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Reminders for the May Long Weekend

As we head into the May long weekend, the Municipality is reminding residents that public health guidance must still be followed. The Ontario Government has extended the Stay-at-Home Order to June 2, 2021. While many people look forward to the May long weekend to celebrate with friends and family, the risk of infection continues to be present in our community. We ask that our residents continue to follow provincial regulations and avoid all non-essential travel. 

Please ensure that your long weekend plans are COVID-safe. Spending time outdoors can be done safely with members of your own household. By making these choices now and remaining vigilant, we can help prevent an extended shutdown over the summer. (Update – Effective May 22 at 12:01 a.m. outdoor gathering limits will be expanded to five people.)


Here’s what you need to know

Boat launches
Municipal boat launches are now open for practical purposes and access. The Minnehaha Bay Marina remains closed until the Stay-at-Home Order is lifted. The boat launch is available for use at no cost and with no gas services. The Museum boat launch is open for use at no cost. Boaters are reminded that vehicles and trailers must be parked in the Museum lot across the street and are not permitted to park along the launch path. 

Curbside Waste and Recycling Collection
Curbside collection will take place as regularly scheduled.

Dumping Stations
RV Dumping Stations in Sturgeon Falls, Verner and Field are now open. The water connection should not be used to fill containers, large or small. Please wait for your turn, and keep a safe distance from others when using the service.

Fishing
While fishing may be permitted in Ontario, social gathering restrictions and public health measures must be adhered to. We urge boaters to be cautious and follow public health measures to ensure physical distancing when launching and navigating.

Landfills
The Sturgeon Falls landfill will be closed on Monday, May 24. All other landfill schedules remain the same.

Municipal Office
Services at Town Hall will be closed on Monday, May 24. For urgent municipal inquiries, please call 705-753-1170.

Parks and Playgrounds
Although Municipal playgrounds are open, it is important for everyone to maintain a physical distance of at least two metres. Please remember that team sports are not permitted and that wearing a face covering is strongly recommended when distancing is a challenge.

Recreational Camping
Recreational camping is prohibited on public land (Crown land) until further notice. 

  • Only go out for essential purposes.
  • Effective May 22 at 12:01 a.m. outdoor gathering limits will be expanded to five people.
  • Wear a face covering in indoor public spaces and when physical distancing is a challenge.
  • Do not travel outside of your region unless necessary.

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