Newsletters & Information

Newsletters and other information pertaining to our Economic Development Office (EDO) will be posted in the list below, just click on one of the links to view the attached information.

 

PACE is offering to reimburse expenses that small businesses have incurred as a result of meeting COVID-19 requirements. Claims may be made up to $500 per business when copies of receipts are supplied. Below is the application form to use when making a claim. Deadline is September 1st so apply now before funding availability is gone!

April 17, 2020
The Township of Pickle Lake Economic Development Office
Greetings to the Citizens of Pickle Lake, residents, entrepreneurs, business owners, employees, service workers and a warm welcome to the visitors and temporary and re-located employees and businesses working in and around the Pickle Lake area.
Your Economic Development Office’s mandate is “…focused on inspiring economic growth and fostering collaborative partnership for our community. Located in the heart of Northwestern Ontario, we are a key shipment point for goods and services moving between northern communities and southern city centers. With the expansion of hydro transmission through Pickle Lake and the increase in mining exploration and development, our future is brimming with commercial prospects. Our strategic location and lifestyle opportunities for outdoor enjoyment in combination with professional support in a safe and spirited community are among the many reasons to build and grown your business in Pickle Lake.”
This mandate was written at the outset of the establishment of the office in 2016 and it still remains relevant even during this unprecedented time of global change facing all of us due to the Covid-19 virus outbreak.
As you are aware, the Federal and Provincial governments have rolled out a number of programs to assist businesses overcome challenges as a result of closure, shutdown and reduction of revenue.
The following pages provide links to the various programs available depending on individual circumstances. The information is admittedly overwhelming but there are ways to connect to various people who are in place to assist you with accessing these programs and to provide information and guidance.
As the newly reinstated Economic Development Officer for the Township, I am available by email or cell phone. My start coincided with the pandemic outbreak, so I too, am still learning and reading and investigating, so I will do my best to help you or to provide direction to an office and individual who may be able to assist you with your application for assistance and funding.
Please keep in touch with this webpage for updates. I will be tracking down as many emails as possible for mass email updates as they become available and as I learn more about these programs. Feel free to send an email to me directly with the following in the subject line “Please add me to your EDO email list”.
So until this period of uncertainty, concern and challenge has subsided, I wish you and your family and circle of friends the smoothest sailing possible over the choppy waters that face us all. The people of Pickle Lake have a heart of gold and during the toughest times is when this gold shines brightest.
My contact information is as follows: lcox@picklelake.com and my cell is (807) 474-9461. Of note – I am in BC right now in the pacific-time zone which is 2 hours behind Pickle Lake.
Warm regards,
Lynn Cox
Economic Development Officer – Township of Pickle Lake

ALL BUSINESSES NOTE: PUBLIC HEALTH POLICY IN EFFECT

” the Medical Officer of Health has instructed all businesses and organizations in the Northwestern Health Unit (NWHU) area to adopt a policy that requires all members of the public and employees who enter or remain in an enclosed public space to wear a mask or face covering. This policy will be effective Monday August 17, 2020 at 12:01 am.

From: Allyson Pele <apele@kenora.ca>
Date: August 10, 2020 at 10:26:14 AM PDT
Cc: Megan Dokuchie <mdokuchie@kenora.ca>
Subject: FW:  Resources from NWHU to support businesses in meeting the new mandatory mask requirements


   Good afternoon REDO group,
 
Please see the information below from the Northwestern Health Unit in regards to masks. Kindly forward onto your contacts. I am also hosting a Business Conversations session for businesses with the NWHU on August 13 at 9am specifically related to the mask policy. See below for registration details and encourage the businesses you are working with to register.
 
NWBC Business Conversations: Northwestern Health Unit
·       Date: Thursday, August 13
·       Time: 9:00am – 10:00am
·       Details: This time around we will be welcoming the Northwestern Health Unit. Paige Moreth, a Health Promoter will review and explain the mandatory mask use and COVID-19 for businesses. You will also have the opportunity to ask questions.
·       Register here: https://nwbcbusinessconversations.eventbrite.ca
 
 
Thanks!
Allyson
 
Allyson Pele
Manager, Northwest Business Centre
807-467-4643
 
Hello
 
First, I apologize if you receive this email more than once; several NWHU staff are forwarding this email to our local contacts to support them to comply with the new mandatory mask requirements.
 
As you probably know, the Medical Officer of Health has instructed all businesses and organizations in the Northwestern Health Unit (NWHU) area to adopt a policy that requires all members of the public and employees who enter or remain in an enclosed public space to wear a mask or face covering. This policy will be effective Monday August 17, 2020 at 12:01 am.
 
NWHU has created resources that are now available on its website to support businesses and organizations to meet this new requirement. These include:
·       The Letter of Instruction from the Medical Officer of Health that outlines the background and requirements;
·       A sample policy that businesses and organizations can use to develop their own policy; and
·       Signage that can be printed and posted.
 
We’re sharing these materials with you now so that you can print them out and use them as needed to comply with the new requirements. If you do not have access to a printer, you can get copies of these materials at your local health unit office.
 
The website also includes Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for businesses and organizations, as well as for the general public. The website materials will be updated regularly as new materials are developed.
 
If you have any questions or comments about the mandatory mask policy requirement, please contact us at talkpublichealth@nwhu.on.ca.
 
Thank you for the significant amount of work you have had to do, and will do, to adapt your business and organizational practices to keep your workers and the public safe and, by doing so, helping to keep our communities safe.
 
 
Paige Moreth
Health Promoter
Northwestern Health Unit
210 First Street North
Kenora, ON  P9N 2K4
(807) 468-3147 , ext. 301250
www.nwhu.on.ca