September 20, 1963 to May 22, 2019

Eric Dalzell went home to be with Jesus on Wednesday, May 22, 2019, after 10 months of battling with brain cancer. He fought long and hard to stay here with his family and friends and we are very proud of him.

Eric was born in Grand Rapids, Manitoba. He moved to Pickle Lake, Ontario at the age of nine with his parents and brother. He spend his adult years working for the Hudson’s Bay Company, Precambrian Wholesale, Dona Lake Mine, Mistik North, and OPP as a guard. He began his work with the ambulance in 1988 as a volunteer and proceeded to complete his diploma in paramedicine in 2007 with distance education. He was a dedicated paramedic for 30 years, and was respected by his colleagues and his patients. He was loved by his little town where he also served as Fire Chief and the Emergency Management Coordinator.

Eric was a lifelong member of Pickle Lake Gospel Chapel where he served as the Sunday School teacher. He will be remembered for his dedication to God, good teaching and giving nature, always willing to lend a hand with whatever needed to be done. He will also be remembered for his love home improvement projects, crosswords puzzles and sitting on his deck.

He is survived by his loving wife of 27 years, Senia (Halteman) Dalzell, his four children: Coral, Brittany, Taylor, and Ethan; His mother, Georgina Dalzell, and his father, James Dalzell; and his brothers Gerald and Don, as well as many relatives on both sides of his family. He will also be greatly missed by coworkers and many friends.

Online condolences may be emailed to:

FIRE UPDATE: 10:09 AM Friday June 7, 2019

JUNE 7 10:09 AM: The Township has NOT DECLARED a state of emergency at this time.

The Community Hall will remain open for the remainder of the day. Coffee will be served and a light breakfast is being served as well. There is power available for charging. Residents are free to leave on their own accord however WE ARE NOT in an evacuation state.

The Community Hall will remain open for the remainder of the day. Coffee will be served and a light breakfast is being served as well.

MNRF has 6 crews on the ground right now suppressing hot spots and Water Bombers are in the air.

We will be posting updates as they become available.

We ask that you remain calm during this time, obey traffic control and direction given by OPP/FIRE/Municipal Staff and EMS

If you require EMS Services Please call 807-928-2255
To report further fires please call 310-3473

Updates will continue to be posted here.

Election Results

The 2018 Muncipal Election has concluded. The incoming council is:

Mayor Dwight Monck

Councillor Graham Vaughan

Councillor Michael Walbourne

Councillor Kayla Blakney

Councillor Jeremy Millar

Municipal Election

Today is the day of Voting for the 2018 Municipal Election.

The Community hall will be open from 10 am- 8 pm for voting.

Nomination Period for the 2018 Election Has Officially Closed

As of 2:00 p.m. CST the Nomination Period for the 2018 Election has closed. An official list of Certified Candidates will be released on Monday July 30, 2018.

Important Notice

We’re committed to serving you.

Reason for Closure: STAFFING SHORTAGE

Beginning July 18, 2018 our centre will be closed and will remain closed until July 24, 2017. During this time please visit one of these ServiceOntario centres:

SIOUX LOOKOUT 62 Queen St, Sioux Lookout, ON P8T 1A2

IGNACE Highway 17 and Highway 599, Ignace, ON P0T 1T0


For more information, visit or call 1-800-267-8097.

More than 40 services online.

ServiceOntario offers more than 40 services online, including driver’s licence and licence plate sticker renewal, address change and more. For a complete list of our available online services, please visit

Beach Closure Cancelled

Earlier this afternoon the Township of Pickle Lake took precautionary measures to close the beach due to the possibility of wastewater contamination.

The Closure has now been cancelled and no wastewater entered the lake.

We remind residence to exceed caution of beach use after rainfalls or strong winds however as these events naturally cause bacteria levels in Lakes and Rivers to rise.

Important Notice

The Beach will be closed until further notice.

No swimming is permitted.

An update will be provides when made available.

Pitch IN

WHEN: Tomorrow, Saturday June 23 from 10 am-4 pm
WHERE: Meet at the Arena- Clean up the whole town


Categories: Most Bags Collected, largest item collected, most unique item collected, best dressed team/individual
Collection of empties also accepted!
Garbage Bags and Gloves Provided

BBQ Happening from 12pm -2pm
Burger and Pop $5.00
Hotdogs $2.00

Come out and support your community!

LANDFILL WILL BE OPEN FROM 12pm-4pm THIS SATURDAY ONLY and CLOSED next Saturday for Canada Long Weekend!!