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Residents Information for Residents

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

RESIDENT NEWS

Terrace Bay Memorial Arena – Opening Date

The Terrace Bay Memorial Arena will OPEN for the season on Friday, October 18, 2019.  Check out the Arena webpage for the weekly arena schedules.

Snow Removal Assistance Program 2019-2020

For the upcoming winter season, the municipality will be offering snow removal services to eligible individuals, couples or families.  Snow Removal Assistance Eligibility Requirements

APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED AS FOLLOWS:

Tuesday, October 29, 2019:          10:00am to 12:00 Noon and 1:00pm to 5:00pm 

Wednesday, October 30, 2019:     10:00am to 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

Residents Notice – Hays Lake Dam Increase

Please be advised that Ontario Power Generation will be doing a log operation at Hays Lake Dam which will increase the flow out of the dam from 0 cms to approximately 47 cms.  This will be occurring around 15:00 today.

Residents are advised to exercise caution in this area. Stay Clear! Stay Safe!

North Shore LNG Project

The Corporation of the Town of Marathon, Township of Manitouwadge, Township of Schreiber, Township of Terrace Bay and the Municipality of Wawa have agreed to form a new natural gas distribution company to distribute natural gas in their respective municipalities. The natural gas delivery system in each municipality will be supplied by liquefied natural gas that will be transported to each municipality and delivered to customers using the distribution facilities proposed in this application.

The Corporation of the Town of Marathon has applied to the Ontario Energy Board for approval to construct a total of 116.5 kilometres of natural gas pipelines in the Town of Marathon, Township of Manitouwadge, Township of Schreiber, Township of Terrace Bay and Municipality of Wawa.

Please visit the webpage for more information on the project.  The documents are also accessible for public viewing at the Terrace Bay Municipal Offices (Clerk's Office) during regular business hours, Monday to Friday.

Notice to Residents – ATV Bylaw for Terrace Bay

Reminder to Residents regarding the use of ATV's in Terrace Bay. Please ensure you obey the bylaw which pertains to all Municipal Roads and was written in line with the Ontario Highway Traffic Act. To view Bylaw 31-15   Please Ride Safe and Understand the Rules!

  • Only single rider ATV's allowed with one licensed rider
  • Speed limit is 20km/h within the municipality
  • Only allowed on roads during the hours of 7am to 11pm
  • No access permitted - 1. on private property without owner's consent, 2. Municipal public property except established trail systems, 3. on any municipal sidewalks or walking black paths, and 4. on Simcoe Plaza.

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!

2019 Community Banking Survey Results

The Ad-hoc Banking Committee would like to share the results of the 2019 Terrace Bay Community Banking Survey.   Read More

Sports Wall of Fame Nominations 2019

Do you know an Athlete, Team or Builder that should be on our Terrace Bay Sports Wall of Fame?  The 2019 nominations are now being accepted at the Terrace Bay Community Centre Office until April 30, 2019.  Check out the Sports Wall of Fame page  to submit a nomination.

2019 Summer Student Jobs

The 2019 Summer Student Employment Program will be accepting job applications from February 11 to April 12.  If you are interested in taking on exciting challenges and making a difference in your community, explore our summer job opportunities.

Public Information Session – 2019 Budget Discussions

The Township of Terrace Bay is inviting all members of the community to join in our casual, open house discussions on the following dates:

Thursday, January 17 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Friday, January 18 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm
Terrace Bay Community Centre - Activity Room

Come on down and share your thoughts, express your ideas and learn more about what the Township is doing in 2019.  Refreshments will be provided.

Volunteers needed for Committees & Boards of Council

Council is seeking volunteers for positions on all Committees and Boards during their new four year term commencing January, 2019.  If you have a specific interest and would like to share new input, ideas and suggestions, we hope you will consider one of the following positions at Committee of Council Vacancies 2019

All current Committee and Board Members are encouraged to submit letters expressing continued interest.  Please address letters and requests no later than 3:00 p.m., Friday, January 25, 2019 to:

Mayor and Council
Re:  Committee and Board Positions
P.O. Box 40, 1 Selkirk Avenue, Terrace Bay, ON   P0T 2W0

Questions about Retail Cannabis in Terrace Bay?

Questions, concerns or opinions about allowing retail Cannabis sales in Terrace Bay?
Please contact your Mayor and Councillors to share your feedback

Further information on retail cannabis and municipalities.

New Terrace Bay Council

The New Terrace Bay Council was officially sworn in to elected office on December 3, 2018 at the Terrace Bay Community Centre.  Pictured left to right are Councillor Paul Malashewski, Councillor Bert Johnson, Mayor Jody Davis, Councillor Rick St.Louis and Councillor Mike Moore.

Holiday Garbage Schedule

Holiday Garbage Collection Days:  REVISED

Tuesday, December 18
Thursday, December 27
Wednesday, January 2

Curbside Recycling Day is Friday, December 28

Reminder - christmas wrapping paper is not recyclable and should be put into your regular garbage.

Landfill Site Hours - December 24 & 31 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Landfill Site will be Closed on December 25, 26 and January 1

All Tipping Fees will be waived on December 28, 29 & 31, 2018 during normal hours of operation for household garbage only

Terrace Bay Council Swearing-In Ceremony

The Township of Terrace Bay invites residents  to witness the signing of the Oath & Declaration of Elected Office of our Council on Monday, December 3, 2018 at 5:45pm - Terrace Bay Community Centre - Conference Room.  Refreshments will be served.

Notice of Decision and Passing of a Zoning Bylaw Amendment

TAKE NOTICE that the Council of the Corporation of the Township of Terrace Bay passed By-law 42-2018 on the 19th day of November 2018 under Sections 34 and 39 of the Planning Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. 13.  Read More

Release re: CIBC Announced Closure 2019

As many residents are now aware, CIBC has announced that it will be closing the local Terrace Bay Branch as of August 15, 2019 at 5pm.  The Township received official confirmation via letter to Mayor Davis on Nov. 13, 2019.  According to the letter, the branch (including banking records and accounts) will be relocated to the Thunder Bay Banking Centre at 1038 Memorial Ave, Thunder Bay.  It is our understanding that the Terrace Bay closure includes removal of the ATM machines.

The letter also states that while the decision to close is finalized, CIBC will be hosting a Community Information Meeting on March 28, 2019, from 7pm to 9pm at the Michael King Hall at 13 Selkirk Ave., Terrace Bay.  The purpose of this meeting is provide an open forum at which clients and the community can meet with representatives of CIBC to exchange views and concerns, and discuss any proposals on how the impact of the Banking Centre’s relocation might be reduced.

The loss of this service is very significant and will negatively affect businesses and residents alike in Terrace Bay, as well as the surrounding region.  Mayor Jody Davis has contacted Thunder Bay—Superior North Member of Parliament, Patty Hajdu and Thunder Bay—Superior North Member of Provincial Parliament, Michael Gravelle to seek their assistance and support, in addition to other local and regional leaders (Northern Ontario Municipal Association & the Thunder Bay District Municipal League).

Click here to view the complaint-handling process for the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC), as described on the FCAC’s website.

What else can be done?

Anyone can contact the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada (FCAC), which has the authority to ask CIBC to hold a formal meeting between the bank, representatives of the FCAC and interested parties in the vicinity of the Banking Centre, in order to exchange views about the closure of the Banking Centre. The FCAC may require the bank to hold such a meeting if the bank has not consulted the community in the area affected by the closure well enough to ascertain the views of interested persons in the community with regard to the closure, or an individual or community representative from the area affected by the closure has submitted a written request for the meeting to the FCAC, and that request is not frivolous or vexatious. For more information you can contact the FCAC at 1-866-461-FCAC (3222) or Visit www.fcac-acfc.gc.ca

 

 

Precautionary Boil Water Advisory Lifted

We have met the Ontario Drinking Water Protection Regulation and therefore, the Precautionary Boil Water Advisory for the residents of Terrace Heights (87,85,83,81,79,77,69,52) and all of Southridge Crescent has been lifted effective Thursday, November 8, 2018 at 2:30pm.  If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Stan Spadoni, Treasurer/Deputy Clerk at 825-3315 ext.227 or cell 229-7186.

Winter Parking – November 15 to April 15

TO ALL TERRACE BAY RESIDENTS.  This is a friendly reminder that in accordance with By-Law No. 95-18, The Uniform Traffic By-law, Section 22, Winter Overnight Parking, Subsection 22.1, no person shall park or stand a vehicle on a street or highway effective from 1:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m., between November 15th and April 15th of each calendar year.

Please note that this By-law will be enforced.  Thank you on behalf of the Township of Terrace Bay.

Boat/Kayak Docks Removal for the Season

The Boat and Kayak Docks at the Terrace Bay Beach will be removed for the season on Wednesday, October 31st.

Road Closure Notice – Radisson Avenue

ROAD CLOSURE NOTICE for Radisson Avenue road reconstruction on Friday, September 7 to Friday, September 14.  Motorists – road will be closed with detour in place. Pedestrians – Access will be provided.

All Candidates Night

Come out to hear what your Mayoral, Council and Trustee candidates have to offer on Tuesday, September 25, 2018 at 7:00pm in the Michael King Hall. There will be opportunity to ask questions from the floor from the residents.  For a list of candidates visit our Election Page.  Sponsored by the Aguasabon Chamber of Commerce.

Notice of Decision and Passing of a Temporary Use By-law

TAKE NOTICE that the Council of the Corporation of the Township of Terrace Bay passed By-law on the 4th day of September, 2018 under Sections 34 and 39 of the Planning Act,  R.S.O. 1990, c. 13.      The purpose of the amendment passed by Council is to permit a temporary construction work camp required for the construction of the East-West Tie Electrical Transmission Line.    Read More

Seeking Election Workers for the 2018 Municipal Elections

Persons interested in working in the 2018 Municipal Elections for The Corporation of the Township of Terrace Bay are invited to pick up an application form at the Municipal Office, 1 Selkirk Avenue, or download the application form online 

Applications will be accepted until noon on Friday, September 7, 2018 or until all positions are filled.

Franco-Ontarian Day Proclamation

The Township will be raising the Franco-Ontarian Flag at the Terrace Bay Tourist Information Centre for Franco-Ontarian Day on September 25th.

NOTICE OF A PUBLIC MEETING

Temporary Use Zoning By-law Amendment

TAKE NOTICE that the Council of the Corporation of the Township of Terrace Bay will be holding a public meeting under Sections 34 and 39 of the Planning Act to consider an amendment to By-law 10-2016, the comprehensive zoning by-law of the Township of Terrace Bay. The meeting will be held on Tuesday, September 4, 2018 at 6:00 pm at the Municipal Office, 1 Selkirk Avenue, Terrace Bay.  Read More

2018 Municipal Election – Nomination Deadline

Reminder 2018 Municipal Election

Nominations are open until Friday, July 27, 2018 at 2:00pm - Terrace Bay Municipal Office.

As per Section 32 of the Municipal Elections Act, notice is hereby given for anyone proposing to be a candidate in the Municipal Election on October 22, 2018. Section 33(1) of the Act provides that a person may be nominated for an office by filing nomination papers in the Clerk’s Office in person or by an agent.  For further information on the filing of Nomination Papers for Municipal Election

Overview: Zoning By-law Amendment

The Township of Terrace Bay will be holding a public meeting on August 7, 2018, regarding an amendment to regulate the parking and storing of recreational vehicles, boats, quads, snowmobiles and utility trailers in the Low Density Residential and Multiple Residential (MR) Zones.

Seniors Appreciation Night

The Township of Terrace Bay Mayor & Council invite all Terrace Bay Residents 60 yrs and older to their Annual Seniors Appreciation Night on Wednesday, June 27 at the M.King Hall.  Doors open at 5:30pm.  Buffet Dinner at 6:00pm followed by CASINO AND BINGO GAMES.

Free Handi-transit available contact McCausland Hospital.  Please confirm attendance to Municipal Office 825-3315 by FRIDAY, JUNE 22

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.

Ontario Renovates Program 2018

The Ontario Renovates Program aims to assist low to moderate income home owners in remote areas to repair their homes and bring them up to acceptable standards while improving the energy efficiency of residences. This program also offers a grant/contribution without an affordability period, portion designed to increase accessibility through modifications and adaptation.

The Ontario Renovates Program is once again accepting applications.  Application can be accessed on our website.   Funding is limited and is on a first-come, first-served basis. In addition, for communities with a population of 2,500 or less, Infinity Property Services also operates an Ontario Renovates Program and currently has funding available. Their application form can be downloaded from their website.

Landfill Site Summer Hours of Operation

Summer Hours at the Landfill Site are now in affect from June 1 to October 15.
Open 2:00pm to 6:00pm on Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday.
Closed on Tuesdays & Thursdays and Statutory/Civic Holidays.

Residents Notice – Hays Lake Dam Increase

Residents are advised the flow at the Hays Lake Dam will be increased today, Mon June 4, 2018, from the current 50m3/s to 64m3/s.  Please exercise caution.  Stay Clear, Stay Safe!

NOTICE ROAD CLOSURE / RESTRICTED ACCESS

Residents are advised that the proposed Reconstruction of Radisson and Kenogami Road in the Township of Terrace Bay Ontario will commence on May 28, 2018.

During this time these roads may be periodically closed and/or access reduced irregularily.  These interruptions in service are necessary in order to facilitate upgrades to our infrastructure.

This Project involves upgrading storm sewers, the storm outfall (58m), watermains, sanitary sewers, water and wastewater service connections, fire hydrants, curbing and sidewalks as well as road base and resurfacing along approximately 170 m of Kenogami Road south of Highway 17.  Work on Radisson Ave (approx. 350 m north of Highway 17) will only consist of storm sewer replacement, as well as road base and resurfacing.

We ask that the public respect the erected barriers and signage.

We apologize for any inconvenience.

For matters pertaining to the construction activities onsite, please address any questions you may have to Mr. Marc Pilon, P.Eng at (705) 971-1895, or marc.pilon@wsp.com .

Residents that are affected by this road closure have been notified.

Residents Notice – Hays Lake Dam Outflow Increase

RESIDENTS ARE ADVISED to exercise caution due to significant rainfall overnight, there will be a Hays Lake Dam spill flow change expected today around 08:00am
• Significant increase to around 100cms from 16cms. If spill increases to 121.8cms flooding may occur.  Stay Clear, Stay Safe!

Fire Ban Restriction Update

The Fire Burn Ban has been lifted. Residents are reminded that a fire burn permit is required in the Township of Terrace Bay, and if you haven’t purchased yours yet feel free to stop by the Municipal Office to purchase a 2018 permit.

Notice to Residents – FIRE BURN BAN is in effect!

FIRE BURN BAN IS CURRENTLY IN EFFECT - lifted as of May 29, 2018
The Township of Terrace Bay will not be issuing any fire permits until after the fire ban has been lifted. If you have any questions please feel free to contact the Municipal Office at 807-825-3315.  Thanks for your cooperation. Have a great and safe Victoria Day Weekend!

Notice to Residents – Bylaw 29-2014 Spring Cleaning of Lawns

On Monday May 7, 2018 Council passed the following resolution:

Resolution CR 88-2018
Moved By:  Councillor M. Moore    Seconded By:  Councillor B. Johnson

“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, pending a report from Administration.  CARRIED”

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2018 Municipal Budget

NOTICE TO RESIDENTS

Please be advised that the Township of Terrace Bay’s 2018 Municipal Budget will be passed at the Council Meeting being held on Monday, May 7, 2018, in the Council Chambers.  All Residents are welcome to attend our Council Meetings at 6:30pm

Residential Spring Clean-Up Week & Hazardous Waste Day

Use of the landfill site will be FREE of charge from May 12 to May 19, 2018 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 14 to Wednesday, May 16, 2018 inclusive with no exceptions.

Monday, May 14, 2018
Northside - Hudson, Pine, Poplar, Birch, Laurier, Selkirk & Radisson

Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Note:  Regular Municipal Garbage Collection (No Charge)
Southside - Kenogami, McDonald, Lakeview, Superior, Elizabeth, Fort Garry, Princess & Strathcona

Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Terrace Heights Subdivision - Terrace Heights, Terrace Court, Timber Grove, Timber Grove Court, East Grove, East Grove Court, Cavanaugh, Parkway & Southridge

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Notice: Filing of Nomination Papers for Municipal Election

As per Section 32 of the Municipal Elections Act, notice is hereby given for anyone proposing to be a candidate in the Municipal Election on October 22, 2018. Section 33(1) of the Act provides that a person may be nominated for an office by filing nomination papers in the Clerk’s Office in person or by an agent.  For further information on the filing of Nomination Papers for Municipal Election