Municipal Operations: Stay at Home Order, Provincial Declaration of Emergency

Thursday, January 14, 2021
Effective Thursday, January 14, 2021at 12:01 a.m., the Provincial government is issuing a stay-at-home order requiring everyone to remain at home with exceptions for essential purposes, such as going to the grocery store or pharmacy, accessing health care services, for exercise or for essential work. This order and other new and existing public health restrictions are aimed at limiting people's mobility and reducing the number of daily contacts with those outside an immediate household. In addition to limiting outings to essential trips, all businesses must ensure that any employee who can work from home, does work from home.
New restrictions will also be put in place as well as enforcement. Follow the link below for more details.

Municipal Office

The office will be closed to the public for the Provincial Stay at Home Order and Declaration of Emergency until at least February 11, 2021.  We recommend doing Municipal business over the phone 705-377-5726 or by email, visit the Municipal directory at  There is a drop box at the front of the Municipal Office. In some essential business cases appointments can be made for in-person business. 

Maintenance, Indoor Facilities and Rentals

Facilities will then close until February 11, 2021 in accordance with Provincial regulations.  

Outdoor Facilities
Outdoor facilities will remain open. Any person who enters or uses the amenity maintains a physical distance of at least two metres from any other person using the amenity (excluding members of the same household). No team sports, no associated buildings will be open. Gatherings outdoors, should be for recreation/exercise, Provincial regulations state no gatherings over 5 people.

Landfills and Garbage/Recycling Pickup

These services will operate as normal. 

Roads Department 

These services will operate as normal. 

Mindemoya Library

Curbside pickup and drop off only until further notice. To place book requests view The library can be reached by telephone 705-377-5334 or email Library hours Tues, Thurs, Sat 11-4

A Little About Central

The Municipality of Central Manitoulin is located in the centre of Manitoulin Island with an abundance of lakes, rivers, and beaches. The Municipality includes the villages and hamlets of Mindemoya, Providence Bay, Spring Bay, Sandfield and Big Lake. We offer diverse attractions and unique landmarks such as our sandy beach in Providence Bay or access to Lake Manitou, the largest lake on the island. We invite you to visit our community in the "heart" of Manitoulin Island. 

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