting.
Council approves rate supported water and wastewater budget
City Council confirmed its commitment to ensuring North Bay residents will continue to receive quality drinking water and wastewater services by approving the 2017 Water and Wastewater budget.
City’s credit rating holds firm
Moody’s Investors Services announced today that the City of North Bay’s credit rating remained consistent at Aa2 with a stable outlook.
Strategic Plan public comment period closes January 23
Residents are encouraged to have their say on Council's Draft Strategic Plan Framework before the public consultation period closes on January 23.
Oak St. E. closed January 18 for water main repair
The City has closed Oak St. E. from John to Main for water main repairs.
O'Brien southbound closed for sanitary work
O'Brien St. southbound closed for sanitary repair work
10 outdoor rinks open for weekend
10 of the City's 11 outdoor rinks are now open.
Traffic changes to Lakeshore Dr. and Judge Ave. intersection during overpass construction
Traffic changes to the intersection at Lakeshore and Judge for the duration of overpass construction
2016 building values exceed expectations
City's building permit values reach five year high at $77.9 million
Weather forces closure of open outdoor rinks
All outdoor rinks are closed due to poor conditions.
Traffic Advisory - Lane Reductions – Lakeshore Drive Overpass
Starting Tuesday, January 3, traffic along the Lakeshore Drive Overpass will be reduced to a single lane for the final phase of rehabilitation.
Several outdoor rinks ready for use
A number of City outdoor rinks are cleared and ready for use - just in time for the new year.
Christmas tree drop-off site opens January 3
The City's Christmas tree drop-off location will open January 3 to 16 at Public Works.
Phase 2 of Lakeshore Drive overpass rehab project gets underway January 2
The second phase of the Lakeshore Drive overpass rehabilitation project will begin January 2, 2017.
City of North Bay ready to tackle winter
Winter is upon us and that means the City's snow crews are out on the roads dealing with the impacts of winter.
North Bay Council passes 2017 budget
Council has approved the City's 2017 operating budget.
Modified hours for City facilities over the holidays
Holiday hours for City facilities and services.
Youth Centre closes for winter break
The City's Youth Centre will be closed for winter break beginning December 23.
City reopens Memorial Drive
Memorial Drive has reopened after poor weather and road conditions closed the roadway early yesterday.
City hires new Chief Administrative Officer
After an extensive search, the City of North Bay is pleased to announce Keith Robicheau as the City’s new Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) effective February 6, 2017.
Clarification on North Bay Transit holiday promotional passes included in December residential water bills
Public Information Centre Notice No. 2 - King's Landing Wharf and Marina, Schedule C, Class Environmental Assessment
The Corporation of the City of North Bay has initiated a Municipal Class Environmental Assessment Study to evaluate the existing King’s Landing Wharf and Marina.
See proposed alternatives for King’s Landing at public session
Offer your input on the King's Landing preliminary study material at a public information centre on Tuesday, December 13 from 5 to 7 p.m.
Be part of the City's New Year's Eve celebrations
New Year’s Eve is quickly approaching and Families First is in need of a few more volunteers.
Come out and celebrate the new year at Families First
Join us New Year's Eve for Families First!
Blasting activity on-going in Metcalfe Street area
Blasting activity occurring in Metcalfe St. area
City Council Highlights – November 28, 2016
Highlights from November 28 City Council Meeting
Water main extension directional drilling starts November 28
The final phase of construction on the Memorial Drive water main extension will begin November 28, 2016.
Warning about telephone solicitation
City warning residents about business soliciting people in an attempt to sell furnaces.
Water repairs close local roads Thursday
Water repairs closed sections of Ski Club Rd. and Marshall Park Dr. Thursday.
Community encouraged to participate in strategic plan survey now online
Residents are invited to have their say in the City's future by participating in the online survey.
NOLUM Travels to Ottawa to Support FedNor
The mayors of Northern Ontario's five largest cities travelled to Ottawa Wednesday to meet with federal leaders on northern issues.
Special Committees Meeting scheduled
Special Committees Meeting has been scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 24.
Second phase of work on Lakeshore Drive overpass will begin in January 2017
Phase 2 of rehabilitation to Lakeshore Drive overpass to begin in early 2017.
Portion of sidewalk along Main Street closed this week
Sidewalk repairs happening along Main St.
City Council Highlights – November 14, 2016
All the highlights from the November 14 meeting of Council.
Santa Claus is on his way to the City of North Bay
Join us for the 2016 Santa Claus Parade on November 20
Remembrance Day holiday closures
A list of what's open and closed on Remembrance Day.
City encourages public participation in Strategic Plan Framework consultation
Four more Community Town Halls scheduled for next week. Online survey launched.
Algonquin Avenue closed Wednesday to Saturday
Algonquin Ave. between Worthington St. and Cassells St. will be closed from November 9 to November 12.
Closure to Kate Pace Way starting Saturday
A portion of the Kate Pace Way along Memorial Drive will be closed to pedestrian traffic for the next week.
Youth Centre opens Friday
The City's School-Year Youth Centre opens Friday.
Families First looking for volunteers
Families First Committee is looking for volunteers to assist with activities in a variety of areas for New Year's Eve event
Foster Avenue closure continues into Wednesday
Foster Ave. between Edward & O'Brien will be closed again between 8 am - 4 pm on Wednesday, November 2 for sanitary work.
Lakeshore Drive overpass delays November 1 & 3
Expect delays along Lakeshore Drive overpass Tuesday & Thursday night due to ongoing substructure repairs.
City begins leak detection program
Over the next 4 - 5 weeks the City will be conducing a city-wide leak detection program in partnership with Water Mark Solutions.
Areas affected by water main flushing for October 31 to November 4
Water main flushing in the O’Brien St., McLeod St., Eva St., Kehoe St. and Morin St. areas until November 4
Enter your float in the Santa Claus Parade
Deadline for Santa Claus Parade float or special attraction submissions is Monday, November 14.
Foster Avenue closed Tuesday
Foster Ave. between Edward and O'Brien closed for sanitary work Tuesday.
Maintenance to Kate Pace Way starting October 31
The City will be conducting shouldering work on the Kate Pace Way next week. Please use caution in this area.
North Bay Firefighters awarded Commissioner’s Citation for Lifesaving
Two firefighters from North Bay Fire and Emergency Services were among those honoured at the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Northeast Region Award Ceremony on Friday.
Paving on Queen St. from October 28 to 30
From October 28 to 30, Queen Street between Memorial Drive and Bunyan Avenue will be closed for paving.
City begins Strategic Plan public consultation process
The City of North Bay is holding public consultation sessions on its Strategic Plan Framework.
Halloween treats on offer at Fire Station 1 and Police Headquarters on Monday, October 31st
The North Bay Police Service, the North Bay Police Association and the North Bay Fire and Emergency Services are joining forces to welcome all the little devils, scary characters, and other trick-or-treaters to police headquarters and fire station 1 on Halloween night, where treats are on offer for the gobblin’.
Lakeshore Drive overpass delays Thursday
Expect delays along the Lakeshore Drive overpass October 27 between 9 p.m. and midnight.
NOTICE: Water Meter Interface Unit Maintenance
Neptune Technology Group will be performing routine checks on City water meter interface units over the next 6 to 9 months.
City outlines game plan for aging arena
A variety of concepts for a new arena will soon be explored as the City of North Bay moves forward with its game plan for addressing its aging recreational infrastructure.
Caisse populaire and City of North Bay launch CO/Smoke Alarm program for home owners
Caisse populaire North Bay and the City of North Bay are teaming up to ensure the safety of home owners.
City winterizing irrigation systems
Over the next two weeks, City crews will be working on winterizing irrigation systems before the winter sets in.
Wickstead Ave closed to traffic between Lavase Rd & Sage Rd
Wickstead Ave both ways from Lavase Rd to Sage Rd will be closed beginning Tuesday, October 18 for sewer main renewal.
City Council Highlights – October 17, 2016
Highlights from Monday, October 17 City Council meeting
Lakeshore Drive overpass delays Tuesday and Thursday
Expect delays along the Lakeshore overpass Tuesday and Thursday evening for substructure repair.
Areas affected by water main flushing for October 17 to 21
The City will be conducting water main flushing in the King St., High St., McPhail St., and Princess St. areas from October 17 to 21.
Santa Claus Parade looking for volunteers
The 2016 Santa Claus Parade committee is looking for safety volunteers to participate in this year's parade.
Temporary all-way stops in effect downtown from October 14 to 26
Temporary all-way stops will be in effect downtown from October 14 to 26 while the City of North Bay replaces traffic light and street light bases.
Southbound Chippewa from Wyld to Fisher closed for emergency water main repair
The southbound lanes of Chippewa St. are closed to traffic from Wyld St. to Fisher St. all day today for emergency water main repair.
Chippewa Street closed Wednesday for water main work
Chippewa St. between Wyld and Ferguson will be closed for water main work on October 12.
Areas affected by water main flushing for October 10 to 14
Areas affected by water main flushing from October 10 to 14.
Join the Don’t Wait, Check the Date! Selfie Challenge during Fire Prevention Week
Fire Prevention Week is October 9-15, 2016 and North Bay Fire & Emergency Services wants you to join the Don’t Wait, Check the Date! selfie challenge.
Ferris Drive closure October 11 and 12
On October 11 the City will be closing Ferris Drive from Lakeshore Drive to Booth Road to through-traffic.
Thanksgiving Day holiday closures for City of North Bay
A list of the Thanksgiving holiday closures.
Cassells Street closed Wednesday evening for sewer repair
Cassells Street eastbound will be closed to traffic from Chippewa to Highway 11/17 on Wednesday, October 5 starting at 11 p.m.
City warns residents about misleading door-to-door water testing claims
City is warning residents to use caution when approached by door-to-door salespersons.
Lakeshore Drive overpass delays Wednesday
Expect delays along Lakeshore Drive overpass on Wednesday, October 5
City Council Highlights – October 3, 2016
Highlights from the October 3, 2016 meeting of North Bay City Council
Areas affected by water main flushing for October 3 to 7
Areas affected by water main flushing for the week of October 3 to 7
Public Information Centre Notice - King's Landing Wharf and Marina Schedule c, Class Environmental Assessment
The Corporation of the City of North Bay has initiated a Municipal Class Environmental Assessment Study to evaluate the existing King’s Landing Wharf and Marina. In accordance with the requirements for Schedule C projects of the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment, the City is making preliminary study material and plans available for public review.
North Bay Transit launches enhancements to improve rider experience
North Bay Transit launches My Ride NBT, real-time web based app for riders.
Saturday is Goods Exchange Day in North Bay
The City's Goods Exchange Day takes place Saturday, September 24.
Traffic interruptions on Chippewa and Worthington to continue into Thursday
Traffic interruptions on Chippewa St. and Worthington St. W. will continue into Thursday, September 22.
Traffic Advisory: Road and lane closures for September 21
The City of North Bay would like to advise motorists of traffic interruptions for September 21, 2016.
Design options for Downtown Waterfront Master Plan to be presented at upcoming workshop
The public is invited to review and provide comments on the proposed design options for the City of North Bay’s Downtown Waterfront Master Plan.
City Council Highlights – September 19, 2016
Highlights from the September 19, 2016 City of North Bay Council meeting.
Areas affected by water main flushing for September 19 to 23
The City of North Bay will be conducting water main flushing in the John Street, McIntyre Street East, Metcalfe Street, Main Street East, and First Avenue East areas from September 19 to 23.
Parking lot guardrail replacement starts Monday
Guardrail replacement will affect parking in Municipal Lot 11 and the Main St. TD Canada Trust parking lot next week.
Lakeshore Drive overpass delays expected Monday evening
The City of North Bay would like to caution the public about upcoming traffic and pedestrian delays along the Lakeshore Drive overpass.
Water main repairs to close Chippewa, Prince Edward Drive
Chippewa St. and Prince Edward Dr. to be closed tomorrow for water main repair
Intersection of Lakeshore Drive and Pinewood Park affected by partial closures
Road resurfacing work will result in partial closures to Lakeshore and Pinewood intersection.
Weekend parking lot closure
Municipal Lot 3 closed Friday, Sept. 16 and Saturday, Sept. 17 for Capitol Centre Blues Festival.
Carmichael Drive closure remains in place
Carmichael Drive between Ayr St. E. and Airport Rd. remains closed until further notice due to unexpected construction delays.
Armstrong Park enhancement project
Upgrades are coming to Armstrong Park that will add to its natural beauty.
Areas affected by water main flushing for September 12 to 16
Areas affected by water main flushing for September 12 to 16
Expected traffic delays along Lakeshore Drive overpass
Expect delays along the Lakeshore Drive overpass tomorrow between 9 p.m. and 12 a.m.
City Council Highlights – September 6, 2016
City Council Highlights provides a brief overview of newsworthy items from the September 6, 2016 City of North Bay Council meeting.
Leo Mascioli and his Empire celebrated with dedication and plaque unveiling
Considered the social and business hub of North Bay for over 50 years, the Empire Hotel and its builder, Leo Mascioli, were recognized 88 years after its original opening during a special ceremony held earlier today.
School Zone speed reductions
Three school zone speed reductions in effect Tuesday.
Chippewa St. East Water Main Rehabilitation Project
The City of North Bay will be conducting repairs to Chippewa St. East between Wyld St. and Ferguson St. to install a water main valve. The road will be closed on Tuesday, September 6, 2016, for the day.
Areas affected by water main flushing for September 6 – 9
Water main flushing will be happening in the Main / McIntyre / Oak / Foran areas from September 6 to 9.
Road closure on Carmichael Drive September 2
Carmichael Dr. will be closed between Ayr E. and Airport Rd. for culvert replacement September 2-7.
Come out and discuss the City’s 2017 Budget
City inviting residents to participate in 2017 Budget process at Open House on September 8
Areas affected by water main flushing for August 29 to September 2
The City of North Bay will be conducting water main flushing in the Worthington St., Ferguson St., McIntyre St., Sherbrooke St., Wyld St., and Main St. areas from August 29 to September 2.
Beach season wraps up for City lifeguards
City lifeguards have officially wrapped up another summer season
City of North Bay appoints new Fire Chief
The City of North Bay introduces new Fire Chief
Areas affected by water main flushing for August 22 to 26
The City of North Bay will be conducting water main flushing in the Algonquin Ave., McIntyre St., Ferguson St., Second Ave., Third Ave., and Fourth Ave. areas from August 22 to 26.
Lane closures on Algonquin Avenue for August 19
There will be two scheduled lane closures southbound along Algonquin Avenue on Friday, August 19, 2016.
Energy hot topic on final day of AMO Conference
During the final day of the AMO Conference, the City of North Bay sat down with the province’s energy minister to discuss the future of hydro in North Bay.
Jobs, growth and natural resources highlights of AMO Day 1
Northern development and natural resources were top of mind for local municipal leaders on the first day of the annual Association of Municipalities of Ontario Conference.
City lifts open air fire ban
The City of North Bay has lifted its Open Air Burning ban.
Areas affected by water main flushing for August 15 to 19
The City of North Bay will be conducting water main flushing in the Fraser St., Second Ave., Third Ave., Fourth Ave., Fifth Ave., Sixth Ave., Seventh Ave., and Ferguson St. area from August 15 to 19.
City issues Open Air Burning ban
North Bay Fire & Emergency Services has issued a ban on all open air fires in the City of North Bay effective immediately.
Ski Club Road closures begin August 11
Road resurfacing along Ski Club Road will result in road closures starting Thursday, August 11.
City Council Highlights – August 8, 2016
City Council Highlights provides a brief overview of newsworthy items from the August 8, 2016 City of North Bay Council meeting.
Areas affected by water main flushing for August 8 to 12
The City of North Bay will be conducting water main flushing in the Wyld St., 1st Ave., 2nd Ave., Fraser St. and Cassells St. area from August 8 to 12.
Areas affected by water main flushing for August 2 to 5
The City of North Bay will be conducting water main flushing in the Wyld St., 1st Ave., 2nd Ave., Sherbrooke St. and Worthington St. area from August 2 to 5.
Algonquin Avenue closed August 2 for water main repair
The City of North Bay will be shutting down a portion of Algonquin Avenue southbound on the evening of Tuesday, August 2 for water main repair.
City appoints Interim Fire Chief
The City of North Bay announced the appointment of Greg Saunders as the City’s Interim Fire Chief effective July 30.
Civic Holiday closures
What's closed and what's open at the City of North Bay on the Civic holiday Monday
City asking for public input on downtown waterfront through online survey
The City of North Bay is inviting further feedback and ideas from the community about the future of the City’s downtown waterfront.
No pets at Summer in the Park
The Summer in the Park Festival would like to remind festival goers to leave their pets, i.e. dogs, cats, etc., at home this weekend.
Worthington and Wyld intersection remains closed today
The intersection of Worthington and Wyld streets will remain closed down again today for emergency repairs.
Ski Club Road closed July 27 for storm sewer repair
Ski Club Road will be closed to traffic from Janice St. to Chapais St. as of 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, July 27 for storm sewer repair.
City honours former Councillor
The City of North Bay honoured Eva Wardlaw at last night's Council meeting. The former City Councillor passed away on Monday, July 25.
City Council Highlights – July 25, 2016
City Council Highlights provides a brief overview of newsworthy items from the July 25, 2016 City of North Bay Council meeting.
Intersection of Worthington and Wyld streets remains closed
The intersection of Worthington and Wyld streets will remain closed down until end of day Tuesday, July 26 for emergency repairs.
Road and parking lot closures for Summer in the Park
The Summer in the Park Festival will be taking over the City of North Bay’s waterfront the Civic Holiday long weekend, July 29 to 31. Along with the festival come a number of parking lot and road closures.
Intersection of Worthington and Wyld closed July 25
The intersection of Worthington St. and Wyld St. will be closed on Monday, July 25.
Areas affected by water main flushing for July 25 to 29
The City of North Bay will be conducting water main flushing in the Fraser St., Chippewa St., Wyld St., Victoria St. and Ferguson St. area from July 25 until July 29.
Summer in the Park Corner Wristband Selling – July 25
The Summer in the Park committee will be selling festival wristbands at the corner of Algonquin Ave. and Lansdowne Ave. on July 25 from 7-9 a.m.
Gordon Drive closed July 25 and 26 for road resurfacing
Gordon Drive between Carlo Crescent and Giroux Street will be shut down Monday, July 25, and Tuesday, July 26, 2016, for road resurfacing work.
Volunteers needed for City Lead Sampling Program
The City of North Bay is looking for residents to take part in its semi-annual Lead Sampling Program.
Water main break forces closure of eastbound Franklin St.
Eastbound lanes on Franklin Street are closed to traffic at Ellis Street due to a water main break.
North Bay opens cooling centres during Heat Warning
With the Heat Warning issued for North Bay and surrounding area for the remainder of the week, the City of North Bay has once again opened its cooling centres.
Summer in the Park Corner Wristband Selling
The Summer in the Park committee will be selling wristbands at the Parkside Animal Hospital on July 22 from 7 - 9 a.m.
Lane reductions on Lakeshore Dr. for storm sewer repair
On July 21, the outbound lanes of Lakeshore Dr. will be reduced to one lane between Howard and Clifford for storm sewer repair.
Statement from the City of North Bay re: Pokémon Go
With the rising phenomenon of Pokémon Go in the City of North Bay, the City has released the following statement outlining our position on the app and its use within our City.
Cory Marquardt holding Meet & Greet for fans July 23 in North Bay
North Bay native and Summer in the Park Festival performer Cory Marquardt will be hosting a Meet & Greet for local fans at the North Bay Canadian Tire on July 23 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
City Hall grounds reconstruction project begins July 21
Reconstruction on the grounds at City Hall will begin July 21.
Water survival skills program offered
The City of North Bay is offering Swim to Survive program on Sunday, July 24, at Birchaven Cove to teach kids and teens the essentials needed to survive a fall into deep water.
Reminder of Tower Drive closure starting July 18
Tower Dr. between Greenhill Ave. and Little Down Rd. will be closed for two weeks starting July 18, 2016. Detours for traffic and bus routes in place.
Road resurfacing projects well underway
It’s summer time in the City of North Bay which means the roar and rumble of road construction is well underway.
Areas affected by water main flushing for July 15 to 22
The City of North Bay will be conducting water main flushing in the Cassells/Olive/Aubrey/High/Chippewa/Fraser areas from July 15 until July 22, 2016.
Lane reductions on Algonquin Avenue tomorrow
Algonquin Ave. will be reduced to one lane between Maplewood & Highway 11/17 on July 14
June building permits valued at $22-million
Eighty-two building permits valued at $22,099,945 were issued in June 2016 in the City of North Bay, bringing the City’s year-to-date total to $52.3-million.
Lift Station to receive upgrades
Construction is scheduled to begin July 18, on an essential element of the City of North Bay’s wastewater collection system, the Marshall Lift Station.
Heat Warning issued, cooling centres open
The City of North Bay has identified cooling centres to help residents escape the heat.
RE/MAX Hot Air Balloon to give Tether Rides at Summer in the Park
RE/MAX Hot Air Balloon offering rides to public during Summer in the Park.
Memorial Gardens parking lot reconstruction underway
Construction of the Memorial Gardens parking lot is now underway.
Canada Day Concert rescheduled for July 20
The City of North Bay's Canada Day Concert has been rescheduled for Wednesday, July 20, at 7 PM at the Kiwanis Band Shell.
Ski Club Road closed again today for water main repairs
Ski Club Rd. will be closed again today, July 7, for ongoing emergency water main repairs
Ski Club Road closed for emergency water main repairs
Ski Club Rd. closed July 6 between Janice and Terrace Lawn for emergency water main repairs.
Road Closure on Tower Drive begins July 18, 2016 for Service Extension
Tower Drive between Sugar Bush Street and Little Down Lane will be closed starting Monday, July 18, 2016, for construction.
Closures to 4th Avenue W. to start week of July 4
4th Avenue West will be closed between Ferguson and Fraser as of July 4 for sanitary and water main replacement.
City submits bid for 2018 Curling Championships
The North Bay Granite Club and the City of North Bay have submitted an official bid to host the 2018 Ford World Women’s Curling Championship.
City lifts fire ban
On July 4, 2016, the City of North Bay lifted its Open Air Burning Ban.
City of North Bay prepares for potential mail disruption
Mail delivery could be impacted by possible labour disruption at Canada Post.
New water main flushing areas announced for July 4-8
New water main flushing areas announced for week of July 4-8.
Residents encouraged to avoid personal firework displays, attend City celebration instead
City Canada Day celebration fireworks will go ahead as planned, but personal firework displays are not permitted
$35 Summer in the Park wristbands extended
$35 Summer in the Park wristbands will be available until July 25.
Summer in the Park corner wristband selling at Parkside Animal Hospital
Summer in the Park wristbands available June 30 from 7-9 AM at Parkside Animal Hospital.
Be water wise when it comes to household water usage
With the recent hot, humid and dry conditions, the City of North Bay is reminding homeowners and residents to remain water wise.
Lifeguards on duty at City beaches as of Friday
Lifeguards will be on duty at public beaches as of July 1.
Canada Day holiday schedule
A full list of City of North Bay closures for Canada Day, July 1.
Notice of Public Hearing
A Consent to sever application has been submitted by Goodridge Goulet Planning & Surveying Ltd. on behalf of Glenn and Jeannine Norman, 51 Tupper Drive, proposing to sever their holdings for the purpose of creating 3 new residential lots having 18m frontage each on Tupper Drive. The applicants are also requesting to sever 0.3ac (0.140ha) from their holdings for the purpose of a lot addition to be added to abutting lands located at 720 Golf Club Road.
Kate Pace underpass under construction
Construction on the Kate Pace underpass will begin June 24, 2016.
New parking system for Municipal Lot 2
The City of North Bay's Municipal Lot 2 at 180 Oak St. W. will be converting to Pay 'n Display parking on June 28, 2016.
Update on City water main flushing
City continues water main flushing
UPDATED: Fire ban issued
Warm, dry temperatures and a lack of precipitation has prompted a fire ban in the City of North Bay and surrounding townships.
Canada Day celebrates the Vision of Youth, Sport, History and Multiculturalism
Schedule of events and activities for Canada Day celebrations in North Bay announced.
Potential scam involving door-to-door salesman selling water filtration system
The City of North Bay wishes to advise residents of a potential scam involving door-to-door sale of water filters claiming to be representing the City.
2016 Uni-Directional Flushing Program
The City of North Bay Water Distribution & Collection Staff will be conducting Uni Directional Flushing of the Water Distribution System (water main flushing)this week.
Northern Ontario Mayors meet to discuss northern priorities
Mayors from Northern Ontario’s five largest cities gathered in North Bay on June 15 to discuss a series of northern issues.
Temporary closure of Kinsmen Beach
Kinsmen Beach will be closed from Thursday, June 16 to Friday, June 17 for construction.
Shrubs, plants restoring shore at Amelia Beach
Amelia Beach will see more than 500 new plants and shrubs planted between the benches and roadway to help reduce wind erosion and runoff to Lake Nipissing.
New drinking water protection zone signs installed
Residents will be seeing new "Drinking Water Protection Zone" signs on roads across the region
Have your say on North Bay’s Downtown Waterfront Master Plan
Wanted: Your perspective on the future of North Bay's downtown waterfront
North Bay Community Aquatic Centre - Barrier Free Walk & Parking Project
Construction of two accessible parking spaces and a barrier free walkway to the entrance of the North Bay Aquatic Centre located at 186 Chippewa Street West
North Bay Seniors Expo
City of North Bay Mayor Al McDonald will provide welcoming remarks on Saturday, June 11, 2016 to open the North Bay Seniors’ Expo. The event will take place at the North Bay Golden Age Club at 135 Worthington Street West
Communications and Strategic Development Officer announced
The City of North Bay is excited to announce Jaclyn Bucik as the Communications and Strategic Development Officer effective June 6, 2016.
Notice of Public Hearing
The City of North Bay has received an application to amend Zoning By-law No. 2015-30 under Sections 34(12) of the Planning Act. If the application is approved, the Zoning By-law Amendment would rezone the subject property to a “Residential Multiple First Density (RM1)” zone to permit the conversion of a former school to an apartment building.
Notice of Public Hearing
The City of North Bay has received an application to amend Zoning By-law No. 2015-30 under Sections 34(12) of the Planning Act. If the application is approved, the Zoning By-law Amendment would rezone the subject property to an “Industrial Commercial Special (MC Sp.)” zone to amend the list of permitted uses on the subject lands. The Special Zone request would also allow the potential use of the lands as a Casino/Gaming Facility.
Notice of Public Hearing
The City of North Bay is initiating an application to amend Zoning By-law No. 2015-30 under Sections 34(12) of the Planning Act. If the application is approved, the Zoning By-law Amendment would rezone the subject property to a “Rural Commercial Special (RC Sp.)” zone to permit the lands for the use of a Casino/Gaming Facility.
Notice of Public Hearing
The City of North Bay is initiating an application to amend Zoning By-law No. 2015-30 under Sections 34(12) of the Planning Act. If the application is approved, the Zoning By-law Amendment would rezone the subject property to a “General Commercial Outer Core Special (C2 Sp.)” zone to permit use of the lands as a Casino/Gaming Facility.
BUILDING PERMITS UP 79% OVER 2015 AND UP 200% OVER 2014
NORTH BAY, ON: Total building values reached $47,420,958 in the first five months of 2016. This represents a jump of 79% over 2015 year-to-date and 200% increase over June 1, 2014.
Armed Forces Day Parking
Parking will be provided at the Ken Rock Site on Memorial Dr. Accessible Parking will be at the Marathon Beach. There will be security personnel on site to direct traffic.
Sign up for paperless water billing today!
It’s simple, visit www.cityofnorthbay.ca/eservices and follow the prompts. A $5.00 rebate is available for each account enrolled!
Boots on the Ground and High in the Sky
NORTH BAY, ON – As part of Armed Forces Day celebrations to be held Wednesday, June 8th, members of 22 Wing/Canadian Forces Base (CFB) North Bay will parade from North Bay’s City Hall to the Waterfront. Over 100 military personnel will be led by North Bay’s Legion Branch 23 Pipes and Drums.
Notice of Public Hearing
A Consent to Sever Application has been submitted by Miller & Urso Surveying Inc. on behalf of Patricia Jean Casey, 143 Greenwood Avenue, requesting to sever a 3m wide strip from her holdings for the purpose of a lot addition to be added to 137 Greenwood Avenue .
Notice of Public Hearing
A Minor Variance Application and concurrent Consent to Sever Application has been submitted by Goodridge Goulet Planning & Surveying Ltd. on behalf of the Estate of Margaret Caroline Stewart, requesting to sever 33 Marshall Avenue from 369 Wigston Drive as a result of the two lots merging on title. The variances requested are to re-establish the pre-existing setbacks and lot frontage before the lots merged under the Planning Act.
Notice of Public Hearing
The applicant has requested a variance to Sign By-law 2006-143. The requested variance to the Sign By-law is as follows: 1) Section 8.4.2 to permit all four building faces to display signage. (see attached notice for further details)
City Council’s Strategic Plan Framework - Media Release
NORTH BAY, ON: Today, Mayor McDonald and City Council released Council’s Strategic Plan Framework. Since early January, Council and Senior Staff have held five special meetings to identify and develop a framework for a strategic plan.
SPEAKING NOTES – MAYOR AL MCDONALD
Speaking Notes from Strategic Framework
Notice of Public Hearing
A Consent to Sever Application has been submitted by Miller & Urso Surveying Inc. on behalf of Highland Woods Developments Inc. requesting to sever a 0.42ha parcel which is developed with a single detached dwelling located at 851 Golf Club Road from the remainder of their holdings.
Notice of Public Hearing
A Minor Variance Application has been submitted by Autumnwood Mature Lifestyle Communities on behalf of 1323254 Ontario Inc. seeking relief from Zoning By-law 2015-30, Table 6C Maximum Building Height (Storeys) from 3 stories to 7 stories for the purpose of a proposed new addition at Marina Point Retirement Village located at 225 Oak Street West.
Notice of Public Hearing
A Consent to Sever application has been submitted by Miller & Urso Surveying Inc. on behalf of Ensor Herbert Bigelow, 1325 Lakeshore Drive, requesting to sever approximately 2ac (0.9ha) from his holdings for the purpose of creating one new residential lot having 65.75m frontage on Lakeshore Drive.
National Youth Week 2016
The Parks, Recreation and Leisure Services Department would like announce the celebration of National Youth Week 2016 with an opening exhibition this Saturday, May 7th at Art on Main (171 Main St W.) from 2:00-4:00 PM
Age Friendly Community
The City of North Bay, in partnership with the North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit has embarked on an exciting project to develop an Age-Friendly Community Action Plan for the City. An Age-Friendly Committee has been established to guide the project through the process and is now looking to the community’s valuable input.
Service Disruption - Kinsmen Trail
The Kinsmen Trail is closed until further notice due to a culvert failure. The closure affects the area between Dudley and High Street, North Bay. Signage has been posted to indicate the trail closure. See map for alternative routes.
Baylor to present final recommendations to community on Friday, April 22
Baylor to present final recommendations to community on Friday, April 22 at 2 p.m. in the Nipissing University Theatre (Room F213), located at 100 College Drive.
North Bay Battalion Fan Base Featured in CHL Video
Check out Episode 8 "Supporting the Troops" of the CHL's "The Next Ones" video series. The video highlights the tremendous fan support the North Bay Battalion enjoys here in North Bay.
Meeting Cancellation (MAAC)
The meeting of the Municipal Accessibility Advisory Committee scheduled for 5:00 PM on 7 April, 2016 has been cancelled.
World Women's Curling Championship
In light of the recent decision by North Bay City Council on behalf of the Executive and Members of the North Bay Granite Club we are pleased to announce we have joined in a partnership with the City to submit a bid to host the Ford World Women's Curling Championship.
Ontario Municipal Cycling Infrastructure Program
City of North Bay is pleased to announce that it will receive funding under the Ontario Municipal Cycling Infrastructure Program to complete the Western Cycling link of the TransCanada Trail through the City.
Ontario Municipal Cycling Infrastructure Program Announcement
City of North Bay is pleased to announce that it will receive funding under the Ontario Municipal Cycling Infrastructure Program to complete the Western Cycling link of the TransCanada Trail through the City.
Moody's Reaffirms North Bay's Credit Rating
NORTH BAY, ONTARIO: The City of North Bay has once again maintained its Aa2 credit rating with a stable outlook with Moody’s Investors Service. According to Moody’s latest report, the rating is reflective of “prudent fiscal planning and stable operations” as well as North Bay’s diverse economy.