Thank You

The Council of the Township of Sables-Spanish Rivers would like to thank all of the organizations and individuals who came forward in our time of sorrow following the sudden passing of Rodney Houle, Fire Chief and Chief Building Official.

The outpouring of support and help is greatly appreciated and means more than you will know.

We would like to acknowledge the following for their contribution in providing a fire-fighters’ funeral:

  •  Fire Chief Bruce Southwind, Sagamok Fire Department for organizing and leading the Firefighters Protocol for the Pallbearers and Insignia Guard for the funeral, and for providing backup firefighters and a rescue van in Massey, for protection services during the funeral

  • Fire Chief Mike Picor, Espanola Fire Department for organizing and leading the firefighters Protocol for the Honour Guard and Fire Dept. Personnel for the funeral, and for providing backup firefighters and a rescue van in Espanola and a crew in Massey, for protection services during the funeral
  • Mark Derry and Bob Thorpe of the Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management 

  • Trevor Bain, Executive Deputy Chief for Fire and Paramedic Services, Greater Sudbury – for   arrangement to have bag pipes available 

  • Graham Campbell, bag-piper 

  • Ontario Provincial Police officers – funeral procession 

  • Fire Chief Gib Medve, Township of Huron Shores Fire Department – funeral procession 

  • Espanola Royal Canadian Sea Cadet Corps #357 Hero, Jake & Jordan Goodchild- Insignia Guard 

  • Bill McCormick, past Firefighter – Insignia Guard 

  • Jillana Goodchild, Firefighter, for delivering the eulogy on behalf of the Fire Department 

  • The Assistant Chiefs and Captains, and the entire Sables-Spanish Rivers Fire Department for their participation and contributions  to serve their Chief one last time, including being Pallbearers, Insignia Guard and Honour Guard  

    And a special thank you and acknowledgement to Steve Mailloux, who has always been Rodney’s “right hand man”, who has stepped up and is assuming the position of Interim Fire Chief for the Township.

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Welcome to the Township of Sables-Spanish Rivers

Our community is nestled in the LaCloche Foothills region of Lake Huron's North Shore, encompassing a large rural area including the communities of Walford, Massey and Webbwood.

Incorporated in July of 1998, the Township of Sables-Spanish Rivers offers all of the convenience of urban living amidst tranquil rural surroundings.

While larger urban centres such as Sudbury and Sault Ste. Marie are only a short drive away, our many local retail and service establishments easily meet the needs of our residents, visitors and businesses alike.

A well-staffed medical clinic, volunteer fire department, two libraries, learning center, arena facility, two community halls, outdoor rinks, restaurants and farming history are but a few reasons why visitors to our community often become long-term residents.


Hope Jackson Memorial Fund

$1000 bursary for a post-secondary student whose family home is in the Township of Sables-Spanish Rivers, Spanish or Sagamok Anishnabek, who has successfully completed at least one year of university or college program and is returning to studies in the fall.

Applications available from Massey, Webbwood or Spanish libraries.  Application deadline is June 30th.

Presentation of awards in August.  For more information, call Stan at 705-865-2793.



Box 5, Site 1, R.R.#3
11 Birch Lake Road
Massey, ON, P0P 1P0
Phone: (705) 865-2646
Fax: (705) 865-2736



Monday - Friday
Sept 1st - May 31st
8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Monday - Friday
June 1st - August 31st
8:00 am - 4:00 pm