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Half-load restrictions start March 4

Posted on Friday, February 23, 2024 09:51 AM

The Town of Gravenhurst is implementing half-load restrictions starting March 4. 

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 most roadways. 

The town reminds truck operators 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 of increasing the lifecycle of municipal...

And the new snowplow names are…

Posted on Tuesday, February 20, 2024 09:48 AM

Drum roll, please!

The results are in. The Town of Gravenhurst’s ‘Name the Plow’ contest determined the following names for two new snowplows: Clearopathra and Betty Whiteout.

“These names are playful and fun – two qualities that are reflective of our great community,” Mayor Heidi Lorenz said. “We look forward to seeing Clearopathra and Betty Whiteout on Gravenhurst roads.”

Andrew Stacey, director of infrastructure services for the Town of Gravenhurst, thanked contest participants.

“People clearly...

Pinetree Road Bridge rehabilitation project starting

Posted on Thursday, February 15, 2024 12:56 PM

The Pinetree Road Bridge rehabilitation project will take place Feb. 19 to Feb. 23.

The construction area is from 75 Pinetree Road to 76 Pinetree Road.

There will be no vehicular access over the bridge between 6 a.m. and 11 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 21.

All efforts will be made to minimize inconvenience and disruption during the project.

What does the work involve?

Bridge rehabilitation consisting of foundation replacement, retaining wall installation, approach guide rail installation, and restorations...

Gravenhurst Council Highlights - Feb. 13, 2024

Posted on Wednesday, February 14, 2024 05:06 PM

Meetings return to the council chambers

Mayor Heidi Lorenz opened the meeting by welcoming everyone back to the council chambers following a renovation of the space.

Part of the work included the installation of a new audio/visual system, allowing for an improved in-person and online meeting experience.

Mayor Lorenz thanked everyone who played a role in the project.

Watch the mayor’s remarks.

See our related news release.

Report removed from agenda but will return in the near future

Council passed a...

Accommodation needed for visiting theatre professionals this summer

Posted on Tuesday, February 13, 2024 09:12 AM

Wanted! A place to rest their heads.

Can you help?

Every summer the Gravenhurst Opera House hosts a series of productions and that means visiting entertainment professionals, including actors and directors, often need a place to stay while in town.

“We are looking for people to billet these individuals,” said Kelly Hamilton, theatre operations supervisor. “We need help in providing affordable accommodation for cast members and other summer theatre personnel. If you are interested in supporting the...

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