Snowplows are out in full force at this time of year. Remaining safe is a joint responsibility. When you see a snowplow, salt or sand truck on the road, please proceed with caution. When approaching a snowplow be patient and give plenty of space to the vehicles that work to keep your roads clear and safe.

Do not assume that the snowplow operator can see you, especially if you are driving too close or the visibility is poor.

Your best defense is to keep your distance so please slow down and proceed with caution.

Remember the shoulders of the roads are soft and sometimes it’s hard to see how close you are to the ditch. Snowmobiles running along the shoulders and ditches pack the snow down and may give the illusion that the road is wider than it actually is.

Integrity Commissioner Reports

Report of the Integrity Commissioner, Councillor Finley, November 17, 2020

Report of the Integrity Commissioner, Councillor Finley, October 14, 2020

Report of the Integrity Commissioner, Councillor Brandt, October 14, 2020

HAZMAT DAY AUGUST 22, 2020 10AM to 2PM

Almaguin Recycling Initiative
2020 Household Hazmat Day

Saturday, August 22, 2020 from 10AM to 2PM

Township of Strong Landfill #1

Enter the site using Inlet Creek Drive, Sundridge. Due to COVID-19, please do not exit your vehicle other than to open your trunk, if required, for volunteers to remove household hazardous items.

No loitering, please. Collection is not permitted from any commercial or industrial entity.

Ontario Energy Board – Time-of-use Pricing

On May 30, 2020, the Government of Ontario announced changes to the electricity price that consumers on time-of-use (TOU) pricing under the Regulated Price Plan (RPP) will pay. Starting June 1, 2020, RPP consumers on TOU pricing will pay a fixed price of 12.8 ¢/kWh, which the government refers to as the COVID-19 Recovery Rate, for electricity consumed in any hour of the day, on any day of the week.

The government has stated that this price will be in effect until October 31, 2020. The 12.8 ¢/kWh COVID-19 Recovery Rate replaces the emergency price of 10.1 ¢/kWh, which was introduced by way of an Emergency Order under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act on March 24, 2020 and which expired at the end of the day on May 31, 2020. The 12.8 ¢/kWh price is equivalent to the forecast average cost of supply for RPP consumers for the November 1, 2019 to October 31, 2020 period as set out in RPP Price Report issued by the Ontario Energy Board (OEB) on October 22, 2019.

Almaguin Community Safety and Well-being Plan


Half Load Restrictions Removed

Restricted Fire Zone Lifted

Effective 12:01 a.m. on Saturday May 16, 2020, the Province of Ontario has lifted the Restricted Fire Zone in Northern Ontario. At that time, the fire rating will be set to HIGH per Fire Chief Dave McNay.

For more information, please see the MNRF news release:

Under a HIGH fire rating, open air burning and daytime burning are not allowed. Enclosed campfires not exceeding 2 feet/24 inches are permitted for cooking and warmth only.

Rabies Clinic 2020

UPDATE:  2020 Rabies Clinic will be held on August 5th 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm at

Dr. Verzijlenberg (Dr. Fritz) at 4 John St. ,  Sundridge, ON  Phone (705)384-0400

$25.00 each animal.

Wearing a mask is mandatory, please social distance.


Province Declares Emergency

TORONTO – Today, the Government of Ontario announced that it is taking decisive action by making an order declaring an emergency under s 7.0.1 (1) the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act. In doing so, Ontario is using every power possible to continue to protect the health and safety of all individuals and families.

“We are facing an unprecedented time in our history,” said Premier Ford. “This is a decision that was not made lightly. COVID-19 constitutes a danger of major proportions. We are taking this extraordinary measure because we must offer our full support and every power possible to help our health care sector fight the spread of COVID-19. The health and wellbeing of every Ontarian must be our number one priority.”

As a result of this declaration and its associated orders, the following establishments are legally required to close immediately:

  • All facilities providing indoor recreational programs;
  • All public libraries;
  • All private schools as defined in the Education Act;
  • All licensed child care centres;
  • All bars and restaurants, except to the extent that such facilities provide takeout food and delivery;
  • All theatres including those offering live performances of music, dance, and other art forms, as well as cinemas that show movies; and
  • Concert venues.

Further, all organized public events of over fifty people are also prohibited, including parades and events and communal services within places of worship. These orders were approved by the Lieutenant Governor in Council and will remain in place until March 31, 2020, at which point they will be reassessed and considered for extension, unless this order is terminated earlier.