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Media Release: No Working Smoke Alarms in Basement at House Fire on Domtar Road

Posted on Thursday, July 25, 2024 10:22 AM

(Huntsville / Lake of Bays) On July 24 around 7:30 p.m. Huntsville/Lake of Bays Fire Fighters from Station One in Huntsville and Station Five in Port Sydney responded to reports of an electrical panel producing sparks and smoke in the basement of a home on Domtar Road.  

Upon arrival, firefighters discovered smoke on the ground floor coming out of the basement. The fire was contained to the electrical panel and did not spread to other parts of the home.    

There were two adults, two children and one...

General Committee Post-Meeting Highlights – July 24, 2024

Posted on Wednesday, July 24, 2024 02:13 PM

This month, General Committee heard various issues including Public Works Operations Centre (Madill Yard), Municipal Alcohol Policy Update, 2024 Q2 Financial Forecast, Media Relations Policy – Revision, 2025/2026 Community & User Group Budget Requests.

Here’s what happened:

  • General Committee received an invited presentation (For Information Only) from Tulloch Engineering, which was selected as part of an RFP process to complete a Needs Analysis and Concept Design for the Public Works Operations...

SMDHU Public Notice: Swimming Advisory at Port Sydney Beach - July 23, 2024

Posted on Tuesday, July 23, 2024 02:01 PM

The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit would like to inform residents and visitors to the Town of Huntsville that testing has indicated that E. coli bacteria levels exceed the recreational water quality guidelines at the Port Sydney Beach and a Swimming Advisory has been posted. 

According to the health unit, during a swimming advisory, the beach is posted with warning signs indicating that the most recent water samples showed bacteria in numbers that may increase your risk of developing minor...

News Notice: New Port Sydney Playground Now Open

Posted on Tuesday, July 23, 2024 11:19 AM

The installation of new playground equipment at Port Sydney Park Playground is complete, and the playground is now open for use. We invite everyone to come and enjoy our updated amenities! For more information on Port Sydney Community Centre Park, visit:

Council Post-Meeting Highlights – July 22, 2024

Posted on Tuesday, July 23, 2024 10:54 AM

This month, Council heard on key issues including Hospital Redevelopment, Eclipse Light Installation at River Mill Park, Library Building Needs, Integrated Watershed Management (IWM) Initiative.

Here’s what happened:

  • As per the Town’s recent Media Release, Council will have a formal discussion regarding the Hospital Redevelopment project and consider a motion of support for MAHC’s proposal to date on healthcare services. For Frequently Asked Questions regarding the proposed Hospital Redevelopment,...