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The Corporation of the Town of Bruce Mines provides
travel, vacation and town information for both
residents and visitors.

Nestled on a picturesque bay on the shores of Lake
Huron, the historic town of Bruce Mines
is a small but vibrant community offering
all the amenities needed for families of all ages.

Bruce Mines is located on Trans Canada
Highway 17 just 65km east of Sault Ste Marie
and has numerous events and activities throughout
the year.

Founded in 1846 as Canada's first copper mine, our town
is steeped in history - tour the Simpson Mine Shaft, visit the
town museum or simply enjoy all that nature has to offer in the
surrounding countryside.

Please take time to explore our website and find out all you need to know about our beautiful town.

If you have any questions or require further information please contact the Town office on 705-785-3493.

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- Read the latest Council Minutes.
- See the Agenda for the next council meeting.
- 2021 Recycling Calendar
- For the latest local news check out the
North Channel Current
- Make sure you have a 72 hour
Emergency Survival Kit. It could save
your life!!! For further information go to
- Improve your safety and add your name to the Vulnerable Persons Registry
- If you have any concerns raise them with the
Town Council.
- Ontario Support for main streets
- Business Development Bank Webinars
- Canadian Chamber of Commerce Webinars
- Click here for a full list of seminars and events supported by ENDM. Events range from Nov 5, 2020 through to Mar 30, 2021.


The Ontario government has implemented a Province-wide Emergency Break in response to COVID-19. 

As part of this shutdown, enhanced public health and workplace measures are in effect for all of Ontario.

A detailed outline of the provincial action is
available for review.

If you feel sick, or are worried you have been exposed to COVID go straight home, self-isolate and call your local assessment centre to get tested.


Although the Town Office is open for appointments the door will remain locked.

To make an appointment call 705-785-3493 or email at Click here for additional information about contacting us during this period.


Wearing of a mask or face covering is mandatory for anyone entering the Town of Bruce Mines Municipal Businesses.

The mask or face covering must cover the nose, mouth and chin. There are however, some exceptions and full details can be found here.


Do you know what you can and can't put down your sinks or toilets? Flushing items like wipes or washing grease down the drain causes significant issues in homes, businesses, wastewater systems and the environment.

It can lead to blocked pipes and basement flooding, costly damage to municipal infrastructure and toxic overflows.


With effect from April 01, a fire permit must be obtained before you commence burning.

Complete an application.

1. Fill in: Date, Name, Address, Signature of Permittee (Sign), Phone number
2. Print your filled-in form and save a copy to your computer.
3. Either Email your completed form to , post through the mail slot at the Town Office or post via regular mail.

Payment for the permit can be made through existing online payments for your tax/water sewer account. If you are paying by this method please ensure you process this as a separate amount. Please do not include the fee with your taxes and /or water amount.

Alternatively, we will accept cash or cheque though our mail slot at the front entrance or payment through regular mail.

Seasonal permits available only, at a cost of $10.

If payment is not received within 7 days, the permit becomes invalid.



Monday, May 31 to Monday August 30, 2021 at the Waste Transfer and Landfill Sites. Click on above link for full details.

Open only to residents of the Town of Bruce Mines, The Township of Plummer Additional and the Town of Thessalon.


The FIRE BAN imposed on Monday, May 31, 2021, has now been lifted.

However, as there is always a risk of fire please burn responsibly - A person failing to burn safely can be held responsible for the cost of putting out the fire (should it escape) and for any property damage.


Contact Cheryl MacKay at Trefry Centre 705-246-0036 or email
for more information on how to help.


Under the Police Services Act 1990, Municipalities were legislated to develop and adopt a
Community Safety and Wellbeing (CWSB) plan.

The preliminary plan identifies key community priorities and preliminary strategies for addressing community concerns with safety and wellbeing. It is a living document that will evolve as partners and residents of each municipality collaborate and work together to better understand the needs of our communities.

Community engagement will continue to form an integral part of our CACSWB plan, so we can continue to “LIVE*GROW*THRIVE” together as communities and municipalities.


With immediate effect, restrictions have been put in place on the use of water outside of any building within all areas of the town and the township serviced by the water distribution system. 

Failure to adhere to these restrictions could result in penalty as provided in the Provincial Offences Act.  It may also result in a complete ban on the external use of water.

Thank you for your co-operation.

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