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Half-load restrictions lifted Monday, May 15

Posted on Friday, May 05, 2023 08:46 AM

During the annual spring thaw period, typically early March to mid to late May, municipalities in the District of Muskoka place ‘half-load’ or ‘reduced/seasonal load’ restrictions on the majority of roadways.

Effective May 15, at 12:01 a.m., half-load restrictions will be lifted. 

Truck operators are reminded that the purpose of seasonal load restrictions is to protect the road and road base from damage caused by heavy vehicle wheel loads, with the goal to increase the life cycle of municipal...

Watershed bulletins - May 4

Posted on Thursday, May 04, 2023 02:56 PM

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) is advising that a Flood Warning is in effect until Monday, May 8 for sections of the 

South Branch Muskoka River, from Lake of Bays to Bracebridge, and the Bala Reach and Moon River. 

River flows will remain near or above flood thresholds over the weekend. 

Lower-lying portions of known flood-prone areas are being impacted to various degrees. 

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As well, MNRF has issued a Flood Warning for sections of the French River and...

Town of Gravenhurst awards 2023 Terence Haight grants

Posted on Wednesday, May 03, 2023 02:54 PM

Today, on behalf of the Town of Gravenhurst, Mayor Heidi Lorenz presented Terence Haight grants to deserving organizations.

“Congratulations to all the recipients and thank you for the excellent work that you do in our community. I know these grants will be used in a meaningful way,” Mayor Lorenz said.

Through the Terence Haight Financial Assistance Program, the town awarded nearly $30,000 to organizations this year.

The town has granted funding annually since 2014. Funding is possible thanks to a...

Royal emerald green lighting in Gravenhurst for coronation

Posted on Monday, May 01, 2023 04:59 PM

In celebration of the King’s coronation, the Town of Gravenhurst is displaying royal emerald green lighting at select locations.

“We send best wishes to His Majesty and thank him for his service,” Mayor Heidi Lorenz said.

Communities throughout the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth are featuring similar light displays.

In Canada, the Department of Canadian Heritage is leading the initiative.

The royal emerald green lighting is at the following locations:

  • The Gravenhurst Train Station
  • Town of...

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