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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...

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 sell all goods;

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...