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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 Public Library Board Vacancy

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The Corporation of the Township of Terrace Bay is accepting applications for a position on the Terrace Bay Public Library Board

Qualifications - Besides an abiding passion for libraries, the applicant must be:

  • at least (18) eighteen years old;
  • a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada within the meaning of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (Canada);
  • a resident of the Township of Terrace Bay; and

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Rail Safety Week

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Every year, more than 2,100 North Americans are killed or seriously injured in railway crossing and trespassing incidents. Almost all of these incidents are preventable – but that starts with knowing how to act safely around tracks and trains. Operation Lifesaver (OL), a national not-for-profit dedicated to rail safety, has developed some easy-to-follow tips that will help protect you and your family and friends. You can find more rail safety tips and resources at operationlifesaver.ca and by following OL on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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Council Meeting – September 20, 2021

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The next Council Meeting will be Monday, September 20, 2021 at 6:30pm in the Terrace Bay Community Centre - Activity Room. The public is invited to attend these meetings in person or online through Zoom. Just click on the Zoom Links below to attend the virtual meeting:
Reminder: All persons entering the Terrace Bay Community Centre are required to self screen, wear a mask & hand sanitize before entering the building

Terrace Bay Community Centre Office CLOSED today – Noon to 1:00pm

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The Terrace Bay Community Centre Office will be CLOSED today - September 17th from noon to 1pm. We will be having a staff luncheon celebrating Dean Main's Retirement and his 35 years of service to our community! If you see Dean, wish him well in his new journey of retirement!

Terrace Bay Facilities – Proof of Vaccination Required

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As of September 22, 2021, Ontarians will need to be fully vaccinated (two doses plus 14 days) and provide their proof of vaccination along with photo ID to access certain public settings and facilities. This approach focuses on higher-risk indoor public settings where face coverings cannot always be worn.

The Following Township Facilities will be affected:

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Terrace Bay Community Centre Office Closed

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The Terrace Bay Community Centre Office will be CLOSED on Friday, September 10, 2021 from Noon to 1:00pm for a Staff Function.   Sorry for the inconvenience.

Terrace Bay Water and Wastewater Rate Study RFP

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Proposals are requested from qualified and experienced, consulting firms for the provision of services in preparing a long-term financial plan and water and wastewater rate structure to meet regulatory requirements, as well as meet the needs of the system users and Township staff.  For more detailed RFP information

Council Meeting – Tuesday, September 7th, 2021

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The next Council Meeting will be Tuesday, September 7, 2021 at 6:30pm in the Terrace Bay Community Centre - Activity Room. The public is invited to attend these meetings in person or online through Zoom.  Just click on the Zoom Link below to attend the virtual meeting:

Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83017305743
Agenda Link: Sept 7th Council Agenda

Reminder: All persons entering the Terrace Bay Community Centre are required to self screen, wear a mask & hand sanitize before entering the building.

Special Council Meeting – August 25, 2021

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A Special Council Meeting will be Wednesday, August 25, 2021 at 10:30am in the Terrace Bay Community Centre - Activity Room. The public is invited to attend these meetings in person or online through Zoom. Just click on the Zoom Links below to attend the virtual meeting:
Reminder: All persons entering the Terrace Bay Community Centre are required to self screen, wear a mask & hand sanitize before entering the building

Fire Ban is lifted as of midnight, August 12, 2021

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The Fire Ban has lifted as of midnight, Friday, August 13, 2021.  Residents can now purchase Fire Permits as of Saturday, August 14, 2021 at the Terrace Bay Community Centre Office.

Council Meeting – Monday, August 16, 2021

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The next Council Meeting will be Monday, August 16, 2021 at 6:30pm in the Terrace Bay Community Centre - Activity Room. The public is invited to attend these meetings in person or online through Zoom.  Just click on the Zoom Links below to attend the virtual meeting:

Agenda Link
Zoom Link to start meeting
Zoom LInk to adjourn meeting
Reminder:  All persons entering the Terrace Bay Community Centre are required to self screen, wear a mask & hand sanitize before entering the building

Notice of intention to dispose of a vessel under section 39 of the Wrecked, Abandoned or Hazardous Vessels Act

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A WRECK – located at 48.831475°, -87.523549° in Rossport, Ontario is currently considered to be hazardous to the environment and to the public.  This notice is issued in conformity with section 39 of the Wrecked, Abandoned or Hazardous Vessels Act (WAHVA) and is official notice of the Minister of Fisheries, Oceans, and the Canadian Coast Guard’s intention to dispose of this vessel after 30 days from which this notice was given.  Should you have any questions, you may contact, Canadian Coast Guard’s Vessels of Concern Program at: CCG.CA.VOC-NP.CA.GCC@dfo-mpo.gc.ca

Special Council Meeting – July 27, 2021

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There will be a Special Council Meeting on Tuesday, July 27, 2021 at 2:00pm in the Terrace Bay Community Centre - Activity Room. The public is invited to attend these meetings in person or online through Zoom. Just click on the Zoom Links below to attend the virtual meeting:

Residents Notice – Local Water Restrictions

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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:

  1. a) premises with even street numbers on even numbered calendar days.
  2. b) premises with odd street numbers on odd numbered calendar days.
  3. 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.

Fitness Room Re-Opening – July 20, 2021 at 10:00am

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RE-OPENING! The Terrace Bay Fitness Room will be re-opening on Tuesday, July 21, 2021 at 10:00am.  All memberships have been extended for the period that the fitness room was closed based on members date of expiry.

Download the Fitness Room Re-Opening 2021.revised

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Council Meeting – July 19, 2021

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The next Council Meeting will be tonight - Monday, July 19, 2021 at 6:30pm in the Terrace Bay Community Centre - Activity Room. The public is invited to attend these meetings in person or online through Zoom. Just click on the Zoom Links below to attend the virtual meeting:
Reminder: All persons entering the Terrace Bay Community Centre are required to answer the screening questions, wear a mask and hand sanitize before entering.

Restricted Fire Zone/Ban Effective July 10th 2021

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ATTENTION RESIDENTS
Restricted Fire Zone/Ban Effective July 10th 2021

4:00PM Update July 9th 2021:

As of midnight tonight, the Ministry of Natural Resources will be implementing a restricted fire zone/fire ban for our area. All residential fire permits will be suspended at 12:00am Saturday, July 10, 2021 until further notice.

Swimming Pool Early Closure: July 9th 2021

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ATTENTION

TERRACE BAY SWIMMING POOL CLOSED EARLY

Friday July 9th, 2021 5:00PM

1:30pm - Update: Swimming Pool Closed Early July 9th, 2021 at 5:00pm

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Terrace Bay Swimming Pool will be closed early again today, July 9th, 2021 at 5:00pm.

THE CORPORATION OF THE TOWNSHIP OF TERRACE BAY

Update: Water Outage / Boil Water Advisory

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ATTENTION

TOWNSHIP WIDE WATER OUTAGE/ BOIL WATER ADVISORY LIFTED

Thursday July 8, 2021 5:45PM

All Residents and Businesses Restored

6:28pm - Update: Boil Water Advisory has been lifted as of 5:45pm

THE CORPORATION OF THE TOWNSHIP OF TERRACE BAY

Swimming Pool Closure: July 8th 2021

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ATTENTION

TERRACE BAY SWIMMING POOL CLOSED

 Thursday July 8, 2021 5:00PM

1:30pm - Update: Swimming Pool Closed July 8th, 2021 at 5:00pm

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Terrace Bay Swimming Pool will be closed early today, July 8th, 2021 at 5:00pm.

THE CORPORATION OF THE TOWNSHIP OF TERRACE BAY

Water Outage / Boil Water Advisory

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Update 8:30am

ATTENTION

TOWNSHIP WIDE WATER OUTAGE/ BOIL WATER ADVISORY

 Monday July 5, 2021 6:00 AM

 All Residents and Businesses Affected

8:43am - Update #1 - while water has been temporarily restored as of 8:30am there will be intermittent outages throughout the day as repairs are made.

Due to a power disruption to the water treatment plant, there is an unplanned water outage affecting the entire Township.

While water has been temporarily restored as of 8:30am, there will be intermittent outages throughout the day as repairs are made.

We advise residents and businesses to please take all necessary precautions during this outage.

 Once water service is restored, a Boil Water Advisory will be in effect until further notice. Please note that all water used for human consumption must be brought to a rolling boil for one (1) minute.

The Municipality will carry out required testing of water in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health of the Thunder Bay District Health Unit.

Information regarding what to do during a "Boil Water Advisory" is available at the Municipal Office (825-3315) or the Thunder Bay District Health Unit at 807-625-5900.

Please contact the Municipal Office for further information, if required.

We sincerely apologize for this inconvenience.

 

THE CORPORATION OF THE TOWNSHIP OF TERRACE BAY

Council Zoom Meeting – July 5, 2021

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Due to the Ontario COVID-19 Restrictions, all Council Meetings will be held through ZOOM Video Conferencing until further notice.
The Terrace Bay Council Meeting will be held on Monday, July 5, 2021 at 6:30pm. The public is invited to attend this meeting virtually through ZOOM video conferencing.

Council Zoom Meeting – June 21, 2021

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Due to the Ontario COVID-19 Restrictions, all Council Meetings will be held through ZOOM Video Conferencing until further notice.
The Terrace Bay Council Meeting will be held on Monday, June 21, 2021 at 6:30pm. The public is invited to attend this meeting virtually through ZOOM video conferencing.

Residents Notice – Kenogami Reconstruction Project

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Due to ROAD RECONSTRUCTION Activities underway in the Kenogami Rd/MacDonald Ave Area, residents are asked to use caution in this area and obey all traffic signs and barriers to ensure public safety and the safety of the workers. These activities are expected to be ongoing from early June to late Fall 2021. The Municipality apologizes for any inconvenience this may cause. For more information contact the Township Office.

Swim Lessons 2021

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We are pleased to announce that the Terrace Bay Swim Pool will be offering swim lessons this summer!  New Format!  2 days/week for 5 weeks from July 12 to August 12, 2021.  Check out the Terrace Bay Swim Pool webpage for more information!

Council Zoom Meeting – Monday, June 7, 2021

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Due to the Ontario COVID-19 Restrictions, all Council Meetings will be held through ZOOM Video Conferencing until further notice.
The Terrace Bay Council Meeting will be held on Monday, June 7, 2021 at 6:30pm. The public is invited to attend this meeting virtually through ZOOM video conferencing.

Kenogami Rd Reconstruction Project Phase II

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Notice to Residents - Kenogami Rd Reconstruction Project Phase II.  Affected Residents of Kenogami Road - House Numbers: Even: 22 to 50 and Odd: 13 to 35.

Please be advised that the Township of Terrace Bay will be hosting a Public Information Session regarding the upcoming construction activities on a section of Kenogami Road mainly affecting the above noted addresses.  Representatives from the project Engineering firm KGS Group and the construction contractor Makkinga Contractors will be on hand to provide details of the project as well as answer any questions the public may have.

The information session is scheduled for Tuesday June 8/21 @ 6:00pm via Zoom Link

The Township encourages all affected residents and interested members of the public to attend this important session.  For more information, please call the Municipal Office at 825-3315

Notice to Residents – Beach Road East Closed

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BEACH ROAD EAST - CLOSED - starting May 28 at 7:00am until further notice!  The Township of Terrace Bay is expanding and constructing new parking areas along the Beach Rd East. The Public are asked to respect and obey safety barriers and stay out of this area.

Recycling Update

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RECYCLING UPDATE - NEW: We CAN recycle plastics labeled 1 through 7!  All recyclables MUST be cleaned. We cannot accept contaminated containers.  All plastics can be placed in the same clear plastic bag for pick up.  Examples include, but NOT limited to:
#1 Clear, Opaque, Thermoform Containers - Water bottles | Soda bottles | Peanut butter jars | plastic salad container | Clear plastic cups | Clear deli lids | Opaque ketchup bottles
#2 High Density Polythylene - Beverage containers | Laundry containers | Detergent bottles | Shampoo bottles | Bleach bottles | Vitamin containers | Plastic coffee containers
#3-7 Mixed Plastics - Salad dressing container | Honey container | Squeeze bottles | Yogurt/Sour Cream containers | Margarine container | Ice cream container | Take Out container
When in doubt, leave it out!  We are unable to accept the following items for recycling: glass, styrofoam, plastic bags or film, wrapping paper, waxed boxes and no hazardous waste.  Household Hazardous Waste Day is June 4th!  For more information visit www.terracebay.ca/recycling, use our "What goes where tool" or download the Recycle Coach App!

Notice to Residents – Final Street Sweeping Operations

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Residential FINAL Street Sweeping Operations to resume Tuesday May 25th, 2020

Re: Bylaw 29-2014 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”

Property Owners are responsible for clean-up of any lawn sweepings left on the road after the final spring sweeping operations have concluded.

Jon Hall, Chief Administrative Officer/Clerk

Council Zoom Meeting – May 17, 2021

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Due to the Ontario COVID-19 Restrictions, all Council Meetings will be held through ZOOM Video Conferencing until further notice.
The Terrace Bay Council Meeting will be held on Monday, May 17, 2021 at 6:30pm. The public is invited to attend this meeting virtually through ZOOM video conferencing.

Resident Notice – MPAC Property Assessment Change Notices

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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.

Parks Canada’s Lake Superior NMCA opening a Visitor Centre in Terrace Bay

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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.

Special Council Meeting – May 10, 2021 at 1:00pm

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Due to the Ontario COVID-19 Restrictions, all Council Meetings will be held through ZOOM Video Conferencing until further notice.
The Terrace Bay SPECIAL Council Meeting will be held on Monday, May 10, 2021 at 1:00pm. The public is invited to attend this meeting virtually through ZOOM video conferencing.

Residential Spring Clean Up Week – May 15 to 22, 2021

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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.

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Spring Cleaning of Lawns

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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.

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Residents Notice – Prohibit the Feeding of Wildlife

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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.

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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

Council Meeting – May 3, 2021

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Due to the Ontario COVID-19 Restrictions, all Council Meetings will be held through ZOOM Video Conferencing until further notice.
The Terrace Bay Council Meeting will be held on Monday, May 3, 2021 at 6:30pm. The public is invited to attend this meeting virtually through ZOOM video conferencing.

Terrace Bay 75th Anniversary Survey

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Celebrating the past and looking to the future – 75 years
Terrace Bay's 75th Anniversary Committee is looking for your feedback. We want to hear some of your thoughts and gauge your interest in participating in making this event one to remember.
Please take this short 7 question survey and share it with your family and friends:

North Shore Municipalities Sign Agreement for Natural Gas Services in the Rural North

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Lakeshore Natural Gas, a wholly owned local distribution company of the five Municipalities of MarathonTerrace BaySchreiberManitouwadge 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

Council Meeting & Public Meeting – April 19, 2021

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Due to the Ontario COVID-19 Restrictions, all Council Meetings will be held through ZOOM Video Conferencing until further notice.
There will be 2 meetings held on Monday, April 19, 2021:
PUBLIC MEETING at 6:30pm - to consider a proposed Plan of Subdivision, Official Plan Amendment, and Zoning By-law Amendment under Section 22, 34 and 51 of the Planning Act, R.S.O., 1990, as amended.
Terrace Bay COUNCIL MEETING at 7:00pm. The public is invited to attend this meeting virtually through ZOOM video conferencing.

Resident Notice – Update Water Outage/Boil Water Advisory

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UPDATE Thursday, April 15 at 1:30pm - Water Outage/Boil Water Advisory for affected Residents of Lakeview Drive (House numbers Odd 7-23, Even 12-28)
The necessary repairs have been completed and water service restored.
In consultation with the TBDHU & ON Clean Water Agency, it has been determined that repairs were made in such a way that drinking water quality was not compromised.
Therefore, under the direction of the TBDHU & OCWA the drinking water remains SAFE to drink and there will be NO requirement for a boil water advisory.
Please contact the Municipal Office for further information if required.

Temporary Road Closure today – April 15, 2021

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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.

Save our Superior North EMS/Ambulance Services – Alternative Covid Style Protest

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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
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Residents Notice – Hays Lake Dam Outflow Increase

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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!

Township of Terrace Bay Facility Closures due to Provincial Stay at Home Order

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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

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Council ZOOM Meeting – April 6, 2021

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Due to the Ontario COVID-19 Restrictions, all Council Meetings will be held through ZOOM Video Conferencing until further notice.
The Terrace Bay Council Meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 6, 2021 at 6:30pm. The public is invited to attend this meeting virtually through ZOOM video conferencing.

Ontario’s COVID-19 Vaccination Plan

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Ontario’s COVID-19 vaccination plan.  Safe and effective vaccines will help protect us against COVID-19. Learn about them and when they will be available in Ontario for you and your family.  Ontario’s vaccine booking system is now available.

2021 Municipal Budget

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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

Residents Notice – Hays Lake Dam Outflow Increase

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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!