MPAC has mailed out Property Assessment Change Notices this week. If you receive a PACN in the mail and have questions? Visit mpac.ca and log onto AboutMyProperty to learn more about how your property was assessed.
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Terrace Bay is a beautiful small town situated at the Top of Lake Superior in Ontario, Canada. The Township was created as a result of its proud forestry history and is home to approximately 1,800 residents, with another 1,200 people in nearby Schreiber. All of the amenities of a larger urban area are available … usually within walking distance (Interactive Map). Frequently Asked Questions About Moving to Terrace Bay
Organizations and Services
For a comprehensive listing of organizations and services located in Terrace Bay please visit 211North.ca
Exciting News! Parks Canada’s Lake Superior NMCA team will be opening a small visitor centre in the newly-constructed Terrace Bay Beach Pavilion! This new waterfront facility is located on Lake Superior at the mouth of the Aguasabon River. The pavilion will welcome visitors looking to explore the northern coast of the lake. Upon opening, the centre will offer merchandise sales, community programs, interpretive programming, and celebratory events such as Canada Day and Lake Superior Day. A 300m boardwalk extends from the pavilion along a nature trail leading to Parks Canada red chairs, located at the eastern edge of the beach. Expect to see smiling Parks Canada staff on site at the Terrace Bay beach starting in Summer 2021. For more details check out the online article.
Notice to Residents - Spring Clean-Up Week. Use of the landfill site will be FREE of charge from May 15 to May 22, 2021 inclusive for residents of the Township of Terrace Bay.
Landfill site will be OPEN from Monday, May 17 to Friday, May 21 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Saturday May 22 from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.
The landfill site will be CLOSED from May 23 to May 25 inclusive and resume operation with regular hours and fees Wednesday, May 26, 2021.
Bylaw 29-2014 Re: Spring Cleaning of Lawns - On May 3, 2021 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. “CARRIED”
What does this mean?
With respect to people raking and power-sweeping the winter sand and grit off their lawns and onto the road allowance, Council has directed Administration to use broad discretion when investigating any complaints and enforcement of this bylaw – as it relates to spring lawn care.
Residents are reminded that water restrictions are in place effective from the first day of March each year until the thirtieth day of November of the same year. By-law 21-2006 specifies: “No person shall use, cause or permit the use of water externally or through a hose, pipe or any other watering device or mechanism, lawns, gardens or other outside plants, grass, plots, boulevards or grounds of any description or the washing of any vehicle, trailer, boat, driveway, sidewalk, except in accordance with the following:
- a) premises with even street numbers on even numbered calendar days.
- b) premises with odd street numbers on odd numbered calendar days.
- c) a maximum of two (2) hours per day per household every other day, depending on street number.”
By-law Officer will monitor usage and fines will be laid as outlined in the by-law. Fines range between $105.00 and $500.00.
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.
- 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.
- No Owner or Occupier of land shall place or allow any Device or other material to be placed outdoors or on any public or private property for the purpose of attracting or feeding Wildlife.
- Every Property Owner or Occupier shall promptly remove any attractants placed on the Owner's or Occupier's property in violation of this By-law.
- Every Property Owner or Occupier shall promptly remove, any Device placed on the Owner's or Occupier's property to which Wildlife are attracted or from which Wildlife actually feed. Alternatively, a Property Owner or Occupier may modify such a Device or make other changes to the property that prevents Wildlife from having access to feeding from the Device.
Reminder to empty and/or remove your bird feeders between May 1 to October 31, as the bird feed is a known attractant to the bears
Lakeshore Natural Gas, a wholly owned local distribution company of the five Municipalities of Marathon, Terrace Bay, Schreiber, Manitouwadge and Wawa, announced today that it has signed a Letter of Intent for a long-term Gas Supply Agreement (GSA) with Certarus Ltd. The agreement contracts Certarus for the transportation, storage and supply of Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) for the proposed North Shore Gas project. Read full news release
Residents Notice - Temporary Road Closure today until 9:00pm. Cartier Rd/Lakeview Drive to Superior Ave/Lakeview Drive for repairs to the water distribution system.
The Township of Terrace Bay is asking residents to create signs and place them on their lawns to advocate for the need to keep Superior North EMS/Ambulance Services in Terrace Bay and the surrounding communities along the North Shore.
On Saturday, April 17th from 2:30pm to 4:30pm, Kim Krause from the Schreiber Media Centre has offered to videotape this event by going around our community to residences advocating the need for this important service to stay in our community. The video will then be shared with Thunder Bay Council. READ MORE
Please be advised that due to the recent weather and melt of snowpack we are experiencing higher than normal inflows to Hays Lake. In order to keep the elevation under control we are initiating a log operation today to increase flow from the current 0m3/s to approximately 140m3/s. This flow will be for a period of time until after the rain and the flows return to normal, most likely through the weekend. Stay Safe, Stay Clear!
Effective Thursday, April 8, 2021 at 12:01 a.m., a stay-at-home order is being issued for 28 days – requiring everyone to remain at home, with exceptions for essential purposes, such as going to the grocery store or pharmacy, accessing health care services, getting outdoor exercise or for essential work. Read More
NOTICE TO RESIDENTS Please be advised that the Township of Terrace Bay’s 2021 Municipal Budget will be passed at the Council Meeting being held on Tuesday, April 6th at 6:30pm. All Residents are welcome to attend our Council Meetings via ZOOM
Please be advised that there will be an increase in flow at the Hays Lake Dam from 0 to approximately 30cms this weekend on Sunday, March 21, 2021. Crews will travel to site and open the dam on Sunday morning. This is to support an outage to perform some electrical work at the Aguasabon GS. The dam is expected to be open until mid-week when one of the two units can come back into service and then, at that time, the dam will be closed. Stay clear, stay safe!
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Council Agenda Link
The Township of Terrace Bay is looking for 75th Anniversary Committee members. If you would like to help plan our 75th Anniversary, we would love for you to join us! Please contact Dean Main at 807-825-3315 ext.230 or email@example.com to submit your name for the committee by Wednesday, March 17, 202.
DATE OF THE PUBLIC MEETING: TAKE NOTICE THAT the Committee of Adjustment for the Township of Terrace Bay will hold a Public Hearing Virtually on Tuesday, March 16th, 2021 at 6:30pm to hear the above application as required by Section 45 of the Planning Act, R.S.O. 1990, C.P.13.
Owner: Alan Colebourne
Location of Property: 25 Pine Crescent, Terrace Bay, Ontario
PCL 403 SEC TBEF; LT 33 PL M121 STREY; TERRACE BAY
The Township of Terrace Bay is pleased to announce the Friends of Terrace Bay Beach - Adopt A Bench/Chair/Picnic Table Program for the Terrace Bay Waterfront Boardwalk and Pavilion. This program is developed for individuals, groups or families to adopt a bench, chair or picnic table in honour of the memory of a loved one, celebrate a special occasion or simply sponsor a bench/chair/picnic table.
The Benches/Chairs/Picnic Tables are an important boardwalk/pavilion amenity at the Terrace Bay Waterfront. They will provide resting and viewing areas for residents and visitors to sit, relax and enjoy the beauty of the Terrace Bay Beach.
The Terrace Bay Municipal Office will remain OPEN from Monday to Friday - 10:00am to 8:00pm and Saturday - 10:00am to 4:00pm for front counter service only through this next provincial order/stage. These hours have been reduced in accordance with Provincial Regulations. All current COVID-19 restrictions and protocols remain in place and will be strictly enforced. A mask must be worn at all times while inside the Community Centre. All patrons will be asked to fill out a screening form. Anyone showing signs or symptoms associated with COVID-19 are asked to not enter the building. READ MORE
The Township of Terrace Bay's 6 month recycling calendar has been updated for the months of January 2021 up to and including June 2021.
Download your electronic copy of the calendar today!
Calendar PDF: Terrace Bay Recycling Calendar January to June
Terrace Bay recycling program at residents’ fingertips with Recycle Coach web & mobile app
Terrace Bay now utilizes the Recycle Coach app to keep connected with its residents and reminds residents to download the smartphone app or access their web-app online.
Summer is here and many residents are excited to enjoy the warm weather. As residents spend more time outdoors and producing more waste in the process, the need for recycling knowledge specific to the community is heightened.
Equipped with the powerful “What Goes Where?” search engine on their website, Terrace Bay makes sorting waste and understanding collection requirements much easier for residents.
As a property owner, you will receive notices from the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) about your property's assessed value. If you own a property in Terrace Bay but want to receive all your notices at a different mailing address, you can easily update your information with MPAC. Visit mpac.ca to change your mailing address online
The Township of Terrace Bay is keeping most outdoor recreational amenities open during the province-wide lockdown and stay at home order. We are reminding residents to continue to obey all public health measures as per the Province’s Stay at Home Order that is now in effect. Read the Order.
Ontario's Main Street Relief Grant: PPE support
Will be opening this Friday January 15th
Helping small businesses with the unexpected costs of PPE.
To be eligible, your business must have two to nine employees and be in one of the following sectors:
- accommodation and food services
- repair and maintenance
- personal and laundry services
- gyms and yoga studios
What you'll get
Eligible small businesses will get one-time grants of up to $1,000.
For more information please see the link below:
COVID-19 Energy Assistance Program
The Government of Ontario is providing $8 million to support small business and registered charity customers who are struggling to pay their energy bills as a result of the COVID-19 emergency.
The COVID-19 Energy Assistance Program for Small Business (CEAP-SB) provides a one time, on-bill credit to eligible small business and registered charity customers to help them catch up on their energy bills and resume regular payments. Small business and registered charity customers may be eligible for up to $850 in support towards their electricity bill if they primarily use electricity for heating, or up to $425 otherwise. Small business and registered charity customers could also be eligible for up to $425 in support towards their natural gas bill.
CEAP-SB is being delivered by electricity distributors, natural gas distributors and unit sub-meter providers (USMPs), in accordance with rules laid out by the OEB.
You must apply for CEAP-SB through your utility or USMP. Contact your utility or USMP directly as each may have a unique approach for application in-take.
For more information please see the link below:
- Outdoor public events and gatherings restricted to 5 people, with exceptions
- Mandatory face covering in the indoor areas of businesses or organizations.
In 2020 Council and Administration undertook a strategic planning exercise which culminated in the 2020 – 2023 Community Strategic Plan which can be found here: Terrace Bay Strategic Plan 2020-2023
The 2020-2023 Community Strategic Plan identifies 5 strategic directions within the plan as:
- Community Well Being
- Economic Diversification & Sustainability
- Community Growth – People and Assets
- Community Beautification and Environment
- Terrace Bay as a Destination
Taking the strategic direction into account, within the context of the 2021 municipal budget, please fill out the following survey.
Holiday Garbage Curbside Collection Days:
Tuesday - December 22
Tuesday - December 29
Reminder - Christmas wrapping paper is not recyclable and should be put into your regular garbage.
LANDFILL SITE HOURS - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Monday, December 21 & 28
Wednesday, December 23 & 30
Landfill Site will be Closed on December 25, 26 and January 1
Regular Tipping Fees Apply for the Landfill and Curbside Pickup
NOTICE OF A PUBLIC MEETING CONCERNING A TEMPORARY USE REZONING APPLICATION
TAKE NOTICE that the Council of The Corporation of the Township of Terrace Bay will hold a public meeting on the 18th day of January, 2021, at 6 p.m., at the Township Office, 1 Selkirk Avenue to consider a proposed Temporary Use Zoning By-law Amendment under Section 39 of the Planning Act, R.S.O., 1990, as amended. READ MORE
The Township of Terrace Bay will now require all patrons entering our facilities to complete a COVID-19 active screening form. This is mandatory as our region enters the Orange Zone.
The Township of Terrace Bay continues to monitor and adapt to the guidelines and recommendations of the Thunder Bay District Health Unit, Province of Ontario and Federal Government. Our operating guidelines may be adjusted and/or changed as required at any time.
Failure to follow these guidelines may result in contract cancellation and removal from the facility. The Township of Terrace Bay reserves this right at all times.
Public Info/Input Centre – Changes to the Highway Traffic Act with respect to Off Road Vehicles (ORV)
The Residents are invited to attend a Public Info/Input Centre Session for changes to the Highway Traffic Act with respect to Off Road Vehicles (ORV) on Wednesday, November 18 from 6:30pm to 8:00pm at the M.King Hall.
MTO made changes to the Highway Traffic Act in 2019 to improve the experience of off-road vehicle (ORV) riding in the province. In municipalities listed in O.Reg. 8/03 (Terrace Bay is listed), all ORV vehicle types, including new vehicle types, will be permitted on municipal roads as of January 1, 2021. READ MORE
Take Notice that tenders are invited for the purchase of the lands described below and will be received until 3:00 p.m. local time on November 12, 2020, at the Terrace Bay Municipal Office, 1 Selkirk Avenue, Terrace Bay Ontario:
- Roll No. 58 54 000 003 08100 0000; 16 Elizabeth Ave., Terrace Bay; PIN 62457-0341 (LT); File No. 18-01; Minimum Tender Amount: $34,163.28
- Roll No. 58 54 000 003 03601 0000; 53 Lakeview Dr., Terrace Bay; PIN 62457-0432 (LT); File No. 18-04; Minimum Tender Amount: $10,422.70
Except as follows, the municipality makes no representation regarding the title to or any other matters relating to the lands to be sold. Responsibility for ascertaining these matters rests with the potential purchasers. This sale is governed by the Municipal Act, 2001 and the Municipal Tax Sales Rules made under that Act.
A full copy of the tax sale advertisement and further information about this matter is available online at www.OntarioTaxSales.ca or you may contact:
Dan Mulligan, Treasurer/Deputy Clerk,
The Corporation of the Township of Terrace Bay,
1 Selkirk Avenue, P.O. Box 40, Terrace Bay ON P0T 2W0
Phone: (807) 825-3315 Ext 227
IMPORTANT FLU CLINIC CHANGES
Terrace Bay Flu Clinic is Wednesday, November 4, we hope many families will come out. You will drive up to the parking lot, be given a number and then go inside as a vehicle for your shots, when it is your turn. This will help us control the vehicles and register people in order! With COVID we are only allowed so many people in the gym at one time, so there will be a wait. However, this time could be used as fun time to play a game as a family, or to talk about your day.
With Halloween fast approaching, TBDHU is providing everyone with recommendations to celebrate safely. Halloween traditions, including trick-or-treating, are important activities for mental and social well being, but it is important to take extra precautions if you choose to participate. Staying outside is recommended. Outdoor activities are generally safer and considered low risk. However, even outdoors, you must proceed with caution and take steps to lower the risk. Check out the TBDHU website for the Halloween Guidelines Stay Safe, and enjoy the evening!
Due to Covid-19 provincial regulations, we regret to inform residents that they will be unable to attend in person the Remembrance Day Ceremony. We invite everyone to join us virtually for the Remembrance Day Ceremony at 10:57am on November 11th, 2020. Click on this link for the LIVE STREAM REMEMBRANCE DAY CEREMONY.
The Cenotaph will be open to the general public after 11:30am to pay their respects.
We encourage residents to take two minutes of silence at the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month to remember the sacrifices made by so many.
Lest We Forget.
The Terrace Bay Snow Removal Assistance Program 2020/21.
APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED AS FOLLOWS:
Tuesday, October 27th – 10 am to12 Noon & 1pm to 5 pm
Wednesday, October 28th - 10 am to12 Noon
Terrace Bay Community Centre - ACTIVITY ROOM / OLD LIBRARY
For the upcoming winter season, the municipality will be offering snow removal services to eligible individuals, couples, or families. To be eligible for the program, a household must meet one of the following requirements:
- 65 years of age or older and provide proof that you are financially unable to make arrangements (i.e. HST rebate or Trillium), or
- physically handicapped and provide proof that you are financially unable to make arrangements (i.e. disability pension) AND There is NO person living at the address above who is physically capable of removing snow from the driveway or driveway entrance.
Furthermore, the following will apply: READ MORE