February 25 -Terrace Bay Connection to Best Picture Argo The Township of Terrace Bay has an interesting link to this year's Oscar winner for Best Picture. Inside the Terrace Bay Cultural Centre, resides a framed flag that was presented to the local pulp mill and features a plaque. The plaque reads – "This flag was flown by the employees of the Kimberly-Clark Corporation at Coosa River, Alabama the week of February 4, 1980 in grateful appreciation to the people of Canada for their heroic rescue of six Americans from Iran. Presented by the employees of the Coosa River mill to the people of Terrace Bay on April 23, 1980." The event in question is the main plot line of the movie involving the rescue of the captive Americans and the role of Canada in the operation. The flag is featured prominently on the walls beside the Seniors Activity Centre and greets visitors to the facility.
February 21 - Donate Your Pennies to the Food Bank
Spring Cleaning? Need More Space? Donate your Pennies to the North Shore Harvest Cupboard Food Bank by March 31, 2013. Donations are being accepted at the following locations:
Costa's - Schreiber & Terrace Bay
Post Office - Schreiber & Terrace Bay
Schreiber Credit Union
Terrace Bay Superior Seniors Centre
Pays Plat First Nation - Band Office
If you would like to arrange a pick up of your donations, please contact Kathie at 824-2477
February 20 - Public Forum and Further Development of Feasbility Study
The Planning Partnership held many different meetings with members of the public to generate feedback on possible uses for the study area. A public forum was held on February 20th where the project was presented with some initial ideas blending housing, accommodations, a marina, and recreation activities for the public to consider and give feedback. 50 members of the public attended the forum. Meetings were also held with the project steering committee, government stakeholders, one-on-one requests from residents and businesses, and the Administrative staff of the Township. The Planning Partnership will now take the information and feedback into further developing the concept for the study and gathering more detailed data. For more information visit the
Public Forum Meeting on February 20, 2013
February 19 - This Day in Terrace Bay History
On this day, February 19, 1958, the local pulp mill produced its One Millionth ton of pulp! We are very proud of our mill and the adversity it has overcome to give our residents a stable future!
January 23 - Michael King Hall Upgrade
Terrace Bay was recently successful in its application to the Community Infrastructure Improvement Fund for the installation of a large scale air conditioning system at the main Community Hall. The work will begin immediately with engineering and the project will be completed in the first quarter of 2013. Many thanks to FedNor for this important contribution! Download News Release
January 23 - Clothesline Fundraising Program in Terrace Bay
The Superior Classics Car Club is having a CLOTHESLINE Program Fundraiser. Drop off your reusable clothing at the Terrace Bay Tourist Information Centre from 4:00pm to 7:00pm on February 13th and 27th. Additional dates to be announced for March, April & May.
Clothing Items and the following Items accepted:
Bedding, Yarn, Pillows, Fabric, Blankets, Footwear, Sleeping Bags, Drapes, Stuffed Animals, Belts, ties, Sewing patterns, hand bags, hats
All proceeds from donations will help support the work of the Canadian Diabetes Association and the over 2 million Canadians with diabetes.
January 22 – Recent Snow and Cold Weather
Terrace Bay has received lots of snow and now some really cold weather in the past week. Remember to use caution when outside and dress appropriately. The Electrical Safety Authority has produced an excellent
Winter Safety Tips sheet in regards to Winter Storms
and has other good information.
January 7 - Fitness Classes for 2013
The Recreation Dept. is now taking registrations for the following fitness classes being offered: Aerobics, Gentle Yoga, Yoga, Zumba and NEW- Cardio Sculpt! Register now! Classes starting this week and next week! For more information contact the recreation office at 825-3315 ext.225 or check out the upcoming courses page.
2012 NEWS STORIES AND UPDATES
December 21 - Trestle Ridge Ski Hill Phone Number
The new phone number for the Chalet at the Trestle Ridge Ski Hill is 825-4512.
December 23 - "Light up the Night" at the Terrace Bay Cemetery
Join family and friends for private reflections and prayer at the Terrace Bay Cemetery on Sunday, December 23rd at 6:00pm for "Light Up The Night". Bring your own candles, floral arrangements, lights, etc, to place at the site of your loved ones.
December 19 - Christmas Lights Contest Winners
Congratulations to the Christmas Lights Contest Winners! The online voting was new this year, and the residents voted for their favourite "People's Choice" winner this year. The judges voted for the 1st place and Runner-up, and also made a Top 10 List of homes to see! Also, the Best Decorated Street and Christmas Spirit recognitions were given. Thanks to all the residents for Lighting Up the Town this Holiday Season!
People’s Choice – 24 Parkway – B.Jeffery
1 – 48 Laurier – Bahm’s st Place
Runner Up – 26 Hudson – Baxter’s
The Judge’s Top 10 List:
1. 24 Parkway – B.Jeffery
2. 48 Laurier – Bahm’s
3. 26 Hudson – Baxter’s
4. 4 Eastgrove – Sutherlands
5. 46 Laurier – Landry’s
6. 35 Pine – King’s
7. 10 Elizabeth – Johnson’s
8. 4 Terrace Court – Prager’s
9. 69 Terrace Heights – Cornect’s
10. 27 Parkway – Merkley’s
Best Decorated Street – Elizabeth Avenue
Christmas Spirit – Terrace Bay Public School & Downtown Simcoe Plaza
"People's Choice" - 24 Parkway Place - Bob Jeffery
1st Place - 48 Laurier Avenue - Bahm's
Runner-Up - 26 Hudson Drive - Baxter's
December 18 - Holiday Garbage Collection Schedule
Please note the following holiday garbage collection schedule below. The Landfill Site will be CLOSED on December 24, 25, 26 and January 1, and will close at 4:00pm on December 31. Tipping fees will be waived from December 27th to 31st inclusive during normal hours of operation for household garbage only.
December 25 - Tuesday - No Collection
December 27 - Thursday - Garbage Collection Day
January 1 - Tuesday - No Collection
January 2 - Wednesday - Garbage Collection Day
Please remember the Electronic Waste Drop-Off is now Open at the landfill and can be utilized for eligible materials. For more information visit www.terracebayschreiber.ca/landfill
December 12 - Terrace Bay Talks Jobs
The Township of Terrace Bay held a meeting on Wednesday December 12th with its largest employers to discuss the ongoing economic boom in the Community.
The local job bank continues to be filled with available positions and Municipal staff presented some of the activities they are undertaking to assist businesses trying to hire.
Regional Partners - Northwest Employment Works and the North Superior Workforce Planning Board were also in attendance to explain their services and suggest possible solutions.
Owners and human resources staff from the businesses in the area were given a forum to explain some of the issues they had with recruiting, what methods they have tried, and then participated in a brainstorming session on ways the Municipality can help.
Chief Administrative Officer Carmelo Notarbartolo says – "Terrace Bay is seeing positions available in many different sectors including forestry, healthcare, and the service sector.
We are very encouraged by the great feedback from our businesses and institutions on the issue.
A report will be developed for Council in the New Year with an action plan as to how the Town can expand on the services it currently provides to assist our business community."
The Municipality provides a free of charge job bank in the Community that is shared with neighbouring Schreiber for businesses to post jobs.
Terrace Bay also assists with a webpage designed to answer any questions someone may have in moving to the Community with answers on healthcare, real estate, and education.
The Municipality also offers Community tours to new residents, attendance at job fairs, and development of information packages to be sent to interested employees.
One of the issues most often cited was the limited housing in the Community, especially executive housing.
CAO Notarbartolo says "With the stability of the $40 billion Aditya Birla Group investment in our Community we continue to see good things happen.
A number of houses were sold in the months after the mill purchase and now we are evaluating possible solutions to a high demand for housing."
December 7 - Sun Country Electric Car Tour Arrives in Terrace Bay
Sun Country visited Terrace Bay today promoting the World's Longest/Greenest Highway Project. They showed off the Tesla Electric Car and the new Electric Vehicle (EV) charging station they have installed at the Red Dog Inn. They are promoting Electric vehicles as a key enabler of the next industrial revolution. For more information on Sun Country, visit their facebook page.
November 29 - Notice of Public Meeting
The Township of Terrace Bay will be hosting a Public Meeting on Thursday, December 13, 2012 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m
. in the Recreation Centre Conference Room, to provide information and gather input from residents relating to the 2013 Budget. All residents and business owners are encouraged to attend.
If you cannot attend and would like to provide written comments, you may direct them to:
Stan Spadoni - Treasurer/Deputy Clerk
Township of Terrace Bay, P.O. Box 40
Terrace Bay, ON, P0T 2W0
Telephone: 807-825-3315 ext. 227
November 27 - Terrace Bay Begins Selling a Fundraising Calendar
This year's Christmas Hit - the Terrace Bay Calendar is now on sale. Proceeds are going to the fundraising of a new playground. Calendars are selling for $18 each (taxes included) or $50 for 3 (taxes included). Mailing costs in Canada are $2.10 for one and $3.65 for three. Many thanks to the incredible submissions by our regional photographers and the hard work of the Terrace Bay Print Shop!!! For more information on Terrace Bay promotional items, click here.
November 13 - Council Committee Vacancies
Get Involved in your Town's Future! Do you want to make a difference in your Community? Do you have a specific interest and would like to share new input, ideas and suggestions? Then we hope you will consider one of the following positions: Waterfront Development Committee, Community Development Committee and Library Board. For more information and deadline to submit interest letter -
Download Committee Information
November 20 & 22 - Curling Club Open House & Registration Night
The Terrace Bay Curling Club is hosting an Open House/Registration night on Tuesday NOVEMBER 20th, and Thursday NOVEMBER 22nd both at 7:00 pm. Come out and try curling! We have experienced curlers on the ice to assist you with learning to curl. Bring runners. Chance to draw to the button for free tickets to Roar of the Rings, and onward for a chance for $10,000. More details available at the club or on their webpage at
. SEE YOU THERE!
November 12 - Remembrance Day Ceremony
Approximately 150 residents participated in the Remembrance Day Ceremony in Terrace Bay. The event is organized by the Municipality and its Community partners and is held at the Cenotaph area on Highway 17 in Terrace Bay. Special thanks to all the participants and the volunteers that assisted with planning this very important event.
November 7 – Waterfront Feasibility Study Funding
The Harper government has approved a $130,000 financial contribution to the Township of Terrace Bay for a feasbility study on the waterfront surrounding Terrace Bay Beach. The project will begin immediately and incorporate public feedback in the evaluation of the site for a variety of public uses.
Download News Release
November 6 - Council Meeting Cancelled Tonight
Notice to Residents that the Council meeting scheduled for this evening at 6:30pm has been Cancelled. To be rescheduled at a later date.
October 31 - Patients of the Aguasabon Medical Clinic NOTICE
Patients of the Aguasabon Medical Clinic, please contact the clinic at 825-3235 with the date and time of any appointments you have coming up. Due to a computer error in their scheduling system, they have lost all records of appointments. You can call after hours and leave a message. Apologies for any inconveniences this may cause.
October 29 - Arena Opens for the Season!
November 7 - Women's Craft & Drop In Night are back!
The Women's Craft & Drop In Night's are back! Starting Wednesday, November 7th at 7:00pm to 9:30pm in the Terrace Bay Community Centre - multipurpose room. A small nominal $10 craft fee is charged. Come out and drop in for an enjoyable evening of crafts with Lynn and socializing...bring a friend too!
October 15 - Terrace Bay Marketing To Attract New Residents
In response to the high number of jobs on the local job bank, Terrace Bay has initiated a marketing campaign to attract new residents. Through a combination of different advertising methods, we will be assisting our local businesses in their efforts to recruit new employees. The below article appeared in the Horizons insert of the Chronicle Journal on October 14 and more marketing is still to come.
Click on the article for a pdf version for you to read.
October 15 - Ontario Public Library Week
The Library is celebrating ONTARIO PUBLIC LIBRARY WEEK from October 14 to 20. There are many great activities at the Terrace Bay Public Library all week including Rodney Brown in Concert on Wednesday, October 17 with a childrens performance at 1:15pm and an evening performance at 7pm. For a detailed schedule visit the library website at
October 4 - Kids Clothing Swap
Local volunteers organized the kids clothing swap for the 3rd year and it was a huge success. Over 50 bags of children's clothing was donated which volunteers sorted and made available through this free event to young families in the Community. The event is a great example of our residents working together to fill a vital need. Thank you to the volunteers, especially lead organizer Kathie Shermack!
October 4 - Terrace Bay Calendar Being Developed - Need Pictures!
A 2013 Calendar is being developed by Municipal Staff and pictures are being requested from the public. The Calendar will be sold by the Municipality as a fundraising tool for a unique. large water themed playground for beside the lighthouse! This is not a picture competition as has been done in recent years, but rather a celebration of what the Town has to showcase to the world. Submissions must be high quality, print ready images and have signed copies of the following:
September 28 - Economic Boom in Terrace Bay
The Township of Terrace Bay is seeing signs of an economic boom taking place. With the completion of the sale of the local pulp mill, the Municipality’s job bank is starting to increase significantly with positions available at AV Terrace Bay Inc., as well as other businesses in the Community. The job bank, which continues to be a great successful partnership with the Township of Schreiber, recently had a high of 30 jobs available with postings from a wide variety of business sectors. Terrace Bay staff has received a noticeable increase in phone calls from people interested in moving to the Community for work or to start their own private business. Mayor Michael King states “People take notice when you have an established multi-billion dollar company like the Aditya Birla Group invest in your Community. Our staff is working hard to take advantage of any opportunities for growth in Terrace Bay.” With a renewed sense of stability at the town's major employer, local businesses are also starting to reinvest. In the past few months, the Township has noticed a number of businesses starting to renovate or expand their services and workforce. Chief Administrative Officer, Carmelo Notarbartolo, is optimistic "Our business community has definitely seen some increased growth. We have had some new owners take over established operations, some new business start-ups and some existing businesses expand their operation."
- Council Celebrated Franco-Ontarian Day with members of the Community andEcole Catholique Franco-Terrace. For more information -
Members of the Community Recognize Franco-Ontarian Day with a Flag Raising
September 15 - AV Terrace Bay Inc. Signs Deal with Pays Plat First Nation
AV Terrace Bay has signed an agreement with Pays Plat First Nation that will allow the company to harvest wood from areas that are the band’s traditional territory. The Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources has made an agreement with the Pays Plat First Nation that will allow the Pays Plat bad members to maintain the forest access roads for AV Terrace Bay’s use, to access an estimated 2 million cubic metres of wood. This will create 15 jobs, with more expected in the future. AV Terrace Bay inc. is working with other communities to establish similar relationships.
September 9 - Terrace Bay Fall Fair A Hit!
The Township of Terrace Bay held its annual Fall Crafts Fair today with a great turnout from the public and the crafting Community. Visitors packed the Terrace Bay Arena for the popular event and were impressed with the tables from the Crafters.