Property Taxes Due

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.

NEW Landfill Fees

During the regular council meeting of April 7 2021, Council passed By-Law 2021-07.  This by-law included a a new fee schedule for the Hudson Twp Landfill Site, and these fees will be effective May 3 2021.  Click this link to view the fees.    Landfill Fees

Summer Students Jobs

The Township of Hudson is accepting applications for Summer Students. All resumes can be emailed to admin@hudson.ca
We thank all applicants however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

ONLINE PAYMENTS

The Township of Hudson is now accepting online payments with RBC, SCOTIA BANK, CIBC and TD CANADA TRUST.  Residents that bank with these financial institutions are able to setup the Township of Hudson as a vendor to make online payments for property taxes. When setting up a “payee”, the vendor name should be “Township of Hudson“, and the account number is your 19 digit roll number (starting with 5421) that appears on your tax bill.  (example highlighted below)  Do not enter any spaces or dashes.  A separate payee must be set up for each roll number, meaning that for residents with multiple tax bills, several “payees” will be required.

Census 2021

Hudson Council would like to encourage all residents to complete their 2021 census questionnaire at www.census.gc.ca as accurate and complete census data support programs and services that benefit our community. Please visit their website for more information.

Recycle Materials

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.

Thank you!

Township of Hudson

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