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Notice of Temporary Road Closure

Posted on Tuesday, July 27, 2021 04:00 AM

Please be advised that there will be a temporary closure of the intersection of Eighth Avenue and Prince Street from 12:00 p.m. Tuesday, July 27th through 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 28th.

West Point Cove can be accessed from Queen Street at the Seventh Avenue intersection up to Ninth Avenue.

This temporary closure is to allow crews to complete a watermain tie-in at Eighth Avenue and Prince Street.

Please watch for detour signs and a map board.

For more information, please contact:
Mat Lelonde
Public Works...

Boards, Committees, and Commission Meetings for August 2021

Posted on Monday, July 26, 2021 04:30 AM

Please be advised that due to the COVID-19 public health crisis, the Municipality of Sioux Lookout will be holding the following meetings electronically: 

Meeting Date and Time

Meeting Type and Contact

Tuesday, August 17, 2021
at 5:00 p.m.

The Committee of Adjustment Meeting

Contact:  Kristen Bartmann at planning@siouxlookout.ca

Monday, August 23, 2021
at 5:00 p.m.

 

The Municipal Committee on

Truth & Reconciliation Meeting

Contact: Tiffany Thompson at ea@siouxlookout.ca

All...

Smoke Causing Concern for Local Residents - Be Prepared for Emergencies

Posted on Wednesday, July 14, 2021 04:45 AM

Sioux Lookout, ON – Smoke in the air and multiple air quality advisories in recent days are causing concern for many local residents. While Northwestern Ontario has a number of active forest fires, none pose any immediate danger to the citizens of Sioux Lookout.

Smoke from fires across the Northwestern Ontario and eastern Manitoba continues to cause reduced visibility as well as physical symptoms such as coughing, eye and throat irritation, headaches, and shortness of breath. The poor air quality...

Changes to Municipal Services Under Step Three

Posted on Wednesday, July 14, 2021 04:00 AM

Sioux Lookout, ON – With Ontario moving to Step Three of the Roadmap to Reopen on Friday, residents of Sioux Lookout can expect several important changes to their municipal services.

Starting Monday, July 19th, all Municipality of Sioux Lookout facilities will be open to the public for the first time since April 3rd. This includes the Municipal Office, the Recreation Centre and Gymnasium, the Public Works Garage, the Fire Hall, and the Airport Administration Building. Municipal Office...

Restricted Fire Zone Declared Effective June 30, 2021

Posted on Wednesday, June 30, 2021 03:30 AM

Sioux Lookout, ON – The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry has placed most of Northwestern Ontario under a Restricted Fire Zone (RFZ) effective 12:01 a.m. today. This extends from the US border in the south, the Manitoba border to the west, and includes the entire Sioux Lookout district.

During a Restricted Fire Zone, no open air burning of any kind is allowed and all Municipality of Sioux Lookout Fire Permits are suspended for the duration of the RFZ. This includes a ban on grass fires,...

July Council Meeting Schedule

Posted on Tuesday, June 29, 2021 11:30 AM

Please be advised that due to the COVID-19 public health crisis, the Municipality of Sioux Lookout will be holding the following meetings electronically:

Meeting Date and Time

Meeting Type and Purpose

 

July 15, 2021 at 8:30 a.m.

 

Special Council Meeting

(Sioux Lookout Hydro Inc. Annual Shareholder Meeting)

 

July 21, 2021 at 5:30 p.m.

 

Public Hearing:
Proposed Road Closing and Sale

Regular Council Meeting
To Deal with the Routine Business of the Municipality

 

Meetings will be...

Disruption Notice - Eighth Avenue Road Reconstruction

Posted on Monday, June 28, 2021 08:00 AM

Please be advised that Eighth Avenue will be under construction from Front Street through to Prince Street until the end of September 2021.

During this time, crews will be working to complete stormwater upgrades and street reconstruction. Various traffic control plans will be implemented, including road and intersection closures and detours. These will change throughout the construction zone, as construction progresses.

For more information, please contact:
Andrew Jewell, Public Works Manager
(807) 737-1234...

Sioux Lookout Enters Step 2 of Roadmap to Reopening on Wednesday

Posted on Friday, June 25, 2021 11:30 AM

Sioux Lookout, ON – The Province of Ontario is moving to Step 2 of the Roadmap to Reopening at 12:01am on Wednesday, June 30, 2021 and the Municipality of Sioux Lookout is prepared for it.

Under Step 2, there are several key changes to public health measures and restrictions taking effect that residents should be aware of, including:

  • Indoor gatherings for up to 5 people
  • Outdoor gatherings for up to 25 people
  • Public libraries allowed to open at 25% capacity and other restrictions
  • Religious services,...

Update on Storm Damage in Sioux Lookout

Posted on Friday, June 25, 2021 11:15 AM

Sioux Lookout, ON – A violent storm system caused significant damage throughout the Municipality on Wednesday, June 23rd. This resulted in Mayor Doug Lawrance declaring a State of Emergency on Thursday morning.

In the days since, damage has been assessed, insurance companies have been contacted, and dedicated workers and volunteers have been busy finding accommodations for those displaced from the Sunset Suites.

In the coming days, the Municipality of Sioux Lookout will be developing a survey...

Storm Causes Damage Across Municipality

Posted on Thursday, June 24, 2021 10:00 AM

Sioux Lookout, ON – A summer storm system swept through Sioux Lookout last night, with strong winds causing significant damage. Trees and power lines were downed. There was damage to homes, outbuildings, fences, vehicles, and property. This includes significant damage to the roof of one of our local hotels, as well as damages to Municipal facilities.

“We are still assessing damage to Municipal facilities,” explained Municipal Clerk, Brian MacKinnon. “We are aware of damage to the Sioux Lookout...