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Caution Urged at Municipal Boat Launches

Posted on Tuesday, August 24, 2021 08:45 AM

Water levels on area lakes are near or below historic lows. That means new and unexpected hazards for boaters at local boat launches and on the open water.

Due to low water levels, the Municipality of Sioux Lookout urges all boaters to be extra cautious when launching from and approaching municipal boat launches. Underwater obstructions may now be shallow enough to cause damage to hulls or motors if you’re not careful.

Recreation and Culture Department staff are monitoring the situation and posting...

August Council Meeting Schedule - UPDATED

Posted on Thursday, August 12, 2021 09:00 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 Purpose


August 17, 2021
at 3:30 p.m.



Special Council Meeting – Closed Session:

Subject matter relating to a position, plan, procedure, criteria or instruction to be applied to any negotiations carried on or to be carried on by or on behalf of the municipality or local board,...

Important Dates for Minor Sports

Posted on Thursday, August 12, 2021 08:00 AM

Sioux Lookout, ON – As we near the end of the summer minor sports schedules, the Recreation and Culture Department would like to remind parents of some important dates coming up.

August 16th to 20th will be the last week of regular season minor sports. For all sessions that were cancelled due to the weather, the make-up dates are listed below. Please note that the schedule has been condensed into three days – so please look carefully to see when your children’s sessions will be. They...

Temporary Road Closure - King Street at Eighth Avenue

Posted on Thursday, August 05, 2021 09:30 AM

Please be advised that there will be a temporary closure of King Street at Eighth Avenue from 2:30 p.m. Thursday, August 5th through 4:30 p.m. Monday, August 9th.

This temporary closure is due to the excavator and road subgrade excavation reaching the intersection.

Detour signs are present and will continue to direct traffic to King Street west of Eighth AVenue through the back lane between King Street and Front Street. Please exercise extra care while travelling through the back lane.

For more information,...

Council Brief - July 21 Regular Council Meeting

Posted on Tuesday, August 03, 2021 06:30 AM

The following is a summary of the proceedings of the Public Hearing and the RegularCouncil Meeting held July 21, 2021:

  • A Public Hearing was held to receive the Road Allowance Closure and Sale Application regarding an unopened laneway between Ethel Street and South Street in urban Sioux Lookout. There were no concerns or objections with the application, so it was added to the Regular Council Meeting Agenda. During the Regular Council Meeting Council passed By-law No. 67-2'l, Being a By-law to...

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded (King Street)

Posted on Wednesday, July 28, 2021 08:15 AM


84 to 114 King Street


Laboratory testing of the water supply does not indicate the presence of bacteria.

PDF version available to download at link below.


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 [email protected]

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


The Municipal Committee on

Truth & Reconciliation Meeting

Contact: Tiffany Thompson at [email protected]


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...