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Total Fire Ban: Muskoka (May 12, 2022)

Posted on Thursday, May 12, 2022 07:35 AM

Fire Ban Muskoka - May 12, 2022

 

Due to quickly accelerating dry conditions and multiple fire starts, the Muskoka Fire Chiefs have issued a total FIRE BAN for MUSKOKA effective 12:01am on Thursday May 12, 2022.

The Fire Danger Rating for Muskoka is now set at EXTREME.

There is a TOTAL BAN on all fires until further notice.

NO fires of any type are permitted. NO fires are permitted for cooking or warmth and NO fireworks are allowed.

Muskoka Forest Fire Danger Rating - May 9, 2022

Posted on Tuesday, May 10, 2022 09:58 AM

The Muskoka Fire Chiefs have now set the Fire Danger Rating for MUSKOKA to HIGH.

Extreme caution must be taken with all open flames. Small fires are permitted in most rural areas of Muskoka keeping in mind that NO DAYTIME BURNING is allowed. You must have adequate tools and water to extinguish the fire if the need arises and you must be with your fire at all times. Ensure any campfires are fully extinguished. Consult with your local municipality for outdoor burning regulations.

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Emergency Preparedness Week 2022 - Additional Thoughts

Posted on Wednesday, May 04, 2022 09:29 AM

Some last minute thoughts to being prepared for an emergency.  Be it a freezing rain storm, prolonged hydro outage or flood keeping you isolated.

The Town of Gravenhurst urges every homeowner to gather up an put together a basic Emergency Kit which includes:

  • Two litres of water per person/per day
  • Canned food, energy bar and dried food (replace once a year).
  • Manual operated can opener
  • Battery powered flashlight and radio (including extra batteries).
  • First Aid Kit.
  • Candles with sturdy containers...

Emergency Preparedness Week 2022

Posted on Thursday, April 28, 2022 03:04 PM

Gravenhurst, ON - This year, Emergency Preparedness Week (EP Week) is May 1-7, 2022.

Emergency Preparedness Week is a national awareness initiative that has taken place annually since 1996. It is a collaborative event undertaken by provincial and territorial emergency management organizations supporting activities at the local level, in concert with Public Safety Canada and partners. EP Week encourages Canadians to take three simple steps to become better prepared to face a range of emergencies:

Watershed Report - Muskoka (April 8,2022)

Posted on Friday, April 08, 2022 02:22 PM

Watershed Conditions Statement - Water Safety Parry Sound District

Including Muskoka River Watershed and Magnetawan River Watershed

The Ministry of Northern Development, Mines, Natural Resources and Forestry – Parry Sound District is advising area residents that a Watershed Conditions Statement - Water Safety is in effect until 3:59pm Tuesday April 19, 2022. This message will effect residents within the NDMNRF Parry Sound District which includes the District Municipality of Muskoka, the Territorial...

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