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The Regular Council Meeting scheduled for

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Will be held at the

Val Gagne Community Centre

At 6:30p.m.

Thank you.


Special Council Meeting

Monday, May 27, 2019

6:30 p.m. Council Chambers

Items on Agenda:

Clay belt Agriculture Development Initiative

Connecting Link Funding Program

Closed to the Public According to S. 239 (2) of the Municipal Act, 2001

  1) Personal (Identifiable Individual)



Regular Council Meeting

The Tuesday, May 21, 2019 Regular Council Meeting will be relocated to the

Vern Miller Memorial Community

Centre (Arena)

at 6:30 p.m.



Township of Black River-Matheson




The Council of the Township of Black River-Matheson has chosen an application process to fill the above noted vacancy.  Accompanied by a letter of interest, please specify why you would be the best candidate to represent Ward 6. Please submit your application and letter to the undersigned on or before Tuesday, April 30, 2019 at 4:30 p.m.

Based on the Municipal Elections Act, 1996, S. 17(2), the following qualifications are required to run for municipal councillor:

  • Canadian citizen
  • at least 18 years of age
  • resides or is a property owner in the Township of Black River-Matheson
  • is not prohibited from voting under subsection (3) or otherwise by law

For further information, please contact the undersigned.


Cassandra Child, Clerk/Treasurer

Township of Black River-Matheson

P.O. Box 601, 429 Park Lane

Matheson, Ontario P0K 1N0

Tel:  705-273-2313 ext. 311

Fax: 705-273-2140


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Chamber of Commerce Home Show 2019 

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Come out and join us for this indoor event open to all visitors in our area.

Vern Miller Memorial Community Centre, 1 Arena Ave, Matheson, Ontario.

The Black River-Matheson Chamber of Commerce welcomes all businesses in our local and surrounding areas to participate in our 2019 Home Show.  We offer a friendly competitive environment to showcase your business (no exclusivity/limited exhibitors).

There are many exhibit spaces available (reserve yours now).

Show participation is a proven economical way to promote your business.  This is an excellent opportunity for you to showcase your products and services to others in the business community and to a large number of consumers in the surrounding area.




















Teeny Tiny Summits draw rural politicians, municipal staff, entrepreneurs, and volunteers for a discussion of how economic development can succeed in “Teeny Tiny Places”. This is the first Teeny Tiny Summit ever in Northern Ontario. Black River-Matheson will welcome Peter Kenyon, a renowned Australian community development expert and a special capitalist/community enthusiast to speak at this event. Followed by many other local speakers. If creativity, diversity, and betterment for a small community interests you please come join us April 8th from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Matheson Curling Club. Located at 387 Highway 11.

Please Register at :


























We hear so often that there is strength in numbers.  That’s the philosophy behind “Teeny Tiny Summits” dealing with economic development. There’s one coming to Matheson on April 8th.

John Regan (REE’ghin) is CAO and economic development director for Black River-Matheson Township.  He says the summits were started by the provincial rural affairs ministry.  The aim is to pool ideas and projects among small municipalities that don’t have huge economic development budgets.

 “And looking for opportunities to bring communities and like-minded people together to help build better quality of life, better quality of place, and looking for ideas on how do we inspire economic development.”

Begun in 2015, this is the first Teeny Tiny Summit to come to the north.






(Keynote speaker : Peter Kenyon)

Peter Kenyon, renowned Australian community development expert, will be visiting Ontario once again, building on the two Teeny Tiny Summits he delivered in 2017. Peter is a dynamic and inspiring speaker on rural economic development.

" An opportunity to share ideas on economic development to help build a better quality of place for small communities."

Is this your community?
• Rural location
• Population < 1000
• Stable declining population
• No dominant drivers of economic growth
• No paid Ec Dev staff
If so, we invite you to the Teeny Tiny Summit.
Attendees will include municipal councillors and staff, support organizations and volunteers. The strong and energetic response to Teeny Tiny Summits demonstrates the resources and engagement received is well worth the trade off in time invested!

When: April 8, 2019
Time: 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
Where: Matheson Curling Club, Matheson, ON
Cost: $40.00



On January 07, 2019, by decision of Council, By-law No. 2019-05, the Township of Black River-Matheson has eliminated the use of garbage tags. Residents will no longer be required to tag their garbage.

 Permanent residents of the township will be required to present photo ID when using the landfills to prove residency. Those who are seasonal residents or tenants and do not have proof of residence can pick up a landfill pass at the township office. These passes are valid for one year.

 Each Property will continue to receive two free tip cards per year, which can be picked up at the township office.

 “Black River – Matheson is committed to finding efficiencies within our operations and services”, stated Mayor Laderoute. CAO John Regan said, “We continue to review all our services and make changes where it makes sense, in this case the garbage bag tag system simply was not working.”

 There is still a limit of four bags for curbside and all bag tags in circulation have no monetary value.

 Brian Peever, Director of Public Works, said, “There is a small savings in eliminating the bag tags and as we continue to review our landfill operations, we will continue to find areas of improvement and cost savings”.

 If you require further information please contact:

John Regan EcD(F), CEcD

Chief Administrative Officer

Director of Economic Development

Township of Black River-Matheson

705-273-2313 ext 315


Brian Peever

Director of Public Works

Township of Black River-Matheson

705-273-2313  Ext 33



Township of Black River-Matheson

Notice of Complete Application and Notice of Statutory Public Meeting for Township-initiated Zoning By-law Amendment (Planning Act, s. 34)

TAKE NOTICE that the Township of Black River-Matheson will hold a public meeting on Thursday, February 21, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. at Council Chambers (429 Park Lane, Matheson, ON, P0K 1N0) to consider a Township-initiated application for a proposed Zoning By-law Amendment pursuant to Section 34 of the Planning Act, R.S.O. 1990, as amended.

BE ADVISED that the Township of Black River-Matheson considered the Zoning By-law Amendment application to be complete on January 9, 2019.


The purpose and effect of the Zoning By-law Amendment is to amend Section 9.1 “Rural (RU) Zone”, Subsection 9.1.2 “Zone Requirements”, provision (c) Minimum Lot Depth, to decrease the required minimum lot depth from 100 m to 80 m.

As all lands within the Township of Black River-Matheson are affected by the proposed Township-initiated amendment to the Zoning By-law (By-law No. 2016-31), no key map is provided.

ANY PERSON may attend the public meeting and/or make written or verbal representation either in support or in opposition to the proposed Zoning By-law Amendment.

IF A PERSON OR PUBLIC BODY would otherwise have an ability to appeal the decision of the Township of Black River-Matheson Council to the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal but the person or public body does not make oral submissions at a public meeting or make written submissions to the Township of Black River-Matheson before the proposed Zoning By-law Amendment is adopted, the person or public body is not entitled to appeal the decision.

IF A PERSON OR PUBLIC BODY does not make oral submissions at a public meeting or make written submissions to the Township of Black River-Matheson before the proposed Zoning By-law Amendment is adopted, the person or public body may not be added as a party to the hearing of an appeal before the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal unless, in the opinion of the Tribunal, there are reasonable grounds to add the person or public body as a party.

IF YOU WISH TO BE NOTIFIED of the decision of the Township of Black River-Matheson in respect of the proposed Zoning By-law Amendment, you must make a written request to the Clerk-Treasurer (see contact information below).

FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THIS MATTER, including information about appeal rights, contact:

Cassandra Child, Clerk

Township of Black River-Matheson

429 Park Lane, P.O. Box 601

Matheson, ON P0K 1N0

Tel: (705) 273-2313


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION relating to the Zoning By-law Amendment is available for inspection during regular office hours (8:30 am – 4:30 pm) at the Township office.

Written submissions in respect of the proposed Zoning By-law Amendment, or any questions on the status of the Amendments should be sent to the Clerk-Treasurer of the Township of Black River-Matheson.

DATED at the Township of Black River-Matheson this 21st day of January, 2019.


Black River-Matheson, population of approximately 2500, is the ideal place to settle within the pristine area of Northern Ontario. With affordable location and away from the fast pace of city life, this municipality offers a wide range of accessibility to natural resources and an easy reach to most of the amenities of a larger urban center, but at a fraction of the cost. Black River-Matheson is a friendly, bilingual and motivated community within which to raise a family and set down roots. 

Black River - Matheson connects three of Ontario's most productive gold mining areas. Five of its mines yield gold, and exploration for other minerals is underway. Power from high-voltage transmission lines running across the Township and central locations suited to businesses serving the mining industry offer support.






 310 - Brian Peever - Director of Public Works
311 - Cassandra Child - Director of Corporate Services
312 - Chief Building Official/ Municipal By-Law Officer
313 - Danielle Bruno - Junior Accountant
314 - Jamie Funk- Senior Accountant
315 - John Regan - Chief Administrative Officer
316 - Katie Browne - Deputy Clerk
317 - Sonya Moffat - Deputy Treasurer 
318 - Christopher Ciarrocca - Manager of Community and Environmental Services
319 - Kevin Nguyen - Economic Development Office






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