www.town.spanish.on.ca February 2007
The Corporation of Highlights of
the Town of Spanish February 2007 Council Meetings
PO Box 70 The Next Regular Council Meeting will
8 Trunk Rd be held on Monday, Feb. 5th, 2007
· Council approved the purchase
and installation of a new carpet The Public is welcome to attend all
PH: (705) 8442300 at the Spanish Medical Clinic, regular council meetings. Meetings are
FAX: (705) 8442622 with the Clinic providing held the first and third Monday of
EMail: $2,500.00 toward the purchase each month
email@example.com · Reeve Gary Bishop will
.ca participate in a newly formed
committee organized by Mayor SPANISH MEDICAL CLINIC
Municipal Staff Rick Hamilton, City of Elliot Will be closed all day on Friday,
Lake, the “Huron North Shore February 9th, 2007and will open
CAO Mayor’s and Chiefs Council”.
Mary Bray the next week with a temporary
Their first meeting is scheduled
firstname.lastname@example.org replacement Dr. for that week
to take place in February 2007.
Works · The Spanish Medical
Superintendent Committee raised $7,099.68 in Breakfast Program
Craig Kiernan their fund raising projects Marina2007 Season
during the 2006 year. Council Council will accept “Letters of
Chief Building would like to extend their Interest” from the general public,
Official thanks to Diane Boulrice,
Norm McComb from those interested in offering
Jocelyne Bishop, John Bois,
Ethel Robinson and Pam Lortie a “Breakfast” program for the
Fire Chief boaters and general public at the
Robert Tremblay · The CA0 was authorized to
request proposals, from area Spanish Marina this upcoming
INSIDE THIS ISSUE consultants, on the design and season. Please submit your letter
costing of an expansion to the of interest to the Municipal
Around Town Spanish Medical Building.
Medical Services Office on or before Friday, Feb.
Preliminary drawings are on th
Upcoming Meetings hand, but need more detailing.
9 , 2007 at noon.
Further that funding
Information Spanish Horticultural Society
opportunities be investigated to
offset the costs of consulting (Wild Blue Violet Chapter)
Council and construction fees. Thursday, Feb. 1 , 20077:00 p.m.
ReeveGary Bishop The CA0 will arrange with our at the Four Seasons Waterfront
Deputy Reeve representative from Emergency ComplexConference RoomGuest
Jocelyne Bishop Management Ontario, to have a SpeakerAlison Francoeur,
Councillors: training exercise conducted for the Landscape ArtistLandscaping and
Jeannette Lortie Emergency Management an overall Gardeners Plan
Ethel Robinson Committee/Group and Council Members and Friends are Welcome
Rick Story General Meeting
TOWN OF SPANISH Winners of Grocery Basket Draw
Surplus land for sale Les Dames Auxiliaires
If interested, a listing of the properties for DrawDec. 17/06Germain RoyMassey
sale is available at the Municipal Office, 8 Edith Mercieca, Massey
Trunk Road, Spanish.
Free oil disposal
Golden Stars Club At Walford Truck & Tractor. Open 8:00
Meet 1 Tuesday of every month at St. a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday to Friday. For
Sebastien Church Hall. Pot Luck every 3 more info, call 8442881.
St.Vincent de Paul used clothing
Emergency Food Bank At St.Sebastian Church in Spanish. Will
Held at the Royal Canadian Legion the third be opened every last Tuesday of every
Thursday of the month from 5:30 to 6:30 month, 13 p.m. They will take only clean,
p.m. This will be the only time it will be reusable clothing and shoes. Do not leave
open. donations in the porch doorway of the
church. Bring your things only on the days
Royal Canadian Legion we are open. They do not accept books.
Soup & Sandwiches served every Thursday For more info call Jeannine @ 8442112.
from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Elliot Lake & North Shore Legal Clinic
Ecole SteAnne Recycling Program
Please collect Farquhars Milk Bags only Next legal clinic is Fri. Feb.2nd, 2007,
and/or Pop Cans (crushed well). They can 9:00 a.m. to noon at the Spanish Four
both be dropped off at 63 Doyle Street or Seasons Waterfront Complex. If you require
the school. more information, please contact the clinic
Spanish River Snowmobile Club
Monthly meetings are held on the fourth Job Connect
Thursday of the month at 7:30 p.m. at the Offers the following services:
Legion Hall. resume writing
Remember, you must have a valid upto job search information & placement
date trail permit to ride the groomed trails. interview preparation
So, please buy where you ride, as this is the Smart Serve Certification training
only means of support that the club has to Information apprenticeship training
maintain the great trails that you enjoy To book an appointment, please call toll
riding on. free: 18883562836.
North Shore Anglers & Hunters Red CrossHome Services
The North Shore Anglers & Hunters Please contact the office in
Conservation Organization now hold five Sault Ste Marie at 705759 4543
general meetings per year only.
Meetings are held on the third Thursday of NEW FIRE LAW
the month for the following months: Effective March 1, 2006, working smoke
March, April, May , June & September. alarms must be installed on each storey of a
Meetings are held at the Walford dwelling unit.
Community Hall, Highway 17 in Walford at Smoke Detectors are available for sale at
7:30 p.m. the Municipal Office for $8.00 (taxes
For more information contact Rick Story at included).
911 Blind River District Health Centre
The Spanish Fire Department would like to Volunteer Transportation Program
remind residents of Spanish to call 911 for Do you need to be driven to a medical
emergencies. Your tax dollars pay for this appointment? Are you finding it difficult to
service. Please do not call individual arrange transportation?
firefighters at their homes.
The Blind River District Health Centre
The OPP would like to remind the public Volunteer Transportation Program may be
that calling 911 is for emergencies only. able to help you arrange transportation to
Other police matters, such as administration your outoftown medical appointments.
inquiries, request to speak to an officer or Eligible individuals have physical
concerns (speeding, ATV’s, Three limitations or cognitive impairment and are
Wheelers, etc) should be directed to 1888 residents of Spanish, Algoma Mills, Blind
3101122. River, Iron Bridge and surrounding areas.
Should you wish to have further
information, please contact:
Community Support Program Coordinator
The Blind River District Health Centre
(705) 3562265 ext.2455
Elliot Lake Palliative Care
MEDICAL SERVICES Are you a caring, compassionate person
looking at volunteering your time to an
SPANISH MEDICAL CLINIC organization?
Monday to Thursday: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Elliot Lake Palliative care is looking for
Friday 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Volunteers in the Spanish/North Shore Area
Phone: 8442263. willing to assist clients and their families
For Medical Emergencies after hours during the palliative stage of their terminal
Call 4610116 or 8441392 illness.
Monday & Wednesday 5:00 10:00 p.m. We provide a 30 hour training course at no
Or Telehealth at 18667970000. cost to you. With this course you will have
the necessary skills needed in order to
Northern travel grant forms are available at support individuals and their family who are
the municipal office on the rack in the dealing with a life threatening illness.
hallway. For more information, Kelly Jeffords, 848
7182, ext. 2207.
SPANISH DENTAL CLINIC
Dr. Morris of Lively will be attending the FOSTER FAMILIESWHO ARE
clinic every Wednesday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 THEY?
p.m. and one Thursday a month. Please call Foster parents are individuals or couples
8442886 to make an appointment. with a genuine interest in children and a
sense of community responsibility. They
SPANISH CHIROPRACTOR come from all walks of life, have a variety
Dr. Jamie Perlin is located below the Dental of ethnic backgrounds and a variety of
Clinic. Dr. Perlin will be coming on experiences with childcare. Foster parents
Wednesdays Feb. 7 & 21st, 2007. For an agree to open their home and share their
appointment, please call 7058495320 or family with children less fortunate, who are
7058627171. unable to live in their own family home.
Foster parents and their family members Hours for Gym
work as part of the foster care team to
provide a nurturing environment for a child MondayFriday: 8:00 a.m. 12:00 p.m.
who may come into the care of the 5:00 p.m. 8:00 p.m.
Children’s Aid Society as a result of child Saturday: 8:00 a.m. 1:00 p.m.
abuse or neglect. Foster parents receive Sunday: closed
reimbursement for the expenses related to
the child’s care, food and clothing. Interested in starting an exercise program to
To become a foster parent or for more meet your needs and time schedule?
information, contact the Children’s Aid Our facility has all the necessary
Society @ 8488000. equipment to keep fit and bring variety
to any exercise program.
STOOP & SCOOP BYLAW Get the most out of retirement Remember
Council would like to remind residents that you are never too old to start – It is not
a Stoop and Scoop ByLaw is in effect for about living longer but living better
the Town of Spanish. If you require Our qualified personal trainers
information regarding this bylaw, please Fran Lemire & Louise Carrie are
contact the Municipal Office. available to help you reach your fitness
goals and would be happy to design a
DOG COMPLAINTS personalized exercise program
All complaints regarding dogs, please just for you.
contact the Animal Control Officer direct at Drop in and tour the Fitness Centre
8652813. The Lang Lake and Kecil Lake at 40 Garnier Rd. or call us at 8442352
area subdivision will be monitored based on to set up an appointment.
complaints received by the Animal Control
Officer, Mr. Doug Comisky. SPANISH PUBLIC LIBRARY
RECRUITMENT OF VOLUNTEER Monday 68 p.m.
FIRE PERSONNEL Tuesday 105 p.m.
The Town of Spanish is looking to recruit Wed. 105 p.m. and 68 p.m.
volunteers for the Spanish Fire Department. Thursday 105 p.m.
Please pick up application at the Municipal Friday 102 p.m.
Office between 8am –5pm, Monday to Closed on Weekends
Friday. 8 Trunk Road, Spanish
tel: 7058442555 fax: 7058442555
LANDFILL HOURS www.town.spanish.on.ca
The landfill will be closed to the public
from Nov. 1, 2006 to April 30, 2007. If you Interested in a “Night Out” or want to spend
need to access please contact the Municipal time with other people interested in crafts or
Office, and we will try to make hobbies? Please call Hanne or Jen at the
arrangements depending on Public Works’ Spanish Public Library at 8442555
work schedule. Contact Hanne for date of next gathering
O.P.P. COMPLAINTS Scrabble Tournament Starts at the
Anyone concerned with speeding or traffic th
Library commencing Feb. 15 , at 7:00
violations, please contact the OPP directly p.m. Everyone is welcome
at 18883101122. Your call will then will
logged and form part of their statistics for
SPANISH OUTREACH The Crossing guard will
At the Spanish Public School be on duty from
35 John Street, Spanish Monday to Friday as follows:
Basement room across from adult education Morning: 8:10am to 9:00 am
on Monday & Wednesday Lunch: 11:45am to 1:15pm
from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Afternoon: 3:15pm to 4:30pm
We offer free to parents with children 06 (Monday to Thursday)
years of age: parent support, toys, crafts, 3:15pm to 4:00pm
books, community programs, dropin. (Friday – No late bus)
Come out and enjoy all the activities that we Please don’t send your children too early if
offer: workshops, snacks & refreshments, they need to cross Hwy 17. For their safety,
toy kits, pregnancy & breastfeeding please wait for the crossing guard to be at
resources, parent resource books, early his/her post.
reading books, arts & crafts. Also, children are reminded that they are to
For more information contact: LeeAnn walk their bikes across the highway.
Giroux, Outreach worker @8486669 Call MTO Road Reports
The season for inclement weather is once
HOUSE OF KIN again upon us and as such, the Provincial
Travelling to Sudbury for Health Care? Communications Centre (PCC) in North
The House of Kin assists in providing low Bay would like to remind the motoring
cost accommodation to family of medical public NOT to call the Ontario Provincial
patients who travel to our community for Police (OPP) for road conditions.
treatment. For information call Unnecessary calls negatively impact the
7055223600. centre ability to respond efficiently to
possible life threatening 911 emergencies.
COMMERCIAL ADS For Provincewide road conditions, please
The Spanish Review accepts local
call the Ministry of Transportation for
commercial ads. You can drop off your ad
Ontario (MTO) at
for the next issue at the municipal office, by
fax 8442622, or email to
or follow the links on the MTO Website
email@example.com. Your cost will be
established based on your ad size ($5.00
For local area road conditions refer to the
government pages of your telephone book
TOWN OF SPANISH WEBSITE under the Roads, Highways and Bridges
Anyone wishing a link on the Town’s
website should contact the Spanish Public
Library at 8442555 for more information. 2007 Rent Increase Guideline
The Ministry of Municipal Affairs and
A onetime fee of $10.00 is required.
The Town’s website address is: Housing released the province’s rent
increase guideline. The 2007 guideline is
2.6 per cent and is in effect from January 1,
Emergency Preparedness Pamphlets
Pamphlets providing information on different 2007 to December 31, 2007. The guideline
topics such as floods, ice storms, power outages applies to most private residential rental
etc are available in the foyer at the Municipal accommodation covered by the Tenant
Office. By preparing yourself for the Protection Act. To get more information on
unexpected, it can help you understand the the Tenant Protection Act, 1997 and the
impact, fear and anxiety an emergency situation Residential Tenancies Act, 2006, please
can cause. These pamphlets give you visit the website: www.mah.gov.on.ca
information on essential steps in building your
own personal emergency plan. We have
pamphlets available both English and French.
Visit Service Canada in Your
Just a reminder that curbside recycling Community
is available in Spanish Service Canada representatives will now be
Recycling is every second Friday. The travelling to your community on a regular,
next recycling days will be on Dec. 29/06, scheduled basis. You can meet with one of
Jan. 12 and 26 , 2007. our knowledgeable, efficient and courteous
A schedule can be picked up at office. staff in person. We will help you by
Each house is entitled to one free blue box. If making it easy to access government
you are a homeowner or tenant who has not services in the official language of your
received a free blue box please contact the choice. You can expect the following range
of offerings from Service Canada Outreach
Please consider recycling to conserve our
landfill. Council does not want to implement a Services:
restriction on the number of garbage bags · Same day issuance of Social
allowed to each household per pick up day. Insurance Number (SIN)
RECYCLE and help extend the life of our · Assistance with Employment
Landfill Site. Thank you for your cooperation. Insurance programs, including
regular, parental, sickness, and
compassionate care benefits
Spanish Volunteer Fire Department · Help with Canada Pension Plan
Important Notice benefits, including retirement, and
Install Smoke Alarms: It’s the Law! childrearing dropout provision,
disability, survivor, children’s
If there was a fire in your home tonight, benefit, international and death
working smoke alarms would increase your benefits
change of survival by fifty per cent. The · Help with Old Age Security, the
Spanish Fire Department reminds you that Guaranteed Income Supplement for
having working smoke alarms is not only a lowincome seniors, Allowance and
good ideait’s the law. Allowance for Survivors
· Issuing of pleasure craft licenses on
The Ontario Fire Code requires that every behalf of Transport Canada
home have working smoke alarms on each · Information and assisted service to
storey and outside all sleeping areas. Test access other government programs
your smoke alarms every month and change Come meet with a Service Canada Agent:
the batteries once a year. If your alarms are Where? Service Ontario, Blind River office
more than ten years old, it’s time to replace 62 Queen Ave, Blind River
them with new ones. When? Second Wednesday of every month
From 9:30 a.m.12:00 noon and from 13
This alarming message is brought to you by p.m.
the Spanish Volunteer Fire Department.
The Municipal Office sells smoke alarms The Winners of the Winter Light Contest
for $8.00 taxes included and replacement are as follows: Roger and Nancy
batteries at a cost of $3.50 each tax Larochelle, Guy and Doris Viel , Earl and
included. Becky Sanftenberg. Honourable mention
goes out to Claude & Jeannine Caya, Gary
& Jocelyne Bishop, Marc & Fran Lemire,
Garth & Mary Louise Zarichney
ONLINE SERVICES FROM THE OFFICE
OF THE REGISTER GENERAL
You might be surprised by what’s now available
MARCH SPECIALS for the public through www.ServiceOntario.ca.
A suite of new online services, including
“DIXIE LEE CHICKEN” – Spanish Newborn Registration Service and online
X Marks the spot! certificate applications: Register a baby using
Every Saturday in March you’ll be able to the Newborn Registration Service; Apply for
purchase a great deal. Birth, Marriage and Death Certificates Online;
Large specialty pizza Additional Online Services: Change of Name
12 wings (1 dipping sauce) Wizard to find helpful information about the
1 free movie rental ways to change a name, print forms for the two
ALL THIS FOR ONLY $21.99 most common types of name changes, and
complete at your convenience.
SEASONAL POSITIONS AVAILABLE
Feb. 5 Council Meeting SUBMIT RESUME TO THE TOWN
Feb. 7 Marina Meeting OFFICE FOR ANY OF THE FOLLOWING
Feb. 8 Medical Committee ON OR BEFORE NOON
Feb. 14 th
Fire Training FRIDAY, FEB. 9 , 2007
Feb. 14 Police Board
Feb. 19 Council Meeting 1. (4) Marina Attendants for the Spanish
Feb. 27 Public Works Committee Municipal Marina: Mature Adults,
Feb. 28 Fire Training Minimum Grade 12, Valid Driver’s
License, CPR/First Aid/Pleasure Craft
HIGHWAY 17 Operator Card/M.A.S.T./Super Host,
NOTIFICATION OF STUDY Knowledge of Lake Huron and Local
The Ministry of Transportation, has retained 2. Harbour Master for the Spanish
Earth Tech Canada Inc. and Gartner Lee Ltd. Municipal Marina: PostSecondary
to initiate a detail design for improvements to education, Valid Driver’s License,
Highway 17 from 10.1 km east of Highway 108 VHR Radio License, First Aid and
easterly for 12.3 km in Victoria and Shedden CPR certificate, Pleasure Craft
Townships and within Serpent River First Operator Card, Excellent Leadership
Nations. A public information session will be and Communication Skills, Excellent
held in the near future and notices will be analytical and problem solving skills,
published. Further contact information may Ability to manage people and control
be obtained from the municipal office. budgets, good understanding of
maintenance management practices,
excellent computer skills and
physically fit for this demanding job.
St. Francis of Assisi 3. Seasonal Labourer for the Public
Pancake Breakfast Works Department: DZ Drivers
Walford Community Hall License, Experience with the Operation
Feb. 18 , 2007 of a Backhoe, Loader and Grader,
Time: 9:00 a.m. till noon Construction Background, Water and
Adults $6.00 Sewer Installations.
Children under 10 $3.00 Further details and job descriptions may
There will also be a Silent Auction be picked up at the Municipal Office.