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Township of Severn snowplow

Notice of snow removal operations on February 8 and 9

Posted on Monday, February 06, 2023 11:53 AM

Snow removal scheduled for Coldwater and Washago

Snow clearing (plowing and sanding) and snow removal (picking up snow and moving it away) are two very different services in Severn. In most cases, snow can be managed within the existing road allowance with snowbank heights not exceeding the height defined by our service level policy. After heavy or continued snowfalls, it sometimes becomes necessary to reduce snow banks in size when they begin to restrict sightlines, travel widths,...

Woods Bay Road signage

Severn road renamed in spirit of reconciliation

Posted on Friday, February 03, 2023 02:58 PM

Severn road renamed in spirit of reconciliation

Township of Severn and the Chippewas of Rama First Nation worked together to choose a new name for Big Chief Road, located in the southeastern area of the Township (Ward 3). 

In early 2022 Severn Council received a letter from Chief Ted Williams on behalf of Rama First Nation, requesting the renaming of Big Chief Road.

The new name of Woods Bay Road was approved by Severn Council in October 2022, after receiving the support of Rama Band Council...

three people playing hockey at the Washago Community Centre outdoor rink

Outdoor rinks now open in Severn

Posted on Friday, February 03, 2023 09:50 AM

The Washago Community Centre (4361 Hamilton Street) outdoor rink is now open. The Bass Lake Woodlands Park (1956 Pine Avenue) outdoor rink was open as of Monday, January 30.

Please follow all posted guidelines and respect other ice users. Use of the rinks is at your own risk. Contact us to report any concerns or issues, such as damage or poor ice conditions.

Guidelines for use

Please follow these guidelines to keep the rinks open for use: 

  • children and youth should be under adult supervision
  • hockey...

Interim tax bills issued

Interim property tax bills have been issued

Posted on Thursday, January 26, 2023 10:52 AM

Due dates

Interim tax bills have been mailed and the instalment due dates are March 8 and May 8.   

More than 8,500 properties in our community receive interim tax bills. If we don't receive your property tax payment by the due date, a late payment penalty of 1.25% will be applied on the day after the due date. An additional 1.25% interest will be charged on the first day of each month that you fail to pay your property taxes.

If you haven’t received a tax bill by Friday, February...

Notice of watermain flushing

Notice of watermain flushing in Coldwater January 17 to 19

Posted on Monday, January 16, 2023 09:32 AM

Notice details

Watermain flushing will take place in Coldwater from Tuesday, January through Thursday, January 19 between 7:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. 

Flushing is an important part of our water and wastewater maintenance program and ensures the integrity of the water supply system. Flushing involves isolating a section of the water distribution system and opening hydrants to release water at a high flow rate. This removes material that has built up over time and improves drinking water quality.