Terrace Bay News

Bear Problems? Here’s what you need to know…

Now that we’re in the summer season, here’s what you need to know when it comes to dealing with problem black bear in town.

The Township asks you keep these three things in mind the next time you see a black bear in the Township:

  1. If you have a complaint regarding threats to life or property coming from problem black bears in the Township, please direct all complaints to 911 or the OPP. Make the call to 911 or the OPP when a black bear poses an immediate threat to your personal safety, or:
    • enters a school yard (when school is in session)
    • enters or tries to enter a residence
    • wanders into a public gathering
    • kills livestock/pets and lingers at the site
    • stalks people and lingers at the site
  2. If you see a bear within the Township, but it is not posing a threat to human life or property, please report those sightings to the MNRF, between April 1 to November 30. Make the call to the MNRF for black bear non-emergencies, such as:
    • roaming, checking garbage cans
    • knocking over barbecues
    • moving through a backyard or field, but not lingering
  3. Bylaw complaints associated with black bear attractants (such as summer bird feeders, improper garbage storage, etc.) shall be made to the Township, as per policy C-3-29.

If it is a black bear emergency, call 9-1-1.

If it is a black bear non-emergency/sighting, call MNRF (1-866-514-2327).

Surplus of Goods Sale

The Municipality of Terrace Bay is offering the following equipment/items for sale.  The equipment is being sold on an “As Is, Where Is” basis. Arrangements for viewing can be made by contacting the Terrace Bay Community Centre Office at (807) 825-3315 ext. 230.  Read More

Residents Notice – Final Street Sweeping

Residents Notice - Public Works will be starting the second and final STREET SWEEPING for 2019 on Wednesday, June 5th. Sand and Gravel from winter road operations will no longer be collected once the sweeper has gone by. Property Owners are responsible for clean-up of any lawn sweepings left on the road after spring sweeping operations have concluded and/or for any of the prohibited materials listed above. Street Sweeping Schedule will start in this order - Northside, Southside & Terrace Heights

Notice to Residents – Bear Trap

Notice to Residents! Please be advised that a BEAR TRAP has been placed in the Superior/Strathcona/Lakeview area. Please stay clear of the trap to ensure all residents safety! Thanks for your cooperation.

Residents Notice – Hays Lake Dam Outflow Increase

Please be advised that the flow at the Hays Lake Dam will be increased from the current outflow of 46 m3/s to 77 m3/s today Monday May 13th, 2019.  Residents are advised to exercise caution in this area. Stay Clear! Stay Safe!

Residents Notice – Hays Lake Dam Outflow Increase

Please be advised that the flow at the Hays Lake Dam will be increased from the current outflow of 0m3/s to 40m3/s today, Thursday, April 25, 2019.  Residents are advised to exercise caution in this area. Stay Clear! Stay Safe!

Residents Notice – Prohibit the Feeding of Wildlife

This is a reminder that in accordance with Bylaw No. 16-2012, a Bylaw to Prohibit the Feeding of Wildlife within the Corporate limits of The Township of Terrace Bay

a) No Owner or occupier of land within the Township of Terrace Bay shall intentionally feed, cause to be fed, or provide or make available food attractants or other similar substances for the consumption of Wildlife within the boundaries of the Township of Terrace Bay, on either private or public property.  Read More

Bylaw 29-2014 Spring Cleaning of Lawns

On Monday April 15, 2019 Council passed the following resolution:

“RESOLVED THAT Council approve that enforcement of the “fouling of the highways provisions of bylaw 29-2014 be suspended with respect to spring lawn care until spring municipal sweeping operations have concluded.   What does this mean?   Read More

Residential Spring Clean Up Week

Use of the landfill site will be free of charge from May 11 to May 18, 2019 inclusive for residents of the Township of Terrace Bay.  Public Works will do townsite pick-up from residential properties as per the schedule listed below Monday, May 13 to Wednesday, May 15, 2019 inclusive with no exceptions.   READ MORE

Residents Notice – Hays Lake Dam Outflow Increase

Please be advised that maintenance crews will be at the Hays Lake dam starting today to test operate the log machine prior to the spring melt. During the testing the flow at the Hays Lake Dam will be increased up to 15m3/s. The testing is expected to continue throughout the week.  Residents are advised to exercise caution in this area. Stay Clear! Stay Safe!