Geographically, the Municipality of Neebing is the second largest municipality within the Province of Ontario. It is located immediately to the south of Thunder Bay and has a population of approximately 2200 residents living in 1150 private dwellings, on a land mass of 875.51 square kilometres (338.0363 square miles). The Queen’s Highway 61 traverses the Municipality and travels for a total of 35 scenic kilometres. The Municipality is bordered by the Municipalities of Oliver Paipoonge, Township of Gillies, City of Thunder Bay, Lake Superior and the Canada/US border.
In Neebing you will find affordable living complimented by low taxes (private well and septic systems are the norm). From large areas of vacant, developable land to smaller pieces of lakefront property, Neebing has acreage available, just waiting for you. Whether you are looking to purchase, rent or build-it-yourself, Neebing can accommodate your plans. From heavily wooded areas to farm fields- look no further- you will be able to find it within our municipality.
Neebing has had a history of active and forward thinking Municipal Councils who work diligently to obtain the greatest benefits for our community. Council meets on the first and third Wednesday of each month and welcomes audience participation. A bi-monthly Council newsletter, the Neebing News, keeps everyone informed about what’s happening in our municipality.
There is one Roman Catholic Church within Neebing; St. Benedict’s meets for worship on the last Sunday of every month. You will find other places of worship within a short 20 minute drive commute of our boundaries.
One day a month the NorWest Community Health Centre sponsors a walk-in clinic at our Municipal Office. They provide the services of a nurse-practitioner, a foot care specialist and a community health representative.
Our Volunteer Emergency Services team is one of the the most active in the area. They participate in both internal and external fire and first response training,and are a very productive and dedicated group of individuals. The Neebing Emergency Services (NES) is very proud to serve full time residents and seasonal residents, as well as and guests visiting in or passing through to our municipality. They will respond to all 911 calls for assistance (fire, medical and accident). The Municipality is currently covered by six (6) volunteer-manned fire stations, each of which is strategically located within the community. Over the past five (5) years, NES has been fortunate in being able to provide its residents with the protection of a special medical service through the presence of six (6) Automatic External Defibrillators (AED’s).
The interesting and informative Neebing Settler’s Descendents book was published a short time ago through the efforts and contributions of many of our local residents. It preserves a history that would otherwise have been lost. Complimentary copies have been distributed to our local schools to be included in their libraries.
Volunteers are always welcomed in our fair Municipality. Several boards and committees operate with volunteer members (the Neebing Recreation Board; the Crooks Cemetery Board; the Waste Management Committee; the Economic (Development) Advisory Committee or the Environment Advisory Committee to name a few). There are volunteer programs such as baseball, soccer or skating for all ages. We have a very active Association that does fundraising to support our Fire Department who are always looking for new ideas and people to assist them. The Neebing Fire/Rescue Association provides our Fire Department with essential equipment and supplies that would not be normally supported through the tax dollars. Consider volunteering and getting involved with a Community who will give you back twice as much as you give. It’s a great way to meet your neighbours and make new friends along the way.«Banner image courtesy of Aki Peltonen»