Cooling stations in Ramara

The Township of Ramara will be opening cooling stations located at the Administration Centre, 2297 Hwy 12, Brechin from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and the Ramara Centre / Library 5482 Hwy 12, Orillia from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. These cooling stations will be open Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

All residents are encouraged to minimize the amount of time they are exposed to the outdoor conditions and keep hydrated. For more information on ways to stay cool during these extreme temperatures please visit

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Health unit warns against West Nile virus and ticks

Bites from mosquitoes and ticks are annoying, but in some cases they can also make you sick. Protect yourself from West Nile virus (WNv) and Lyme disease by preventing tick and mosquito bites.

Try to avoid tall grassy areas and shrubs in wooded areas where ticks may be found and stay in the center of walking and hiking trails. Avoid going outside when mosquitoes are most active. Continue reading

Sustainable speakers series to launch

Sustainable Severn Sound wants to start a new conversation on sustainability issues and the Severn Sound Sustainability Plan amongst the staff and councils of our watershed municipalities.

The environment was and remains a vital element of our sustainability journey, but multiple areas such as housing, recreation, local business, social and community services and volunteerism are all connected to the long-term sustainability of the watershed. Continue reading