www.town.spanish.on.ca August 2007
The Corporation of
· The Mayor and Deputy Mayor
the Town of Spanish Bishop attended a Risk
July 2007 Council Meetings
PO Box 70 Management Seminar in Bruce
· Council purchased a portable Mines hosted by the Algoma
8 Trunk Rd
generator for the Spanish Water Insurance Group on July 25/07.
System from GenRep at a cost of
· The proposal submitted by Alison
PH: (705) 8442300 $27,000.00. This is funded by Rural
Cooke, Marina Manager regarding
FAX: (705) 8442622 Infrastructure funding.
reserved parking at the Spanish
EMail: · Council has resolved that a full Marina for the seasonal boaters was
firstname.lastname@example.org water restriction be imposed. At reviewed and approved by Council.
.ca present time, both municipal
Municipal Staff · Welcome to our summer students!
pumping stations are pumping 24
CAO Spanish Marina: Natalie Daigle,
hours per day and still not keeping
Mary Bray Kaitlin Beckerton, Stephanie
up to demand. A new pump will be
email@example.com Larochelle, Kayla McElhone and
installed at the Noranda Well in the
near future resulting in this well
Works Public Works: Rejean Trudel, Rylan
Superintendent being shut down during the
Stolar and Blake Joncas
Craig Kiernan installation of the new pump by
Patrick Mechanical. Water is
Chief Building restricted to household use only. No
Official watering of lawns, gardens , cars,
Dan RivetCBCO filling or refilling of pools during
this period please. Notice will be
Fire Chief given when this full restriction will
Robert Tremblay MUNICIPAL MARINA
be lifted by Council. Your full co
operation is greatly appreciated.
Marina Manager MONDAY TO SUNDAY
Alison Cooke · A “Commercial Recycling 6:00AM – 10:00PM
Program” will be starting effective th
up to and including September 9 /07
INSIDE THIS ISSUE July 27, 2007. Please contact the
Around Town Municipal Office if you require A courtesy van service is now available
Medical Services more information.
Upcoming Meetings at the Marina. The van runs at 10 a.m.
· Council are looking for residents and at 1 p.m. There is no fee for this
Miscellaneous interested in sitting on the Property
Information service but donations are graciously
Standards Community in order to accepted.
Council get this committee up and running.
MayorGary This committee will review and
recommend to Council updates to THE MUNICIPAL OFFICE,
Bishop SPANISH LIBRARY
Deputy Mayor bylaws, hear complaints from the
Jocelyne Bishop public dealing with property and
Councillors: standards concerns and develop PUBLIC WORKS
Jeannette D. Lortie public education programs in the WILL BE CLOSED ON
Ethel Robinson community. TH
MONDAY AUGUST 6 , 2007
Rick Story FOR THE CIVIC HOLIDAY.
Ecole SteAnne Recycling Program
NOTICE Please collect Farquhars Milk Bags only and/or
The bin at the Municipal Office has been Pop Cans (crushed well). They can both be
removed and will not be replaced. dropped off at 63 Doyle Street or the school.
The Municipal Garbage Bins will be locked
immediately, to prevent the bins being abused. Golden Stars Club
Garbage other than household garbage is being st
Meet 1 Tuesday of every month at St.
disposed of and garbage from outside our rd
Sebastien Church Hall. Pot Luck every 3
JUST A REMINDER THAT CURBSIDE
RECYCLING ATTENTION: BUSINESSES &
IS AVAILABLE IN SPANISH ORGANIZATIONS
Recycling is every second Friday.
A schedule can be picked up at office.
Please advise the municipal office if you
Each house is entitled to one free blue box. If you would like a supply of newsletters to
are a homeowner or tenant who has not received a distribute at your establishment.
free blue box please contact the municipal office. We would be happy to make copies for
Please consider recycling to conserve our landfill.
Council does not want to implement a restriction on
you to pick up.
the number of garbage bags allowed to each
household per pick up day. RECYCLE and help Emergency Food Bank
extend the life of our Landfill Site. Thank you for Held at the Royal Canadian Legion the third
your cooperation. Thursday of the month from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Please have your garbage and recycling at the This will be the only time it will be open.
curbside by 6:30 a.m.
Royal Canadian Legion
Council Meetings are held the 1 and 3 During the months of July & August there
Monday of every month. will be no lunches served
Everyone is Welcome to Attend
THE NEXT REGULAR COUNCIL to be held at the Legion in Spanish
MEETINGS WILL BE HELD ON August to be announced
TUESDAY AUGUST 7TH, 2007 & September 13, 2007 October 11, 2007
MONDAY AUGUST 20TH, 2007 November 15, 2007 December 13/07
$25.00 charge for each visit with the
LANDFILL HOURS Chiropodist. For appointments call 705849
The landfill will be open to the public on 5083. All patients will be seen, appointments
Tuesdays May 1 to Oct.30th, 2007 from 8:00 first and walkins second.
am to 2:30 pm. NEW:THE SITE WILL
ALSO OPEN ON THE 3 SATURDAY OF
THE MONTH FROM 9:00AM TO 1:00PM North Shore Anglers & Hunters
The North Shore Anglers & Hunters
Job Connect Can help Conservation Organization now hold five
For youths & adults who need help in finding general meetings per year only.
and keeping jobsWorkshops available Meetings are held on the third Thursday of the
Apprenticeship informationIf you are between month for the following months: March, April,
1524 or a student with special needs we assist May , June & September.
many students to find jobs Meetings are held at the Walford Community
SpanishMedical CenterLower Level Hall, Highway 17 in Walford at 7:30 p.m.
Beside Chiropractor For more information contact Rick Story at
Thursdays from 8:30am noon 8442533.
Call Elliot Lake (705)8480626
18882575609 or Blind River
Free oil disposal concerns (speeding, ATV’s, Three Wheelers,
At Walford Truck & Tractor. Open 8:00 a.m. etc) should be directed to 18883101122.
to 5:00 p.m., Monday to Friday. For more info,
The Municipal Building Inspector will be
available at the municipal office on
Wednesday afternoons at 5:00 p.m. with
prebooked appointments. Contact the MEDICAL SERVICES
office to book an appointment
SPANISH MEDICAL CLINIC
Elliot Lake & North Shore Legal Clinic Monday to Thursday: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
There will be no legal clinic for the summer Friday 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
months. Will be available in September. If Phone: 8442263.
you require more information, please contact For Medical Emergencies after hours
the clinic at 4613935. For Registered Enrolled Patients ONLY –
Red CrossHome Services All others call Telehealth at 18667970000.
Please contact the office in Clinic will be closed on the following:
Sault Ste Marie at 705759 4543 TH
AUGUST 6 to 10 th
NEW FIRE LAW
PLEASE BRING YOUR OHIP CARD
Effective March 1, 2006, working smoke
WHEN SEEING THE DOCTOR AT THE
alarms must be installed on each storey of a
Smoke Detectors are available for sale at the
Municipal Office for $8.00 (taxes included). Northern travel grant forms are available at the
municipal office on the rack in the hallway.
FIRE BURNING PERMITS
PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT A FIRE
Please advise the Municipal Office if you or
BURNING PERMIT IS REQUIRED TO
someone you are aware of that would need
DO ANY BURNING. PLEASE CALL THE
Health Care Assistance, should an Emergency
OFFICE TO SEE IF A FIRE BAN IS IN
arise in our Community.
EFFECT AT THE TIME OF BURNING
A list of names and addresses would be noted
in our Emergency Plan to have when an
Emergency arises. i.e. Person relies on a wheel
The Corporation of the Town of Spanish has chair for mobility/ or requires oxygen.
surplus land for sale.
A copy of the list of properties is available at SPANISH DENTAL CLINIC
the Municipal Office Dr. Morris of Lively will be attending the
clinic every Wednesday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
911 and one Thursday a month.. Please call 844
The Spanish Fire Department would like to 2886 to make an appointment.
remind residents of Spanish to call 911 for
emergencies. Your tax dollars pay for this SPANISH CHIROPRACTOR
service. Please do not call individual Dr. Jamie Perlin is located below the Dental
firefighters at their homes. Clinic. Dr. Perlin will be coming on
The OPP would like to remind the public that th nd
Wednesday August 8 and August 22 , 2007.
calling 911 is for emergencies only.
Other police matters, such as administration
inquiries, request to speak to an officer or For an appointment, please call 7058495320
Blind River District Health Centre
Volunteer Transportation Program FOSTER FAMILIESWHO ARE THEY?
Do you need to be driven to a medical Foster parents are individuals or couples with a
appointment? Are you finding it difficult to genuine interest in children and a sense of
arrange transportation? community responsibility. They come from all
The Blind River District Health Centre walks of life, have a variety of ethnic
Volunteer Transportation Program may be able backgrounds and a variety of experiences with
to help you arrange transportation to your out childcare. Foster parents agree to open there
oftown medical appointments. home and share their family with children less
Eligible individuals have physical limitations fortunate, who are unable to live in their own
or cognitive impairment and are residents of family home.
Spanish, Algoma Mills, Blind River, Iron Foster parents and their family members work
Bridge and surrounding areas. as part of the foster care team to provide a
Should you wish to have further information, nurturing environment for a child who may
please contact: come into the care of the Children’s Aid
Kirsty Locke Society as a result of child abuse or neglect.
Community Support Program Coordinator Foster parents receive reimbursement for the
The Blind River District Health Centre expenses related to the child’s care, food and
(705) 3562265 ext.245 clothing.
To become a foster parent or for more
The New Spanish Market information, contact the Children’s Aid Society
Fresh fruit & vegetables, local honey, @ 8488000.
woodwork, homemade pastry, crafts
Every Friday 8:00 am – 3:00 pm Victims Crisis Assistance & Referral Service
Hwy 17 and Trunk Rd are looking for volunteers for this region. If
Across from the Bank of Nova Scotia you are interested, please call Robin Kerr,
Vendors welcomefor info call 7055235534 Executive Director at 1888VCARS92 or 705
9456905. You can also email at
DOG COMPLAINTS firstname.lastname@example.org.
All complaints regarding dogs please contact
the Animal Control Officer direct at 8652813. STOOP & SCOOP BYLAW
The Lang Lake and Kecil Lake area Council would like to remind residents that a
subdivision will be monitored based on Stoop and Scoop ByLaw is in effect for the
complaints received by the Animal Control Town of Spanish. If you require information
Officer, Mr. Doug Comisky. regarding this bylaw, please contact the
Elliot Lake Palliative Care
Are you a caring, compassionate person looking at RECRUITMENT OF VOLUNTEER FIRE
volunteering your time to an organization? PERSONNEL
Elliot Lake Palliative care is looking for The Town of Spanish is looking to recruit
Volunteers in the Spanish/North Shore Area volunteers for the Spanish Fire Department.
willing to assist clients and their families Please pick up application at the Municipal
during the palliative stage of their terminal Office between 8am –5pm, Monday to Friday.
illness. We provide a 30 hour training course
at no cost to you. With this course you will O.P.P. COMPLAINTS
have the necessary skills needed in order to Anyone concerned with speeding or traffic
support individuals and their family who are violations, please contact the OPP directly at 1
dealing with a life threatening illness. 8883101122. Your call will then will logged
For more information, Kelly Jeffords, 848 and form part of their statistics for our
7182, ext. 2207. community.
Hours for Gym Jocelyne Bishop Council Rep.
MondayFriday: 8:00 a.m. 12:00 p.m. Pauline Brunet Principal
5:00 p.m. 8:00 p.m.
Saturday: 8:00 a.m. 1:00 p.m. SPANISH OUTREACH
Sunday: closed At the Spanish Public School
Interested in starting an exercise program to 35 John Street, Spanish
meet your needs and time schedule? Our will be closed for the summer months – Will be
facility has all the necessary equipment to keep back in September
fit and bring variety to any exercise program.
Get the most out of retirement Remember you HOUSE OF KIN
are never too old to start – It is not about living Travelling to Sudbury for Health Care?
longer but living better The House of Kin assists in providing low cost
Our qualified personal trainers accommodation to family of medical patients
Fran Lemire & Louise Carrie are who travel to our community for treatment.
available to help you reach your fitness For information call 7055223600.
goals and would be happy to design a
personalized exercise program just for you. The Spanish Medical Committee
Drop in and tour the Fitness Centre Will be raising funds through community
at 40 Garnier Rd. or call us at 8442352 activities to support the House of Kin.
to set up an appointment.
HOT SUMMER DAYS The Spanish Review accepts local commercial
Having a hard time getting your daily walk ads. You can drop off your ad for the next
or exercise in because of the heat issue at the municipal office, by fax 8442622,
Don’t let the heat stop you from staying or email to email@example.com. Your cost
healthy will be established based on your ad size
Join us at the Gym in an air conditioned ($5.00 $30.00)
Fitness is not a quick fixit’s a lifelong TOWN OF SPANISH WEBSITE
commitment! Anyone wishing a link on the Town’s website
should contact the Spanish Public Library at
8442555 for more information. A onetime
SPANISH PUBLIC LIBRARY fee of $10.00 is required.
Hours The Town’s website address is:
Monday 68 p.m. www.town.spanish.on.ca
Tuesday 105 p.m.
Wed. 105 p.m. and 68 p.m.
Thursday 105 p.m. ONLINE SERVICES FROM THE OFFICE
Friday 102 p.m. OF THE REGISTER GENERAL
Closed on Weekends You might be surprised by what’s now available
8 Trunk Road, Spanish for the public through www.ServiceOntario.ca.
tel: 7058442555 fax: 7058442555 A suite of new online services, including
www.town.spanish.on.ca Newborn Registration Service and online
certificate applications: Register a baby using
the Newborn Registration Service; Apply for
Spanish Public School Birth, Marriage and Death Certificates Online;
Teachers & Parents Committee Additional Online Services: Change of Name
Members are: Wizard to find helpful information about the
Karen Von Pickartz Support Staff Rep. ways to change a name, print forms for the two
Jack Reed Teacher Rep. most common types of name changes, and
Lise Smith Parent Rep. complete at your convenience.
Dina Smith Parent Rep.
Pam Trowbridge Parent Rep.
The Municipal Office sells smoke alarms for Spanish Volunteer Fire Department
$8.00 taxes included and replacement batteries Important Notice
at a cost of $3.50 each tax included. Where should a CO alarm be located in the
Proper placement of a CO alarm is important.
RECREATION COMMITTEE In general, the human body is most vulnerable
to the effects of CO during sleeping hours, so
an alarm should be located in or as near as
REMINDER THAT THE
possible to the sleeping area of the home.
SPANISH ANNUAL FUN DAYS
If only one alarm is being installed, it should
WILL BE HELD FROM
TH be located near the sleeping area, where it can
AUGUST 15TH TO 19 , 2007
wake you if you are asleep. Where sleeping
areas are located in separate parts of the home,
Looking for volunteers for its FUN DAYS.
an alarm should be provided for each area.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED in the following
Additional CO alarms should be placed on
each level of a residence and in other rooms
Canteen: Cooks and Servers
where combustion devices are located (such as
in a room that contains a solid fuelfired
appliance, gas clothes dryer or natural gas
If interested please contact the municipal office
furnace), or adjacent to potential source of CO
(such as in a teenager's room or granny suite
Your help is necessary to ensure a successful
located adjacent to an attached garage).
Unlike smoke, which rises to the ceiling, CO
mixes with air. Recognizing this, a CO alarm
UPCOMING MEETINGS should be located at kneeheight (which is
about the same as prone sleeping height). Due
Aug 1 Fire Training to the possibility of tampering or damage by
Aug 1 Marina Committee pets, children, vacuum cleaners and the like, it
Aug 7 Council Meeting may be located up to chest height. To work
Aug 8 Cemetery Board Meeting properly, a CO alarm should not be blocked by
Aug 9 Medical Committee furniture, draperies or other obstructions to
Aug 15 Fire Training normal air flow.
Aug 20 Council Meeting If a combination smoke/carbon monoxide
Aug 29 Fire Training alarm is used, it should be located on the
ceiling, to ensure that it will detect smoke
effectively. Please refer to the manufacturer's
instructions for additional information
The Spanish Horticultural Society Annual regarding proper use and maintenance.
Flower Garden Show & Exhibit
will be held on This alarming message is brought to you by the
Saturday July 28, 2007 Spanish Volunteer Fire Department.
1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
at the Spanish Four Seasons Complex SUMMER WORKSHOPS WITH SUE
*PEN AND INK*
All are invited! Come and learn how to paint this new style of
Inking and Rouging.
It's fun and easy! Any one can do this!
Automatic Rent Reductions and Tax (some prep work involved)
Decreases: Under the Residential Tenancies Dates: Aug 14th and 28th.
Act, 2006 (RTA) lawful rents are You can view these projects and more at...
automatically reduced if the municipal http://tinyurl.com/6fjr2
property taxes paid by the landlord for the Sales: http://imageevent.com/suebeckerton
Call 844.2733. or Email at
building have decreased by more than firstname.lastname@example.org
2.49% from the previous year’s taxes