O'Connor Township

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Municipal Notices

TOWNSHIP OF O’CONNOR 2022 MUNICIPAL ELECTION

WE ARE HAVING AN ELECTION!

Please mark October 24, 2022 on your calendar to come out and vote.  Voting hours are from 10:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m.  An employer must allow a voter three consecutive hours to vote. An advance vote will also be held if you are unavailable on that date.  Watch for the date and times in the October issue of the Cornerstone and on this website.

We would like to thank the following persons who have put their names forward as candidates for the office of Councillor (Four (4) to be elected).

Alexander CRANE,      Jonathon HARI,      John SOBOLTA,

Bishop RACICOT,      Brendan REA,      Carly TORKKELI.

ELECTED TO OFFICE BY ACCLAMATION:

Mayor: Jim VEZINA

CANDIDATES’ NIGHT

The O’Connor Community Club will host an all Candidates Night so the voters can meet their candidates for Councillor.  More information will be made available in the October issue of the Cornerstone and will be posted on the Township’s website.  Please take this opportunity to come out and meet your candidates running for the position of Councillor so you can make an informative vote.

SCHOOL BOARD TRUSTEES

Information regarding the candidates for School Board Trustees can be obtained by visiting this website under the Municipal Elections tab.  As a resident of the Township, you are eligible to vote for your boards trustees.

VOTER’S LIST

The preliminary voter’s list is available at the Municipal Office for electors who wish to confirm that their name appears on the listing.

ELECTION “VOTER IDENTIFICATION & ELIGIBILITY”

An elector must be a Canadian citizen, be 18 years of age on October 24th, reside in the municipality or be the owner or tenant of land in the municipality or be a spouse of such a person.  An elector who is on the voters’ list must show identification confirming their identity and place of residence in order to receive a ballot. Photo ID is accepted, but not required.  Two pieces of ID can be combined as long as together they have the required information.  If an elector who is on the   voters’ list does not have acceptable identification, they may make a statutory declaration that they are the person on the voters’ list in order to receive a ballot.

VOTING BY PROXY

An elector in a municipality may appoint another person, similarly qualified as an elector, as his or her voting proxy, using the prescribed form located in the 2022 Voter’s Guide on this website.

TBDHU Launches Immunization Campaign for 5 to 11 Year-Olds

November 22, 2021 - With the recent approval of the paediatric Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine by Health Canada and the arrival of supply into Canada, the Thunder Bay District Health Unit (TBDHU) is launching its immunization campaign for 5 to 11 year olds.

To read more or to find out how you can book an appointment, click on the TBDHU Media Release – Ages 5 to 11.

SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY AUGUST 16, 2021

Municipal Notices / October 1, 2021

IF ANYONE SEEN ANYTHING SUSPICIOUS AROUND THE TOWNSHIP GARAGE ON THE EVENING OF MONDAY, AUGUST 16TH, SOMETIME BEFORE 8:30 P.M., PLEASE CONTACT THE OPP AT 939-2133.  ON THIS EVENING, SOMEONE BROKE INTO THE GARAGE AND QUICKLY LEFT WHEN THE ALARM SOUNDED.  WE DON'T BELIEVE ANYTHING WAS STOLEN AT THIS TIME, HOWEVER THE GARAGE DOOR WAS DAMAGED.  THE POLICE WERE CALLED AND THE INVESTIGATION IS ON-GOING.  ANY ADDITIONAL INFORMATION WOULD BE GREATLY APPRECIATED.  THANK YOU.

THUNDER BAY DISTRICT HEALTH UNIT – INCREASED ELIGIBILITY FOR ACCELERATED SECOND DOSES OF COVID-19 VACCINE AND INTERCHANGEABILITY OF PFIZER AND MODERNA VACCINES

On Thursday June 17, 2021, the Province announced the accelerated rollout of second dose eligibility for COVID-19 vaccines.  As of the morning of Monday June 21, individuals who received their first dose of an mRNA vaccine (Pfizer or Moderna) on or before May 9th are eligible to book an appointment for a second dose.

To read more, click on the TBDHU Media Release – Accelerated Second Doses.

THUNDER BAY DISTRICT HEALTH UNIT – TRAVEL GUIDANCE

As the province reopens and summer arrives, the TBDHU recognizes that people will want to travel.

Please be mindful that COVID-19 is still with us and that different areas of the province and the country can have different levels of the virus. At this time, the safest option is still to stay in the area of your home community or in the region. To stay safe wherever you are, continue to follow recommended public health measures and get both doses of your COVID-19 vaccine as soon as you are able.

To read more, click on the TBDHU Media Release – Travel Guidance.

ONTARIO RELEASES THREE-STEP ROADMAP TO SAFELY REOPEN THE PROVINCE

Municipal Notices / June 7, 2021

The Ontario government, in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health, has released its Roadmap to Reopen, a three-step plan to safely and cautiously reopen the province and gradually lift public health measures based on the provincewide vaccination rate and improvements in key public health and health care indicators. In response to recent improvements to these indicators, Ontario will allow more outdoor recreational amenities to reopen, with restrictions in place, effective May 22, 2021 at 12:01 a.m.

Ontario Moves Schools to Remote Learning Following Spring Break

Continued Rise in COVID-19 Cases Demands Shift to Protect Students and Staff and Slow Community Spread.

The Ontario government, in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health, has made the difficult decision to move elementary and secondary schools to remote learning following the April break. This move has been made in response to the rapid increase in COVID-19 cases, the increasing risks posed to the public by COVID-19 variants, and the massive spike in hospital admissions.

To read more, please visit Ontario-moves-schools-to-remote-learning-following-spring-break

THUNDER BAY DISTRICT HEALTH UNIT – RESUMPTION OF IN PERSON LEARNING

With the improvement in number and rate of COVID-19 cases in recent weeks, the Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Janet DeMille, is not extending the suspension of in-person learning that school boards in Thunder Bay and surrounding communities were directed to implement through her letter of instruction issued under regulations of the Reopening Ontario Act.

To read more, click on the TBDHU Media Release -School Reopening.

THUNDER BAY DISTRICT HEALTH UNIT – PROVINCE WIDE STAY AT HOME ORDER

Starting Thursday, April 8, 2021, the Government of Ontario announced a Province Wide Stay Home Order to control the spread of COVID-19, that applies to the entire Thunder Bay District Health Unit (TBDHU) catchment area. Individuals are being asked to stay home, unless it is for essential reasons.

To read more, click on the TBDHU Media Release - Provincewide Stay Home Order.

THUNDER BAY DISTRICT HEALTH UNIT – PROVINCE WIDE SHUTDOWN

The Thunder Bay District Health Unit (TBDHU) will be in a shutdown, starting Saturday April 3, 2021, at 12:01 a.m., for at least 4 weeks as part of the Government of Ontario Province Wide Emergency Brake Shutdown that was announced today.
This Provincewide Shutdown means the TBDHU catchment area will experience time-limited public health and workplace safety measures to control the spread of COVID-19.
In addition to the general public health measures, there are some new and specific requirements that apply under the Province Wide Shutdown.  All measures are also detailed in Ontario Regulation 82/20: Rules for Areas in Stage 1, Schedules 1 to 5 under the Reopening Ontario (A Flexible Response to COVID-19) Act.
The current COVID-19 Response Framework: Keeping Ontario Safe and Open, will be paused when the provincewide emergency brake comes into effect. The impacts of these time-limited measures will be evaluated throughout the next four weeks to determine if it is safe to lift any restrictions or if they need to be extended.
Visit the TBDHU Website for more information or contact TBDHU at (807) 625-5900 or toll-free: 1-888-294-6630.