Year In Review 2012

Thunder Bay Mayor Keith Hobbs called on residents to work toward “creating the city we all want,’’ noting transformation goes beyond bricks and mortar.

November is a month of ceremonies, the most important being those that are held on Remembrance Day. Organizers this year were thrilled to see a noticeable number of young faces in the crowds.

There was no shortage of good news in October.

There’s money to be spent in these parts.

Change and the potential for more of it down the road highlighted the year in Thunder Bay sports for 2012.

Ummmm, smell those ribs? Thousands of people lined up in a parking lot next to the OLG Casino for a taste of some competition-grade ribs, pork and chicken at Ribfest in August.

Bluesfest helped keep things alive in July at Marina Park, where thousands attended the annual musical extravaganza.

June was the month the recovery began.

The colourful Folklore Festival filled in one weekend in May; the Women’s United Run, Stroll or Roll was held for the 33rd year on another; and a Victoria Day tradition continued — the Firefighters Te

Thunder Bay is “looking forward,’’ says Mayor Keith Hobbs.