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TAKE NOTICE that the Council of the Corporation of the Township of Schreiber passed By‑law No. 29-2018 on the 14th day of August, 2018, under Section 34 of the Planning Act.

Explanatory Note:

This By-law applies only to 4.823 hectares located between PT ML R271 LESS PT N CPR PCL 10086 (Schreiber water treatment plant) to its immediate west, and PT LOC CL 6773 RP 55R8911 PART 6 TO 11 PCL 25728 (Ontario Ministry of Infrastructure) to its immediate east as shown on the key map below.

The purpose of the By-law is to facilitate the use of certain lands for a new clear well municipal water storage facility. There were no written or oral submissions received in respect of this By-law.

AND TAKE NOTICE that any person or agency may appeal to the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal in respect of the By‑law by filing with the CAO/Clerk of the Corporation of the Township of Schreiber not later than September 11, 2018, a Notice of Appeal setting out the objection to the By‑law and the reasons in support of the objection, together with the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal filing fee of $300.00 made payable to the Ontario Minister of Finance.  Forms and other information respecting appeals to the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal are available at

Only individuals, corporations or public bodies may appeal a zoning by‑law to the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal.  A Notice of Appeal may not be filed by an unincorporated association or group.  However, a Notice of Appeal may be filed in the name of the individual who is a member of the association or the group on its behalf.

No person or public body shall be added as a party to the Hearing of the appeal unless, before the By‑law was passed, the person or public body made oral submissions at a public meeting or written submissions to the Council or, in the opinion of the Tribunal, there are reasonable grounds to add the person or public body as a party.

Notice of Appeal, including the filing fee and reasons in support of the objection to the By-law, must be submitted by the date set out above in order to constitute a valid appeal.  Failure to submit a complete Notice of Appeal or the fee of $300.00 or both, on or before the date set out above will result in an incomplete appeal application and will not be processed further.

More information is available for review at the Schreiber Township offices during regular business hours or phone 807-824-2711.  A copy of this Notice, email links, and additional information can also be found on the Schreiber Township website

Dated at the Township of Schreiber, this 17th day of August, 2018.

Don McArthur


Township of Schreiber

204 Alberta Street, P.O. Box 40

Schreiber ON  P0T 2S0

Burn Ban Lifted

                Burn Ban Has Been Lifted

Safe burning tips
Consider chipping or composting brush or grass before burning. If you must burn, make sure you know the rules and follow these tips to ensure you burn grass and woody debris safely.

Choose a safe time
Burn during the coolest, dampest and calmest time of the day: 2 hours before sunset, or later
a fire is more likely to get out of control on a hot, dry or windy day

Put fires out two hours after sunrise, or earlier.
Keep your fire small
small fires can be controlled by 1 person using hand tools and water
keep your pile of wood, brush, or wood by-products to be burned less than 2 metres in diameter and less than 2 metres high

An area of grass or leaves can be burned if the area is less than one hectare (2.5 acres) and the length of the flaming edge is kept to less than 30 metres (100 feet)

Choose a safe site
Keep burning piles at least 2 metres from other flammable material so the fire doesn’t escape by running along the ground away from the pile or burn area
if burning an area of grass or leaves, make sure the area is surrounded by a fire-proof boundary, such as a road, wet ditch or ploughed ground

Stay with your fire
If you start a fire outdoors, you must tend the fire, keep it under control, and extinguish it before leaving the site
a responsible person must be present to tend the fire at all times, even if it is contained in an incinerator
keep adequate tools and water on hand to control the fire if it begins to spread

Please Exercise Caution While Burning!

Zoning By-Law Amendments

Notice of Intention to Pass By-Law for 2018 Budget Allocations

Bear Safety – What To Do If You See a Bear!

Bear Safety – Keeping Bears Out of your Neighbourhood

Save Water – More Effective Watering

With the summer weather, excessive lawn watering puts a strain on the Township of Schreiber’s water production capabilities at the water treatment plant.
At this time, we are asking for your cooperation in using alternate day lawn watering, where even numbered houses water on even numbered days and odd numbered houses water on odd numbered days.
Your cooperation in this matter is greatly appreciated.
Thank You – Township of Schreiber
Tips for effective lawn watering:
• Do your lawn watering early in the morning or late in the evening. Watering in the afternoon will only see most of your water evaporate in the hot sun.
• Water deeply and infrequently. Deep watering promotes a deep root system, while over-watering (daily) promotes shallow root growth, making your lawn less hardy.
• Water an area of your lawn for 15-20 minutes before moving your sprinkler to a new area.


Green and orange Restricted Fire Zone sign


The Township of Schreiber will NOT be issuing any fire permits until after the fire ban has been lifted.
If you have any questions please feel free to contact the municipal office.

Thanks for your cooperation.
Have a great and safe Victoria Day Weekend!

Councillor Gustav “Bob” Krause Receives Long-Standing Service Award

The Township of Schreiber would like to congradulate Councillor Gustav "Bob" Krause in receiving the 25 years Long-Standing Service Award  on behalf of the Government of Ontario in recognition of outstanding work in helping to build strong communities in Ontario as presented by the Honourable Bill Mauro, MPP (Thunder Bay—Atikokan), Minister of Municipal Affairs.

As Pictured the Honourable Michael Gravelle, MPP (Thunder Bay—Superior North), Minister of Northern Development and Mines (left), Township of Schreiber Councillor Gustav "Bob" Krause (centre) and the Honourable Bill Mauro, MPP (Thunder Bay—Atikokan), Minister of Municipal Affairs (right)

The Ties That Bind

"The Ties That Bind" tells the story of a pivotal period in Canada’s earliest days and the incredible efforts made to keep the railway in Canada. Running tracks through the USA would have been much easier and less expensive but at the cost of our complete independence. Please watch the story in High Definition here.