The results of the recent municipal election are in the Declaration of Office shown here. Congratulations to the newly elected mayor and Councillors and a big "thank-you" for those not returning. The Inaugural Meeting and Swearing-in is scheduled for November 30th. It will be in-person AND on-line.
Our beautiful island is located comfortably between Manitoulin Island to the east and Drummond Island to the west. Roughly 30 km south of the town of Thessalon.
In 1881, with a growing constituency of homesteaders, fisheries workers, logging and saw mill workers, ‘Cockburn Island’ became a township. Early in the 1900’s, in its hay day, it boasted over 1000 residents. Four generations later it was considered a ghost town. (See Ghost Towns of Ontario).
When the islands remaining store shut down in the 1960’s and the ferry service stopped most of the remaining residents were leaving. The ‘Cockburn Island’ first nation residents left as well to a new reserve on Manitoulin Island. However, today they still have land and a spiritual centre on the western edge of Cockburn.
The municipal council is inviting applications for the position as the Township's representative on the Manitoulin Planning Board. Monthly meetings are in Gore Bay. Be sure to include qualifications and experience that you believe might be relevant. Contact the Clerk by phone at 705-844-9886 for further details or email him at email@example.com An honorarium (TBD) is under review.
The township is accepting bids for surplus laptops (acquired in 2021) described as follows. Submit your bid in an email by 5 PM Monday January 9th to the Clerk-Treasurer (firstname.lastname@example.org). A Reserve Bid may apply at the Council's discretionLaptop Details
Lenovo ThinkPad E15 G2 15.6" Laptop
15.6" FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS, anti-glare, touchscreen, 300 nits
11th Generation Intel® CoreTMi5-1135G7 Processor (2.40 GHz, up to 4.20 GHz with Turbo Boost, 4 Cores, 8 Threads, 8 MB Cache)
Integrated Intel® Iris@ Xe Graphics
16 GB DDR4 3200MHz
Effective with the 2023 season Bev House will be our new Cockburn Island Dockmaster. We wish her well on her new duties with the Township and ask for everyone's cooperation as she becomes accustomed to this important community role.
The municipal road project at the 12th and 15th is completed and all roads are now open. If all goes to plan the large pile of rock near the dock will be moved into the water in the summer of 2023 to increase the size of the marina breakwall as we prepare to protect this important asset for the long term. A permit for this work has been issued by the federal Department of Fisheries and Oceans. Please be mindful of the compromised dock parking area until this is completed.