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Suspected lithium-ion battery fire

Posted on Monday, April 15, 2024 04:04 PM

The Gravenhurst Fire Department responded to a suspected lithium-ion battery fire at an apartment at 120 Preston Way on Sunday afternoon.

The building’s fire alarm sounded around 4 p.m., alerting the department to the fire. Additionally, 9-1-1 callers reported the incident.

Firefighters searched the building and found a sprinkler put out the fire. Fire and smoke damage was contained to the apartment unit.

Residents of the smoke-filled unit were away at the time.

“A battery-operated vacuum cleaner...

Notice - Sale of road allowance (April 15, 2024)

Posted on Monday, April 15, 2024 08:00 AM

PUBLIC NOTICE  

TAKE NOTICE that the Council of The Corporation of the Town of Gravenhurst proposes to enact a by-law to close, stop up and sell those parts of the original shore road allowance described as follows: 

That part of the original shore road allowance in front of Lot E, Concession 20, Town of Gravenhurst, District Municipality of Muskoka, designated as Part 1 on 35R-27358 (SEVERN RIVER) 

AND TO SELL that part of the original shore road allowance in front of Lot E, Concession 20, Town of...

Flood Watch in effect - April 13, 2024

Posted on Saturday, April 13, 2024 01:46 PM

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry – Bracebridge Minden Parry Sound District is
advising area residents that a Flood Watch is in effect for the Muskoka River Watershed until
Friday, April 19, 2024.

This message will affect residents within the MNRF Bracebridge Minden Parry Sound District for
portions of the District of Parry Sound, District of Muskoka, and Township of Algonquin Highlands.

Runoff to local lakes and rivers has increased significantly with recent rainfall. It may be...

Water Safety Bulletin in effect - April 12, 2024

Posted on Friday, April 12, 2024 03:10 PM

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry – Bracebridge Minden Parry Sound District is advising area residents that a Watershed Conditions Statement – Water Safety Bulletin is in effect for the district until Friday, April 19, 2024.

This message will affect residents within the MNRF Bracebridge Minden Parry Sound District for portions of the District of Parry Sound, District of Muskoka, and City of Kawartha Lake within the Black, Burnt, Gull, Magnetawan and Muskoka River Watersheds.

Gravenhurst High School Bursary 2024: Apply now

Posted on Monday, April 08, 2024 11:02 AM

The Town of Gravenhurst is now accepting applications for its annual Gravenhurst High School Bursary.

“Once again, we are happy to provide this $2,000 bursary to a Gravenhurst High School graduate. The intent of the bursary program is to help a graduate achieve their goal of furthering their education at the post-secondary level,” Mayor Heidi Lorenz said.

The application form and related information is available on the town website.

Along with completing the form, applicants must draft an essay. A...

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