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Gravenhurst Council Highlights - Nov. 21, 2023

Posted on Thursday, November 23, 2023 12:18 PM

Gravenhurst-based Provincial Open Water Swimming Championships reports successful event

Al Shaw, representing the Provincial Open Water Swimming Championships, appeared before council.

Shaw thanked the town for its support of the championships, which took place July 15 and 16 at Gull Lake Rotary Park.

Specifically, he recognized staff for their help navigating the special event permit process.

He said the event this past summer marked the best year ever.

Shaw said they had close to 500 participants.  

Gravenhurst Council Highlights - Oct. 17, 2023

Posted on Thursday, October 19, 2023 10:15 AM

Council reviews hybrid meeting policy practices

Council began its meeting by holding a working session to discuss the possible creation of a hybrid meeting policy. 

Kayla Thibeault, director of legislative services, provided council with an overview of hybrid meeting practices, including approaches the town took to hybrid meetings during the pandemic. 

Council members indicated an interest in having a policy allowing remote participation.

Thibeault will consider the comments from the discussion and prepare a...

Gravenhurst Council Highlights - Sept. 19, 2023

Posted on Thursday, September 21, 2023 11:19 AM

TimberBeast Productions presentation

Autumn Smith of TimberBeast Productions made a presentation to council.

Smith is TimberBeast’s artistic director and executive director.

She provided council with an overview of the organization – a local theatre company dedicated to voicing the Muskoka narrative.

Smith also shared details about the company’s new season, noting they will produce four works over the course of the year, using various venues in town. 

Mayor Heidi Lorenz thanked Smith for an...

Gravenhurst Council Highlights - Aug. 15, 2023

Posted on Thursday, August 17, 2023 04:01 PM

YWCA asks for in-kind use of Terry Fox auditorium and access to Internet

Hannah Lin, executive director of YWCA Muskoka, made a presentation to council.

Lin provided an overview of the organization and the services it provides.

The YWCA mission is to champion “positive change for girls, women and gender diverse people through education, leadership and advocacy.”

Lin also made a request on behalf of the organization.

She asked the town to consider a three-day in-kind donation of various rooms and...

Gravenhurst Council Highlights - July 18, 2023

Posted on Friday, July 21, 2023 08:56 AM

Presentation on Community Risk Assessment and Fire Master Plan

Council received a presentation on the Community Risk Assessment and Fire Master Plan exercise the Gravenhurst Fire Department is conducting.

The town has retained The Loomex Group as consultants for the project.

As per provincial regulations, all municipalities are required to conduct a Community Risk Assessment (CRA) by July 1, 2024.

A CRA identifies risks and hazards from a fire services perspective.

The assessment helps municipalities...

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