O'Connor Township

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O’Connor Township News

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 Catch-Up Immunization Opportunities for Students

O'Connor Township News / March 9, 2022

The Thunder Bay District Health Unit is encouraging parents and students grades 7 to 12 to take advantage of upcoming opportunities to catch up on routine immunizations that may have been missed due to the pandemic.
To maximize access to these routine immunizations, TBDHU is offering appointments daily at the CLE Coliseum clinic in Thunder Bay. Appointments are available during and after school hours and throughout the upcoming March Break. In addition, TBDHU is offering school based routine immunization clinics over the coming months in collaboration with elementary and high schools.
Parents/caregivers can call TBDHU at 625-5900 to set up an appointment for the Coliseum clinic and to get information on the vaccines their child(ren) may be missing. Clinics are by appointment only. For school based clinics, TBDHU sends out information and consent forms to parents/caregivers approximately one month in advance of the school clinic.

For more information, please read the TBDHU Media Release.

TBDHU COVID-19 Clinic – Whitefish Valley Public School

O'Connor Township News / February 25, 2022

See Vaccine Clinic Flyer -_Whitefish Valley poster for details on this clinic and other available COVID-19 clinics.

O’CONNOR 2021 CHRISTMAS TOUR OF LIGHTS

O'Connor Township News / November 23, 2021

Join in the O’Connor Community Christmas spirit and tour the Township of O’Connor

December 12th - 19th

to see all the beautiful Christmas lights!

Vote for your favorite Christmas light display this website on the Home page.

Cash prizes to be won!

1st Prize for Best Decorated Home - $150

Sponsored by Mayor Jim Vezina

2nd Prize for Best Decorated Home - $100

Sponsored by Mr. Ron Biloski

3rd Prize Random Draw for all who enter - $50

Sponsored by Mr. Ron Biloski

For more information on how to enter your home in the O’Connor Tour of Lights, please call the Municipal Office at 476-1451.

O’CONNOR COMMUNITY DRIVE-THRU CHRISTMAS PARADE

O'Connor Township News / November 23, 2021

Come join the O’Connor Community Club for the 2021 O'Connor Community Drive-Thru Christmas-Parade.

Saturday, December 11, 2021

 5:30 - 7:30 pm

O’Connor Community Centre - 330 Highway 595

This is a drive-thru event only. Visitors must remain in their vehicles at all times while viewing the floats. We will be accepting cash and food donations at the parade to help support the O’Connor Blessing Box.

We would like to encourage community engagement by asking families, friends or businesses to enter a Christmas “float.”  For more information, please contact the O’Connor Municipal Office at 476-1451.  Otherwise, email us at twpoconn@tbaytel.net with the dimensions of your float and how much space you will need.  It is preferable that you bring your own generator to supply power to your float, however if you need hydro, please let us know. Once we have all the details, we will email you back with the set-up time to be earlier that day and where you will be parking your float.  

Santa will be there!!  To get a gift from Santa, parents must register their children (13 and under) by December 3, 2021.  To register, please call the O’Connor Municipal Office at 476-1451 or email twpoconn@tbaytel.net.

For updates, please watch for the December Cornerstone or check this website on the O'Connor Community Club page .  If you would like to make a donation to help cover the expenses of this event, please make a donation to the O’Connor Community Club and drop off at the O'Connor Municipal Office or mail to the Township of O'Connor, RR# 1 - 330 Highway 595, Kakabeka Falls, ON., P0T 1W0.

A huge thank you to all the O'Connor businesses and families that sponsored this year's 2021 Community Drive-Thru Christmas Parade.  Their Christmas spirit and generousity is what truly makes the Township of O'Connor “COUNTRY LIVING AT ITS BEST.”

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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.

MISTYCREEK HOMESTEAD GRAND OPENING!

O'Connor Township News / July 23, 2021


Don't miss out on Misty Creek Homestead's Grand Opening held Saturday, August 7th from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m., located at 98 Whittaker Road.  Reasonably priced take out dinners served on site, smoked and grilled by Better Bet BBQ.  Free ice cream with the purchase of a meal.

Check out their store fully stocked with all your favorite cuts of beef, as well as other local producers including Shumka Dust, Hooligan Fuel Hot Sauce, June and Jo Spice Co., and Sprucedale Farms Fudge.

Bring the kids to meet the animals.  Door prizes to be had!  Fun for the whole family! To see the full advertisement, click on the poster to the left.

See you there!

 

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 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