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Established in 1889 and home to the hamlet of Desbarats, Johnson Township is located 60 km east of Sault St. Marie on the historic TransCanada highway.  With access to the beautiful North Channel of Lake Huron, Johnson Township is also home to several freshwater lakes with public beaches and boat launches, along with the wildlife preserves of the Kensington Conservancy for all to enjoy. Johnson Township provides a year-round range of recreational events and programs that are both indoors and outdoors; utilizing the Community Centre, Arena, and surrounding grounds. The Community Centre houses a full-sized arena along with a kitchen, that is available for rentals for all events. Central Algoma Elementary & Secondary School accommodates some of these programs, along with being an educational center for your child’s development. Johnson Township truly is a vibrant agricultural community, with a seasonal Farmer’s Market supported by the local talents and Mennonite community; being a place to enjoy the fresher things in life. Stop in and enjoy everything Johnson Township has to offer from the history of the town, to the new memories that can be made.

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8 Dec 2023

Notice of the Dec 13th Regular Council Meeting

All information for the December 13th, 2023 Regular Council Meeting that takes place at 6:00 p.m

9 Nov 2023

Notice of the November 15th, Regular Council Meeting

All information for the November 15th, 2023 Regular Council Meeting that takes place at 6:00 p.m.

9 Nov 2023

Municipal Office Closure – Friday, November 10, 2023

Friday November 10th, 2023 the Municipal Office will be Closed.

9 Nov 2023

November 2023: Newsletter Issue 114

Take a Read or an Update on the 2023-2024 Skating Season and more.

27 Oct 2023

Boil Water Advisory Lifted!

As of  Today- Friday October 27th the boil water advisory has been lifted. 

27 Oct 2023

OPP Auxiliary Information session in Elliot Lake

The East Algoma Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is currently recruiting 15 auxiliary members for Blind River (5), Thessalon (5), and Elliot Lake (5) Detachments and will be hosting two information sessions in Elliot Lake on Saturday November 4, 2023.

23 Oct 2023

Boil Water Advisory in Effect October 23, 2023

A Boil Water Advisory is now in effect in Johnson Township until further notice.

23 Oct 2023

Water Shut Down Coming: Prepare Bottled Water

Fill Containers with Water to Prepare for Shutoff.

23 Oct 2023

October 2023: Newsletter Issue 113

Read all about the Fall Happenings in Johnson Township.

23 Oct 2023

Water Pressure Concerns: October 23, 2023

Pressure Issues Throughout the System.