Resident News

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.

FIRE BAN CURRENTLY IN EFFECT

Green and orange Restricted Fire Zone sign

 FIRE BAN IS CURRENTLY IN EFFECT

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.

1-807-824-2711
Thanks for your cooperation.
Have a great and safe Victoria Day Weekend!

Holiday Landfill / Garbage Collection Schedule 2017

The Township of Schreiber gargbage collection will be uniterrupted with regular collection happening on Wednesday December 27 and recycling pick up happening on Thursday December 28.

The Terrace Bay/Schreiber Landfill site will be CLOSED on December 25, 26 and January 1.

Tipping Fees will be waived December 27, 29 and 30, 2017 during normal hours of operationg for household garbage ONLY!

Please Note: Wrapping paper is NOT recyclable and should go into the garbage.

Light Up Your Holiday – Christmas Light Contest!

Happening Thursday December 21, 2017 at 6:00 pm!

*NEW THIS YEAR*

Council Will Be Hitting The Town With The Schreiber Fire Department Fire Truck To Giveaway Chamber Bucks To Random Homes Throughout The Town Who Have Christmas Lights or Holiday Decorations Celebrating The Season!

Please Note: that this means there will be NO first, second or third place prizes.

*~* Show Us Your Holiday Spirit! *~*

CP Holiday Train — Coming To Schreiber December 1, 2017

The CP Holiday Train will be making its annual stop in Schreiber on December 1, 2017! The Train is set to arrive in Schreiber at 2:45 pm will be stopped alongside Cenotaph Park beside the North Shore Harvest Food Cupboard until 3:30 pm! Performers include Colin James and Emma-Lee!

"The Holiday Train program is all about local food banks and food shelves and the critical role they play in our communities," said Keith Creel, CP's President and Chief Executive Officer. "People come for the beautifully-lit train and stay for the incredible show – all in the name of community. The holiday season is the best time of the year, and we look forward to bringing together thousands of Canadians and Americans this season for this incredibly important cause and a great time". The CP Holiday Train program launched in 1999 and has since raised more than C$13 million and four million pounds of food for communities along CP's routes in Canada and the United States The 2017 edition of the Holiday Train also concludes CP's Canada 150 celebrations and the Canadian train will feature the Spirit of Tomorrow car, which was part of the Canada 150 Train this past summer.

The Township of Schreiber encourages all community residents to bring non-parishable donations to the CP Holiday Train in Schreiber in support of the North Shore Harvest Food Cupboard!