2021 Interim Property Taxes are due March 15 2021. Payments of Cash or Cheque, in CAD funds only, are accepted and can be mailed or dropped off. The Municipal Office is located at 903303 Hanbury Rd New Liskeard ON and open from 8am-4pm. A drop box is also located at the Municipal Office for your convenience.
TO ALL HUDSON TOWNSHIP RESIDENTS
Further to the recent snowfall and the current winter season, please be advised that the Highway Traffic Act, Chap. H.8. 181 cites the following:
«No person shall deposit snow or ice on a roadway without permission in writing so to do from the Ministry or the road authority responsible for the maintenance of the road. R.S.O. 1980, c. 198, s. 157.»
Putting snow or ice on the roadways (including pushing snow across the road) could be very dangerous for anyone traveling on our township roads, therefore, it extremely important that the above law be respected. If you have any questions, please call the Township Office at 705-647-5439. We wish to thank you for your cooperation in this matter.
NOTICE TO ALL RESIDENTS – IMPORTANT INFORMATION
All recyclable materials brought into the recycling containers at the landfill site have to be discarded LOOSELY in the containers. Please DO NOT put your recyclable material in garbage bags!
The only exemption is for shredded paper which has to be in CLEAR plastic bags.
The historical period we are dealing with is late, starting in the 1890s. Consequently, the first settlers had experienced urban amenities or the conveniences of mature farming districts in Ontario, the United States, Britain, and other European countries. Their reasons for coming were varied but here they were, cutting bush, turning over virgin soil, or prospecting for minerals. This was the spirit of "New Ontario".
Electricity, although available in towns like New Liskeard, did not reach Hudson farms until the early 1950's. Oil lamps were in common use until then.
The geographical setting of Hudson before this area was even surveyed is interesting because of its position in the Canadian Shield. 12,000 years ago Hudson was under ice and most of it was under the ancient glacial Lake Barlow which formed as the ice melted. As these mountains of ice receded, aboriginal people lived, hunted, and passed through this terrain. Ancient arrow points have been found around Twin Lakes.
Before the land could be 'taken up', it had to be surveyed and channeled through government agencies since it was Crown Land, and in 1897, ten years after the survey was completed, settlers moved in.
According to the census of 1901, the population officially stood at 46, but it should be noted that the Census Day was officially April 1, and did not count several settlers who came later in May or June.
It is a misconception that everyone who came up Lake Temiskaming and trudged out to Hudson came from the same mould. Some survived solely working in the lumber trade. Not everyone was a farmer nor, truth be told, wanted to be one. Some were land speculators including those who were given Veteran's land grants and who held on to their lots until Hudson was developed so they could sell out -- all without lifting an axe. Still others came and found to their horror they simply couldn't deal with the challanges of clearing land or having to do without. These people sold out or simply walked away from their land which, in the final count, left a bunch of hardy souls. Today, there are numerous decendants of the original land settlers who occupy farms or reside on smaller severed lots.
-Excerpts from "I've got to stop here until I'm called for" by Norman Hawirko and Margaret Arnott