The cold has come a bit early this year and Peter Healy reports there is snow on the roof tops in Temagami.
Seasonal Residents May lose some rights as elected Councilors
At its September 27 meeting a majority of the present Temagami Municipal Council, Debbie Burrows, Ron Prefasi, John Harding and Dan O’Mara, voted to limit the opportunities for seasonal residents to participate as Municipal councilors.
The 4-2 vote, Mayor Lori Hunter and councilor Carol Lowery opposed, directed staff to bring forward a by-law to a future council meeting that would limit an elected councilor’s right to attend and vote electronically at Municipal Council meetings.
At this time, due to the ongoing election, it appears that the newly elected council would have to endorse/approve such a by-law.
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The following information is shared by Temagami Lake Watch and the Municipality of Temagami
FROM/DE: Temiskaming Detachment DATE: September 11, 2018
COLLISION AND HYDRO WIRES RESULTS IN HIGHWAY CLOSURE
(TEMAGAMI, ON) – On September 9, 2018 shortly before 7:00 a.m., members of the Temiskaming Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), Temagami Fire Department and Nipissing District Emergency Medical Service (EMS) responded to a call for a motor vehicle collision on Highway 11 near Rabbit Lake Road, south of Temagami, Ontario.
Further investigation revealed that the tractor trailer had been travelling southbound on Highway 11, and lost control. The tractor trailer ended up in Angus Lake.
On Thursday September 13, 2018 a cleanup process will commence for removal of the tractor trailer from Angus Lake. Stantec Consulting will be in charge of the site.
Highway 11 will be closed 500 to 1000 metres (1 kilometre) north of Rabbit Lake Road, Temagami, Ontario in both directions starting at 8:00 a.m. and will be closed for an undetermined amount of time. Local residents travelling Highway 11, can utilize the roadway to attend their residence or place of business, as long as they do not cross the area of the closure.
OPP is advising motorists to drive carefully and to use the following detour to avoid the crash scene:
- If you are heading northbound on Highway 11, take Highway 63 in North Bay towards Temiscaming. Then head north on Highway 101 through Quebec and west on Highway 65 East towards New Liskeard.
- If you are southbound on Highway 11 to New Liskeard, take Highway 65 East towards Notre-Dame-du-Nord, Quebec and head southbound on Highway 101 to Highway 63 into North Bay.
For further inquiries about the closure, contact Traffic Operations: 1-888-262-4049.
Further updates will be made, once they become available.
Contact: Provincial Constable Jennifer Smith
Community Safety Officer/ Media Officer
Twitter: @OPP_NER or @PPO_Nordest
The following is a re-post (originally posted by Reina Lee) from the OUR TEMAGAMI Facebook page.
THIS IS FROM THE MUNICIPAL WEBSITE! I wouldn’t be surprised if they cut the power during this either so best be prepared folks .
Highway 11 from North Bay to Temiskaming is scheduled to be closed on Thursday September 13th starting at 8am for approximately 8 hours. The highway will be closed to remove the transport truck that is in Angus Lake from Sunday morning’s accident. Please share this information with anyone that will be in the area so that they can consider this when making travel plans for Thursday.