Frequently Asked Questions

What restrictions are currently in place?

The Ontario government, in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health, has released A Plan to Safely Reopen Ontario and Manage COVID-19 for the Long-Term, which outlines the province’s gradual approach to lifting remaining public health and workplace safety measures by March 2022.

Full details are available on the Province of Ontario's website:  Further details on COVID-19 within Timiskaming District can be found on the Timiskaming Health Unit's website:

How can I get vaccinated?

The Timiskaming Health Unit is running COVID-19 vaccination clinics throughout the district including in the City of Temiskaming Shores.  To find out more information on vaccination clinics in the City of Temiskaming Shores please go to this link:

Vaccine clinic bookings can be done on the Province of Ontario's website by going to this link:

How can I keep myself and my family safe?

Practice Physical distancing and keep a distance of 2m from others
Wear a mask
Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol content
Sneeze and cough into your sleeve or a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash
Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands
Avoid contact with people who are sick
Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces
Stay home if you are sick

When is Town Hall open?

Town Hall is open for assistance from Monday to Friday, 9:00am to 5:00pm.

When does the Library open?

The Library will be opening with a reduced capacity and other public health restrictions as of June 30, 2021. 

Will my garbage and recycling still be picked up?

Yes, garbage and recycling curb side pick-up is still operating on its regular schedule.

Is the landfill still open?

The Township of James Landfill will be open to the public with normal hours of operations (Saturdays 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.).