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Bell Canada Public Notice

Notice from Bell Canada per the Navigable Waters Act

Posted on Monday, March 04, 2024 02:13 PM

Bell Canada hereby gives notice that applications have been made to the Minister of Transport, pursuant to the Canadian Navigable Waters Act for approval of the works described herein and its site and plans. Pursuant to paragraph 7(2) of the said Act, Bell Canada has deposited with the Minister of Transport, on the on-line Common Project Search Registry ( under the NPP File Numbers 2023-410925 and 2023-411119 and 2023-411120 a description of the following works, their sites...

Mayor Mike Burkett presenting Ms. Heather (Cranney) Breckles with a gift of recognition for retired Chief Tim Cranney

Cranney Family recognized for longtime fire service

Posted on Thursday, February 29, 2024 11:45 AM

Severn, Ontario: On Wednesday, February 28 Mayor Burkett and Council were honoured to recognize the 150-plus years of collective service of the Cranney Family to Severn's Fire and Emergency department. This request was brought to Council by Heather (Cranney) Breckles. 

Members of the Cranney Family served both the former Township of Orillia which eventually became the Township of Severn in 1994, and others moved on to various communities.

Many members of the Cranney Family have served with Severn...

Public Meeting and In-person Open House to be held on March 20

Posted on Thursday, February 29, 2024 10:09 AM

Site Alteration and Fill By-law update, and new site-specific Tree Conservation By-law

View the Notice of Public Meeting and In-Person Open House or visit our Planning and Development page to learn more. 

Notice of Public Meeting

Notice of Public Meeting and Open House: March 20

Posted on Wednesday, February 28, 2024 04:31 PM

Details of proposal

Severn is considering updates to our Site Alteration and Fill By-law (2011-23, as amended), and the development of a new, site-specific Tree Conservation By-law, in accordance with Sections 135 and 142 of the Municipal Act, 2001, S.O. 2001, c. 25. Information from members of the public will help guide and inform the development of the proposed by-laws.

View the Notice of Public Meeting and In-person Open House

Draft Site Alteration and Fill By-law

The draft Site Alteration and...

Notice of seasonal road restrictions

Notice of seasonal load restrictions beginning March 1, 2024

Posted on Friday, February 23, 2024 07:43 AM

Effective March 1, 2024 seasonal load restrictions will be in place throughout the Township of Severn

The Seasonal Load Restrictions By-law restricts loads on most Township roads to a maximum of five tonnes per axle. 

Load restrictions are put into place each year in the spring to protect our roads when they may be weakened by excess water in the road base, and can then be damaged by heavy vehicles. Once the roads are determined to be structurally sound, load restrictions are lifted. Passenger...