LAIRD TOWNSHIP
Community Website
Updated October 20, 2014
Township Office
3 Pumpkin Point Road
RR #4,
Echo Bay, Ontario, Canada
P0S 1C0
Phone: (705) 248-2395
Fax: (705) 248-1138

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ACCESSIBILITY COMPLIANCE

The Township of Laird municipal office would like to inform you that we are in compliance with the Accessibility of Ontarians with Disabilities Act.

Please visit our
Accessibility Web Page
For information on our policy, feedback form, and an offsite feedback website.






Important Notice

Regarding
Notice Mailed, October 6, 2014
Candidates Night


Laird Council, out of respect to all those people running for elected office, would like to correct errors and omissions in the above noted Notice.

Council does not know who was responsible for the flyer, and would like to advise that it did not come from the municipality. The Municipal Elections Act, 1996 does not require candidate debates to be held, and the current council believes it inappropriate to sponsor a meeting that could be seen as using taxpayers’ money to promote incumbents.

The following information is available at the municipal office during regular working hours.


To view this notice in its entirety, please Click Here




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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TOWNSHIP INFORMATION

Disposal Site Hours (Winter)
The Laird Township
Disposal Site
hours of operation
change on
November 1, 2014
to
Wednesdays 5 p.m. - 7 p.m.
and
Saturdays 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.


Election
Certified Candidates

Please click the link below
to view a list of
certified candidates
for the upcoming
municipal election
Certified Candidates List




Municipal Elections
Final Date For Nominations:
Friday, September 12, 2014,
at 2 p.m.
Election Advance Poll:
Saturday, October 18, 2014,
from noon to 6 p.m.,
at the Laird Hall.
Election Polling Day:
Monday, October 27, 2014,
from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.,
at the Laird Hall.
Interested in running for council?
Find all the information you need
by clicking this link
2014 Candidates Guide



Conservation and Demand Management Plan Energy Consumption
Please see Laird's plan
Located Here



THE TOWNSHIP OF LAIRD
Now Provides
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.
Click Here For More Information



The Blind River District Health Centre 3-Year Plan
The plan and the story about its development
are currently on the BRDHC website:
Website Link



OFFICIAL PLAN DRAFT



The
Official Plan Draft
for
Laird Township

Is available online

Click Here


WATERFRONT DEVELOPMENT

Waterfront Development Plan
Sketch





Click Here To Download The Sketch PDF










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