Notice - Half Load Restrictions Are Now In Effect March 19th, 2019

Rabies Clinic

This Year the Rabies Clinics will be offered by Dr. Verzylenberg (Dr. Fritz) at 4 John St. ,  Sundridge, ON

$25.00 per vaccination ; All are welcome

Each clinic will be held between 6:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.

on the following dates:

  • WEDNESDAY       APRIL  3
  • WEDNESDAY       MAY    1
  • WEDNESDAY       JUNE   5
  • WEDNESDAY       JULY    3


Dogs in Ryerson Township are required to have a current Dog Tag

There shall be no more than 6 dogs permitted on a property unless a Kennel Licence has been obtained

Dog Tags are available at the Township Office

$6.00 for the first dog licence

$10.00 for each additional dog licence

Report a Road Hazard


If you are aware of a road hazard (i.e. a missing stop sign, dangerous washout or dead deer on the road), please notify us at 705-382-3232 during office hours Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (If you leave a message please include time, date and nature of emergency).

Lloyd Van Duzen

Working Roads Supervisor

For after office hours roads related emergencies, please

Call/Text (705)783-0065.

Spring flooding in Ryerson

It’s that time of year again, when temperatures rise and the snowpack finally begins to disappear! But with that sense of relief comes the risk of flooding. Residents and visitors should be especially cautious around rivers, lakes and ditches, as water levels and the rate of flow will be unpredictable over the next several weeks. Please visit the links below for more information regarding flooding in Ryerson and throughout the Province.

Notice of Load Restrictions 2019



Load Restriction regulations are in effect now and will be enforced on all Township Roads

Tuesday March 19th, 2019

These restrictions will remain in effect for a period that will depend on road conditions, with signs being posted accordingly.

Township of Ryerson, Lloyd Van Duzen, Roads Supervisor,

28 Midlothian Road, Burk’s Falls, ON. P0A 1C0




Complete the Survey to name the theatre at Land of Lakes, the M. A. Wittick Theatre

Complete the Survey

Regular Council Meeting Time Change

Ryerson Township Council Meetings will now be held on the first and third Tuesday of the month at 6:00 p.m.

Fire Department Water Tanker Shuttle Accreditation

Burks’s Falls Water Tanker Shuttle Accreditation

click on Certificate of Accreditation

Water Tanker Shuttle Accreditation is a process that provides the assurance that adequate water supply can be brought to a fire incident from an alternate water supply other than a fire hydrant on a Municipal Water System. There are two grades that are reviewed in the accreditation process. The first is the Dwelling Protection Grade which relates to the protection of personal dwellings. In order to attain the Accreditation for this grade, the fire department must maintain a flow of 950 liters (200 imperial gallons) per minute for a duration of two hours. The second grade is a Public Fire Protection Grade which focuses on the need for protection of commercial and industrial needs. To attain Accreditation for this grade, the fire department must maintain a flow of 1900 litres (400 imperial gallons) per minute for a duration of two hours

On August 14th, 2018 the Burks Falls and District Fire Department underwent its Water Tanker Shuttle Accreditation testing under the watchful eye of Fire Protection Survey Services. In order to receive Accreditation throughout the whole area of Armour, Burks Falls and Ryerson. The fire department underwent three separate tests. These test were strategically placed in order providing the greatest amount of coverage possible. Four times a year, in each season, the fire department practices these skills to keep them sharp. This hard work was rewarded with the passing of all three tests to the greater standard of the Public Fire Protection Grade. By default, this also means that the lesser standard of the Dwelling Protection Grade was also achieved.

What is involved with the testing? The test sites are selected and agreed upon by the testing authority and the fire department. The water dump site is selected as is a water source approximately five kilometers away in order to meet the Insurance Bureau requirements. In order to receive benefits of the Water Tanker Shuttle Accreditation, the building being assessed by an Insurance Company must be within 8 kilometers for Dwelling Protection Grade and 5 kilometers for the Public Fire Protection Grade to the nearest station. Secondly, the water source must be within 5 kilometers of the building. If the required flows are met the building receives an additional grade point. This grade point difference could translate to savings in annual insurance costs. These savings are dependent upon the insurance company being used.

It is important that you, whether home/cottage owner or business owner within the required distance from a fire station, to check with your insurance company to ensure that you are receiving the better insurance rate or to see if you are eligible to receive it. The level within the Dwelling Protection Grade (home/cottager) after this Accreditation is, ‘Dwelling Protection with Water Tanker Shuttle Accreditation’. The level within the Public Fire Protection Grade (commercial/industrial) is ‘Grade8’. Some may already be receiving these rates from the previous Accreditation that was conducted in 2006. It is important to note that these grades may be altered by your insurance company if your road is not maintained year round.

Fire Chief Dave McNay

P.O. Box 70

Burk’s Falls, ON, P0A 1C0

Phone: (705)382-4010


Joe Readman Deputy Chief

P.O. Box 70

Burk’s Falls, ON, P0A 1C0

Phone (705)788-4676



Moderate Fire Rating:  Camp Fires (2.0 ft. dia.) for cooking and warmth ONLY are permitted.


Open air burning and incinerators, including burn barrels with 3/8″ mesh lid allowed starting at 6:00 PM and must be completely extinguished by 10:00 AM.

Only environmentally friendly products may be burned.

Camp fires are allowed for cooking and warmth any time.

If you have a NON-EMERGENCY complaint or require further information, please contact myself, Joe Readman at 1-705-788-4676.


Joe Readman

Deputy Chief/ Fire Prevention