The Town of Porcupine Plain is located on Highway 23, in the Northeast Parkland adjacent to Greenwater Lake Provincial Park. Rich agricultural land, rolling hills, mixed forest, and numerous lakes make this one of the most beautiful areas in the Province!
Nestled within the Porcupine Provincial Forest, and just a short drive from Greenwater Lake Provincial Park, the Town of Porcupine Plain is a nature lover’s dream! While Porcupine Plain’s main industry is agriculture, the Town is also a four-season tourism destination. The Town offers ample opportunity to get outside and explore nature – enjoy a scenic hike or lounge on the beach at nearby Greenwater Lake; relish quality time with family and friends while quadding, fishing, and ice fishing; or take in the beautiful landscape while cross-country skiing. The area also boasts some of the best moose, elk, and whitetail deer hunting found anywhere! The local snowmobile club grooms over 100 miles of pristine snowmobile trails, which connect to the groomed trails of Hudson Bay, Kelvington, Lintlaw, and Greenwater Lake Provincial Park, for an unforgettable snowmobiling experience.
Porcupine Plain is truly Nature’s Gift!
News & Notices
Thank you to the RM of Porcupine #395
The Town of Porcupine Plain would like to recognize our collaborations with and the contributions made by the RM of Porcupine #395.
Not only do the Town and RM join forces in operating the Porcupine & District Fire Department (along with the RM of Bjorkdale – Division 1), we also jointly operated the Porcupine Regional Waste Management Authority (PRWMA). The RM of Porcupine has taken over the waste site location, where they now operate the Porcupine Transfer Station. We are still working together with all partners to have the PRWMA decommissioned completely.
The RM of Porcupine contributes yearly to facility operation costs; these funds are provided directly to the Chase Place Arena, Curling Rink and Larwood-Shaw Memorial Swimming Pool. The RM also assisted with the renovations for the Medical Clinic at Quilly’s Community Place and contribute toward doctor recruitment efforts and incentives.
Last year, we were also successful in creating the new STARS Landing Pad, ensuring residents the swiftest takeoff in their time of need. The RM and Town continue to work together on the maintenance of the landing pad and the airstrip.
Between the Town of Porcupine Plain and the RM of Porcupine #395, we have been able to offer Koral Kriger full-time employment, which has proven to work out wonderfully for all.
The RM of Porcupine #395 has been splendid to work with. Thank you for your invaluable partnership and efforts to create a viable and sustainable community.
2020 Tree Lighting went Virtual
On Thursday, November 26th, Johnston Agencies hosted the 7th Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony. The ceremony this year was very different from previous years; in order to comply with Covid-19 best practices, the event was held virtually and streamed live on Facebook.
Bob Nicholson, Deputy Mayor and evening’s emcee, welcomed the viewers at home and talked a bit about how this year’s experience is different than what we’ve come to expect, but that he is still grateful that we can continue this tradition. Bob explained that typically we honor an individual as our “Official Tree Lighter” but that this year we are honoring all Essential Workers.
Mayor Nick Wood then offered a heartfelt and moving speech thanking all of our Community’s Essential Workers. He also implored us to continue to be kind and considerate to one another. His speech in its entirety can be found on page 2.
Bob & Nick then called for the tree to be lit and, after a slight electrical glitch, the Tree and Ornament Row shone brightly. If you get a chance to check out Ornament Row in person, you will see that we have new, more durable ornaments this year, thanks to JilyBee Designs. Bob then recognized that over 280 essential workers would be receiving a small gift certificate, redeemable at any of the Porcupine Plain eateries, as a token of appreciation for their work.
Amber Hoffus of Johnston Agencies, event sponsor, then thanked the people involved in the event, and specifically this year’s honorees, the Essential Workers. Amber reflected upon the lyrics of “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas,” specifically that someday we’ll be together, but until then we’ll muddle through. Amber encouraged everyone to remember that we are in this together and that being apart won’t last forever.
If you are interested in watching the ceremony, or the short video that highlights some of the more than 280 Essential Workers nominated this year, you can find it on the Porcupine Plain Holiday Tree Lighting Facebook page.
New Town Council Sworn In
Your new Town Council was sworn in at council meeting on Thursday, November 12th!
Left to Right: Councillor Bob Nicholson, Councillor Don Ross, Councillor Nicole Genaille, Councillor Craig Kriger, Councillor Karen Wick, Mayor Nick Wood, Councillor Frank Duhaime, Amber Hoffus, and Tim Chmarney