The Silent Killer: Carbon Monoxide Awareness

Carbon monoxide is often referred to as a silent killer. It’s an odourless, colourless and toxic gas, and in an enclosed space, such as a home or garage, even a small amount can cause serious illness or death. Install a carbon monoxide alarm and test it regularly, we can all take a simple but important step in keeping our homes safe. For more information visit

NOTICE: The Southeast Parry Sound District Planning Board Office is Moving





The Town of Kearney Municipal Office
Office hours: Monday 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
New Contact information:
8 Main Street, P.O. Box 310
Kearney, ON P0A 1M0
Telephone: 705-636-7069
Email: sepsdpb@

MPAC's Muskoka-Parry Sound Office Has Moved

Notice: Effective January 26, 2017, MPAC’s Muskoka-Parry Sound office has moved. It is now located at 1100A Muskoka Road South in Gravenhurst. Click here for more details and directions.

Ryerson Fact Sheet: Delegations

Do you want to appear before Council to make a presentation on a subject within the jurisdiction of local government? Find out how in Ryerson’s new DELEGATION FACT SHEET.

Ryerson Recognizes Years of Service

December 6, 2016: Ryerson Township recognizes years of service at the Council meeting on December 6, 2016. Council acknowledged Fire Prevention Officer John Stark for 11 years of service and congratulated him on his upcoming retirement. Council sincerely thanked Councillor Barbara Marlow for 25 years of service to Ryerson! To see the complete photo gallery click here.

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NOTICE: Fire Prevention Safety - Kidde Recalls Smoke Alarms

NOTICE: November 21, 2016

Kidde Recalls Talking Combination Smoke and CO Alarms.

Click here for more details.

Farm and Business Property Assessments

Farm and Business Property Assessment Notices were mailed starting October 11. For helpful tools and to learn more about your property assessment see Ryerson’s Property Assessment and Tax Information page.

Fire Safety Notice re: Propane Fired Outdoor Gas Fire Pits

NOTICE: Effective August 30, 2016 

Propane Fired Outdoor Gas Fire Pits where the cradle supports a propane cylinder on its side (in the horizontal position) are prohibited. 

Click here for more details in the TSSA Director’s Public Safety Order.  

Ryerson Roads FACT: Gravel Reclaiming

Ryerson Roads FACT: Gravel Reclaiming

During regular road use and maintenance, gravel migrates form the travelled portion of the road to the shoulders and into the ditches. Over time this leads to soft shoulders, poor drainage, and eventually potholes and washboard edges. It also increases the overall road width. Vegetation grows in this excess shoulder material making it difficult to redistribute properly.

To recover this road material and create an overall consistent road width, the grader is fitted with what appears to be oversized farming discs, called a GRAVEL RETRIEVER. These discs cut up the mass and pull the material up on to the edge of the road. The process is done multiple times and berms of material are left to dry. These berms also serve as a guide for motorists to avoid the extremely soft shoulders. Caution signs are placed at various locations to warn motorists.

Gravel retrieval SAVES TAX DOLLARS

  • Controlling road widths saves the amount of gravel overall that is required to re-surface a road;
  • Removing the material from the ditches for re-use means it doesn’t have to be hauled away; and
  • Re-applying the retrieved gravel extends the lifecycle for re-surfacing by almost two years.

Based on conservative estimates, re-claiming the gravel can save approximately $3000 per kilometre.

Gravel reclaiming is best conducted in hot, dry, weather – the process is dusty and the result are ugly – but it is a very cost effective operation that improves the roads and saves tax dollars. Your understanding is appreciated!

2016 Summer Newsletter!

Click here to read Ryerson’s 2016 Summer Newsletter!