Ryerson Township Community Survey

Ryerson Township is currently considering alternative delivery methods to modernize its taxation and information communication processes. Your valuable feedback will be used to help determine how the Township can bring about change in the best interest of its residents. To take the survey, please CLICK HERE.

NOTICE THAT HALF LOAD RESTRICTIONS HAVE BEEN LIFTED

TOWNSHIP of RYERSON

NOTICE THAT LOAD RESTRICTIONS HAVE BEEN LIFTED

Monday May 27, 2019

 Road conditions have improved

Township of Ryerson, Lloyd Van Duzen, Roads Supervisor,

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

 

HazMat Days

You can recycle your hazardous Waste Materials and Electronic Waste  on Saturday May 25th and Saturday August 24th, 2019 at the Landfill Site located at 483 Forest Lake Road (north of Sundridge) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Katrine Jamboree

The Katrine Jamboree

At the Katrine Community Centre

June 8, 2019 12:30 p.m.  to  4:00 p.m.

All Proceeds got to the Burk’s Falls District Food Bank

Donations of $20.00 or more will receive an  Official Tax Receipt

Entertainment by: Frankie Be Good and the Mahon Family

PLEASE SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL FOOD BANK

FLOODING UPDATE AND FLOOD RELIEF ASSISTANCE

Disaster Recovery Assistance for Ontarians

Disaster Relief Assistance 2019

DRO Disaster Assistance Application 2019

 

 

May 1, 2019

Flooding up-date

All year round “Municipally maintained” roads in the Township of Ryerson are now open. Please drive with caution as there are still areas prone to washouts. Half loads are still in effect. Public Works is planning to resume the normal maintenance schedule as soon as possible.

Properties that have been flooded are at risk of possible water contamination.  Residents in flooded areas with wells and septic systems that are under water or have been under water, are advised not to use their systems for drinking, bathing, and/or to wash laundry or dishes.

The North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit advises that well water is to be tested as soon as possible.  Please refer to the information below from the Health Unit for information on water testing.

Information about flooding and septic systems is available at the link provided by the North Bay Mattawa Conservation Authority:

Flood Safety – Sewage Systems _ NBMCA

At this time the Tri-R Landfill site is not accepting flood related waste, due to possible contamination and landfill capacity.  However, the Tri-R municipalities (Burks Falls, Armour and Ryerson) are developing a plan to assist affected residents with waste disposal.  More information regarding waste disposal with be forthcoming.

 

North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit

IMPORTANT STEPS TO TAKE TO ENSURE CLEAN DRINKING WATER

Collecting and Sending Drinking Water Samples

  1. Well-water and treated surface water used for drinking can be sent for testing. Untreated surface water will not be tested. You should test your water three times per year: Spring, Summer and Fall.
  2. Follow the instructions in your water sample kit to collect your drinking water sample.
  3. Fill out the form completely. Note: Your Health Unit # is 2247.
  4. Samples are not accepted on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, the day before or day of statutory holidays.
  5. Bring your drinking water sample to the Health Unit on the SAME DAY you collect it. Keep your sample cool. Samples can be dropped off at the following locations:

MONDAY TO THURSDAY

Burk’s Falls Office

7:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon

17 Copeland St, Burk’s Falls

Parry Sound Office

7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

70 Joseph St, Parry Sound

North Bay Office

7:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

345 Oak St W, North Bay

 

WEDNESDAY ONLY

West Nipissing Municipal Office

8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

225 Holditch St, Sturgeon Falls

Getting Your Lab Results

Telephone:

Prior to submission, remove one of the barcodes from the sample bottle and place it on the Water Results by Telephone Card (Blue). Follow the instructions on the card.

Mail:

Select the box “Please mail to my mailing address above”. The report will be mailed to the address in the top left hand box of the form.

Pick up at the Laboratory:

Select the box “Pick up at the laboratory”. The laboratory will hold the report for two weeks after the sample is received; it will be mailed after this date. No report will be released without proper identification (e.g. photo ID). You may pick up your report at the Orillia Public Health Laboratory (Parry Sound Office and Burk’s Falls Office submissions) or the Sudbury Public Health Laboratory (North Bay Office and West Nipissing Municipal Office submissions).

You will not be able to pick up the report at the North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit or the West Nipissing Municipal Office.

 

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
  • WEDNESDAY       AUGUST 7

DOG TAGS

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

ROAD HAZARDS

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.

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.