Sioux Lookout, ON – While the Province of Ontario’s stay-at-home order, issued April 16th, continues until at least June 2nd, changes announced yesterday will impact residents of the Municipality of Sioux Lookout.

Please note that all Municipal buildings will remain closed to the public until step two of the Roadmap to Reopen takes effect. Although our doors remain closed, staff is working to ensure that essential Municipal services continue with minimal interruptions. Our phone lines are being monitored and we continue our efforts to return calls quickly.

Currently, these Municipal facilities remain CLOSED to the public:

  • The Municipal Office
  • The Recreation Centre and Gymnasium – except for vaccination clinics
  • The Public Works Garage
  • The Fire Hall
  • The Airport Administration Building

These Municipal facilities will remain OPEN to the public:

  • The Airport Terminal Building
  • The Hidden Lake Landfill Site
  • The Biidaaban and Sioux Mountain Children’s Centres

Effective 12:01 a.m. Saturday, May 22nd, outdoor sports facilities and multi-use fields will re-open with restrictions, as outlined by the Ontario government. This includes:

  • Baseball diamonds
  • Soccer fields
  • Golf courses
  • Tennis courts
  • Basketball courts
  • Bike and skate parks
  • Bocce Courts

While these facilities will re-open on Saturday, we remind everyone that physical distancing still needs to be maintained while using them. Signs will be posted.

Please note that the existing emergency brake order remains in effect, with a few key changes. Outdoor limits for social gatherings and organized public events will be expanded to five people – including members of different households. All other public health and workplace safety measures remain in effect, including restrictions on retail sales.

The Municipality of Sioux Lookout thanks you for your continued cooperation and patience as we navigate a situation that is constantly changing.

Every person, aged 18 and over in 2021, is now eligible to book a COVID-19 vaccine appointment through the provincial booking system and call centre or directly through the Northwestern Health Unit. Visit for links to more information.


For more information, please contact:
Brian P. MacKinnon, Manager of Corporate Services/Municipal Clerk
807-738-2170 or [email protected]

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