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Proclamation to designate April 18 to 24, 2021 as National Organ and Tissue Donation Awareness Week

Posted on Thursday, April 01, 2021 08:00 AM

WHEREAS over 4,400 Canadians need an organ or tissue transplant and, every year, an average of 250 patients die waiting; and

WHEREAS over 90 percent of Canadians support organ and tissue donation; yet fewer than 32 percent have registered their decision to donate; and

WHEREAS Bill C–202 enacted National Organ Donor Week in Canada in 1997; and

WHEREAS only through education and increased public awareness can individuals be encouraged and inspired to join Canada’s Lifeline and register...

Proclamation to designate April 18 to 24, 2021 as Pitch-In Week

Posted on Thursday, April 01, 2021 08:00 AM

WHEREAS hundreds of thousands of Canadians show their concern for the environment and their communities each year by participating in Pitch-In Canada projects to:

  • reduce, reuse, recycle and properly dispose of waste
  • clean up and rejuvenate local neighbourhoods, green spaces, ravines, waterways and illegal dump sites
  • restore habitats
  • establish composting and recycling projects; and

WHEREAS Pitch-In Canada, a national, community-based organization comprised of eco-action and community...

It's time to change your clocks and batteries in smoke and carbon monoxide alarms

Posted on Monday, March 08, 2021 08:30 AM

Severn, Ontario: Clocks will spring forward one hour at 2 a.m. on March 14 and Severn Fire and Emergency Services recommends that you install new batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide alarms when you change your clocks.

"For smoke and carbon monoxide alarms to do their job, they need to have working batteries. Once a year, old batteries should be replaced with new ones. When you change your clocks on March 14, we want you to take the time to install new batteries in all alarms."

Notice of seasonal load restrictions

Posted on Wednesday, March 03, 2021 01:00 PM

Please take notice that seasonal load restrictions will begin on March 8.

The Seasonal Load Restrictions By-law restricts loads on most Township roads to a maximum of five tonnes per axle. This helps protect the structural integrity of our roads during spring thaw when road damage is most likely to occur.

The restrictions will be in effect until May 2. Learn more about seasonal load restrictions and exemptions.

Proclamation to designate March 2021 as It Starts Month

Posted on Monday, March 01, 2021 08:30 AM

WHEREAS inclusion, acceptance and equity are important approaches to the diversity of residents living in any community, especially in our growing and changing region; and

WHEREAS March 21 is recognized as the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination; and

WHEREAS the Simcoe County Local Immigration Partnership is a community partnership focused on the development of settlement strategies for newcomers. These strategies bring together and support service delivery...