Township of Schreiber News
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!
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.
Thanks for your cooperation.
Have a great and safe Victoria Day Weekend!
The province will fund the construction of a new 1,360-square foot North Shore Express Discovery Centre. The centre will highlight the township’s historical ties to the railway industry by featuring a diesel locomotive and will include a museum and visitor centre. In addition, the province is investing in tourism signage, as well as downtown revitalization, including storm water drainage upgrades, new benches and a new gazebo.
Ontario is also investing in the town of Schreiber’s Clearwell project through the Ontario Community Infrastructure Fund. Once complete, the project will ensure that all residents of Schreiber will have access to safe drinking water.
Ontario is investing $2,150,000 in Schreiber through the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC) Strategic Economic Infrastructure Program.
Ontario is investing up to $1.03 million through the Ontario Community Infrastructure Fund in the town of Schreiber’s Clearwell project.
“Our government recognizes that improving community infrastructure and tourism attractions is vital to the economy of many northern communities. Today’s investments in Terrace Bay and Schreiber will make these communities even more exciting places and will have a lasting impact for tourists and locals alike.”
— Michael Gravelle, Minister of Northern Development and Mines and MPP Thunder Bay-Superior North
“We thank Minister Gravelle and the province for these very important investments in our community. Our revitalization project is an essential component of Schreiber’s tourism strategy and aligns with other attractions in our beautiful Lake Superior North Shore region. The additional support from the Ontario Community Infrastructure Fund will allow us to keep a safe supply of fresh treated drinking water for our residents.”
— Mark Figliomeni, Mayor, Township of Schreiber
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.