Franco Ontarian Day

WHEREAS on May 18, 2010, the Legislative Assembly of Ontario enacted the Franco-Ontarian Day Act, 2010 proclaiming September 25th in each year as the Franco-Ontarian Day;

AND WHEREAS the Franco-Ontarian Day Act recognizes that Franco-Ontarians commemorate September 25th to celebrate their language and heritage and also take pride in their collective accomplishments. September 25th is the anniversary of the first unveiling of the Franco-Ontarian flag in Sudbury in 1975; the Franco-Ontarian Emblem Act, 2001 recognizes the flag as the emblem of the Francophone community of Ontario;

AND WHEREAS by proclaiming September 25th as Franco-Ontarian Day, this Act officially recognizes the contributions of the Francophone community of Ontario to the social, economic and political life of the Province and the community’s importance in Ontario’s society;

AND WHEREAS French is one of the two official languages of Canada and French language has been spoken in Ontario since the 17th century;

NOW THEREFORE, I, Dave Hamilton, Mayor of the Township of Schreiber, do hereby proclaim September 25th as “Franco-Ontarian Day” in the Township of Schreiber.

Dated in the Mayor’s Office this 24th day of September, 2020.


A Council-initiated Zoning By-law Amendment is being processed which effects all private lands in the Township of Schreiber, District of Thunder Bay. A location map is not attached to this Notice as all private lands in the Township are affected.

The purpose of this By-law is to assist existing lots of record with lesser lot area and/or frontage than required by the Zoning By-law to increase in size, without triggering a variance, even if they continue to remain substandard after a lot addition consent or merger with another lot.

TAKE NOTICE That the Council of the Township of Schreiber will hold a public meeting on October 15, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. in the Schreiber Township Municipal Complex to consider a proposed Zoning By‑law Amendment under Section 34 of the Planning Act to amend By‑law No. 20-2014, as amended, the Schreiber Township Zoning By‑law.

ANY PERSON may attend the public meeting and/or make written or verbal presentation either in support of, or in opposition to the proposed Zoning By‑law Amendment.

IF A PERSON OR PUBLIC BODY would otherwise have an ability to appeal the decision of the Corporation of the Township of Schreiber to the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal but the person or public body does not make oral submissions at a public meeting or make written submissions to the Corporation of the Township of Schreiber before the by-law is passed, the person or public body is not entitled to appeal the decision.

IF A PERSON OR PUBLIC BODY does not make oral submissions at a public meeting or make written submissions to the Corporation of the Township of Schreiber before the By‑law is passed, the person or public body may not be added as a party to the hearing of an appeal before the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal unless, in the opinion of the Tribunal, there are reasonable grounds to do so.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION relating to the proposed Zoning By‑law Amendment is available for inspection during regular office hours at the Municipal Complex. For more information about this matter, including information about appeal rights, contact 807-824-2711. If you wish to be notified of the decision of the Corporation of the Township of Schreiber on the proposed Zoning By-law Amendment, you must make a written request to:

Nathan Dias


Township of Schreiber

204 Alberta Street, P.O. Box 40

Schreiber ON  P0T 2S0

Dated at the Township of Schreiber this 22nd day of September, 2020.

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Please take notice that the Council of the Township of Schreiber intends to pass a Bylaw to adopt the 2020 estimates of revenues and expenses for the 2020 budget year.

The 2020 Budget Bylaw will be considered at a Public Meeting to be held at 7:00 PM Tuesday, September 29, 2020 in the Municipal Complex Council Chamber located at 204 Alberta Street, Schreiber, Ontario during the regular Council Meeting.

A copy of the proposed Bylaw may be examined at the Municipal Office, 204 Alberta Street, Schreiber, Ontario.  Please contact the Treasurer, Marlene Bottomley, should you have questions regarding the Bylaw.

A letter outlining your comments may be provided to the Clerk prior to the meeting.  Your name and address are required to be included in the letter.  Letters will be read at the meeting.

Please forward your written comments to:

Nathan Dias
PO Box 40
204 Alberta Street
Schreiber, Ontario
P0T 2S0
Or email CAO/Clerk

Dated: September 17, 2020
Nathan Dias

Bear Tips

The potential for human-bear interactions increases when there are less natural food sources available. This is when food sources such as garbage, fruit trees and bird seed can draw bears into populated areas.

If you have a fruit tree attracting bears, we encourage you to harvest the fruit from the trees to reduce the number of unwanted visits in your neighbourhood.

Follow these tips to prevent an unwanted visit by bears foraging for food:

• Garbage: eliminate odours. Put garbage in containers that have tight fitting lids and only put it out the morning of garbage day, not the night before.

• When possible, store garbage in bear-resistant containers.

• Be aware that cooking odours can attract bears

• Remove grease and food residue from barbecue grills, including the grease cup underneath.

If a bear has been spotted repeatedly in your neighbourhood, contact Township of Schreiber, Director of Operations 807-824-2711 ext. 230.

In a life-threatening emergency, call 9-1-1.

Ongoing Construction on the Casque Isles

Due to the ongoing work being done on theA6 to Picnic Table Lookout trail (Sewer Plant to Lookout) and the persistent wet weather we are asking the public to avoid the trail to allow it to dry. This makes it easier for further construction to take place in a timely fashion.

A large investment has been made into the project which will create a new recreational outdoor experience for our region and visitors.

We need your help to keep the construction on schedule. If the weather dries up and the situation improves more access will be allowed. Thank you for your patience.

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TAKE NOTICE that the Council of the Corporation of the Township of Schreiber passed By-law No. 14-2020 on the10th day of March 2020, under Section 34 of the Planning Act. A keymap is not provided because the proposed Amendment affects all private land in the municipality. As per O. Reg. 149/20 this notice has been reposted.

Click her to view the ZONING BY-LAW AMENDMENT NO. 14-2020

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The Schreiber Municipal Complex is open to the public with the following COVID-19 regulations and restrictions:

– Masks are required to be worn for entry into the Municipal Complex.

– Please hand sanitize prior to entering the building. A hand sanitizing station is set up in the municipal foyer.

– PHYSICAL DISTANCING MARKERS showing the flow of traffic are clearly marked.

– The Township continues to encourage online/electronic methods of payment wherever possible to reduce traffic flow inside the Municipal Complex. Debit payments encouraging the use of your ‘tap’ function are the preferred methods of point of sale payments. Cash and cheques are accepted methods of payment, but are discouraged.

– Only one (1) patron will be allowed inside the Municipal Counter area at a time, with physical distancing and engineering controls in effect.

– Appointments are necessary for all services other than payments. Please call the staff member directly to set up an appointment.

– Public Washrooms are open.

– Fire burning permits will continue to be issued by sending an email to, which will generate an automatic reply with the permit and burn rules. A handout will be created and be made available at the Municipal Complex for those looking to acquire a permit if you do not have access to email on your own. For more information, please call (807) 824-2094.

The Schreiber Senior Centre, Quilting Room, Municipal Gym, Community Hall, Arena, Fitness Centre, Ballfield, Public Parks and Beach Washrooms will remain closed to the public until further notice. Please stay tuned for updates on the reopening of these facilities.

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Local Water Restrictions

With the coming summer hot weather, excessive lawn watering will put a strain on the Township of Schreibers water production capabilities at the water treatment plant.

At this time, we are asking for your cooperation in using alternate day lawn watering even-numbered houses water on even-numbered days and odd-numbered houses water on odd number days.

Your cooperation in this matter is greatly appreciated.

For further information, please call Mitchell G Fairservice, Township Director of Operations, at 824-2711 Ext 230.

Thank you – Public Works Department

Tips for effective lawn watering:

  • Do your lawn watering early in the morning or late 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.