Municipality of Sioux Lookout advising what Ontario’s Roadmap to Reopen Means for Sioux Lookout Residents
Tim Brody - Editor
The Municipality of Sioux Lookout is advising residents of how Ontario’s Roadmap to Reopen the province will impact municipal properties and services.
“Please note that all Municipal buildings will remain closed to the public until step two of the Roadmap to Reopen takes effect. Although our doors remain closed, staff is working to ensure that essential Municipal services continue with minimal interruptions. Our phone lines are being monitored and we continue our efforts to return calls quickly,” the Municipality advised in a May 21 news release.
Currently, these Municipal facilities remain 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
The Municipality advised that, effective 12:01 a.m. Saturday, May 22, outdoor sports facilities and multi-use fields reopened with restrictions, as outlined by the Ontario government. This includes:
- Baseball diamonds
- Soccer fields
- Golf courses
- Tennis courts
- Basketball courts
- Bike and skate parks
- Bocce Courts
The Municipality is reminding residents that physical distancing still needs to be maintained and that signage will be posted.
“Please note that the existing emergency brake order remains in effect, with a few key changes. Outdoor limits for social gatherings and organized public events will be expanded to five people – including members of different households. All other public health and workplace safety measures remain in effect, including restrictions on retail sales.
“The Municipality of Sioux Lookout thanks you for your continued cooperation and patience as we navigate a situation that is constantly changing.
“Every person, aged 18 and over in 2021, is now eligible to book a COVID-19 vaccine appointment through the provincial booking system and call centre or directly through the Northwestern Health Unit. Visit www.siouxlookout.ca for links to more information,” the municipal news release concluded.