Prince Township Newsflash Archives
In the event of an extended power disruption or disruption to 911 service, volunteers will attend the homes of vulnerable citizens to ensure their safety. You must fill out a registration form to be put on the vulnerable list. You can drop by the Municipal Office, phone 705-779-2992 or email Lorraine at firstname.lastname@example.org to get the form.
Are You Feeding Wildlife?
Issues of residents feeding wildlife have been reported to the Municipal Office. We do take this very seriously.
You may be doing more harm than good. People who feed wildlife usually do so with the best intentions. However, feeding wild animals almost always results in negative consequences for both humans and wildlife involved.
What are the consequences of feeding wildlife? Threats to wildlife
• Animals can become dependent on artificial food sources. • Animals can lose their natural fear of humans and pets, becoming more prone to conflict. • Artificial feed is not healthy for wildlife • Wildlife can congregate in unnaturally high densities at feeders. This spreads parasites and disease (such as Chronic Wasting Disease, bovine tuberculosis, and brain worm) and can cause destruction of natural habitat. • Feeding animals near roads increases their risk of being hit by vehicles.
Threats to people
• Feeding wildlife may attract "unwanted" animals to your property. • Animals will learn to associate humans with food, and can become a problem to neighbors. • Habituated animals can become aggressive. • Feeding animals near roads increases the risk of motor vehicle accidents, resulting in property damage, injury or death.
• Appreciate wildlife from a distance. • Keep household waste, compost and pet food out-of-reach from wild animals. • Attract wildlife to your property by improving natural habitat. • Work together in your neighborhood to help keep wild animals wild.
• Do not put out food to attract wildlife. • Do not try to approach or touch wild animals. • Do not feed pets outdoors or allow pets to roam free. • Do not put garbage out until the morning of collection.
For more information, please contact the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources at 1-800- 667-1940.
Winter Road Reminders
Remember during the winter months Nov. 1 - Apr. 30 there is no parking of vehicles on Township streets. Please check your mailboxes and civic numbers to ensure they are at the standard height to avoid damage from snow removal equipment. You should also make sure there is no recreational equipment is left on the road (hockey nets, basketball hoops...)
Algoma University Scholarship
Amazing article by Marc Capancioni on the most recent Algoma University scholarship recipient from Prince Women's Institute & Prince Township.
Pickleball Court Now Open
We're excited to announce the Pickleball court is now open at the Gros Cap Park!
Pickleball is a game that combines tennis, table tennis, and badminton. It can be played as a single or double game.
For a full list of rules visit: https://www.pickleball.com/rules-how-to-play-pickleball-s/106.htm
Bear Wise Tips
To avoid bear encounters
Don't leave Garbage, Bird Feeders, Fruit & Berries, Pet Food, & Dogs out.
If a bear approaches: Stop. Do not panic. Remain calm.
Do: - Slowly back away while keeping the bear in sight and wait for it to leave.
Do not: - Run, climb a tree or swim. - Kneel down. - Make direct eye contact. - Approach the bear to get a better look. - Attempt to feed a bear.
Black bear attacks are extremely rare. Some Warning signs are:
A black bear standing on its hind legs is not a sign of aggressive behavior. Wants to get a better look at you. An aggressive bear will salivate excessively and exhale loudly - make huffing, moaning, clacking and popping sounds with its mouth, teeth and jaws - lower its head with its ears drawn back while facing you - charge forward, and/or swat the ground with its paws (known as a ‘bluff’ charge). A predatory bear: will approach silently, usually in rural or remote areas, and may continue to approach regardless of your attempts to deter them by yelling or throwing rocks.
After the bear leaves: Report the bear encounter by calling 1-866-514-2327 (TTY 705-945-7641 ) - Tell your neighbors about bear activity in the area.
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Don't Give up on Your Dreams
Our volunteer firefighter Ethan Johnson won't let the COVID-19 pandemic put his dreams on hold.
For the full article visit:
Emergency Preparedness Starts with You!
Government committed to getting people working' - Sheehan MP touts changes to Canada Summer Jobs Program
Please see Prince Township Community Calendar for all rink rentals. Calendar is located at bottom of the main page. Rink rentals will be updated as new rentals are booked. Also, when the rink is booked the little rink in front is still available for public skating.
For future bookings, questions, or concerns, please contact the office at 705.779.2992 Ext. 3.
Gros Cap Time Capsule
Prince Township, in conjunction with and through the generosity of the Trans-Canada Trail, will bury a time capsule at the Gros Cap Marina Park on September 19th 2018 at
If you have something that you think should be included in the capsule, please contact the township office or bring it to us prior to September 14th.
Everyone is invited to participate in this historical
event, at the Gros Cap Marina Park
4817 Second Line W, Prince Township, ON P6A 6K4
PRINCE FIRE NEEDS YOU!
The Prince Fire Department is actively recruiting able bodied men and women, 18 years of age or older. Applicants would preferably be from Prince Township and the immediate surrounding area. Learn new skills, help protect your community and make new friends. Active fire departments help reduce taxes and keep insurance rates down. Contact the municipal office for more information.
Please drop off your resume to 3024 Second Line West or e-mail to email@example.com
Prince Township Building Permit Changes
All permit applications will now be handled by the City of Sault Ste. Marie Building Dept. Civic Centre, Level 5, 99 Foster Drive, Sault Ste Marie, ON P6A 5X6
Permits ensure that construction within the municipality meets with standards set out in the Ontario Building Code. No matter what the specific project may be, the enforcement of codes is carried out to protect public health, safety and welfare. Compliance with municipal by-laws such as the Zoning By-law is also evaluated during the review process.
For Further details call 705.759.5398 or email firstname.lastname@example.org, describe the work to be done and investigate what the requirements are. If your questions cannot be answered over the phone or email, you can show your proposal to the Building Division staff at the Civic Centre - Level 5. They are always ready and willing to help!