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Posted On Wednesday, November 18, 2020

DISTRICT LOGO Message from the Muskoka Emergency Response Committee (MERC)
Seasonal residents may be choosing to spend more time at their cottage or even reside in it full time this winter due to COVID-19. Residents should take extra precautions if they’re occupying seasonal homes during the winter months. The Muskoka Emergency Response Committee (MERC) is comprised of the area’s six municipalities and the District of Muskoka. MERC collaborates with the local Area Municipalities...

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Posted On Tuesday, November 03, 2020

Toy Drive 2020 Gravenhurst, ON – Despite COVID-19, Gravenhurst Firefighters are once again gearing up to collect toys to help the Salvation Army provide a Merry Christmas for area children who may not receive a gift otherwise. 
Firefighters will be stationed at the Gravenhurst Canadian Tire on Saturday, November 21 st , from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. collecting toy donations for the Salvation Army. Residents also have the option to drop off unwrapped toys during business hours...

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Posted On Monday, November 02, 2020

Muskoka Association of Fire Chiefs Logo October 31st marked the end of the Muskoka Fire Danger rating season for this year. This will conclude the monitoring of the fire danger rating for 2020.
Although daytime burning is now allowed, residents are advised to check with their local municipalities on any open-air burning regulations and restrictions.
Please ensure the arrow on the rating board is set to the LOW setting and that the NO DAYTIME BURNING BOARD has been removed.
The Muskoka Fire Chiefs wish...

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Posted On Friday, October 30, 2020

HalloweenTown COVID-19 UPDATE FOR OCTOBER 30 th , 2020
Gravenhurst, ON –  Halloween is a time for fun and a day that many area children look forward to, but this year is especially different. While traditional trick or treating is not recommended by the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit (SMDHU), there are some very helpful safety tips for all to participate as safely as possible including incorporating a face mask into costumes and only going out with members of your...

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Posted On Tuesday, October 27, 2020

CO Week 2020 Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week - November 1-7
 
Gravenhurst, Ontario – What is carbon monoxide? Carbon monoxide (CO) is a poisonous gas that you cannot see, smell or taste. Often referred as ‘the silent killer’, carbon monoxide is produced when any fossil fuel such as wood, propane, natural gas or heating oil is ignited. 
“Fossil fuel appliances that are not functioning properly can quickly build up dangerous and even deadly...

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