The Minutes

by City of Thunder Bay

The Minutes, hosted by Jeff Walters, is a weekly exploration of Thunder Bay’s Committee of the Whole and City Council meetings.

Each episode features an overview of the latest meeting, plus engaging interviews with city staff and administration, providing detailed insights and perspectives beyond traditional news coverage.

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Podcast episodes

  • Season 1

  • Outdoor Rinks - June 3, 2024

    Outdoor Rinks - June 3, 2024

    Ice is the hot topic this week at City Council, as we chat with Parks and Open Spaces Manager Cory Halvorsen about Outdoor Rinks. Host Jeff Walters also has a rundown of what happened at City Council this week.

  • Indoor Turf - May 27, 2024

    Indoor Turf - May 27, 2024

    City council voted to proceed with a design-build RFP for the proposed Indoor Turf Facility. Kayla Dixon, the director of engineering will discuss what this means for the proposed building. Host Jeff Walters will have a rundown of what happened at Thunder Bay City Council on Monday night.

  • Fleet Electrification - May 13, 2024

    Fleet Electrification - May 13, 2024

    This week, Kelvin Jankowski, the Manager of Capital Facilities Construction talks about changing Thunder Bay's fleet to zero-emission vehicles. Council heard a first report on the transition to a zero-emission fleet, starting with transit buses, pickup trucks, and other readily available vehicles. Host Jeff Walters has a rundown of what happened at City Council this week.

  • Recycling Changes and Asset Management - May 6, 2024

    Recycling Changes and Asset Management - May 6, 2024

    On this week’s episode of The Minutes, Manager of Solid Waste and Recycling Services Jason Sherband updates us on the new curbside recycling program starting on July 1. Also, Amy Coomes stops in to talk about Thunder Bay’s Asset Management plan, and host Jeff Walters has a rundown of what happened at City Council on Monday night.

  • Designated Encampments - April 22, 2024

    Designated Encampments - April 22, 2024

    The potential for designated encampments in Thunder Bay is the big topic at City Council this week. Cynthia Olsen, the Director of Strategy and Engagement will talk about the possibility of encampments. Host Jeff Walters has a rundown of what happened at City Council this week.