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Township of Severn Administration Office with flags at half mast

Severn to join the Illumination Initiative recognizing the life and service of Queen Elizabeth II

Posted on Friday, September 16, 2022 10:37 AM

To highlight the connection between Her Majesty and Canada, the Department of Canadian Heritage is leading a national initiative to illuminate buildings and landmarks across the country.

All places visited by Her Majesty in Canada during her reign have been invited to illuminate their building or site in a royal blue hue.  All buildings, sites, and landmarks in Canada can also take part in this special initiative. 

The Royal Family has visited the village of Washago twice, the first being...

Watermain flushing in Coldwater

Notice of watermain flushing in Coldwater September 14 and 15

Posted on Tuesday, September 13, 2022 02:53 PM

Notice details

Watermain flushing will be taking place in Coldwater from Wednesday, September 14 through to Thursday, September 15 during the hours of 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

Flushing is an important part of our ongoing 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...

Elizabeth Tower (Big Ben) in London, England

Warden’s Statement on the death of Queen Elizabeth II

Posted on Thursday, September 08, 2022 03:12 PM

Midhurst, September 8, 2022: This afternoon (September 8), I was saddened to learn of the passing of our monarch, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II at Balmoral Castle, Scotland.

Since her accession to the throne in 1952, Queen Elizabeth II has been a champion of duty and service, and Her Majesty is much loved and respected around the globe for her devotion to her role as Queen of the Commonwealth. Her journey from a young girl who did not expect to be Queen, to an iconic and celebrated international...

Draft of Official Plan now available online

Draft of Severn's new Official Plan available online

Posted on Wednesday, September 07, 2022 11:20 AM

Status of our new Official Plan

Our new Official Plan is entering its final stages. Throughout this process, all feedback from the community and our stakeholders has been tracked and reviewed. This input has helped to inform and shape the updated Official Plan.

Our Official Plan is a long-term plan that provides a policy framework for:

  • making land use planning decisions
  • managing resources
  • protecting the environment
  • setting a structure for guiding growth

The purpose of our draft...

Blue-green algae bloom notice from the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit

Notice of blue green algae bloom on Lake St. George

Posted on Tuesday, September 06, 2022 04:16 PM

Blue-green algae bloom confirmed on the south shoreline of Lake St. George

The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit (SMDHU) is informing residents and visitors to the Township of Severn that laboratory analysis has confirmed the presence of a blue-green algae bloom impacting the south shoreline of Lake St. George in Severn.

Many species of blue-green algae (also called cyanobacteria) have the potential to produce toxins that are harmful to the health of humans and animals when exposed in large amounts....