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Welcome to the Township of The North Shore

A picturesque area located in Northern Ontario. Our residents are both friendly and welcoming.
The North Shore is a great place to live and to visit, with fresh air, pristine lakes and open spaces.

Our mandate as Council is to treat all with dignity and respect.


The Township has NEW Facebook and Instagram accounts:

https://www.facebook.com/thetownshipofthenorthshore

https://www.instagram.com/townshipofthenorthshore/


The province will return to the modified version of Step Two of the Roadmap to Reopen
effective Wednesday, January 5, 2022 at 12:01 a.m. for at least 21 days (until January 26, 2022),
subject to trends in public health and health system indicators.

Here is a link to the January 3rd, 2022 COVID-19 News Release:

https://news.ontario.ca/en/release/1001394/ontario-temporarily-moving-to-modified-step-two-of-the-roadmap-to-reopen


Due to COVID-19 Restrictions,

THE MUNICPAL OFFICE IS

CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC

UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
 

For URGENT matters, please contact the office

If you have questions please call

705-849-2213

Serpent River Residents can phone

705-461-1821

 


January 12 2022 Council Meeting Update from the Mayor:

 

TOWNSHIP OF THE NORTH SHORE

2021-2022 ACCOMPLISHMENTS

  • Realignment and addition of one staff member; Clerk, Treasurer/Bookkeeper, Receptionist/Office Assistant and Public Works Manager
  • 19 grant applications have been submitted of which 14 have been approved- the remaining five are still pending
  • Staff continue to upgrade- WETT inspections; refrigerant removal, administrative and financial courses, election procedures.
  • The township has become more independent and less reliant on outside contractors; a sweeper, a thumb, a bulldozer and a replacement riding lawnmower have been purchased. This is also the first year that the Township has not been required to contract snowplowing out
  • Increased total lot coverage for R4 zones and are working on similar increases for zones R1 and R2
  • The Shoreline has been replaced by an improved website, Instagram and Facebook as well as a bi-yearly newsletter which will accompany tax notices
  • Regular council agendas, being posted to our website, will be accompanied by background information so that ratepayers will have a better idea as to the pros and cons of various decisions
  • The township continues to request a speed limit reduction in Algoma Mills - a work in progress .
  • A reduction in propane costs was achieved
  • Tax arrears issues continue to be dealt with in an efficient fashion
  • The township is sitting in a good financial position. There exists approximately $95,400.00 for operating reserves and approximately $554,600.00 in capital reserves. The township's total expenses were below what was budgeted and the revenues were higher than budgeted resulting in an operating surplus for the 2021 year
  • Water treatment plants continue to be improved as funds are being received
  • The township has a new integrity commissioner who will be utilized when and if the need arises
  • Improvement of connectivity continues to be a priority - Starlink and H&M COFFI
  • Staff took the initiative to ensure health and safety protocols were in place during the pandemic; this included signage, deep cleaning, and the purchase of masks, wipes and hand sanitizers
  • More volunteer firefighters have been recruited including 2 junior firefighters. The fire department continues to be better equipped having purchased Bunker Gear for 4 firefighters and a 6 inch diameter Kochek Hose and an improved low level strainer. These purchases add to safety and efficiency.
  • Surplus land has been sold which will increase the municipality's tax base
  • I am sure that you have noticed that staff and council work well together and have a vested interest in moving the municipality forward and we will continue to do so into 2022


 


 

 


 


Residents of The Township of
The North Shore are looking for

Winter Maintenance for

PRIVATE ROADS and/or DRIVEWAYS.

 

 

If you are available to provide these services to our residents, we invite you to advertise your business/experience on our local Bulletin Boards, located in Algoma Mills, Spragge,
and Serpent River.

 

 

For more information, please call the Township office at 705-849-2213 or email the Clerk at municipalclerk@townshipofthenorthshore.ca

 


 

MESSAGE FROM ANIL ARORA FROM STATISTICS CANADA:

Hello,

I would like to thank you and your team for supporting the 2021 Census. Together, we celebrate the collective efforts of all Canadians who completed their census questionnaire. Your municipality played an important role in facilitating census collection encouraging your employees and the public they serve to participate in this national exercise. Your active support in sharing our content including emails, newsletters, social media content, and web features helped motivate and remind Canadians to complete their census questionnaire.

Participation across the country was simply outstanding. Thanks to your steadfast support, we achieved an overall collection response rate of 98.0% and an online response rate of 84.1%. This represents a new record for online response. The success of this campaign wouldn’t have been possible without your assistance and the encouragement of your municipality.

Your support has had a direct impact on gathering the data needed to plan, develop and evaluate programs and services that affect all Canadians. Census data supports numerous municipal programs related to infrastructure and public transportation, and are used to measure Canada’s sustainable development and environmental goals. Information from the 2021 Census will be particularly crucial, as it will help all levels of government evaluate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and plan for the future.

Now that the 2021 Census cycle is complete, we are looking ahead to our census data release plan. We are proud to present “Your census, your stories: Canada’s portrait”. Our upcoming releases will provide Canadians their data in meaningful ways, including themed data sets. You can find the data release schedule on our 2021 Census dissemination planning web page.

Statistics Canada remains committed to supporting all levels of government with accurate and detailed sociodemographic data to inform public policy and program development. New quality indicators will be included with the data products, helping users to better assess the data quality and determine how well the available information meets their needs. Dissemination products for the 2021 Census will include more value-added features and tools for you to benefit from, such as analytical products, reference materials, data visualizations, geography products and custom services.

We previously sent you the Community Supporter Toolkit and we want to hear your feedback. We’re interested in learning how you shared our tools to spread the word about the 2021 Census. Which products did you find useful? Do you have any recommendations for how we could improve? Please let us know by emailing our Census Communications team at statcan.census-recensement.statcan@statcan.gc.ca.

For the latest 2021 Census information and developments, I invite you to visit our Census of Population and Census Engagement web pages and follow us on social media.

To highlight your support of the 2021 Census, I’ve attached a supporter badge that you can use in emails, presentations and share with your networks on your website or social media platforms.

Thank you again for your significant support in ensuring the success of the 2021 Census and please pass along my thanks to your staff.

Sincerely,

Anil Arora
Chief Statistician of Canada
Statistics Canada / Government of Canada


YOU CAN NOW PAY YOUR TAXES ONLINE WITH YOUR CREDIT CARD! 

 

 


 

Canada is safely managing its radioactive waste today and already has several long-term plans and projects in place. However, there are some gaps in addressing certain streams, specifically low-level and intermediate-level radioactive waste, that need an integrated, long-term strategy. The Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO) has been asked by the Minister of Natural Resources Canada to lead the development of this strategy by engaging with Canadians and Indigenous peoples. 

Help us create a safe, integrated, long-term strategy for radioactive waste in Canada

Please share your thoughts on the best options to ensure all of Canada's radioactive waste is managed safely, responsibly, and effectively long after we're gone by clicking on the following survey link:

https://surveys.hkperspectives.com/s3/51a6544cc326

 


 

 

 

Important Municipal Notices For Our Community 

 

To quickly catch up on current events in our community, please view our monthly Shoreline publication.

The Shoreline, monthly current events newsletter
click to view the newsletter

A printed copy of The Shoreline can also be picked up by the mailboxes at:
1) Municipal Office, 2) Old Hydro Road, Spragge, 3) Handi Spot Road, Serpent River:

Vision Statement

“The Township of The North Shore will preserve its natural scenic beauty, have a business-friendly attitude, and build a strong sense of community to create an enviable quality of life for all residents and visitors. The people, businesses and government of the Township of The North Shore will work together to create opportunities for jobs, recreation, social interaction, education, and beautification.  We will be an attractive, healthy, progressive and cohesive community of which all residents will be proud.”