2021 Final Property Taxes are due September 15 2021. Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) payments are now accepted from several major financial institutions. Cash or Cheques, in CAD funds only, are also 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.
Message from Temiskaming Shores Library:
We now have our digital creator space up and running at the library. We have a summer intern until late August who can show people around the space. We are doing free 3D printing, green screen pictures, an introduction to Virtual Reality and introduction to Raspberry Pi. This fall we hope to start up programming with the technology in the space but that will depend on how COVID-19 restrictions are going. In the meantime, the best news is that users do not need a library card to access this service. Hudson residents are more than welcome to come in and check out the space along with non-card holders from any of the other townships!!
Click on the link below for more information.
Digital Creator Space open July 2021
Recently there have been reports of blue-green algae found in the Lakes area. Please click here for more information from the Timiskaming Health Unit. https://www.timiskaminghu.com/351/blue-green-algae-bloom
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 payee to make online payments for property taxes. Current payee names for each corresponding financial intuition are as follows1:
|Financial Institution||Payee on Website|
|RBC||TOWNSHIP OF HUDSON|
|TD||HUDSON (TOWNSHIP OF) TAX|
|Scotiabank||TOWNSHIP OF HUDSON TAXES|
|CIBC||HUDSON (TOWNSHIP OF) TAX|
1 Please confirm with each financial institution as payee names are subject to change.
In addition to the payee name, residents will also require their Roll Number. This 19-digit number can be found in the top right-hand corner on a recent property tax bill or receipt (5421‑######‑#####‑####) and should be entered as per your financial institution’s instructions.
A separate payee must be set up for each roll number, meaning that for residents with multiple tax bills, several “payees” will be required.
If you experience difficulty setting up an online payment, please contact your financial institution for assistance.
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