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Health News


Smoke Free ~ North Shore Health Network (NSHN)

The North Shore Health Network (formerly the Blind River
District Health Center), together with Algoma Public Health (APH) are advising
patients, staff and visitors that all
grounds and properties of the Blind River, Thessalon and Richards Landing – Matthews
sites are 100% smoke free, effective September
01, 2016.

a Smoke Free environment on NSHN Property

APH Tobacco Enforcement Officers will issue tickets to violators of
the bylaw, with fines starting at $255.

Patients, staff, visitors and
volunteers are reminded to respect the rights and privacy of the property owners
in proximity to any of the NSHN properties.

Cessation/Management Supports Available

If you are a smoker and
are receiving care at any of the NSHN sites we will help you to manage your
nicotine withdrawal. Your nurse will talk to you about your smoking pattern and
medications that can be prescribed while you are in hospital to manage nicotine

A complete list of cessation resources is available at

Canada Day

Come celebrate Canada’s Birthday at Lakeside Park July 1st from 11:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

The Balloon Man, Face Painting, Fun Games and Entertainment! Hot Dogs, Cotton Candy and CAKE! Its lots of fun and its FREE!


The Ontario Energy Board has launched and begun accepting applications for the Ontario Electricity Support Program - a program designed to help reduce electricity bills for low income households.  The program starts in 2016 and provides a monthly on-bill credit for elegible households. 


For more program information, visit






Summer Watering Schedule

Under By-law No. 1803, property owners with even numbered street addresses can water on even-numbered days of the week and those with odd-numbered addresses are able to water on odd-numbered days from 7 to 9 a.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.

Civic Holiday - Community Day Weekend!

August 3 – August 7, 2017

Parade Theme: Celebrate Canada's 150th - Dress Your Decade!

  • Family Ball Tournament all weekend
  • Thursday Night – Northern Credit Union Family Night and Show & Shine Car & Bike Show
  • Friday Night – Rock the Dock with the band REDLINE and FIREWORKS!
  • Saturday: Parade at 1:00 / Street Fest / Lions Den / Duck Race / Lions Dance at the Arena
  • Monday: Country Fair at Heritage Park in Little Rapids Plan to enter the parade! More Details to come!

It takes a community to hire a physician!

The Huron North West Professional Recruitment and Retention Committee is seeking active community members who are interested in engaging with the Medical Residents and visiting Physicians! It is our goal to provide these physicians with the warmest North Shore welcome and to have them wanting to return for more! If you enjoy participating in or have access to the following activities, please contact Recruitment Coordinator, Alyssa Ferreira at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (705) 356-2265 ext. 2523. Your support is greatly appreciated!

  • Hiking
  • Canoeing
  • Kayaking
  • Walking
  • Biking
  • Fishing
  • Boating
  • Volleyball
  • Basketball
  • Tennis
  • Baseball
  • Hosting a Dinner
  • Attending Festivals
  • Going to the Movies
  • Golfing
  • Traveling to Surrounding Areas
  • Attending local Sports Games

Water and Sewer Billing

Water and sewer bills are issued bi-monthly. 

The next three due dates are:  May 16th, 2017, July 16, 2017 and September 16, 2017

View eBills

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Public Notices

  • Sience North Summer Camp

    Sience North Poster 2017.pdf

  • Thessalon Minor Baseball

    Thessalon Minor Baseball 2017 Schedule.pdf

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