TERRACE BAY NEWS
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2013 NEWS STORIES & UPDATES
* Please Note: the last installment of Municipal taxes are due Thurs, Oct 31, 2013.
December 4 - Terrace Bay, Jackfish & Schreiber Historical Industrial Presentation
The Library hosted a illustrated presentation on the industrial history of the area from 1867 to present in November. If you missed the presentation visit this link to view the industrial history presentation.
December 3 - Winter Parking
This is a friendly reminder that in accordance with By-Law No.95-18, The Uniform Traffice By-law, Section 22, Winter Overnight Parking, Subsection 22.1, no person shall park or stand a vehicle on a street or highway effective from 1:00am to 7:00am, between November 15th and April 15th of each calendar year. Please note that this By-law will be enforced.
December 3 - Holiday Garbage Collection Schedule
The following schedule for holiday garbage collection will be:
Tuesday, December 24 - Garbage Collection Day
Tuesday, December 31 - Garbage Collection Day
Landfill Site will be Closed on December 25, 26, 27 and January 1
Tipping fees will be waived from December 28 to 31 inclusive during normal hours of operation for household garbage only.
November 28 - Public Information Night
The Township of Terrace Bay invites all residents to attend a Public Information Night on the proposed 2014 Recreation Fee Structure on Wednesday, December 4, 2013, Terrace Bay Community Centre - Activity Room (former Library) at 7:00pm. A copy of the proposed Recreation Fee Structure can be picked up at the Terrace Bay Municipal Office beginning on Thursday, November 28, 2013.
November 20 - Council Vacancy Positions 2013
The Township of Terrace Bay is seeking candidates interested in appointment to the office of Councillor, for a term to expire November 30, 2014.
Candidates are asked to submit a letter of Interest/Resume with details regarding their qualifications. In addition to the resume, candidates are required to complete the following forms which are available at the Township Municipal Office or online.
- Declaration of Qualifications
- FOI Release
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION: Applications are to be submitted to the following individual before Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 3:00pm
1 Selkirk Avenue, Terrace Bay, ON P0T 2W0
For further information contact Carmelo Notarbartolo, CAO/Clerk, at the Township Office at 825-3315 ext.232
November 20 - Waves Rocking on Lake Superior
The waves were magnificent on Lake Superior today at Terrace Bay Beach and Pumphouse Beach. Click on the video below to see them crash into the shores. This size of waves occur maybe 10-20 times in Terrace Bay during the year and are incredible to watch ... and some even surf them!
November 18 - Jody Davis Sworn in as Mayor of Terrace
With the recent resignation of Michael King, there was a vacancy for Mayor in Terrace Bay. Mr. George (Jody) Davis was officially sworn in as Mayor in Terrace Bay on Monday November 18, 2013.
Jody has been a Municipal Councillor in Terrace Bay for 7 years.
He has served on numerous committees in the Terrace Bay region and is the Chair of the Lake Superior National Marine Conservation Area's Interim Management Board.
November 11 - Terrace Bay Remembrance Day Ceremony
Despite some very chilly conditions, hundreds of people turned out for the annual Remembrance Day Ceremony . Many thanks to the ceremony organizers and to all our men and women in the armed forces, past and present, thank you for all you do!
Kids Clothing Swap Held November 6
A free kids clothing swap was held at St. Martin School on Thursday November 6th from 6:30pm to 8:00pm. The event was organized by volunteers and open to the entire community. Families donated gently used children's clothing, shoes, boots, and coats throughout the weeks leading up to the event. Many thanks to the incredible volunteers including Kathie Shermack and her crew!
Lift Attendants for Trestle Ridge Ski Hill
Trestle Ridge Ski Hill is now accepting applications for lift attendants for the 2014 season. Applications can be picked up and returned to the High School office by November 5, 2013. Applicants must be 16 by January 2014. Winter is coming!
October 30 - Terrace Bay Press Release
The Township of Terrace Bay issued the following press release to its residents today on behalf of Council. It addresses an impending tax reassessment and the resignation of the Mayor. The Township is continuing to work with its government and industry partners for solutions but will be undertaking a cost saving exercise soon looking at different options before bringing them to the public.
October 24 - Snow Removal Program Open
The popular snow removal program for Seniors is now open with applications being accepted at the identified times on October 30 (10am to 5pm) & October 31 (10am to 12pm). Download the program flyer for more information. If unable to attend during these times, please contact the Municipal Office at 1-807-825-3315, x229.
October 22 - Chamber Business After Five Event a Success
Approximately 25 people attended the inaugural "Business After Five" event hosted by the Aguasabon Chamber of Commerce. It was designed as a way to bring business leaders together to network and shares ideas for growth. The intent is to continue events like this within the business community every 3-4 months. Superior North CFDC supported the event with funding towards its costs.
October 21 - 25 - Small Business Week
Ontario's Small Business Week is taking place with great webinars and training being offered in the region. Terrace Bay is very proud of our small businesses who are major drivers of our economy!
October 19 - Career Fair Partnership with AV Terrace Bay Inc.
Township of Terrace Bay staff attended a career fair at Lakehead University with representatives from AV Terrace Bay Inc. The Municipality is working with its industry partners to attract future engineers, foresters and other positions while as showing off jobs available in other fields like physicians and sales.
October 10 - Meeting with Finnish Experts on District Heating
A meeting was held today with a Finnish delegation made up of experts on District Heating technology. Representatives from the Township, Schools, Hospital, and AV Terrace Bay met with the experts to brainstorm ideas for a possible district heating system in Terrace Bay one day. The partners are always looking for ways to improve efficiency and lower heating costs and really appreciated the great feedback from the Finnish experts. At one time there was a district heating system of this type in Terrace Bay and although it is still just in the idea phase, the partners received some great information to consider.
October 8 - New Residents' Guide Released
The Aguasabon Chamber of Commerce has released an updated New Residents' Guide for anyone that has recently moved to the area. To download the guide, click here.
October 3 - Cool Time Lapse Video on the Ice Flood at the Arena
This Time lapse video shows our awesome maintenance staff putting in the ice at our arena. We do this every year in October so our community can enjoy the arena. Great job by our Maintenance Staff!!!
September 27 - Fall.Winter Community Guide now available!
The Fall.Winter Community Guide for 2013 is now available. This guide features upcoming programs, events and community information. Pick up your copy at the Terrace Bay Community Centre Office or download guide.
September 26 - Women's Drop In & Craft Night Returns!
The Women's Drop In & Craft Nights will be starting again this fall! First night is Wednesday, October 23 at the Terrace Bay Community Centre - Multipurpose Room from 7:00pm to 9:30pm. Lynn will once again be doing the crafts for a nominal craft fee of $10. Everyone welcome to drop in for an evening of socializing and crafting with Lynn Kennedy!
September 9 - Terrace Bay Economic Update Newsletter Released
Township staff have finished producing the latest Economic Update Newsletter on Terrace Bay. The Newsletter is intended to inform outsiders to Terrace Bay about the good news stories in our Community and share in the successes of our Community Partners. For more information, download the Economic Update Newsletter.
September 7/8 - Terrace Bay Attends Newcomers Expo
Terrace Bay, in partnership with the Northwestern Ontario Immigration Portal, attended the Newcomers Expo in Toronto. The Township felt it was a great opportunity to market the Municipality and some of the jobs available at the Mill and other businesses as well as businesses that are for sale. Special Projects Coordinator Sean Irwin attended the show and received incredible interest. Sean Irwin said "We had a lot of visitors to our booth with an estimated 400 interested people that came to talk to us. A lot of highly qualified recent immigrants with backgrounds as engineers, entrepreneurs, physicians, and more came to see us. The feedback received was very positive as we marketed Terrace Bay as having affordable homes (a lot cheaper than Toronto!), a safe community, and growing with jobs available and the $250 million investment on the horizon." The Township prepared for the event by contacting business owners for more information on jobs and businesses for sale as well as working with the mill on the presentation.
Midway Carnival a Hit in Terrace Bay
Canuck Amusements setup a Midway Carnival in Simcoe Plaza from August 30 - September 1. The Midway had 10 rides, 3 kiddie rides, as well as food and game trailers. The weather didn't fully cooperate with the festivities as Sunday was rained out, but the other two days drew the crowd and everyone seemed to be having a great time on the rides and playing games.
August 27 - Boil Water Advisory Update
We have met the Ontario Drinking Water Protection Regulation, therefore, the Boil Water Advisory caused by a power outage on August 25th has been lifted effective Tuesday, August 27, 2013 at 11:30am.
August 24 - BMX Teaching Clinic
Approximately 50 people turned out for an informative teaching clinic by BMX professionals Jaggers Sports Co. On Saturday August 24. The clinic was organized by the Township of Terrace Bay with a financial contribution from Superior North CFDC and funded by FedNor through the Local Initiatives Contribution program. Jagger Sports showed the kids how to complete some basic tricks and to ensure safety was always a high priority.
August 23 - Lighthouse Street Festival Reaches New Heights
The 2013 Lighthouse Street Festival was a huge success with new addition the BMX Stunt Show. The Street festival began at 12pm with sidewalk sales and food specials and then the activities started at different times. Some of the activities included Eric the Juggler, Dottie the Clown, bingo, street dance and music from DJ Mario from Santi Sounds, music from the Age Gap Band, beer gardens, giant inflatables, and more. A Slam Dunk contest was held with proceeds going towards the McCausland Hospital Commitment to Care Campaign.
August 23 - McCausland Auxiliary Donates $25,000 to Commitment to Care
August 22 - McCausland Hospital Kicks Off Fundraiser for New Equipment
The McCausland Hospital is undertaking an ambitious fundraising campaign to raise funds for essential medical equipment. Beginning in August, the Commitment to Care campaign will be dedicated to fundraising over $500,000 over the next two years in order to purchase new medical equipment for the hospital, including a new x-ray machine, cardiac heart monitor, and physiotherapy and laboratory equipment. Over the years, the healthcare service provided by The McCausland Hospital has made a significant impact on the surrounding communities of Terrace Bay, Schreiber, Rossport, Jackfish, and Pays Plat First Nation. Modern medical equipment is needed to ensure that The McCausland Hospital can step forward and meet the healthcare needs of the future. You can help by making a donation to the Commitment to Care campaign, whether online, by phone, or visiting us at The McCausland Hospital. You can even direct your donation to the campaign phase that is most important to you. Your donation will help to fund big equipment that will make a big impact on patient care at The McCausland Hospital. For more information, please visit us online at www.mccauslandhospital.com
or call the Business Development Intern, Christina Bayko directly at (807) 825-3315 ext. 239.
August 5 - Another Successful Drag Fest
The 2013 Dragfest was another huge success with visitors coming from throughout Canada and the United States. The event attracted 240 cars and over 8,500 visitors to the three day drag racing festival which also featured a show & shine, vendors, and great food. This was the 15th consecutive year for the event which is operated by a dedicated group of volunteer organizers.
This year's event was special in that it was scheduled as part of the circuit for the Wild Bunch and racers received points for their performance.
Congratulations to Terrace Bay's Sheri Notarbartolo (pictured) who won the 2013 Terrace Bay Dragfest Sportsmen Class! Many thanks to all of the incredible volunteers for this special event!
August 1 -
Young Entrepreneurs of Tomorrow
The first Kids Invent Toys camp in Terrace Bay was held from July 29th-31st in the multi-purpose room at the Terrace Bay Community Centre. Kids Invent Toys is brought to you by the Northern Ontario Youth Entrepreneurship Initiative (funded by FedNor and the Ontario Trillium Foundation) which is being run through Superior North CFDC. Eleven kids from Terrace Bay and Schreiber came out to invent their own toys and learn about the business of selling toys. Many creative toys were made, such as a tank big enough for a child to fit in, a beautiful camping play set, the Scorebot 3000, and a wide variety of board games. The kids visited Stewart Pharmacy, where manager Chris Stewart showed the kids his toy display, discussed how his toys were set up, and explained the process of how toys go from worldwide factories to the shelves in Stewart Pharmacy. He even had a nice gift for
The kids really enjoyed looking at the toys on display and listening to what Chris had to say. The kids also made posters to advertise their toys, worked on a short business plan outline, and showed off their toys to family and friends.
Everyone had lots of fun, and we hope to run the program again next year to keep the momentum going!
July 31 - Facebook Training for Businesses
The Aguasabon Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the Township of Terrace Bay, held a "Facebook Training for Businesses" workshop on Wednesday July 31. The workshop had 15 people in attendance from a wide variety of businesses and organizations in the Terrace Bay, Schreiber, and Rossport area. Some of the topics discussed included Why Use Facebook, How to Setup a Facebook Page, Tips on Postings, What Not to Do, How to Use with Twitter, and the Advertising and Research systems of Facebook. Terrace Bay has been regularly updating its Facebook page since 2010 and gave some advice from the training they have attended on Facebook. Additionally, Business Development Intern Christina Bayko provided feedback on what some great companies have been doing on Facebook for local businesses to try to be like.
Feedback from the Facebook Workshop Survey was very positive, with many Chamber comments stating that they learnt a lot of valuable information on the usage of Facebook for their business. The majority of attendees said they would recommend the training to other businesses. The Chamber and Terrace Bay are planning on partnering on similar types of training in the future to further assist the business community. For more information on the activities of the Aguasabon Chamber of Commerce, visit their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/aguasabonchamber.
July 21 - Lake Superior Day in Terrace Bay
Residents and tourists alike converged on Terrace Bay Beach to enjoy the beautiful weather and celebrate the worlds largest fresh water lake.
The Municipality, and its Community partners Parks Canada, EcoSuperior and the local Power Squadron, host the annual Lake Superior Day with fun activities and great food.
The day began with a volunteer cleanup of Terrace Bay Beach followed by free boat charters and tandem kayaking.
Parks Canada staff members carry out a variety of fun activities for kids as well as a guided hike along the shores of Lake Superior to nearby Danny's Cove explaining some of the local vegetation along the way.
EcoSuperior also had a major impact on the event with reusable bags for visitors and free pocket ashtrays to go along with their message to smoke responsibility and try to keep cigarette leftovers away from the water where they can harm wildlife.
Terrace Bay Council volunteers for the event and the Municipality discounts food for visitors as well as provides activities for kids including this year remote control boats races which they then held a draw for the boats provided by Terrace Bay Home Hardware.
The weather cooperated for the 5th year in a row with beautiful sunny skies and a light wind.
The boat charters and kayaking had a steady stream of users as they explored the lake shores and nearby Lyda Bay.
Overall it was a great time for everyone in attendance with some visitors as far away as Ohio who happened upon the event during their drive through.
July 17 - Terrace Bay News - online biweekly in Chronicle Journal
July 12 - Terrace Bay Announces a Midway Carnival is Coming!
The Township of Terrace Bay is proud to be welcoming Canuck Amusements to setup their Midway Carnival on August 29-31, 2013. The Midway will feature approximately 13 rides for all ages as well as carnival style games and food specials. The Midway will be held in the middle of Simcoe Plaza with lots of great food specials and deals from the surrounding businesses. For more information, visit
July 11 - Customer Service Training a Success
Superior North CFDC recently hosted a customer service training course delivered by Firedog Communications to business owners and front line staff for the region. The course was quite informative and well-received by those in attendance. Many thanks to Superior North CFDC, Firedog Communications and the Thunder Bay and District Entrepreneur Centre.
July 6 - Treasure Quest Winners
Congratulations to our 2013 Treasure Quest Winners - Danny Mulligan and Leslie Kurylo. Winners for the 2nd year in a row. Thank you to all the teams who participated! Look forward to next year's Treasure Quest!
July 4 - Beautiful Gazebo Addition to Terrace Bay Cemetery
Beautiful Addition to the Terrace Bay Cemetery. Great job by the Cemetery Committee, Superior North Path, our Public Works team and especially Craig Hiebert who constructed the gazebo!
June 28 - Seniors Appreciation Night a Success
The Township of Terrace Bay proudly kicks off its Canada Day Celebrations with a Seniors Appreciation Night. The event includes a dinner put together by Municipal staff and Council as well as games and fun. The event also includes the awarding of the prestigious Senior of the Year Award for the older adult that has an incredibly positive impact on our community. This year's Senior of the Year Award was presented to Warren Pearen for all his hard work for Terrace Bay.
Seniors of the Year Award Winner Warren Pearen with Minister Michael Gravelle, Mayor Michael King, Councillor Jody Davis, and Councillor Rick St. Louis.
June 24 - Canada Day Celebrations 2013
The Township of Terrace Bay is once again hosting their annual Canada Day Celebrations! A fun filled day for the entire family! Join us at the Arena starting at 11am and then head down to the Beach Party starting at 6pm...Fireworks at Dark! Check out the schedule of events!
June 24 - Treasure Quest!
It is that time of year again! TREASURE QUEST! This fun filled day of clue solving and hunting for the $500 Treasure is on Saturday, July 6 from 10am to 4pm. Pre-register at the Community Centre Office or day of the quest at 9:30am! Check out Treasure Quest webpage for more information!
June 11 - Information Session for Businesses
An information session was held on June 11, 2013 organized by the Township of Terrace Bay and AV Terrace Bay Inc. in partnership with the Township of Schreiber. It was intended to serve as a means of updating the business community on some of the projects in Terrace Bay and the region's largest employer AV Terrace Bay Inc. CAO Carmelo Notarbartolo updated the businesses on some of the ways Terrace Bay has had to adjust to the boom created by the restart of the mill, including planning for possible housing and waterfront development. He thanked the operation for their impact on the Community and the great relationship the Municipality has with the new owners. CEO Giovanni Iadeluca outlined the operations of the mill, some of the challenges they are facing, and their future projects. Some of his department managers also gave presentations discussing topics like health and safety, environmental initiatives, operations, and woodlands. Mr. Iadeluca explained how the mill has had to incur a large number of expenses to restart but this was considered in the plan when the Aditya Birla Group bought the mill. The purchase was a strategic long-term investment by the $40 Billion dollar Aditya Birla Group that the business community should be very excited about with some great things on the horizon. For more information, read the detailed article in the June 18 edition of the Terrace Bay Schreiber News.
June 2 -
Sea Cadets 25th Anniversary
The Sea Cadets will be holding their Annual Ceremonial Review on Sunday, June 2, 2013, at the Sea Cadet Hall, 4 Beach Road, at 1:45pm. Brigadier General Omer Lavoie, originally from Marathon, will be attending. It is the 25th Anniversary of the Sea Cadets in Terrace Bay and everyone is welcome to attend.
May 25 - Great Turnout for Hazardous Waste Day
Terrace Bay had a great turnout at its annual Hazardous Waste Recycling Day. The collection team brought in tonnes of waste which was then transported to Thunder Bay for disposal or recycling in a safe manner. Many thanks to the incredible volunteers that came out for the event and the service from industry partner Potter Environmental. Funding for the Hazardous Waste Day is received from Stewardship Ontario and the Recycling Council of Ontario.
Hazardous Waste Day Collection Point and Volunteers with Potter Environmental Staff
May 18-26 - Residential Spring Clean-up Week
Notice to Residents that the use of the landfill site will be free of charge from May 18 to May 26, 2013 inclusive for residents of the Township of Terrace Bay. The landfill site will be closed on Victoria Day, Monday, May 20, 2013. Hours will be Tuesday to Friday from 8:00am to 5:00pm, and Saturday & Sunday from 1:00pm to 5:00pm. Public Works will do townsite pick-up from residential properties Tuesday, May 21 to Thursday, May 23, 2013 inclusive. For more information download Notice to Residents
May 14 - Housing Study Survey Open to Residents of the Region
We Need Your Feedback! As part of the housing study we are asking residents in the region for their view on our housing market. Please help us by taking 5 minutes to answer a few questions by clicking on the following link. This will help us determine the demand for housing in the future. Thanks!
May 13 - Terrace Bay Honoured with Cover Page
Terrace Bay is honoured to have an image of one of our local beaches used as the cover page for the Ontario Tourism Summer magazine for 2013. The magazine has incredible reach throughout Ontario and it is a very rare honour to have the cover page show off you community.
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May 9 - Support for CFNO Radio in the Marathon Office
The CRTC is reviewing an application by North Superior Broadcasting Ltd. to move the CFNO Radio Office from Marathon to Thunder Bay. For more information please download this flyer and to comment on the proposal please click here.
May 2 - Economic Update Newsletter Completed
The Municipality regularly publishes an Economic Update Newsletter for outsiders to see how Terrace Bay is doing and to celebrate some of our Community's successes. To see what has been happening over the past 12 months, please download the May 2013 Economic Update.