News and Notices
Fire danger rating set at moderate as of May 26
Posted on Friday, May 26, 2023 07:00 AM
Effective May 26 the fire danger rating in Severn is set to moderate. Burning is permitted, but please burn with caution.About the fire danger rating
Always check the fire danger rating before starting a fire. The fire danger rating is determined using the Fire Weather Index (FWI), an internationally used method for ranking the risk of open-air fires. It considers humidity, temperature, recent rain amounts, as well as wind directions and wind speed.What do the ratings mean?
- Low: Low fire danger....
Water restrictions starting May 26 in Bass Lake Woodlands subdivision
Posted on Thursday, May 25, 2023 03:51 PM
Water restrictions are in effect starting Friday, May 26 until November 1, 2023 for the Bass Lake Woodlands subdivision. Water for Bass Lake Woodlands comes from three ground water wells which service approximately 450 residents of the community.
During warmer weather and through the summer season, demand for water almost doubles making water conservation practices even more important. Conserving water can save you money and will help to protect our local lakes and rivers.Details of restrictions
Notice of temporary road closure
Posted on Thursday, May 25, 2023 01:32 PM
Watermain break in Sturgeon Bay Road area
Sturgeon Bay Road (Eplett Street to Coldwater Road) has been closed until further notice due to a watermain break.
Staff are currently inspecting the line and a time of repair will be provided as soon as possible.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Public Works.Stay informed
Severn will inform the community when the watermain break has been repaired by:
- posting an updated notice on our website
- sharing the cancellation on social media (
Fire danger rating raised to high
Posted on Friday, May 19, 2023 07:50 AM
The fire danger rating in Severn has been set to high. Dry conditions due to lack of rain have made it necessary to set this rating. At the high rating, burning is allowed but please use extra caution. We are recommending no burning.About the fire danger rating
Always check the Fire Danger Rating before starting a fire. The fire danger rating is determined using the Fire Weather Index (FWI), an internationally used method for ranking the risk of open-air fires. It considers humidity, temperature...
City of Orillia releases update on the MCR process
Posted on Thursday, May 18, 2023 09:55 AM
Severn, Ontario: The City of Orillia has released an update on their Municipal Comprehensive Review (MCR) process including an updated Lands Needs Assessment (LNA) report and a revised potential boundary expansion map. The initial proposal from 2021 had included a boundary expansion that would impact residential and business areas in Severn. Severn Council and staff have been watching this exercise carefully to ensure the interests of our residents are considered.
The LNA is a requirement...