Posted on Monday, July 25, 2022 01:24 PM
July 25, 2022 (Bracebridge, ON) – The partnership between the District and Muskoka Futures through the Muskoka Business Recovery Fund was a critical response during the pandemic, ensuring important local jobs were maintained. Recognizing that many businesses in Muskoka were unable to access various relief programs, the District provided a $750,000 loan to Muskoka Futures. Futures then leveraged the District's investment to create a $5.4M relief loan fund, the largest program offered by any...
Posted on Wednesday, July 20, 2022 10:57 AM
July 19, 2022 (Muskoka, Ontario) – 24 Paramedics from across the District of Muskoka, County of Simcoe and the Chippewas of Rama First Nation were awarded the Emergency Medical Services Exemplary Service Medals, recognizing their years of exceptional service. The Governor General of Canada, Her Excellency the Right Honourable Mary Simon was represented by Lt. Col Jean-Martin Brault from Canadian Forces Base Borden at a special ceremony held this afternoon.
Those honoured at this event were...
Posted on Monday, July 18, 2022 02:01 PM
District encourages visitors to “Follow Santa”
Monday, July 18, 2022 (Bracebridge, ON) – Improvements and upgrades to Santa’s Village Road (also known as Muskoka Road 15) started this week. A smooth driving surface, enhanced safety features, improvements to drainage and a paved shoulder will be in place later this fall.
Meaningful consultation and engagement with community members guided this project over the last several years. Our community told us that we needed to meet the needs of all road...
Posted on Tuesday, July 05, 2022 11:30 AM
July 5, 2022 (Bracebridge, ON) – In a statement issued today at the offices of the District of Muskoka, District Chair John Klinck announced that he has informed District Council, CAO Julie Stevens and the District Clerk’s office that he will not be seeking re-election this fall.
In an earlier email to District Council advising them of his decision, Chair Klinck stated that he considers the opportunity to have served with them as Muskoka’s District Chair “one of his life’s greatest blessings.” ...
Posted on Monday, July 04, 2022 12:05 PM
(Muskoka, ON) - On June 30, staff, residents, board members, representatives of District and Town of Huntsville Councils, and Friends of Fairvern gathered to celebrate a significant milestone as Fairvern transitioned operations to become part of the District of Muskoka’s Health Services Long-Term Care Division.
“Long-term care is essential to our communities in Muskoka, and Fairvern is a tremendous home we are proud to have as a part of the District,” said District Chair John Klinck.
Posted on Thursday, June 30, 2022 10:22 AM
Only flush the 3 P’s: pee, poo and toilet paper – and never pour fats, oils and grease down the drain
June 30, 2022 (Muskoka, ON) - Every time you flush the toilet, take a shower or wash the dishes, you send wastewater down the drain to the District of Muskoka’s sewer system. This network of underground pipes, through gravity and a series of pumping stations, carries the wastewater...
Posted on Thursday, June 09, 2022 01:24 PM
June 9, 2022 (Muskoka, ON) – Recycling right makes a difference. When we recycle, it benefits the environment in several ways – material and natural resources are preserved, energy is saved during the manufacturing process, greenhouse gas emissions are reduced that contribute to climate change, and less waste is sent to our only landfill.
At the same time, recycling markets have become much more strict about the quality of the recycling materials they accept – it's time to throw out bad recycling...
Posted on Tuesday, May 31, 2022 12:10 PM
May 31, 2022 (Bracebridge, ON) – The District of Muskoka (District) is pleased to announce the launch of the 2022 Muskoka Community Grant program on the Engage Muskoka Platform.
The District supports the enhancement of community well-being with a focus on improving a positive quality of life for our most vulnerable population. One way of helping to achieve this goal is through a few different community-funded programs.
Earlier this year, the Muskoka Community Grant Program kicked off with...
Posted on Friday, May 27, 2022 04:49 PM
May 27, 2022 (Bracebridge, ON) – During National Paramedic week (May 22 to 28), the District of Muskoka used social media and held a medal ceremony to recognize paramedics’ dedication and contribution to paramedicine. Nationally, this year's theme was “Faces of Paramedicine" which focused on the diverse and growing range of specialties within the profession.
As part of the recognition, the District of Muskoka and Muskoka Paramedic Services hosted the first MPS Long-Service Medal Ceremony.
Posted on Friday, May 20, 2022 04:17 PM
The Port Carling Large Locks is reopening on Monday, May 1, 2023 with restrictions in place to protect the health and safety of staff and the community.
Visitors can access the large locks beginning Monday, May 1, 2023, during regular weekday operating hours. Lockage fees can be found on our website. Visitors to the Port Carling Locks are reminded that the use of the locks and onsite facilities is at their own risk.
Boaters are to...