TERRACE BAY NEWS

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2014 NEWS STORIES & UPDATES
 
*** Circus coming to Town! ***
The Family Fun Circus is coming to Terrace Bay on Sunday, April 27, 2014!..Showtime is 3:00pm in the Terrace Bay Arena!  Tickets are now available at the Terrace Bay Community Centre Office.    Advance tickets $15 Adults and $7 Children.  With 1 paid adult entry 1 child gets in free.....print of your Free Children's Tickets at facebook.com/family fun circus to get the discount!

*** Relay for Life - Looking for Volunteers! ***
The Canadian Cancer Society would like to host Relay for Life in Terrace Bay this year ... but they need your help!  In 2007, Terrace Bay last hosted this incredibly important event and raised over $50,000.  This year's event is to held on Friday June 20, 2014 with a Fundraising Goal of $30,000 and 200 participants.  The event needs a volunteer committee to host the event ideally over 10 members.  Click here to download the Event Flyer and the Volunteer Committee Member Description.  The initial meeting will be held on Wednesday April 16 at 2pm at the Multi-Purpose Room in the Recreation Centre.  
 
April 16 - Business Awards Gala Draws a Crowd
The 1st Annual Business Awards Gala was held Wednesday April 16th recognizing business excellence in the Terrace Bay, Schreiber, Rossport and Jackfish region. The Aguasabon Chamber of Commerce hosted the event on behalf of the region with approximately 160 people in attendance. The event involved an update on the progress of AV Terrace Bay Inc., the annual General Meeting for the Chamber, a presentation by networking expert Curt Skene, and the awards ceremony. Award winners included:
- Business Improvement Award – Coconut Island Hair & Spa,
- Spirit of the Aguasabon – Community Impact Award – Beno Insurance,
- Customer Service Excellence Award – Cebrario's Hardware,
- Marketing Excellence Award – Hollywood Filane Sportswear & Embroidery,
- Tourism Impact Award – Discovery Charters,
- Woman in Business Award – Billie Jo Keating, B&B on the Beach,
- Owner/Manager of the Year – Tony Commisso, Costa's Food Market,
- Business of the Year Award – Drifters Restaurant & Motel.
 
Outgoing Chamber President Jason Nesbitt said "It was an incredible, energetic night that was really embraced by our business community. Our chamber has been reborn and this event should get even bigger next year. Many thanks to our funding partner Superior North CFDC, as funded by FedNor, for assisting with the costs of the event." For more information, visit www.facebook.com/aguasabonchamber.
 
March 26 - Summer Student Positions 2014
The Township of Terrace Bay is now accepting applications for the 2014 Summer Student positions.  Deadline for applications is Friday, April 25, 2014.  For more information and job descriptions visit www.terracebay.ca/municipal.
 
March 25 - Community Centre Hours of Operation Change
The Community Centre will be Closed on Sundays, effective Sunday, April 5, 2014.  Hours of Operation will be Monday to Friday:  10:00am to 9:30pm and Saturdays:  10:00am to 4:00pm.
 
UPCOMING - March 24 Waterfront Study Presentation
The draft final report for the Terrace Bay Waterfront Study is complete. Everyone is invited to a presentation summarizing the process, the components of the waterfront plan, phasing and the business case for development. Your input will ensure the final report reflects the needs and desires of Terrace Bay residents.  Please join us on Monday, March 24, 2014 at 6:30 at the Michael King Hall for the presentation. For further information or questions, please contact Dean Main, CommunityDevelopment Supervisor, at 1-807-825-3315 x230 or cds@terracebay.ca.
 
March 17 - Public Forum on the Moving Forward Plan
The Township of Terrace Bay held a public forum to discuss the "Moving Forward Plan" by Council to address the recent decrease in tax assessment in the Municipality. The public forum was well attended with over 60 people in attendance and an active question and answer period about the ideas presented and the work by Council and Administration.  For more information on the public forum, please download the press release.
 
Terrace Bay Public Forum
 
March 13 - AV Terrace Bay Inc. Takes Part in Innovative Project
The Centre for Research and Innovation into the Bio-Economy (CRIBE) is partnering with GreenField Specialty Alcohols to test and develop a technology that, if successful, will lead to significant economic and operational gains for pulp mills by providing new revenue streams as well as a more efficient way to perform current processes. The practical application of this technology is to take GreenField’s patent pending equipment - a modified twin screw extruder used to extract and recover clean sugars - and apply it in a pulp and paper mill demonstration project at two mills including AV Terrace Bay Inc. GreenField’s technology may be beneficial as the Terrace Bay mill moves towards converting the facility from conventional NMSK pulp to a dissolved pulp process. CRIBE is providing up to $1.3 Million in funding to this project to leverage a total project cost of almost $2.7 Million.  View the Press Release here.
   
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 www.nsss.ca . 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 spc@terracebay.ca .
  
 
March 3 - March Break Brochure Available for Download
The March Break Brochure is featured at www.terracebay.ca/recreation. Check out some of the great programming ideas for our region.
 
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
    Jon Hall, CAO Terrace Bay
   
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 recreation@terracebay.ca 
 
January 22 - Housing Study Completed
The Township of Terrace Bay recently received a Housing Demand Study from the Planning Partnership.  The project involved working with our major employers to projects the labour market needs for the region and expected retirement levels and how many could be expected to remain living here.  The demand is expected for 200-250 homes over the next 10 years in Terrace Bay.  Click here for a copy of the Housing Study.
 
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.
 
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