Posted on Wednesday, May 17, 2023 10:51 AM
Pictured above (from left to right): Doug Keenie (President, OPWA), Mark Misko (Director, Engineering and Public Works), Brandon Hall (Engineering Technician, Town of Huntsville), Mark Trebinskie (Manager, Capital Infrastructure), Colt Newman (Project Manager, DMM), Quinn Michell (Manager, Communications, DMM), Josh Collins (Construction Inspector, DMM), Chad Veitch (Construction Inspector, DMM)
Wednesday, May 17, 2023 – The District of Muskoka and the Town of Huntsville’s Diggin' Downtown...
Posted on Tuesday, May 16, 2023 10:45 AM
May 16, 2023 (Muskoka, ON) – The District of Muskoka is accepting applications for passionate and dedicated community members to fill vacancies on the Public Liaison Committee (PLC) for the Rosewarne Landfill, the only active landfill in Muskoka.
It is essential we work together to reduce waste, divert material properly, and optimize operations to make the best use of every inch of space, and to make the Rosewarne Landfill last...
Posted on Wednesday, May 10, 2023 10:12 AM
Wednesday, May 10, 2023 – (Muskoka, ON) An emergency full road closure of Muskoka Road 169 in the Township of Muskoka Lakes is required from Monday, May 29th, 2023, 7:00 a.m. to Friday, June 2nd, 2023, 7:00 p.m.
A failed culvert on Muskoka Road 169, approximately 1 km from Medora Lake Road, is requiring a full closure of Muskoka Road 169 in both directions for 5 days during the week of Monday, May 29th,2023.
Posted on Thursday, May 04, 2023 01:35 PM
The idea behind No Mow May is to leave your lawn alone in May – just don’t mow your lawn, sounds simple right? This allows flowers on your lawn to bloom and feed hungry insects and other pollinators that are emerging from hibernation when other flowers are scarce in the early spring season.
This initiative is about as easy as can be – just don’t mow your lawn for 1 month! Not only does this help the pollinators, but if you have a gas-powered lawn mower, this initiative reduces your...
Posted on Tuesday, May 02, 2023 02:02 PM
Tuesday, May 2, 2023 – (Muskoka, ON) In support of the homelessness crisis in our community, the Province recently announced a funding boost of $761,600 to support Muskoka’s Homelessness Prevention Program, enabling the District to move forward with providing more support to those in need.
Since 2019, the number of people in Muskoka who required help for emergency and transitional housing has almost doubled. The number of shelter nights has increased by 607% in just four years, and the cost for...
Posted on Friday, April 28, 2023 01:13 PM
April 28, 2023 (Muskoka, ON) – More change is coming this Spring to waste collection in Muskoka. Building on the District’s 2021 Waste Strategy aimed at reducing garbage and increasing diversion, residents will note changes both at the curb and at drop-off locations when Summer programs begin.
Change has become necessary to Muskoka’s waste program to reduce garbage and extend the life of Muskoka’s one remaining landfill. At less than 40% waste diversion, the District is struggling to meet diversion goals as top...
Posted on Thursday, April 27, 2023 08:44 PM
NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING
CONCERNING AN AMENDMENT TO THE DISTRICT OF MUSKOKA OFFICIAL PLAN
District of Muskoka Official Plan Amendment (OPA) 57 Lake System Health Update
TAKE NOTICE THAT: The District of Muskoka Community and Planning Services Committee will hold a Public Meeting on:
Thursday, May 25, 2023 at 9:00 a.m.
This meeting will be held ELECTRONICALLY in accordance with the Municipal Act and the...
Posted on Tuesday, April 25, 2023 01:27 PM
April 25, 2023 (Muskoka, ON) - The IDEA Advisory Group (IAG) announced grant funding to support nine innovative projects through its IDEA Community Grant Program. This critical funding will support programs and initiatives in Muskoka that aim to inspire and benefit our communities.
IAG is a passionate and committed volunteer team of community members who advise Muskoka District Council on initiatives that align with the principles of Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Anti-Racism or Anti-Hate...
Posted on Friday, April 21, 2023 09:58 AM
Friday, April 21, 2023 (Muskoka, ON) - While Earth Day is a great reminder to take action and care for our planet, every day should be Earth Day in Muskoka. The actions we take, no matter how small, can have a significant impact on our communities. Saturday, April 22 is Earth Day - a dedicated day we can reflect, learn, and continue to protect the reason we all live here – our environment.
The District works with our area municipalities, community partners and residents to invest in our...
Posted on Thursday, April 06, 2023 03:28 PM
Pedagogy of Care: Empowering High-Quality Early Learning and Child Care for a Brighter Future
April 6, 2023 (Muskoka, ON) - The District of Muskoka hosted its second Pedagogy of Care Conference on March 31, which brought early learning and child care professionals, educators, and experts together under one roof, to explore the critical role of high-quality child care in promoting children's well-being and success.
Over 130 attendees experienced the opportunity to connect with others who are...