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ATTENTION  

Notice Littering By-Law 15-55

We work hard to maintain a beautiful community for our residents and visitors to enjoy. With your help we can avoid the negative impact this type of activity has on our Town.

Litter and illegal dumping may:
• represent a breeding ground for fire and disease
• degrade water quality
• cause injury to pets, wildlife, residents and children
• discourage economic development by lowering real estate values

Dumping waste on any property in the Town Blind River  is against the law and carries a $400.00 fine plus costs. By-Law 15-55 

Contact us to report any littering or illegal dumping.

Notice Motorized Vehicles

Notice to the Residents of the Town of Blind River, ATV/UTV or Snowmobiles are not allowed on the boom camp trails set fine is $100.00 under By-Law 15-65.

We thank you for your understanding and co-operation.

Contact Information

Jason Smith - By-Law Officer
Phone: 705-356-2251 ext. 214
Email: jason.smith@blindriver.ca

The powers of the municipality are exercised in proper legal form – either by by-law or resolution, as appropriate. A municipal by-law is the equivalent of legislative action. The municipal version of the statute law enacted at the provincial and federal levels – even to the extent of following the process of three readings. There is no general legislative requirement that by-laws must, like statutes, receive three readings prior to enactment.

The Municipal Act requires, except where otherwise provided, the powers of council shall be exercised by by-law. Many council decisions are also expressed in the form of a resolution. A resolution is simply an expression of the decision or wishes of council which has been submitted in the form of a motion and then adopted by the majority vote. There are not general defined characteristics of resolutions and its adoption is not as strict as those for enacting a by-law.

In general, the powers of council are exercised by by-law in the more important matters and where the action to be taken affects the general public. Resolutions usually deal with the smaller acts of administration and matters of internals management within the municipality.