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Public Notice:

For Immediate Release – All Township Facilities Closed to the Public

March 30, 2020

Staff Directory


For Immediate Release – COVID-19 Update

March 27, 2020

Media Release – COVID-19 Update and Municipal Facility Closures


We strongly encourage residents to continue to follow all recommendations provided to them by our public health professionals and practice the following:

  • Wash your hands with soap and water throughly and often
  • Follow cough and sneeze etiquette
  • Stay home when you are sick
  • Practice social distancing as much as possible

If you have any COVID-19 concerns, please call 1-866-797-0800 or visit the following links:

Sante Manitouwadge Health:
Ministry of Health:

Drinking Water Advisory Notice for those on Sodium Restricted Diets

March 4, 2020 – Thunder Bay District Health Unit

Sampling of this drinking water supply has revealed the presence of sodium at a concentration of 42.2 parts per million. The aesthetic objective for sodium is 200 parts per million, however sodium at concentrations above 20 parts per million may be a concern to those on sodium restricted diets.

Those individuals on a sodium restricted diet are encouraged to seek an alternate approved source of drinking water.

Please see attached notice for more information.

Sodium Water Advisory March 2020


Drinking Water Advisory Notice

All persons consuming water from the Manitouwadge Drinking Water System

Please be advised that recent water samples have shown sodium levels to exceed 20 mg/l. This is a concern for people who are on a sodium restricted diet.

Please ensure that an alternative source of drinking water such as bottled water is available for those who are required to limit their sodium intake.

This advisory will remain in effect until test results indicate that sodium concentration levels fall below 20 mg/l.

For more information, please see poster below:

Sodium Water Advisory Feb 2020


Mayor’s Message

Welcome to Manitouwadge, the “Friendly Community” located on Highway 614, 50 km off of Highway 17. Manitouwadge is situated atop the Canadian Shield and surrounded by the breathtaking beauty of the boreal forest.

Manitouwadge is a vibrant community with many modern facilities such as a challenging 9-hole golf course, newer high school and hospital, curling, hockey, and an excellent downhill skiing facility. Our “step out your door” natural facilities provide the best fishing, canoeing, hiking, biking, cross-country skiing, snowmobile/ATV trails in this area. Our local businesses and service providers are always willing to meet your needs, and their hospitality and customer service is second to none.

Mining was the primary reason our town was founded and it remains deeply rooted in our local history and economy. The forest industry is also one of the most valuable resources we have.

In short, whether you are seeking a wilderness adventure, a new place to call home or a relaxing stay in a tranquil environment, there is something for everyone in Manitouwadge.

On behalf of Council, welcome to Manitouwadge!

Mayor John MacEachern


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Reminder: Household Waste in Receptable for Garbage Collection

March 27, 2020
A friendly reminder to place your household waste in a receptable for garbage collection. It has been brought to our attention by the PW crews that a number of residents are putting out loose bags at curbside during garbage collection. Please see attached poster below for requirements under By-law 2001-12. We thank you for your

Landfill Site - Residential Tipping Fees Suspended

March 23, 2020
For the safety of staff and visitors, Residential tipping fees for the landfill site will be suspended until further notice. All Commercial tipping fees will remain in affect with direct billing by the Municipality to Commercial customers. The Township Landfill site is open Wednesdays and Saturdays.

A reminder to be careful what you flush!

March 23, 2020
Wet wipes, paper towel and facial tissues can clog pipes  We recognize that many residents may be increasing their use of disinfectant wipes, paper towels and facial tissues in response to COVID – 19. We would like to remind residents not to flush wet wipes of any kind. Despite what some packaging says, wipes are

Public Notice – Council Meetings Closed to the Public

March 20, 2020
Beginning with the Wednesday, March 25th, 2020 Council meeting, the Township of Manitouwadge will begin offering access to Council Meetings via online livestreaming only; the public will not be permitted to attend the Council Chambers. The Township is taking this action to ensure we can continue to offer residents access to municipal meetings, while taking
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