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Council Brief - March 17, 2021

Posted on Thursday, March 25, 2021 09:30 AM

Council BriefThe following is a summary of the proceedings of the Regular Council Meeting held March 17, 2021:

  • Mayor Lawrance presented a 20 Year Service Recognition Medal from the Governor General of Canada to Robert Popovic, the Emergency Services Manager. The Mayor congratulated and thanked him for his 20 years of dedicated service to the community.
  • Mac Potter, Manager of Environment and Community Relations, Mark Miller, Director of Projects and MacKenzie Denyes, Manager of Regulatory Affairs...

2021 Burning Permits Available Now

Posted on Thursday, March 18, 2021 10:45 AM


All residents burning brush and grass between April 1, 2021 and March 31, 2022 are required to purchase an annual “Open Air Burning Permit” for $10.00. 

All residents who have an incinerator must purchase an “Annual Incinerator Permit” for $10.00.  This permit is valid for one year beginning April 1, 2021 to March 31, 2022.

Any resident who does not have a Permit for burning will be subject to a fine as set out in By-Law...

2020 Annual Drinking Water Reports for Sioux Lookout and Hudson

Posted on Thursday, March 18, 2021 08:15 AM

2020 ANNUAL REPORTS for SIOUX LOOKOUT URBAN DRINKING WATER SYSTEM AND HUDSON DRINKING WATER SYSTEM as per “O. Reg. 170/03: Drinking Water Systems” under the Safe Drinking Water Act, 2002 are available for the public to review at:

  • digital documents  -  Municipal Website at – Living Here / Water and Wastewater.
  • hard copy documents – available for pick up during posted operating hours at the following municipal facilities:
  • Hudson – Lost Lake Drop-In Centre
  • Sioux Lookout – Municipal Office

Contractors and Haulers - Reduced Load Restrictions

Posted on Tuesday, March 16, 2021 05:45 AM


The Municipality of Sioux Lookout will be implementing reduced load restrictions on all municipal rural & urban roads, streets and avenues, with the exception of specific arterial and collector routes, in Sioux Lookout and Hudson commencing Monday, March 22, 2021.  For a list of all roads, streets or avenues that are exempt from the reduced load restriction, please contact the Public Works Department or download the exemption list &...

Notice of Update to Cemetery By-law

Posted on Monday, March 15, 2021 06:30 AM


PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that it is the intention of the Council of The Corporation of the Municipality of Sioux Lookout to rescind its current Cemetery By-law (No. 28-12, Being a By-law to Regulate the Cemeteries of The Corporation of the Municipality of Sioux Lookout) and to pass a new Cemetery By-law, No. 26-21, Being a By-law to Regulate the Cemeteries of...

Municipality Moving to "Red - Control" Zone - What You Need to Know

Posted on Friday, March 12, 2021 09:00 AM

March 12, 2021


The Municipality of Sioux Lookout Responds to Move to Red Zone in Northwestern Health Unit Catchment Area

Sioux Lookout, ON – As the Province of Ontario moves our region to the “Red – Control” Zone on Monday, March 15, 2021 at 12:01 a.m., for a minimum two-week period (or at least until March 29th), the Municipality of Sioux Lookout is following the guidance provided by the Northwestern Health Unit on what measures need to be taken for everyone’s...

NWHU Notice - COVID-19 Variants of Concern Found in the Area

Posted on Friday, March 12, 2021 07:15 AM

The Northwestern Health Unit (NWHU) has released information about positive tests for COVID-19 variants of concern in the region.

All positive COVID-19 tests are currently screened for variants of concern, such as the UK variant.

The NWHU's Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Kit Young Hoon, emphasizes the need for individuals and their household members to self-isolate immediately when someone has a symptom of COVID-19. Variants of concern can spread incredibly fast.

A PDF of the full NWHU Media Release...

Council Brief - February 17th Regular Council Meeting

Posted on Friday, February 26, 2021 09:30 AM

Council Brief

The following is a summary of the proceedings of the Statutory Public Meeting and the Regular Council Meeting held February 17, 2021:

  • At the Statutory Public Meeting: Council received Planning Report No. 2021-23 respecting Zoning By-law Amendment Application No. Z01-2021 (673 & 675 Drayton Road). Council passed By-law No. 11-21, Being a By-law to Amend the Municipality of Sioux Lookout Comprehensive Zoning By-law No. 85-18, as amended at the Regular Council Meeting.
  • Council received...

Shooting Hoops is Now Open for Bookings in the Gym

Posted on Thursday, February 25, 2021 08:00 AM

Shooting Hoops


  • Open to Ages 10 and up. 
  • One Person allowed in the gym shooting at once.  The ONLY exception to this is that two people can participate together provided they reside in the same household.  Only one basket will be used (Front Desk Staff will designate).
  • It is strongly encouraged for participants to bring their own ball. Face masks may be removed ONLY when on the court.  Users are expected to wear a face mask in all other instances.  Hand sanitizer will be provided and must be used...

Water and Sewer Rates Set to Increase March 1, 2021

Posted on Wednesday, February 24, 2021 02:45 AM

February 26, 2021

Water and Sewer Rates Set to Increase March 1, 2021- UPDATED

Sioux Lookout, ON – Residents connected to the Municipal drinking water and sanitary sewer systems in Sioux Lookout will see their water and sewer rates increase on Monday, March 1st. This marks the first rate increase since 2015.

“The new water and sewer rates were approved by Council in February 2020, but with the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic last year, Council decided to them put on...