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Municipality Taking Steps to Rename Umfreville Park

Posted on Monday, October 04, 2021 09:30 AM

Sioux Lookout, ON – The Municipality of Sioux Lookout is taking its first steps toward renaming Umfreville Park. This starts with the Mayor and Council lobbying the Provincial government for permission to rename sites within the Municipality.

“The Municipal Truth and Reconciliation Committee has been discussing how the Municipality can recognize the Indigenous history and culture of our community by renaming sites like Umfreville Park,” explained Sioux Lookout CAO, Michelle Larose. “We want to...

Special Council Meeting - October 5, 2021

Posted on Friday, October 01, 2021 11:00 AM

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

Meeting Date and Time

Meeting Type and Purpose

October 5, 2021

at 2:00 p.m.

Special Council Meeting

Re: Hillcrest Development Project

Meeting will be live-streamed on the Municipality’s Facebook page:

For further information, please contact:
Jackie Trenholm, Deputy Clerk
737-2700, ext. 2223 or...

2021 Fire Prevention Week Proclamation

Posted on Friday, October 01, 2021 04:00 AM

         Fire Prevention Week
         October 3 – October 9, 2021


The Municipality of Sioux Lookout is committed to ensuring the safety of all those living in and visiting Sioux Lookout; and




Fire is a serious public safety concern both locally and nationally, and homes are the locations where people are at greatest risk from fire; and




Smoke alarms detect smoke...

The Survivor's Flag

Posted on Thursday, September 30, 2021 11:00 AM

On National Truth and Reconciliation Day, the Survivor's Flag was raised at the Travel Information Centre. 

The Survivor's Flag


The Survivors’ Flag is an expression of remembrance, meant to honour residential school Survivors and all the lives and communities impacted by the residential school system in Canada. Each element depicted on the flag was carefully selected by Survivors from across Canada, who were consulted in the flag’s creation.

The Family

Some saw the adults as our ancestors watching over us; others...

NWHU Warns of Blue-Green Algae Blooms in Abram Lake

Posted on Tuesday, September 28, 2021 06:00 AM

There have been reports of an algae bloom north of Frog Rapids in Abram Lake, near Sioux Lookout. The
bloom is being tested by the Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Parks to see if it is blue-green
algae. At this time, the results are not known, so Northwestern Health Unit asks that people treat it as
though it is blue-green algae.

Blue-green algae are microscopic organisms that are naturally present in lakes and streams. They are
usually present in low numbers but can rapidly increase in certain...

Proclamation - National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

Posted on Wednesday, September 22, 2021 06:45 AM

         National Day for Truth and Reconciliation
         Thursday, September 30, 2021



The Government of Canada is committed to reconciliation and ensuring that the tragic history and ongoing legacy of residential schools is never forgotten; and




The Municipality of Sioux Lookout remains committed to acknowledging the tragic and painful history and legacy of residential...

Council Brief - September 15, 2021 Regular Council Meeting

Posted on Tuesday, September 21, 2021 06:45 AM

Council Brief

The following is a summary of the proceedings of the Public Hearing, and the Regular Council Meeting held September 15, 2021:

  • At the Public Hearing Council received the Road Allowance Closure and Sale Application report for the shoreline road allowance adjacent to Ms. Samantha Styles’ property at 527 Moosehorn Road, Sioux Lookout.
  • At the Regular Council Meeting Council passed By-law No. 90-21, Being a By-law to permanently Close, Declare Surplus and Authorize the Sale of a Highway of the...

Rail Safety Week Proclamation

Posted on Monday, September 20, 2021 01:00 AM

Public - Rail Safety Week
September 20 to September 26, 2021

WHEREAS Public - Rail Safety Week is to be held across Canada from September 20 to September 26, 2021; and

WHEREAS it is in the public's interest to raise citizens' awareness of the dangers of ignoring safety warnings at level crossing and trespassing on rail property to reduce avoidable deaths, injuries, and damage caused by incidents involving trains and citizens; and 

WHEREAS Operation Lifesaver is a public/private...

Municipal Child Care Service Operations Transferring to KDSB

Posted on Friday, September 17, 2021 03:00 AM

Sioux Lookout, ON – The Municipality of Sioux Lookout has entered into an agreement with the Kenora District Services Board (KDSB) wherein the KDSB will assume responsibility for the two Municipally-run Child Care centres, namely, Biidaaban and Sioux Mountain, effective January 1, 2022.

“Our community is the last in the region to transfer Municipally-run child care services from the Municipality to the Kenora District Services Board,” explained Mayor Doug Lawrance, adding, “this was a difficult...

September Council Meetings

Posted on Friday, September 10, 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


September 15, 2021

at 5:30 p.m.



Public Hearing

To Consider Proposed Shoreline Road Allowance

Closing and Sale


September 15, 2021

at 5:30 p.m.



Public Meeting

To Consider Proposed Updates to the Community

Improvement Plan


September 15, 2021

at 5:30 p.m.