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2014 NEWS STORIES & UPDATES
March 5 - Pre-Engineered Housing Open House Receives Good Interest
Approximately 40 people turned out for the Open House hosted by the Township of Terrace Bay to answer questions on the pre-engineered housing process. Terrace Bay invited experienced company Northern Superior Structural Solutions (NSSS) to come and educate residents. NSSS showed a variety of options with one of their priced out 3 bedroom models going for $160,000 to start with a 2-3 month turnaround time from order to delivery on a lot in Terrace Bay. Visitors to the Open House seemed impressed by the number of options available and open to the idea of having a new, energy efficient home delivered fully finished. Interest was also shown in some of the 4-plex and 8-plex options the company was displaying. Terrace Bay CAO Jon Hall said "We were pleased with the turn out for the event and thankful of NSSS for coming to visit. We know the demand for housing is incredible in Terrace Bay right now and wanted to show a possible option for someone looking to own a home." Terrace Bay has serviced building lots available on Terrace Heights, East Grove and Parkway with more information available through Realtor Gordon Moorey
. For more information on Northern Superior Structural Solutions, visit
. If someone was unable to attend the Open House and looking for information, they can also contact Sean Irwin, the Special Projects Co-ordinator of Terrace Bay at 825-3315, x231 or
March 3 - March Break Brochure Available for Download
February 28 - Nominations Sought for Business Awards Gala
The Aguasabon Chamber of Commerce has received financial support from the Local Initiatives Contribution program, as funded by FedNor, to hold a Business Awards Gala on Wednesday April 16th. Download a Nomination Form from their website at www.asuperiorchamber.com to nominate a local business that you think deserves recognition. Nomination Forms are also available at the Township of Terrace Bay & Township of Schreiber Municipal Offices.
February 20 - Former Terrace Bay Girl Haley Irwin Wins Olympic Gold
The Township and its residents are very proud of our former Terrace Bay resident Haley Irwin and all her teammates on winning gold in Sochi. They showed a true never give-up style we can all appreciate! Congratulations from all your friends in Terrace Bay.
February 14 - Green Tradeshow Registrations Now Open
We are now accepting exhibitor registrations for the 2014 Green Tradeshow. This year's show will be Saturday May 10th and the overall theme is home construction and renovations ... how to save some money on your energy bills! For more info visit www.greentradeshow.ca.
February 6 - Important Message on the Water Flows on the Aguasabon River
Over the next several weeks there will be fluctuating water flows on the Aguasabon River between Hays Lake and Lake Superior. This may result in dangerous conditions on the Aguasabon River in the vicinity and downstream of the Hays Lake Dam. For your safety we ask that you stay off the Aguasabon River. Stay Clear. Stay Safe.
February 3 - Jon Hall Hired as New CAO for Terrace Bay
The Mayor and Council of the Township of Terrace Bay are pleased to announce Mr. Jon Hall has accepted the position of Chief Administrative Officer / Clerk. Jon has six years of experience in Municipal government with the past four years at his most recent position as the Clerk for the Township of Schreiber. He has significant experience with the economies of Northwestern Ontario and understands the issues facing the Township of Terrace Bay. Jon is expected to take over as the new Chief Administrative Officer / Clerk in March 2014. Click here for the official Press Release |
January 31 - New Assessment Agreement with AV Terrace Bay Inc.
The Township of Terrace Bay and AV Terrace Bay Inc. have signed an agreement regarding an outstanding property tax assessment request by the mill to MPAC. For more information please download the press release.
January 29 - Crafters & Artisans Wanted for our Lighthouse Street Festival & Fall Fair
We are looking for crafters and artisans for our annual events the Lighthouse Street Festival (August 22) and Fall Fair (September 7). If you would like more information on these events please contact Michelle Malashewski at the Recreation Office at 807-825-3315 ext.225 or email@example.com
January15 - Second Public Forum on the Waterfront Feasibility Study
Approximately 40 people attended a public forum with the goal of further defining activities to be completed at the Terrace Bay Waterfront. The Planning Partnership presented an updated plan with possibilities to include residential housing, apartments, private sector opportunities, an enhanced golf course and clubhouse, a marina and much more. The consultants will now take the feedback of those in attendance and the steering committee to evaluate the business case for the different parts of the project. The project is expected to be completed in March 2014.
2013 NEWS STORIES & UPDATES
December 17 - Christmas Lights Contest Winners
Terrace Bay Top 10 List
1. 10 Elizabeth Ave. - The Johnson's
2. 69 Terrace Heights - The Cornect's
3. 24 Parkway Pl - B. Jeffery "People's Choice"
4. 7 Princess Ave - G. Nichols
5. 23 Terrace Heights - The Kenny's
6. 3 Superior Ave. - J. Bozec
7. 27 Parkway Pl. - P. Merkley
8. 4 Eastgrove Cr. - The Sutherlands...
9. 8 Eastgrove Ct. - The Spadoni's
10. Terrace Bay Public School
Thank you to all the residents who lit up the town with their Christmas Spirit! Happy Holidays!
December 17 - Terrace Bay CAO Resigns
The Mayor and Council regrettably announce the resignation of Carmelo Notarbartolo, as Chief Administrative Officer, of the Township of Terrace Bay, effective January 31, 2014.
Carmelo has decided to take on a new challenge that will see him leave our community. We wish Carmelo and his family nothing but the best and he will be missed not only by Township Employees but the entire community.
To view the posting for the vacant CAO position, please click here.
December 16 - Council Welcomes New Councillor Michael Moore
At tonight's Council meeting, Council officially swore in new Councillor Michael Moore. Michael has been a long time resident of Terrace Bay, with a proud history in our business community. Welcome to Council Michael!
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.