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council meeting is
January 7, 2015
Laird Township Roads Speed Limit
PLEASE SLOW DOWN when travelling on municipal roads. Your safety, and that of others on the road, is compromised by speeding vehicles. At present, the maximum speed allowed on municipal roads is 80 km/hr unless posted. When hills and corners are encountered a reduction in speed should be made. ALWAYS DRIVE ACCORDING TO CONDITIONS.
WELCOME TO LAIRD TOWNSHIP
Home of the Laird Fair and the famous Laird International Raceway
Approximately twenty-nine miles east of Sault Ste. Marie exists the Township of Laird. Covering 85.18 square kilometers, this township borders the Township of Macdonald, Meredith and Aberdeen Additional, the Township of Tarbutt and Tarbutt Additional, the Township of Johnson, and Lake George. Due to its close proximity to the Village of Echo Bay and the City of Sault Ste. Marie, this Township provides its residents and tourists with direct access to all the conveniences of the larger community while at the same time maintaining a relaxing atmosphere. Accessibility to water bodies as well as open fields and wooded areas allow for endless seasonal activities for the young and old alike. Collectively these factors make the Township of Laird an enjoyable place to live.
Aside from its natural beauty, this municipality has the advantage of its location along the Highway 17 corridor. Highway 17 traffic has the potential to create commercial and tourist activity for the area. Highway 17 also provides immediate access to larger centres. It is along this highway where one can see the Township's commercial growth.
View of "Laird Hill" on Highway #17 East
Historically, the community grew due to the logging and agricultural industries. With time, agriculture superseded logging and lumbering to become an important factor in the developing economic base of the township. The importance placed on agriculture still exists in the township since agricultural is a major asset in terms of the economic base and rural character. This may be witnessed when driving through the township one can see many farms and open fields. Furthermore, this township is host to several agricultural events for the Central Algoma region. Nevertheless, this community also is committed to its business and industrial sector. Beginning in the late 1800s, this township fostered a variety of businesses. Now, in the new millenium, one can observe the community's commitment to broaden its economic base as more residents are participating in the township's business and industrial sector.
The retail, service, and industrial businesses found within the Township of Laird provide employment to a proportion of the area's population. Other sources of employment are found within surrounding communities. This area however, has the capability to support further development which in turn would provide area residents with more opportunities to find local employment.
The Township of Laird allows residents to retain "the simple pleasures of yesterday" while at the same time providing them with the opportunities of today.
( Laird Chronicles (Echo Bay: Words Unlimited, 1991), p.10.)
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Disposal Site Hours (Winter)
The Laird Township
hours of operation
November 1, 2014
Wednesdays 5 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Saturdays 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Ontario Disaster Relief
The Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing is undertaking a review of the Ontario Disaster Relief Assistance Program (ODRAP) to ensure the program design and criteria reflect current needs in addressing extreme weather events. As part of the review, the ministry is inviting public input. A consultation on the program is now open on the MMAH website until March 4, at
The Blind River District Health Centre
Enter the Name Game!
Now that the BRDHC Corporation is made up on 3 sites (Blind River, Thessalon & Matthews Memorial), we need a new Corporate Identity to bring us all together!
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Conservation and Demand Management Plan Energy Consumption
Please see Laird's plan
The Township Of Laird
Civil Marriage Solemniztion Servics
The Township of Laird is pleased to advise
that a Civil Marriage Solemnization Service
is now available for any couple
who prefer a non-religious marriage service.
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The Blind River District Health Centre 3-Year Plan
The plan and the story about its development
are currently on the BRDHC website:
|OFFICIAL PLAN DRAFT
Official Plan Draft
Is available online