Thunder Bay Court House Now Open

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The Foyer of the new Court House in the Fort William Business District was official opened today.
The Foyer of the new Court House in the Fort William Business District
The Foyer of the new Court House in the Fort William Business District was official opened today.
The Foyer of the new Court House in the Fort William Business District was official opened today.

Court House Open in Fort William BIA

THUNDER BAY – The Ontario Court of Justice is now officially open for business. At a ceremony today local officials, and the Attorney General of Ontario presided over the official opening, complete with Aboriginal drumming, and prayers.

Water Prayer Helps Open Court House


The Attorney General along with Minister Bill Mauro, Minister Michael Gravelle, Ontario Regional Chief Beardy, and Mayor Keith Hobbs were on hand.

Drumming, and dancing were a big part of the ceremonies. The Court House has a room specifically designed for Aboriginal Ceremony.

The Ontario Court of Justice is open. Many at the opening were hoping it is one of the least used buildings in the city.
The Ontario Court of Justice is open. Many at the opening were hoping it is one of the least used buildings in the city.

The impact of the new Court House has been widely seen as very positive. Lawyers at the opening were sharing how busy the area has been over the past several days. There are also new offices for Lawyers opening in the downtown.

Minister Michael Gravelle with Munzeroy and another of the Dancers in their colourful regalia
Minister Michael Gravelle with Munzeroy Neekan and Nate Decimus Meridius in their colourful regalia
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