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Media Release: $8,500 in Fines Handed Down to Local Business

Posted on Monday, February 06, 2023 01:33 PM

(Huntsville) On Wednesday, February 1, 2023, the Justice of the Peace Maryan Hudswell of the Bracebridge Provincial Offences Court, found the Owner of a local restaurant guilty on two counts of contraventions of the Ontario Fire Code. The Owner of The Heart of Muskoka Fries was fined $7,500 for failing to maintain the commercial kitchen suppression system and $1,000 for failing to maintain the portable fire extinguishers plus victim surcharges.

Charges were filed by the Huntsville/Lake of Bays...

The Huntsville/Lake of Bays Fire Department 2023 Volunteer Firefighter Recruitment Opens February 1

Posted on Tuesday, January 31, 2023 11:34 AM

The Huntsville/Lake of Bays Fire Department is looking for volunteer firefighters, and are launching their annual Volunteer Firefighter Recruitment Campaign on February 1, 2023. If you are looking for an opportunity to contribute to the community in a meaningful way, consider learning more about become a volunteer firefighter.

Individuals interested in applying are encouraged to attend the Recruitment Information Session on Sunday February 12, 2023, starting from 2:00 pm to 4:00...

No Daytime Burning Permitted until Further Notice

Posted on Thursday, November 10, 2022 11:47 AM

Please note there will no daytime burning permitted until further notice due to current weather conditions. Small fires are permitted after 6pm and must be fully extinguished before 8am.

Minimal rain and dry forest beds have kept crews busy over the last couple days. The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) has minimal crews available to assist because of other bush fires they are battling in our region. Please use extreme caution with all fires and ensure you have adequate...

Media Release: Fire Won't Wait. Plan Your Escape

Posted on Wednesday, October 12, 2022 07:50 AM

(Huntsville ON) The Huntsville/Lake of Bays Fire Department is teaming up with the National Fire Protection Association® (NFPA®) to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Fire Prevention Week TM (FPW), October 9-15, 2022. This year’s FPW campaign, “Fire won’t wait. Plan your escape TM”, works to educate everyone about simple but important actions they can take to keep themselves and those around them safe from home fires. 

“Today’s homes burn faster than ever. You may...

Media Release: $32,500 in Fines Handed Down for Subsequent Fire Code Charges

Posted on Friday, September 23, 2022 11:34 AM

(Huntsville) (September 23, 2022) On Wednesday September 21, 2022 in Bracebridge Provincial Offences Court, the Corporation owning the Red Maple Inn in Huntsville and its Director pleaded guilty to 6 counts each of charges laid against them. The Corporation was fined a total of $25,000 and the individual was fined $7500 plus victim surcharges for subsequent contraventions of the Ontario Fire Code.

Charges were filed by the Huntsville/Lake of Bays Fire Department following an inspection of the...