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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...

Council Brief - June 2021 Regular Council Meeting

Posted on Tuesday, June 22, 2021 06:15 AM

The following is a summary of the proceedings of the Regular Council Meeting held June 16th, 2021: 

  • Michael Scott made a presentation to Council for a Dog Park at the back half of the skating rink that has been blocked off from the main rink in Hudson. Mr. Scott has assembled a team of community volunteers who are looking to create a Dog Park and has asked for Council’s support on the project. A staff report will be coming forward at a subsequent meeting.
  • Council received the report outlining the...

Temporary Closure of Legion Section at Northway Cemetery

Posted on Wednesday, June 09, 2021 09:30 AM

The Legion section of Northway Cemetery has been cordoned off temporarily, due to health and safety concerns. The annual raking of pine needles from the area has not taken place yet, due to the redeployment of staff to cover a shortage in grass cutters.

As soon as this piece of annual maintenance is complete, the Legion section of Northway Cemetery will be reopened.

The rest of the Northway Cemetery remains open to the public.

For further information, please contact:
Brian P. MacKinnon, Manager of Corporate...

Moving to Step One of Roadmap to Reopening on Friday

Posted on Tuesday, June 08, 2021 08:15 AM

Sioux Lookout, ON– The Province of Ontario has announced the safe and gradual lifting of public health measures, starting with a move to Step One of the Roadmap to Reopen at 12:01 a.m. this Friday, June 11, 2021.

This move brings many welcome changes, including:

  • outdoor gatherings of up to 10 people;
  • outdoor dining with up to 4 people per table;
  • outdoor fitness classes, personal training, and sports training for up to 10 people;
  • essential retail at 25% capacity, and able to sellallgoods;

Boards, Committees, and Commission Meetings - June 2021

Posted on Thursday, June 03, 2021 04:00 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

June 3, 2021 at 5:00 p.m.


The Environment Committee Meeting
Contact: Silvia Jakobs at [email protected]

June 14, 2021  at 5:00 p.m.

The Municipal Committee on Truth
and Reconciliation Meeting
Contact: Tiffany Thompson at [email protected]


June 29, 2021 at 12...

Extension of Orders and Expiration of Stay-at-Home Order

Posted on Thursday, June 03, 2021 03:15 AM

Sioux Lookout, ON – While the provincial declaration of emergency and Stay-at-Home Order expire on Wednesday, June 2, 2021, we will continue to operate in the Shutdown Zone of Stage 1.

This means that indoor gatherings are not allowed with anyone you do not live with, except one other person from outside the household who lives alone or is a caregiver. Outdoor gatherings remain limited to five people with physical distancing of two metres for people outside of your household. Masks or face coverings...

Pre-Registration Open for Soccer, Baseball, and Volleyball

Posted on Monday, May 31, 2021 07:00 AM

Sioux Lookout, ON – While provincial restrictions currently prohibit outdoor recreation, the Recreation and Culture Department is preparing for the future now.

While we haven’t been able to offer our standard Minor Sports registration process, all interested soccer, baseball, and volleyball players and coaches are invited to call the Recreation Centre’s Front Desk to pre-register for a potential 2021 season, starting in July if Ontario enters step two of the Road to Reopening plan. The number...

Gay Pride Celebration Month Proclamation

Posted on Monday, May 31, 2021 03:00 AM

Sioux Lookout has a long and proud tradition of embracing diversity in all its forms – cultural, social, and ethnic; and
the community of Sioux Lookout is immeasurably enriched by the diversity of our people, including those members of the Two-Spirit, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgendered, Queer + (2SLGBTQ+) communities; and
Pride events across Canada and around the world are necessary to show community support and belonging for 2SLGBTQ+ individuals and families, and 2SLGBTQ+-identifying...