Welcome to O'Connor Township!
BLAIKIE ROAD at the Whitefish River is CLOSED until further notice due to high water.
Monday, May 20, 2013 at 11:00 a.m.
Please drive with caution as other creeks and rivers water levels are rising. The Road Crew will be doing there best to close roads or post warnings where required.
FOR UPDATED WATERSHED CONDITION STATEMENTS - FLOOD OUTLOOK information please go to the Lakehead Region Conservation Authorities website. It can be found under important links on our website.
Main Street between Prouty Road and Lysak Road will be CLOSED at 9 a.m. Friday, April 12, 2013 until further notice.
Load Restrictions in Effect (Half Loads)
Please note that load restrictions have been applied to all municipal roads within the Township of O’Connor and will continue to be in effect during the period designated by the Township of O’Connor. MTO has also placed load restrictions on Hwy 595.
Request for Proposal (RFP)
The Township of O'Connor is inviting proposals from respondents for the provision of professional services for the development of a comprehensive Asset Management Plan that will assist the Township in making the best possible decisions regarding building, operating, maintaining, renewing, replacing and disposing of infrastructure assets. The Deadline for submissions is June 10, 2013 at 4:30 p.m. For a full RFP please click here.
Request for Proposal (RFP)
The Township of Conmee, Township of Gillies, Municipality of Neebing, Township of O'Connor, Municipality of Oliver Paipoonge and Municipality of Shuniah have posted an RFP for the detail of a social services delivery model. The RFP may be found at www.merx.com
Fire Permits are required from April 1st to October 31st for all outdoor burning within the township.
Fire Permits may be picked up for no charge at the Township office, 330 Highway 595 during regular office hours or
Fire Chief Henry Mattas - Barrie Drive, 628-3523
O'Connor Community Centre Renovations
The O'Connor Community Centre will be receiving some new and exciting changes. To start, the basement kitchen will be revitalized with the installation of a new kitchen exhaust hood and fan, a wet chemical system for fire suppression, a direct fired make-up air system, a new stove and lighting. The Centre will also receive a new coat of paint to freshen it up, a dishwasher will be installed in the upstairs kitchen and some new appliances and cupboards will be purchased. Thank you to the Ontario Trillium Foundation and the Community Infrastructure Improvement Fund (CIIF) for their contribution towards these renovations. Construction should be starting soon.
Thank you to all who have also attended or supported the recent Community Centre renovations fundraising events hosted by the O'Connor Community Club and Fire Department. Thank you also to the O'Connor Women's Institute and Thunder Bay Ventures for their donations. Please watch for more fundraising events coming soon.
Up Coming Council Meetings
& Budget Meetings
COUNCIL MEETING CANCELLED - MONDAY, MAY 13 due to no quorum. Meeting has been rescheduled for Wednesday, May 22, 2013 at 7 p.m.
The next regular Council meetings will be held on Wednesday, May 22 and Monday, May 27, 2013 at 7 p.m.
For the full schedule of Council meetings please see our calendar on this website.
All meetings are held in the Council Chambers in the Municipal Office located at 330 Hwy. 595. Council welcome your involvement and interest in Council meetings. Agenda's are posted on the website under Municipal Information.
O'CONNOR DAY 2013 - August 24th
The next planning meeting has been set for
Monday, July 22nd at 7 p.m.
in the O'Connor Community Centre - 330 Highway 595.
Plans are underway but we still need your help to
ensure we have a successful event.
Please give the office a call at 476-1451 if you would like to
help out in anyway.
Everyone is welcome!
For more detail see our events
calendar for that date.
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The Northwestern Ontario Municipal Association (NOMA) has launched a "REAL Treehugger" community support campaign to raise the profile of the importance of a successful forest industry for our communities. The campaign will send a message to Provincial Leaders to remind them of the importance of ensuring balance is maintained between economic, environmental and social impacts when creating and amending Ontario's regulations and legislation.
The message is simple:
A REAL Treehugger knows that sustainable forestry:
Renews and replenishes the ecosystem; promotes
Accumulates more carbon; and is the
Lifeblood of communities!
For more information about REAL Treehugger please click here.
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday: 9:00 a.m. to noon and 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Fridays 9:00 a.m. to noon.
Disposal Site Hours
Summer Hours - Tuesdays 6 to 9 p.m. and Saturdays 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. - April 1 to August 31
Winter Hours - Tuesday 3 to 6 p.m. and Saturdays 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. - September 1 to March 31
PLEASE note that new permits have been issued and you must bring them with you to the site to be allowed to dump.
The following is information that may be of interest.