The Municipal office will be closed Monday August 5th 2019. Enjoy the long weekend!
ATTENTION ALL HUDSON TOWNSHIP RESIDENTS – Due to current dry conditions in our area, the Township of Hudson has implemented a municipal fire ban. Under the fire ban, all burning permits are suspended and no burning permits will be issued at this time. NO FIRES of any size, including campfires will be permitted during this ban. Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.
2019 Final Property Taxes Due: September 18 2019
Payments can be made with Cash or Cheque in person Mon-Fri 8am-4pm at the Municipal Office at 903303 Hanbury Rd.
E-Transfers may be sent to email@example.com Password to be used: taxes
A drop box is also located at the Municipal Office for your convenience.
Notice to all Residents!! Your Free Pink Dump Cards for 2019 will be available for pick-up at the Hudson Outreach Library, as of November 26, 2018.
Library hours are Wednesday 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm and Saturday 11:00 am to 3:00 pm.
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 fo shredded paper which has to be in CLEAR plastic bags.
If the materials are not discarded properly, extra charges are billed to the townships, therefore reflecting additional expenses.
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
The Municipal Landfill Site will now be operating under winter hours. Hours of operation are the following
- Wednesday, 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
- Saturday. 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
There are no lifeguards at Pike Lake. Any recreational activity undertaken at this park is at your own risk. Never leave children alone or unattended at the park. When using the park, please keep the vehicles outside the barriers and do not drive vehicles within the park area.
This year there are new floating docks along with new playground equipment that will be installed for people to enjoy at the park at Pike Lake. This project was supported by the Government of Canada through the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program.
Anyone using the Pike Lake park area will have to bring their garbage back with them, as there are no longer garbage containers. Please be a good citizen and think of the environment!
NO OPEN FIRE IS PERMITTED!
The Hudson Outreach Library will be going on Winter Hours from November 1st to March 31st:
- Wednesday: 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
- Saturday: 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Volunteers needed - for more information, please call the municipal office.