Thunder Bay is taking actions to mitigate the impacts of climate change including building rain gardens to collect stormwater.
Councillor Rebecca Johnson tells us they now recognize there is a climate situation they have to address.
“This is world-wide. Thunder Bay is on the leading edge of this and to me, that’s very progressive, but we have to continue because we definitely have a change in climate. We know that just by what’s going on in our own community.”
The councillor points to adding natural vegetation and rain gardens as a way of naturally removing stormwater.
Meanwhile, spokesperson Amy Coomes tells us they’ve taken steps like educating the public on what to do in case of a natural disaster.
“Talking to neighbours about the importance of resiliency and being aware of climate impacts, and the importance of knowing your neighbours.”
City Council was updated on what staff have been doing to combat climate change and how far they’ve come on implementing a 20-year climate change plan.