Our mayor Dan Marchisella and council members discusses the library, concerts, FONOM, drag races, pool changes, programs and much more...

FONOM

Federation of Northern Ontario Municipalities and the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing, Northeast Region, and is the perfect opportunity to gain valuable insight into various municipal issues while reconnecting with municipal colleagues from across Northeastern Ontario.

Conference Highlights Include:
Update on provincial legislation, Information and insight on various municipal issues, Ministers’ Forum, Banquet, Annual Awards Presentation, Annual FONOM Business Meeting,

Light the Night

Light the Night walk for Leukemia will be on June 4. You can see Roger Hachey at St Vincent D’Paul for further details, forms or to register on line.

Elliot Lake Public Library

Just a reminder, the Elliot Lake Public Library is currently closed and plans to re-open to the public at the Pearson Plaza, 40 Hillside Drive South effective Tuesday, May 23, 2017.

Rolling into Safety.

Collins Hall, May 17th from 9-5. Join the many community partners for information on various community safety topics, with displays and activities for all ages.

Walk for Dog Guides

Anew initiative in Elliot Lake, the Lions Club partnered with Pet Value will be hosting a fundraiser, Walk for Guide Dogs on Sunday May 28th at the ELSS track, registration starts at 10 am. All funds will go to Guide Dog training which then assists individuals with disabilities in having a life long (dog life) assistant. For more info you can contact Robert Kerr at 705-971-1802

Art Show

1st Annual Elliot Lake Arts Show at the Civic Centre in Elliot Lake. The Show is going to be on Saturday, May the 13th, between 10 an 3 pm, so everybody still has enough time for that special present for your Mom. Please, come, enjoy our great local art and craftsmanship as well as meet the artists behind it.

A Youth Program (for basketball and other sports activities) is being held at the Collins Hall on Tuesday night’s 7–9 pm (ages 8 – 12 yrs) AND Thursdays from 7-9 pm (ages 12 and up).

Canada 150

Official Elliot Lake CANADA 150 merchandise is now available at the Elliot Lake Welcome Centre, including t-shirts and collectible pins.

Coffee House at the CC (Civic Centre) being held May 26 and featuring Liam Kearney, Rose Neufeld & Louise Lemieux, and Dirt Road Heartache has now SOLD OUT all their tickets. We thank the public for their great support of this popular event.

Larks in the Park

Summer Concert Series will begin June 18 and will feature Northern Cross. These concerts are part of The City’s accessible arts programming and held at Westview Park. Donations are gratefully accepted at the concerts.

Drag Races

Tickets to the HiRail Leasing North Shore Challenge Drag Race are now available for sale at the Elliot Lake Welcome Centre. The Drag Race is scheduled for July 14-16 at the Airport Dragway. Many new attractions to check out this year. Check out the website at ELLIOT LAKE DRAGWAY DOT COM for details.

Mississagi Provincial Park is busy preparing for the 2017 camping season which starts May 19. Summer Vehicle Passes are now available at City Hall and the Elliot Lake Welcome Centre. For more information please contact the Elliot Lake Welcome Centre. Reservations can be made online at ONTARIO PARKS DOT COM

Pool

Starting Sunday May 21, the Municipal Pool will be closed on Sunday’s until after Thanksgiving weekend.

Media Labs

The Digital Creator North Project, which is being operated out of the Civic Centre, has begun to set up their space. This exciting pilot project connects youth and emerging artist’s with digital media in Northern Ontario. Youth can explore their creativity with audio recording, graphic design, coding, photography, filmmaking and video. We hope to have the centre open within the next couple of weeks. Watch for details on the city website and local media.

Speakers Series

The Seniors Advisory Committee is hosting a Speaker Series during the month of June 2017 in celebration of Seniors Month. The Series will be held every Monday, starting June 6 (from 1:00-3:00 pm), at the Lester B. Pearson Civic Centre. There will be new speakers to present topics ranging from Managing your Personal Affairs to Safety and Awareness in your Daily Living. There is no cost to attend. For more information please contact Amanda Roy at 705-848-2287 extension 2135. More details will be posted soon on the City website.

Landfill

Tipping Fees will be waived for residential waste at the Elliot Lake landfill site from Monday May 29th to Saturday June 3rd The site will be open 8:30 AM- 4:30 PM to all residents of Elliot Lake. The depot for residential waste will be received at the intersection of Pearson Drive and Scott Road. During this week, all household residential waste will be received free of charge. This applies to residential waste only. Regular tipping fees will apply to commercial, construction, and demolition waste.

 Hazardous Waste

Wednesday May 31st, 2017. 11:00am - 7:00pm. Collection site located at the City of Elliot Lake Public Works Yard 3 Timber Road (North Industrial Area). For more information on these events please visit the City of Elliot Lake website or contact the public works department at extension 2600

Bears

A reminder to be cautious when out on the trails or walking your dog, this is bear country and they are waking up

Proclamation

May 8-12th is “Nurses Week” in the city of Elliot Lake. Take a moment to show appreciation for all front line staff at our medical facilities.