Restricted Fire Zone Lifted
May 15, 2020
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: https://news.ontario.ca/mnr/en/2020/5/ontario-ready-to-respond-to-wildland-fire-season.html
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
April 15, 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.
Food Bank: Due to Covid-19, By Appointment Only
March 19, 2020
DUE TO COVID-19 VIRUS THE FOOD BANK WILL BE CLOSED TO ALL WALK-IN CLIENTS.
SERVICE WILL BE BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.
FOR APPOINTMENT CALL
JOY @ 705-571-0125
BETWEEN 9:00 AM & 5:00 PM
November 15, 2019
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
$15.00 for the first dog licence
$20.00 for each additional dog licence
May 24, 2019
You can recycle your hazardous waste materials on Saturday August 22nd, 2020 at the Strong Township Landfill located at 483 Forest Lake Road, Sundridge from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
For a full list of accepted items, please click here.
FLOODING UPDATE AND FLOOD RELIEF ASSISTANCE
April 30, 2019
Disaster Recovery Assistance for Ontarians
Disaster Relief Assistance 2019
DRO Disaster Assistance Application 2019
May 1, 2019
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
- 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.
- Follow the instructions in your water sample kit to collect your drinking water sample.
- Fill out the form completely. Note: Your Health Unit # is 2247.
- Samples are not accepted on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, the day before or day of statutory holidays.
- 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
West Nipissing Municipal Office
8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
225 Holditch St, Sturgeon Falls
Getting Your Lab Results
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.
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.
Report a Road Hazard
March 15, 2019
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).
For after office hours roads related emergencies, please
Lloyd Van Duzen
Working Roads Supervisor
Spring flooding in Ryerson
March 13, 2019
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.