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2015 NEWS STORIES & UPDATES
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.
· 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
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!
August 05 - New Special Projects Coordinator Linda Chiupka
We are pleased to announce that Ms. Linda Chiupka will be joining our team as the new Special Projects Coordinator. We are excited to bring her knowledge and experience to Terrace Bay and know she will be a valued asset to both the Municipality and community. Media Release
July 29 - Terrace Bay Dragfest
The Annual Dragfest starts this Friday, July 31 to Sunday, August 2! Come out for a great weekend of racing at the Terrace Bay Airport! For more information: www.dragfest.ca
July 23 - NWMO Recognises area Communities as part of Schreiber's participation in the Learn More Process
"The Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO) announced today that it will recognize communities in the areas of Schreiber, Ontario, and Creighton, Saskatchewan, that actively participated in recently concluded Preliminary Assessment studies and engagement for Canada’s
used nuclear fuel. Eligible communities will each be recognized with an investment of $250,000 toward their community well-being."
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July 1 - Celebrate Canada Day in Terrace Bay
Join us in celebrating Canada Day! Arena events start at 11am! Beach Party starts at 6pm with Fireworks Display at dark! Canada Day Information
June 26 - Swim Pool Opens for the season!
June 21 - Summer Cemetery Service
SUNDAY, JUNE 21, 2015 at 1:30 pm - Terrace Bay Cemetery. Join the community in remembrance of those we have lost. Bring your own flowers, candles, lights, etc. to place at the site of your loved ones.
June 10 - FUN RUN results
Congratulation to Terrace Bay on winning this year with 275 participants 19% population, and Schreiber with 84 participants 8% population. Congratulations to both communities on kicking off Parks & Recreation Month! Keep Fit and Stay Active!
June 10 - Farewell Party for Sean Irwin, Terrace Bay Special Project Coordinator
The Township of Terrace Bay Mayor & Council invite residents to attend a Farewell Party for Sean Irwin, Special Projects Coordinator on Wednesday, June 10 at 7pm in the TB Curling Club. Come out and wish Sean the best of luck in his new ventures! Download Invite
June 3 - Slate Islands Presentation at M.King Hall
The Terrace Bay Public Library is hosting a Slate Islands Presentation "Wiping the Slates Clean - Ground Zero in Lake Superior" on Wednesday, June 3 at 7:00pm. Professional Geoscientist Mark Smyk will explain how a meteor impact created the Slate Islands archipelago and how our knowledge and understanding of meteors and their impacts has evolved.
June 1 - Landfill Hours Revised
Residents are advised that
New Changes to the Landfill Hours of Operation will commence effective
Monday, June 1, 2015. New Landfill Hours of Operation will be as follows:
2:00pm to 6:00pm
1:00pm to 5:00pm
2:00pm to 6:00pm
1:00pm to 5:00pm
2:00pm to 6:00pm
1:00pm to 5:00pm
2:00pm to 6:00pm
1:00pm to 5:00pm
2:00pm to 6:00pm
1:00pm to 5:00pm
May 21 - Aguasabon Falls and Road Closure - May 21 to 27
The Aguasabon Gorge Road will be CLOSED to the public over the next 7-8 days (MAY 21 – MAY 27) while road work is being completed. Pending conditions the Road
MAY re-open to public traffic in the evenings, irregularly during this period.
The Gorge Walkway will
NOT be accessible while the road is closed.
We ask that the public respect the erected barriers and signage. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
May 15 - Pan Am Games Torch Relay coming to Terrace Bay - Sunday, May 31
Terrace Bay is proud to announce Stacey Wallwin as the Terrace Bay community torchbearer for the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am Games Torch Relay, presented by President’s Choice® and OLG.
The torch relay will visit Terrace Bay on May 31 and will feature Stacey Wallwin as the community torchbearer. Stacey was born & raised in Terrace Bay and has committed to the community throughout her life. After university, Stacey returned to Terrace Bay where she now works as an E-learning Coordinator for the local school district. Stacey plays an active role in community organizations and is an excellent role model for the community.
“Stacey Wallwin will proudly carry the Pan Am flame as Terrace Bay’s community torchbearer,” said George Davis, Mayor. “Terrace Bay is excited to be a part of this historic journey and we look forward to showing our community to the world.”
May 1 - Email Marketing Program with the Municipality.
The Township of Terrace Bay has established an email marketing system to improve communication with our residents and those interested in our community. To sign up for the email system visit www.terracebay.ca/email
. The system has been designed in compliance with the Canadian Anti-Spamming Legislation and the Municipality expects to send 1-2 emails a month at most.
April 14 - Minor Soccer Program
The Recreation Department is once again offering the popular Minor Soccer program for youth ages 4 to 13 years of age. Program starts May 19 to June 25. Mondays to Thursdays! Register by Friday, May 1 at the Terrace Bay Community Centre Office - Registration Form
Also looking for Parent/Student Volunteer Coaches to help run our program! If you are interested please contact the Recreation Department at 825-3315 ext.225.
March 24 - Lynx Spotted in the Downtown
A lynx was seen walking around the downtown today. A photo and video by a local resident was posted to Social Media which resulted in massive attention. Over 100,000 views of the video and over 80,000 views of the photo were received. It is very rare to see a lynx out in the open like this. Remember to always exercise caution, never feed wildlife and definitely do not go near a lynx. Also, try to keep small dogs and cats inside. If you feel threatened you are to call the OPP. Visit the MNR website
for more information and tips on what to do if you encounter a lynx.
March 11 - Joint Council Meeting with Schreiber Township
The Township of Terrace Bay hosted a Joint Council meeting last night with the Council from neighbouring Schreiber. The two Councils discussed many ways the two Towns can work together more and some of the topics included landfill, recycling, recreation, shared positions and ideas for growth. A Joint Council meeting with Schreiber is usually held 1-2 times a year and is a great way to cooperate and share ideas with our neighbours.
March 4 - Terrace Bay Recruitment Efforts
The Township of Terrace Bay recently partnered with AV Terrace Bay Inc., to visit a job fair in Iroquois Falls to recruit some of the necessary positions at the pulp mill. Human Resources Staff from AV Terrace Bay Inc. discussed the mill while Township staff talked about quality of life and what living in our community is like.
February 25 - Town Team Wins Corporate Pictionary
The Township is incredibly proud of the Township of Terrace Bay team that won the Corporate Pictionary event at the Schreiber Winter Carnival. Helen, Diane, Real, and Gerri did a great job improving on their runner-up status from last year. Big congrats to the Winter Carnival organizers as the event again was a huge success!
February 25 - Burger Wars Concludes with a Champion Named
The 2015 Burger Wars event organized by the Aguasabon Chamber, Township of Schreiber, and Township of Terrace Bay officially concluded and the overall champion was Drifters Restaurant. Over 800 burgers were sold during the event which lasted from February 13-24. For pictures of the burgers entered, please visit www.facebook.com/aguasabonchamber
. Congratulations to all the participating restaurants that did such a great job with the event. and their burgers.
February 6 - Smoke-Free Ontario Act in Effect
Residents are reminded that SMOKING is no longer allowed at publicly owned outdoor sporting areas, spectator areas, sporting areas and public areas within 20 metres of any point of the edge of the sporting or spectator areas. This Smoke-Free Ontario Act is in effect as of January 1, 2015 in all of our municipally owned facilities and properties.
February 4 - Family Day at the Ski Hill
The Township of Terrace Bay is once again sponsoring a Free Day of Skiing at the Trestle Ridge Ski Hill on Family Day - Monday, February 16 from 12:30pm to 4:30pm. Ski's & Board Rentals are extra! Bring the family out and celebrate of fun day of skiing!
January 30 - Police Service Board - Provincial Vacancy Position
January 22 - Trestle Ridge Ski Hill Opens for the Season
The Trestle Ridge Ski Hill Opens for the season this Saturday, January 24 and Sunday, January 25 from 12:30pm to 4:30pm. For more info on the ski hill check out their webpage
January 19 - Commitment to Care Fundraiser Calendar - List of Winners
January 14 - New Fitness Program! HIIT High Intensity Interval Training
The Recreation Dept. is pleased to announce a new fitness program - HIIT High Intensity Interval Training by Tyler Trichilo. Programs starts February 3 to 26 - Tuesdays & Thursdays at 7pm. For more information or to register contact the Terrace Bay Community Centre Office. Limited Space - register early to avoid disappointment. Registration Deadline is Friday, January 30th. Check out our upcoming programs page
for more fitness programs!
January 13 - Terrace Bay 70th Anniversary Meeting
The 70th Anniversary of Terrace Bay is two years away and we want your help in planning the celebrations! Join us Wednesday, January 28th at 7 pm in the Terrace Bay Community Centre’s Activity Room. There will be a startup meeting to discuss Terrace Bay’s 70th Anniversary Celebrations planned for August 17th to the 20th, 2017. If you would like to be a part of the planning committee or learn more about the 70th Anniversary Celebrations, please attend the meeting on Wednesday, January 28th. All residents are encouraged to attend!
January 8 - ATV Owners - Smart Ride Safe Ride - Online Assessment Tool
ATV Owners now available on the Ontario website’s ATV safety page at ontario.ca/atv
knowledge assessment tool
that has been a long time in the making. At the bottom of the page you’ll see a link entitled “Test Your ATV Safety Knowledge”, which will take you to the assessment tool to check out.
Jan 1 - HAPPY NEW YEAR from the Township of Terrace Bay!
Happy New Year to all our website followers near and far from your friends at the Township of Terrace Bay. We wish you a healthy and prosperous 2015!
2014 NEWS STORIES & UPDATES
Dec 19 - Local Businesses Charity Hockey Match
The 2nd Annual Holiday Cup was held at the Terrace Bay Arena and for the second time the winner was the team from AV Terrace Bay! There was exciting action from both teams with a final score of 7-3. The challenger team was made up of members of the local businessw community and major employer Canadian Pacific Railway. However, the real winner was the Harvest Food Cupboard with many great good donations to help the areas less fortunate!
CHRISTMAS LIGHTS TOP 10 WINNERS - 2014
Congratulations to everyone who lit up the streets of Terrace Bay and made our town sparkle!
1st Place - Christian & Jennifer Sirois - 83 Terrace Heights
2nd Place - Dan & Anne Marie Bourgeault - 50 Terrace Heights
3rd Place - Jennifer Jeffery - 24 Parkway Place
Honourable Mentions: (no particular order)
Pat Merkley - 27 Parkway Place
Randy & Diane Cornect - 69 Terrace Heights
Rick & Cathryn St. Louis - 29 Selkirk Ave.
Jake & Betty Ellsworth - 4 Hudson Dr.
Brian & Lynn Kennedy - 12 Birch Cr.
Paul & Lynn Dodd - 1 Fort Garry Rd
Jean Bozec - 3 Superior Ave.
December 4 - Hospital Close to Reaching Its Goal
The McCausland Hospital is very close to its goal of a new x-ray machine and is holding a special holiday fundraiser to push them over the top. In the picture Jason Nesbitt (Hospital Board Chair) is buying some 2015 McCausland Hospital cash calendars from Valerie Gerlach. X-Ray technicians Britney Trichilo and Kaylyn Tenkula are super excited to be closing in on the 1st Commitment to Care fundraising target for the new X-ray machine which should be installed early in 2015. Calendars are available for $25 which 1000 having been printed and $12,000 in prizes. Calendars are available at the Seniors Center – Terrace Bay, Spadoni’s Home Furniture – Schreiber, Home Hardware – Terrace Bay, The McCausland Hospital Front Desk, and Wilson Memorial General Hospital.
December 2 & 3 - Moonlight Madness A Success!
The Aguasabon Chamber of Commerce held their annual Moonlight Madness event and it was a huge hit. Participating businesses stay open later and offer special pricing and gift ideas for holiday shoppers. This year there were 19 businesses that took part in the event which is held one night in Terrace Bay and one night in Schreiber. Some of the businesses remarked it was the best Moonlight Madness event ever.
Chamber members pick the winners for the gift prize
December 1 - The New Council for the Township of Terrace Bay
The new Town Council was officially sworn-in and held their first meeting. Members of the public came out to congratulate them and each Councillor said a few words about what they were looking forward to for their term.
Left to right: Councillor Karen Morley, Councillor Gino Leblanc, Mayor Jody Davis, Councillor Michael Moore, and Councillor Bert Johnson.
November 28 - Terrace Bay Torchbearer Contest
Terrace Bay has been selected as a Community Stop for the Pan Am Games Torch Relay 2015. As part of the relay, each community is to select a Torchbearer to represent their town.
Nominations are being accepted for Terrace Bay’s Community Torchbearer for the Pan Am Games Torch Relay between December 1, 2014 to January 9, 2015. Contest is open to residents ages 13 years and older, a complete listing of torchbearer requirements is listed on the nomination form.
November 25 - Pan Am Torch Bearer Contest
Time is running out for applying to be a Torchbearer for the Pan Am Games Torch Relay! The torch will be stopping in Terrace Bay! Great opportunity to be a part of the games! Enter now online at http://www.toronto2015.org/torch-relay/torchbearers
Deadline is December 1, 2014 at 11:59pm (ET)
November 17 - Council Recognizes Outgoing Councillors
Mayor Jody Davis and Council presented Councillor Rick St. Louis and Councillor Jamie Robinson with plaques in honour of their service. It was Jamie and Rick's last official meeting with Council. Mayor Davis said "They had an incredible impact on the Community the past 8 years and they should be proud of everything they accomplished as part of the team."
November 17 - 2011-2014 Strategic Plan Accomplishments
Municipal Staff brought forward a review of the most recent Strategic Plan developed by Council. At the beginning of a Council's term, they outline what they would like to see accomplished over their four years. From this, and the feedback of the public, the Strategic Plan is developed. To download a copy of the Strategic Plan review, click here
November 10 - Pan Am Torchbearer Contest
2014 Municipal and School Election Info
(All events held at Michael King Hall)
Candidates Night (Hosted by Chamber) October 16, 7pm-9pm
Advance Polls - October 18, 12pm-8pm
- No Unnecessary idling Campaign Begins
The Township of Terrace Bay is implementing a No Unnecessary Idling Public Awareness Campaign. This is a proactive activity, not a bylaw, that will work towards educating residents to the harmful effects of idling a vehicle on the environment and the people around them. For more information, visit the No Unnecessary Idling
October 30 - Police Services Board Provincial Appointee - Vacancy
The Township of Terrace Bay - Police Services Board has a vacancy for the Provincial Appointee position. If you are interested in learning more about this position or would like to apply - download information sheet
October 22 - Seniors Snow Removal Program Open
The Senior Snow Removal Program offered by the Township of Terrace Bay to Seniors 65 years of age and older is now open for registration. Download program information here
Applications will be accepted as follows:
Wednesday, October 29 between the hours of 10am and 5pm
Thursday, October 30 between the hours of 10am and 12 Noon
If you are not able to attend the Municipal Office on the above dates to complete the form, please contact the Municipal Office at 825-3315, ext. 229 during regular business hours to make alternate arrangements
All Candidates Night to be Held on Thursday October 16
The Aguasabon Chamber of Commerce has organized an All Candidates Night for the public to learn more about those people running in the October 27th Municipal Election. For more information on the event, visit the events calendar at www.terracebay.ca/events
. It will be held on Thursday October 16 from 7pm-9pm at the Michael King Hall on 13 Selkirk Avenue.
October 16 - Surplus Goods for Sale
The Township of Terrace Bay has declared surplus for the purpose of sale the old garbage truck and shelving units from the property at 25 Simcoe Plaza. For more information, download the ad
October 8 - Annual Maintenance Shutdown Nearing End
AV Terrace Bay Inc is almost complete its annual maintenance shutdown. a few times a year the mill shuts down to carry out preventative maintenance and install upgrades or new equipment. Traditionally, the largest of these is done in the Fall. This years shutdown was one of the largest in recent memory and shows the investment by the company in their operation.
Annual Maintenance Shutdown in the Fall
October 8 - Fall Colours in Terrace Bay
Whenever September rolls around, residents and visitors can always look forward to the beautiful colours of the leave in Terrace Bay. This year was no different with an incredible array of bright colours on the leaves.
Hydro Bay in Terrace Bay
Terrace Bay Lighthouse in the Fall
View from the Terrace Bay Lighthouse