TERRACE BAY NEWS

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2015 NEWS STORIES & UPDATES
 
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  deep geological  repository for  used nuclear fuel. Eligible communities will each be recognized with an investment of $250,000 toward their community well-being."  Press Release ( http://www.nwmo.ca/sitingprocess_phase2_recognition) 


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 29 - Pre-Cautionary Boil Water Advisory - Lifted
The Pre-Cautionary Boil Water Advisory has been lifted at June 29, 2015 at 8:30am for the following affected residents of Princess Avenue (#3 to 26) and Superior Avenue (#19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 34, 36, 38 & 40)
 
June 26 - Swim Pool Opens for the season!
The Terrace Bay Swim Pool opens for the season on Friday, June 26.  Visit the Terrace Bay Facebook Page for updates and program information.  Download Weekly Schedule.  Check out our website page
 
 
June 24 - Pre-Cautionary Boil Water Advisory
Please not that the Municipality is undergoing upgrades to the water system in the following areas:
Princess Avenue (#3 to 26)
Superior Avenue (#19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 34, 36, 38 & 40)
 
Residents in these areas can expect a Water Outage between the hours of 10am to 3:00pm (approx) on Wednesday, June 24, Thursday, June 25 and Friday, June 26
 
We advise affected residents to please shut off main water valve and turn off hot water tanks to avoid any damage during this outage.
 
Once water service is restored a Precautionary Boil Water Advisory will be in effect until further notice. 
Download Notice
 
June 19 - Precautionary Boil Water Advisory Lifted
The Precautionary Boil Water Advisory has been Lifted effective Friday, June 19, 2015 at 12:30pm for the following affected residents of Laurier Avenue (#1-18) and Hudson Drive (#2,4,6,8,10 & 12) and Community Church.
 
 
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 17 - Pre-Cautionary Boil Water Advisory
Please not that the Municipality is undergoing upgrades to the water system in the following areas:
Lakeview Drive
Superior Avenue
Strathcona Avenue
Princess Avenue
Fort Garry Road
Elizabeth Avenue
MNR/Service Ontario Building
Aguasabon Golf Course
Wilkes Terrace - Long Term Care
 
Residents in these areas can expect a Water Outage between the hours of 9:30am to 3:00pm (approx).
We advise affected residents to please shut off main water valve and turn off hot water tanks to avoid any damage during this outage.
 
Once water service is restored a Precautionary Boil Water Advisory will be in effect until further notice. 
Download Boil Water Advisory information letter
 
 
June 15 - Pre-Cautionary Boil Water Advisory
Please not that the Municipality is undergoing upgrades to the water system in the following areas:
Laurier Avenue (#1-18) and Hudson Drive (#2,4,6,8,10 & 12) and the Community Church
 
Residents in these areas can expect a Water Outage between the hours of 9:30am to 3:00pm (approx).
We advise affected residents to please shut off main water valve and turn off hot water tanks to avoid any damage during this outage.
 
Once water service is restored a Precautionary Boil Water Advisory will be in effect until further notice. 
Download Boil Water Advisory information letter
 
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:
 
DAY
Summer Hours
Winter Hours
Monday
2:00pm to 6:00pm
1:00pm to 5:00pm
Tuesday
Closed
Closed
Wednesday
2:00pm to 6:00pm
1:00pm to 5:00pm
Thursday
2:00pm to 6:00pm
1:00pm to 5:00pm
Friday
2:00pm to 6:00pm
1:00pm to 5:00pm
Saturday
2:00pm to 6:00pm
1:00pm to 5:00pm
Sunday
Closed
Closed
 
 
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.
 
To view the video, please click here.
 
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.
 
Terrace Bay & Schreiber Councils
 
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
The Township of Terrace Bay Police Service Board has a vacancy for the Provincial Appointee position. If you are interested in this position or would like to apply visit http://www.pas.gov.on.ca/ for an application.  Download Info Sheet on the 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
The McCausland Hospital - Commitment to Care Fundraiser Calendar post the lists of weekly winners on their webpage at  www.mccauslandhospital.com/article/-236.asp
 
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 is an online 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
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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.

Special Acknowledgement for their light displays: Terrace Bay Public School, Drifter's Restaurant & Motel, and Township of Terrace Bay
 
McCausland Hospital Fundraiser 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.
 
Terrace Bay Council 2014-2017
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.
 
Nomination forms are available at the Terrace Bay Community Centre Office or online electronic submission 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
Pan Am Games are coming to Toronto, Ontario - July 2015! To Celebrate and Share the Pan Am Spirit! Enter online now to be a Pan Am Torchbearer - deadline for entry is December 1st, 2014! http://www.toronto2015.org/torch-relay/torchbearers
 
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
Municipal Election - October 27, 10am-8pm
 
 
 
November 7 - 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 webpage.
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.
 
AV Terrace Bay Annual Maintenance Shutdown in the Fall
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
Hydro Bay in Terrace Bay
 
Terrace Bay Lighthouse in Fall
Terrace Bay Lighthouse in the Fall
 
View from the Terrace Bay Lighthouse
View from the Terrace Bay Lighthouse
 
 
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