Municipality advises of service changes under strengthened provincial stay-at-home order
Tim Brody - Editor
The Municipality of Sioux Lookout is advising residents that all Municipal buildings will be closed to the public until the provincial lockdown order is lifted, at least May 20.
Municipal Clerk, Brian MacKinnon, reminds residents that, “While our doors are closed, we do have staff working in a variety of capacities. Our phone lines are being monitored, and we’ll do our best to return calls within two business days.”
Currently, these Municipal facilities are CLOSED to the public:
- The Municipal Office
- The Recreation Centre and Gymnasium – except for vaccination clinics
- The Public Works Garage
- The Fire Hall
- The Airport Administration Building
These Municipal facilities will remain OPEN to the public:
- The Airport Terminal Building
- The Hidden Lake Landfill Site
- The Biidaaban and Sioux Mountain Children’s Centres
- Outdoor parks and greenspaces – with physical distancing being observed
“We were pleased to see the restrictions on parks and playgrounds eased over the weekend,” said Sioux Lookout CAO, Michelle Larose. “That said, we ask anyone using our parks or playgrounds to maintain physical distancing from anyone not in your household, wear your masks, and bring hand sanitizer to use after touching any play equipment. Please do your part to keep everyone safe and healthy.”
The Municipality further advised that all outdoor sports facilities and multi-use fields are closed to use, including:
- Baseball diamonds
- Soccer fields
- Golf courses
- Tennis courts
- Basketball courts
- Bike and skate parks
All picnic sites and picnic tables in parks are closed to use during the current lockdown order as well.
“Please note that 2021 fire permits can still be purchased during the shutdown. An online application form is available at https://www.siouxlookout.ca/en/living-here/burning-permits.asp and it can be left, with payment, in the drop-box near the entrance to the Municipal office,” the Municipality informed.
“We thank you for your continued patience and support as we work to protect the health and safety of our employees and the community,” the Municipality concluded.