Township of The Archipelago Community Associations:|
Recreational cannabis was legalized on October 17, 2018 by the Federal Government and it is now legal to purchase and use cannabis for recreational purposes across Canada.
In Ontario, currently the only way to legally purchase recreational cannabis is online through the Ontario Cannabis Store, but beginning in April 2019 it will be available for purchase through the private recreational cannabis retail stores.
The province is providing municipalities a one-time opportunity to opt-out of having private recreational cannabis retail stores, within their municipal boundaries, by January 22, 2019.
Council has directed that staff gather public opinion with respect to the possibility of private recreational cannabis retail stores locating within the Township of The Archipelago.
Below is a link to the Township of The Archipelago website, which contains a copy an online survey. If you have an opportunity, please share with your respective members, as Council is seeking input prior to making a decision.
http://www.thearchipelago.on.ca/p/cannabis-retail-sales-survey If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.
-- Cale Henderson, MCIP, RPP
Manager of Development & Environmental Services Township of The Archipelago tel. 705.746.4243 ext. 305 fax. 705.746.7301
August 3, 2018
July 23, 2018
Reeve and Councillors, |
I have formulated a news release and added it to our website to assist with the concerns around the forest fire (PAR033) burning in the Key, French and Pickerel River area.
To summarize the notice there is no immediate danger to the residents or visitors of our township. As the CEMC (Community Emergency Management Coordinator) for the township my contact information is registered with the Province and other agencies. In the event that notice be given regarding any emergency we have a system for being contacted and an Emergency Plan to follow should the need arise.
I have had contact with other Emergency Information Officers today and it has been reported that the fire is still active and with advances in the northerly direction.
If you are contacted about the details of this fire event it is best to direct individuals to the Ontario Government's Forest Fire page for the most up to date information regarding notices and alerts:
I will endeavor to continue with some information about this event on our website over the next couple of days but it will be based on what the province provides on the source mentioned above.
Joe Villaneuve, Township of The Archipelago.
July 21, 2018
Jul 17, 2018
July 5, 2018
The Township of The Archipelago is now under a TOTAL Fire Ban. NO open burning. Fireworks are prohibited. NO exceptions
June 29, 2018
Dry conditions throughout the region and a forecast for further sun necessitates the Fire Rating in the Township be set at HIGH for the long weekend. No Open Burning or Firework permitted.
Further information about the fire rating can be found on the Township's website: The Archepelago - fire rating
June 26, 2018
The SRA's survival ensures your voice in TOA Council and a say in what happens short and long-term in your community You can now pay your membership fees by e-transfer at email@example.com.
June 6, 2018
June 6, 2018
May 22, 2018
May 21, 2018
You may now drop off your old and used batteries at the waste transfer station or at Site #9. These include AA, AAA, 9 volt, 6 volt, C and D type Batteries. It does not include car or boat batteries (wet cell) which usually can be redeemed for a deposit at your local battery retailer.|
Do not include your batteries in your regualr garbage. Keep separate and give them to the attendant.
May 21, 2018
Since 2001, the Township has partnered with ratepayer associations within The Archipelago to conduct water quality monitoring. The Archipelago has partnered with the Georgian Bay Biosphere Reserve (GBBR) on environmental programming, which includes coordinating the Township’s water quality monitoring program.
There is one location in the Skerryvore area that is recommended for water quality monitoring. For more information about the program and recommended location, please read the TOA Water Quality 2017 Report:
1. Mitigating localised water quality issues;
2. Regional characterisation of water quality;
3. Spatial and temporal trend detection; and
4. Identifying the effects of regional drivers and multiple stressors to protect ecosystem function.
GBBR is facilitating the transition from bacteria monitoring to phosphorus monitoring by encouraging ratepayer associations and volunteers to join or continue with the Lake Partner Program (LPP). The LPP is an Ontario-wide, publicly funded, free program that collects data about phosphorus, water clarity, calcium and temperature from volunteers. The simple tests for TP and water clarity provide a strong basis for assessing the health of the ecosystem, and whether TP is too high or too low. Advantages of the LPP are that it facilitates comparisons with other organizations monitoring on the Bay, as well as Ontario Ministry of Environment and Climate Change (MOECC) and Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) monitoring programs. Data collected by volunteers are analyzed by the Dorset Environmental Science Centre which makes all data available online.
Please get in touch if you have any questions.
Regards, David David Bywater, B. Env. Sc. / Environmental Scientist
705.774.0978 | gbbr.ca
Georgian Bay Biosphere Reserve
11 James St. Parry Sound, ON P2A1T4
February 16, 2018
The Township of The Archipelago was recently notified that the Parry Sound District Emergency Medical Service (PSDEMS) has made changes to its policies with respect to occurrences on ice requiring emergency medical response. Local EMS staff are not trained or equipped with the appropriate personal protective equipment to travel over ice and doing so could potentially put staff in harm’s way and increases the risk of danger to the patient and other responding organizations.|
EMS staff will not provide emergency response on ice unless the patient can be accessed by a marked and open OFSC trail. In the event that EMS staff cannot access the patient, emergency services with the proper equipment and knowledge (OPP, local Fire Department), will be required to access the patient and transport them to an appropriate location where EMS can perform the services that they are trained and equipped to conduct.