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Severn begins door-to-door fire safety awareness campaign

Posted on Friday, July 21, 2023 09:44 AM

Program aims to engage residents in conversations about home fire safety

Severn's Fire Prevention Officer will be visiting properties in Coldwater during the week of July 24 to 28 to talk about the importance of replacing your old smoke alarms, and to remind residents to check for working alarms at least once a month.

Severn Fire and Emergency Services recommends that you install new smoke alarms at least every ten years. Smoke alarms start to become less reliable after that time due to...

Swim advisory lifted for Centennial Park Beach

Swim advisory lifted for Washago Centennial Park beach

Posted on Thursday, July 20, 2023 02:53 PM

Always check before you swim

Based on water testing from July 19, the SMDHU has lifted the swim advisory for Washago Centennial Beach initially placed on July 13.

Every summer between June and September, the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit (SMDHU) collects water samples each week from public beaches within Simcoe and Muskoka.

In Ontario, water samples are tested for E. coli bacteria and the beach may be posted when bacteria levels exceed the recreational water quality guideline of 200 E. coli per 100...

Notice of road closure

Notice of road closure for Wainman Line on July 19

Posted on Tuesday, July 18, 2023 01:08 PM

Notice of road closure

Wainman Line (Mount Stephen Road to Foxmead Road) will be closed on Wednesday, July 19 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. for cross culvert replacement. 

During the temporary road closure, road sections will be closed to through traffic, however the road will be open to local traffic on either ends of the closure. There will be no through traffic at 1449 Wainman Line

If you have any questions, please contact our Public Works department. 

Staff contact

Wendy Dewey
Administrative Assistant

Notice of herbicide use for Giant hogweed control

Notice of herbicide use for Giant hogweed control on the Uhthoff Trail

Posted on Monday, July 17, 2023 10:16 AM

Details of control measures

Township of Severn has contracted Weedman to undertake the application of herbicide to occurrences of Giant hogweed located along the Uhthoff Trail, primarily in the areas of Division Road and Carlyon Line, and Uhthoff Line and Foxmead Road. Signage will be placed in the areas of the trail that have been treated. 

Date and time

This work has been scheduled for Tuesday, July 18 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 

Impacts to trail users

The trail will remain open to all users. Please...

Moderate fire danger rating in Severn

Fire ban lifted and fire danger rating set at moderate

Posted on Wednesday, July 12, 2023 08:34 AM

Provincial and municipal fire bans have been lifted

The province has removed the Restricted Fire Zone (RFZ) notice for the entire fire region of Ontario (Zones 1 to 36). As a result, Severn has lifted the municipal fire ban and set the fire danger rating to moderate. Severn Fire and Emergency Services thank you for your cooperation with the fire bans, and for helping to keep our community safe. 

About the fire danger rating

The fire danger rating in Severn is currently set to moderate. Burning is...