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Municipal Childcare Services to End March 31st

Posted on Thursday, February 03, 2022 06:00 AM

Sioux Lookout, ON – The Municipality of Sioux Lookout wishes to advise of upcoming changes to childcare programming.

As originally announced on September 17, 2021, the Municipality had entered into a “Transfer Agreement” with the Kenora District Services Board (KDSB), wherein the KDSB would assume responsibility for the two Municipally-run Childcare centres on January 1, 2022.  As part of the transfer, the KDSB and its union (IBEW) had agreed to take on all staff and ensure the years of service...

Proclamation: Black History Month

Posted on Wednesday, February 02, 2022 05:45 AM

WHEREAS                   Black History Month recognizes the contributions that People of African and Caribbean descent have made to Canada, shaping its identity; and

WHEREAS                   Black History Month was first recognized in Ontario in February 1993, marking the 200th anniversary of the passage of legislation prohibiting...

COVID Restrictions Ease for Recreation Centre

Posted on Thursday, January 27, 2022 02:45 AM

Sioux Lookout, ON – Residents of Sioux Lookout can look forward to returning to the Recreation Centre and Arena, as Ontario moves to ease public health measures in the coming weeks.

Starting Monday, January 31st, at 12:01 a.m., capacity limits of 50 percent will apply to non-spectator areas of the Recreation Centre and Arena, including the Fitness Centre. Spectator areas of the Arena will be limited to the lesser of 50 percent or 500 people. Appointments will be required to access the gym...

Council Brief - January 19, 2022 Regular Council Meeting

Posted on Tuesday, January 25, 2022 07:45 AM

The following is a summary of the proceedings of the Regular Council Meeting held January 19, 2022:

  • Ms. Barbara Lockhart, Dr. Terri Farrell, Dr. Laurel Laakso, Ms. April Derouin, Ms. Laurie Breton, and Ms. Linda McNaughton made a presentation on behalf of the Sioux Lookout Regional Physician Services Inc. (SLRPSI) on Physician Resources – 2022 and Beyond. SLRPSI is looking to reinstate the Recruitment and Retention Committee to assist with physician shortages, and is asking for a member from the Municipality...

Disruption to Animal Control Services

Posted on Monday, January 10, 2022 10:30 AM

Sioux Lookout, ON – There will be a temporary disruption to animal control services in Sioux Lookout.

Effective today, By-law Enforcement and Animal Control have been transferred to the Corporate Services Department. As a result of this change to staff and structure, the Municipality will be unable to offer animal control services for the next three weeks while required training takes place.

The Municipality of Sioux Lookout apologizes for the inconvenience to its residents, and thanks you for...

January Boards Committees and Commission Meetings

Posted on Thursday, January 06, 2022 10:00 AM

Please be advised that due to the COVID-19 public health crisis, the Municipality of Sioux Lookout will be holding the following meetings electronically: 

Meeting Date and Time

Meeting Type and Contact

Thursday, January 6, 2022
at 6:00 p.m.

The Environment Committee Meeting

Contact:  Jody Brinkman at cbo@siouxlookout.ca   

Monday, January 24, 2022

at 5:00 p.m.

 

The Municipal Committee on

Truth & Reconciliation Meeting

Contact: Tiffany Thompson at ea@siouxlookout.ca

Ontario’s COVID Restrictions Impact Operations

Posted on Tuesday, January 04, 2022 09:00 AM

Sioux Lookout, ON – The Province of Ontario is implementing new COVID-19 related restrictions at 12:01am on Wednesday, January 5, 2022. These changes will impact Municipal operations for a minimum of three weeks.

Changes to services and facilities that Sioux Lookout residents should be aware of, include:

  • Indoor recreation facilities and amenities (Sioux Lookout Memorial Arena, Recreation Centre) are closed.
    • Three weeks will be added to the expiry date of all current gym memberships to make up for...

2022-01-04 Alzheimer Awareness Month Proclamation

January is Alzheimer Awareness Month

Posted on Tuesday, January 04, 2022 04:30 AM

January is National Alzheimer Awareness Month

“Let’s Face It” and start “Living Together”

WHEREAS:      Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias are everyone’s concern, and we need to put our mind to taking action now, while there is still time; and

WHEREAS:       Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias are degenerative brain disorders that most often occur in people over the age of 60 but can strike adults at any age; and

WHEREAS:     ...

Council Briefs - December 15, 2021 Regular Council Meeting

Posted on Wednesday, December 22, 2021 04:00 AM

The following is a summary of the proceedings of the Statutory Public Meeting and the Regular Council Meeting held December 15, 2021:

  • At the Statutory Public Meeting, Council received the Planning Report respecting M & M Sewage Disposal Ltd Official Plan Amendment Application No. OP05-2021 and Zoning By-law Amendment Application No. Z10-2021; and directed staff to prepare a subsequent Planning Report to present to Council at a future Council Meeting, considering the feedback received at the December...

Municipal Response to Omicron Variant

Posted on Tuesday, December 21, 2021 04:15 AM

Sioux Lookout, ON – As the Province of Ontario updates its COVID-19 legislation in the face of surging Omicron variant cases, the Municipality of Sioux Lookout has taken steps to keep in compliance.

This means, as of 12:01 a.m. Sunday, December 19, 2021, a return to 50% capacity limits in a number of indoor public settings, including:

  • Non-spectator areas of facilities used for sports and recreational fitness activities (i.e.: gyms)
  • Indoor recreational amenities

These limits currently do not apply...