Schreiber News

Hydro One Service Interruption – Sunday May 31st 2020

To all Schreiber residents,

On Sunday May 31st, Hydro One will be interrupting our hydro service in order to replace hydro equipment within the community. As a result of the interruption, the community will face a power outage within the community from 9:00am to 5:00pm.

This service interruption will also affect the following Townships: Killraine, Lahontan, Pays Platt First Nations, Wiggins, McAllister and Patience.

Please plan your day accordingly and stay safe.

Spring Cleanup 2020

The Township of Schreiber has been informed by the Terrace Bay dump on the conditions for Spring Cleanup 2020 with respects to COVID-19.

Please see the posting here.

Heritage Days 2020 Cancelled

Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Township of Schreiber has decided to cancel this year's Heritage Days festival. Following increased and overwhelming concerns about the COVID-19 virus, we felt this was the best way to proceed during such an unprecedented global situation. We are very disappointed that we are unable to hold this event for our community. But we know it’s the right decision based on the information we have today. Thank you for your cooperation.

COVID-19 Declaration of Emergency

The Township of Schreiber has issued a Declaration of Emergency for COVID-19. This is a precaution in order to access additional resources and funding during this pandemic, when and if to protect the health and safety of our residents and businesses. Our declaration is made in support of the North of Superior Healthcare Group and in/with the support of our neighbouring community, the Town of Terrace Bay.

Volunteer Positions – Township Committees

Council is seeking volunteers for positions on the Committees listed below, for the term of Council ending November 30, 2022.  If you are eager to share your input, ideas and suggestions, please consider applying to the following Committees:

Accessibility Advisory Committee

To provide advice to the Township of Schreiber to remove barriers for people with disabilities and help make public services and facilities accessible to everyone.

Cemetery Advisory Committee

To provide advice to the Township of Schreiber with regards to regulations and controls of the Schreiber Cemetery and the Worthington Bay Cemetery, pursuant to the Funeral, Burial and Cremation Services Act, S.O. 2002, c.33.

Senior Committee

To promote healthy aging, independence and the well-being of seniors and the elderly through health, wellness, educational, cultural, and recreational programs. To improve the lives of seniors and the elderly by providing them with access to the Schreiber Senior Centre as a place for social interaction, volunteerism and community activism.

Recreation and Festivals Committee

To advise and make recommendations to Council on matters related to the programming and utilization of Schreiber’s recreational facilities.  To advise and make recommendations to Council on the implementation of a Recreation and Festivals Strategic Plan.

Are you interested in joining a Committee?

For more information, please provide your name, phone number and email by 2:00 pm Friday, April 10, 2019 to:

Mayor and Council

Re: Committee Statement of Intent

P.O. Box 40, 204 Alberta Street

Schreiber, ON

P0T 2S0

Or via email to info@schreiber.ca

Public Notice: OCWA

To all Schreiber Residents, please take note of the following reminder from the Ontario Clean Water Agency (OCWA):

Be careful with what you flush.

Wet wipes, paper towels and facial tissues can clog pipes.

We recognize that many residents may be increasing their use of disinfectant wipes, paper towels and facial tissues in response to COVID-19.

We would like to remind residents not to flush wet wipes of any kind. Despite what some packaging says, wipes are not flushable. Paper towels and facial tissues also do not belong in the toilet. These items cannot be flushed because they do not break down like toilet paper does.

If wipes, paper towels and facial tissues are flushed, they can cause blockages in pipes – which may lead to sewage overflows in your home or business.

Further down the line, these items can clog sewers and cause sewage overflows into streets and the natural environment. They can also cause costly damage to local wastewater infrastructure.

The only things that should be flushed are the 3Ps: Pee, Poo & (toilet) Paper. No exceptions. Please put used wipes, facial tissues and paper towels in the garbage.

Thank you for working with us to keep our community’s pipes and sewers clear and our wastewater infrastructure functioning smoothly.

If you have any questions, please contact info@schreiber.ca.

-- A message from the Township of Schreiber in partnership with our wastewater operator, the Ontario Clean Water Agency.

North Shore LNG Project – Call for Board of Directors

The Township of Schreiber is advertising the call for Board of Directors with respect to the North Shore LNG Project. The Board of Directors is collectively responsible for the effective oversight of the Local Distribution Company (LDC) and its businesses.

If you are interested and would like more information, please click here.

NEW Public Notice: COVID-19 and the Township of Schreiber’s State of Operations

Please be advised that the Township of Schreiber has a new statement regarding COVID-19 and the operations of services under the Municipality:

CoronaVirus - Township of Schreiber: Public Notice

NOTICE OF PASSING – ZONING BY-LAW AMENDMENT NO. 14-2020

The Township of Schreiber has passed Zoning By-Law Amendment NO.14-2020 regarding the commercial production of cannabis.

Please find the Zoning By-Law Amendment here.

COVID-19: Township of Schreiber – Course of Action

Dear Residents,

In light of the public health emergency pertaining to the Corona Virus (COVID-19) pandemic, the Township will be taking proactive measures to safeguard our residents and employees. Effective March 14, 2020, to April 5, 2020, the Township shall shut down all recreation facilities and programming, this includes the Arena and Community Hall, the Senior Centre and Municipal Complex Gymnasium, and the Schreiber Public Library. The 24-hour gym at the Community Hall will continue to operate as an exception. Signs will be posted throughout Township properties to caution visitors with regard to the virus.

To take steps to protect yourself please regularly wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public space, or after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands. Avoid close contact with people who appear sick (6-foot distance), gatherings of more than 20 people, and avoid physical contact such as handshakes. If you are feeling sick with flu-like symptoms, please call in sick and contact Telehealth at (1-866-797-0000). The Township will also put in immediate procedures to amp up the disinfection of common areas and equipment. Thank you for your cooperation.