TERRACE BAY NEWS

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2016 NEWS STORIES & UPDATES
 
February 2 - Pre-Budget Consultation Survey Results presentation to Council on Feb. 1, 2016 - LINK

January 20 - NOTICE OF AN OPEN HOUSE AND PUBLIC MEETING - New Zoning By-law
TAKE NOTICE that the Council of the Corporation of the Township of Terrace Bay will hold an open house and public meeting in order to consider a new Zoning By-law pursuant to the requirements of Section 34(13) of the Planning Act, RSO 1990, as amended. The Open House and Public Meeting will be held on Tuesday, February 16th, 2016 in the Municipal Office, 1 Selkirk Avenue, Terrace Bay. The Open House will be held from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm followed by the public meeting starting at 6:00 pm.  Meeting Notice
  
January 11 - Nipigon Bridge Update 9:01am by OPP Communications NWR
UPDATE: ROAD CLOSURE: Nipigon River Bridge is currently OPEN to a single lane. Traffic control is in place, still expect delays. 
 
January 7 - Township of Terrace Bay Surplus Equipment/Items For Sale
The Township of Terrace Bay is offering various Surplus Equipment/Items For Sale until Noon, Wednesday, January 20th, 2016.  The equipment is being sold "As Is, Where Is" basis.  Arrangements can be made to view items by contacting the Municipal Office at 807-825-3315 ext. 221.  Download List of Surplus Items
 
January 6 - 2016 Budget Input Survey closes January 16, 2016
The 2016 Township Budget process cycle has begun. Council is reaching out to residents and business owners for feedback on the 2016 Budget. The Township is seeking input from the public on where Township spending priorities should be for 2016 and beyond. The Online Survey was launched on November 30, 2015 via the website and social media. Please visit for more information. The survey will remain open until January 16, 2016. Hard copies will be available at the Municipal Office after the launch for those that do not have access to the web. Take the Online Survey
 
2015 News Stories & Updates
 
December 16 - Christmas Lights Contest Winners
Congratulations to our Christmas Lights Contest Winners!  Thank you to all the residents who participated in lighting up our town this holiday season!  Here is our TOP TEN List!
 
1st Place - 100 Lakeview Drive - Baxter Family
2nd Place - 83 Terrace Heights - Sirois Family
3rd Place - 61 Terrace Heights - Waite/Bolan Family
Honourable Mentions:
24 Parkway Place - Jen Jeffery
4 Terrace Ct - Prager Family
8 Timbergrove Ct - Martin/Berthelot Family
34 Superior Ave - Wendy Weaver
69 Terrace Heights - Cornect Family
10 Eastgrove - Woods
27 Parkway Place - Pat Merkley
BEST STREET - Eastgrove Ct.
 
 
December 20 - Light up the Night - Terrace Bay Cemetery
Join us at the Terrace Bay Cemetery for "Light up the Night" on Sunday, December 20 at 6pm.  Bring your own candles, solar lights, flowers, wreaths, etc. to place at the site of your loved ones.
 
December 14 - Holiday Garbage Collection Schedule
Tuesday, December 22 - Garbage Collection Day
Tuesday, December 29 - Garbage Collection Day
Landfill Site will be CLOSED on December 25, 26 & January 1
and will CLOSE at 4:00pm on December 24 & 31

Tipping Fees will be waived on December 28, 30 & 31, 2015 during normal hours of operation for household garbage only.  Note:  Remember wrapping paper is not recyclable and should go into the garbage.
 
December 14 - Winter Parking Restrictions
This is a friendly reminder that in accordance with By-Law No. 95-18, The Uniform Traffic 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 1:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m., between November 15th and April 15th of each calendar year. Please note that this By-law will be enforced.
 
December 8 - Notice of Adoption of Official Plan
TAKE NOTICE that the Council of the Corporation of the Township of Terrace Bay adopted an Official Plan by By-law No.35-2015 on December 7, 2015, under Section 17 (22) of the Planning Act, RSO 1990.
 
T HE OFFICIAL PLAN establishes policies and principles for development and applies land use designations to all lands within the Municipality. The Plan sets out Council’s long-term policies to guide future growth and development within the Municipality over the next 20 years. 

OFFICIAL PLAN: Any person or public body is entitled to receive notice of the decision of the approval authority (Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing) if a written request to be notified of the decision is made to the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing, Municipal Services Office North (Thunder Bay), Suite 223, 45 James Street South, Thunder Bay, Ontario P7E 6S7.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION related to the Official Plan is available to the public for inspection during regular office hours at the municipal office (see address below).

Dated at the Township Terrace Bay this 8th day of December, 2015.

Jon Hall, Chief Administrative Officer/Clerk
Township of Terrace Bay
P.O. Box 40, 1 Selkirk Avenue
Terrace Bay, ON P0T 2W0
Phone: 807-825-3315, Ext. 232
Fax: 807-825-9576
Email: cao@terracebay.ca
 
November 30 - Strategic Plan Presentation
Council invites one and all to attend a presentation on the Township Strategic Plan (2015-2018) on Monday November 30, 2015 at 6:30pm at the Community Center in the Activity Room (old library). The plan is available for preview on the Township website and is set to be adopted at the Regular Council Meeting on December 7, 2015. Download Strategic Plan
 
November 30 - 2016 Budget Input and Engagement
The 2016 Township Budget process cycle has begun. Council is reaching out to residents and business owners for feedback on the 2016 Budget. The Township is seeking input from the public on where Township spending priorities should be for 2016 and beyond. There are several opportunities to provide input:

· Online Survey will be launched on November 30, 2015 via the website and social media. Please visit for more information. The survey will remain open until mid-January 2016. Hard copies will be available at the Municipal Office after the launch for those that do not have access to the web. Take the Online Survey

· A Public Input Center will be open on November 30, 2015 from 10:00am to 9:00pm. Members of the public can come in and leave comments on flip charts that will be setup in the conference room.

· A budget Engagement Session will follow the 6:30pm Strategic Plan presentation on November 30, 2015. The 2016 Budget timeline will be communicated along with a brief Q&A period.

Get engaged in your community! Council and Administration want to hear from you. We strongly urge all residents to take advantage of the various avenues for budget input and feedback.

November 24 - Beach to Gorge Walking Trail Update
The Township is currently upgrading the beach to gorge trail. Improvements to the trail are needed to improve access to the bridge, stabilize the bridge approaches, improve the walkability, reduce wet areas, and increase the visibility on the trail for safety purposes. These improvements will continue into the Spring 2016. Funding for this project is in partnership with the Trans Canada - Lake Superior Water Trail Project. For more information contact Dean Main at 825-3315 x230.
 
 
November 9 - Wah's Restaurant Open for Business!
After a lengthy renovation, Wah's Restaurant has officially reopened for business this week!  Welcome Back! Don't forget to check out their Chinese Buffet Night starting this Thursday and Sunday from 5pm to 8pm!
 
November 9 - Hospital Community Engagement Sessions
The McCausland Hospital/Wilson Memorial General Hospital Board of Directors is investigating the feasibility of amalgamating the two Hospitals into one corporation. As part of this feasibility study, we are seeking community input. There will be a short presentation that details our integration history, and a brief discussion about our ongoing feasibility study, followed by a Q & A session.  Please plan to attend this important meeting at the Terrace Bay Community Centre on Thursday, November 12th from 6pm to 7pm.  I
 
October 27 - MPAC Assessment Notices - download information sheet
The Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) will begin mailing nearly one million Property Assessment Notices to property taxpayers across the province.  Each Notice mailed this fall shows the assessed value and classification of a property based on a January 1, 2012 legislated valuation date, which is in place for the 2013-2016 property tax years.

The key dates for the 2015 Notice mailing are:

October 27, November 2 ,6, 2015 Property Assessment Notice delivery dates

November 26, 2015 Amended Property Assessment Notice delivery

December 7-11, 2015 Assessment Rolls delivered to municipalities and taxing authorities

March 31, 2016 Deadline for filing a Request for Reconsideration with MPAC or Appeal with the Assessment Review Board
 
Enquiries about Property Assessment Notices and assessment matters in general may be directed to the Customer Contact Centre at 1 866 296-MPAC (6722) or 1 877 889-6722 (TTY). Additional information is also available on mpac.ca.
 
October 28/29 - Snow Removal Assistance Program 2015/16
Applications will be accepted for the 2015/16 Snow Removal Assistance Program on Wednesday, October 28 from 10am to 5pm and Thursday, October 29 from 10am to Noon.  If you are not able to attend the Municipal Office on the above dates to complete the form, please contact 807-825-3315 ext.229 during regular hours to make alternate arrangements.  Download Information Sheet with important changes to the program!
 
October 28 - ORV (Off Road Vehicle) Information Night
The residents of Terrace Bay are invited to attend an ORV (Off Road Vehicle) Information - Public Meeting on Wednesday, October 28, 2015 at 6:30pm in the Terrace Bay Community Centre - Activity Room
Learn about Applicable laws under the Highway Traffic Act, Local bylaws for operating within Town limits; Complimentary refreshments. Enter your name for a chance at our ATV-themed door prize.  Information Sheet
 
October 29 - Pink-Tober Mayor's Challenge
The MAYOR’S CHALLENGE --- Most Mayor’s across the North Shore will be participating in one way or another in their respective communities. On Thursday, October 29th , all staff are asked to wear pink (and we will also encourage all the town residents via facebook/twitter to wear pink as well). The public is invited to gather at the Town office at 2:00 p.m., when our mayor, Jody Davis, (dressed in pink, and wearing a pink wig), will have his fingernails painted pink by Sylvie LeBlanc from Coconut Island Hair & Spa. Pink ribbon cookies and coffee will be available.  We are celebrating ‘PINK-TOBER‘ at the Township of Terrace Bay. We have decorated the office in pink, with pink pumpkins, pink flowers, pink ribbons, stickers, etc. Donation boxes are set up here at the Municipal Office and also at our Public Library. Anyone who gives a donation can place their name in a draw for a gift basket.  Donations are also available online at http://convio.cancer.ca/goto/pink-tober

  
October 19 - IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT REGARDING DUMPING AT 3 SOUTH CAMP ROAD
Effective Immediately!  As per the property owner’s instructions there will be absolutely no dumping of any material on the property known as 3 South Camp Road (Formerly the Guillevin Property)
 

October 19 - IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT REGARDING WATER FLOW    

OPG has increased the water flow from the Hays Lake Dam.  This will result in higher than normal water levels along the Aguasabon River. This increase is expected to continue all week.  Please exercise caution along the river between the Aguasabon Gorge and the Terrace Bay Marina.

 
October 13 - IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT REGARDING WATER FLOW
As of this afternoon, OPG will be increasing the water flow from the Hays Lake Dam.  This will result in higher than normal water levels along the Aguasabon River. This increase is expected to continue all week.  Please exercise caution along the river between the Aguasabon Gorge and the Terrace Bay Marina.
 
October 8 - Waste Reduction Week in Terrace Bay
Groups and individuals from across Canada are celebrating Waste Reduction Week in Canada by rethinking, reducing, reusing and recycling. Council has officially declared October 19 to 25, 2015 as "Waste Reduction Week in Terrace Bay" - Resolution CR 219-2015. Help us by reducing your ecological footprint!
 
October 6 -  House needed for Physician Recruitment
The Community Physician Recruitment Committee is in need of a fully furnished modern home in Terrace Bay to rent immediately for our visiting physicians/professionals. Rent is remunerated on a nightly basis of $120/night directly from the physician. In most cases the house would be used at least one week per month, with busier times of 2 to 3 weeks per month. Based on physician scheduling, this can total over 140 nights per year, thus making it a very lucrative endeavor for the right vendor. If this opportunity is of interest to you, please contact Cheryl Kostecki, Physician Recruitment & Retention Coordinator for additional information and requirements. Cell 807-823-0117 or work: 807-825-3273 ext 100.
 
October 6 - Youth Bowling League
The Terrace Bay Recreation Dept. is now offering a Youth Bowling League for grades 3 to 8 on Mondays from 6pm to 8pm.  Youth will learn how to bowl, basic rules & scorekeeping!  They will play 3 games per night!  League play starts October 26 to December 14.  $50 Resident/$60 Non Resident   Register by Wednesday, October 21
 
September 24 - Public Notice of False Alarm Policy for residents and business owners
The Terrace Bay Police Services Board would like to remind all residents and business owners with alarm systems, of the current By-Law False Alarm Policy. Click on link for a complete copy of the By-Law Policy.

September 10 - Health & Safety Day in Terrace Bay November 3, 2015
Council has officially declared November 3, 2015 as "Health and Safety Day" in the municipality of Terrace Bay. Resolution CR 193-2015
 
September 4 - Kids' Corral Child Care Centre to Re-Open
GREAT NEWS! The Kids' Corral Child Care Centre today received great news from DSSAB regarding transitional/mitigation funding and as a result will be RE-OPENING on Wednesday, September 9th!
 
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