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Media Release: Lengra Hollows Home Total Loss in Structure Fire

Posted on Friday, January 26, 2024 11:27 AM

(Huntsville) Around 6:34 p.m. on January 25, 2024, the Huntsville/Lake of Bays Fire Fighters responded to a structure fire on Lengra Hollows in Huntsville.  Crews from Station 1 Huntsville, Station 5 Port Sydney and Station 4 Baysville, including 30 firefighters and 7 trucks, responded to the event. Crews from Station 3 Hillside staged in Huntsville to cover the area.

Upon arrival, firefighters discovered a working fire. Fire crews acted quickly to contain the fire and avoid the flames spreading...

General Committee Pre-Meeting Highlights – January 31, 2024

Posted on Friday, January 26, 2024 10:31 AM

This month, General Committee is hearing from Town staff on key issues including Year-Round Ice at the Canada Summit Centre, MSCLE Project, Muskoka Heritage Place, Downtown Community Improvement Plan (CIP), Financial Indicator Review. Here are some of this month’s topics:

  • Town Staff will report the results of exploration into the proposed Year-Round Ice at the Canada Summit Centre, including feedback from consultation with the Huntsville Minor Lacrosse Association regarding tournament dates for...

Council Pre-Meeting Highlights – January 29, 2024

Posted on Friday, January 26, 2024 10:28 AM

This month, Council is hearing from Town staff on key issues including Draft 2024 Budget, Draft Strategic Plan, Rivermill Park Washroom, CAO By-law, Built Heritage, Roads. Here are some of this month’s topics:

  • The Draft 2024 Consolidated Budget was approved by General Committee at their January 11 meeting. It will now be brought forward for ratification through the General Committee Minutes at the upcoming Council meeting. For more information on the Draft Budget and the results of the January 11...

Community Flag Raising - Bell Let’s Talk Jan 24, 2024

Posted on Tuesday, January 23, 2024 10:00 AM

In recognition of Bell Let's Talk Day, the Town of Huntsville is pleased to be raising the Bell Let's Talk Day Flag on Wednesday, January 24, 2024 at Civic Square. Bell Let's Talk Day kicks off its 14th annual campaign to create positive change for Mental Health, highlighting the mental health crisis Canadians are facing. This year's collective call to action is Let's Create Real Change.

Join the conversation to help break down stigma and raise awareness around mental health. For more information...

Media Release: Explosion at Panolam Industries Ltd.

Posted on Monday, January 22, 2024 12:58 PM

(Huntsville) Around noon on January 20, fire fighters from the Huntsville/Lake of Bays Fire Department responded to a report of a fire at Panolam Industries Ltd. at 61 Domtar Road in Huntsville.

Upon arrival fire fighters discovered debris and damage that indicated that a large two-story industrial dryer used for drying wood dust had suffered an explosion inside of it. This dryer is on the exterior of the plant. The interior of the plant was unaffected. Fire fighters then extinguished the...