The Swailes Family entry for the 2015 Snowmanathon
Contest runs from Jan. 2 to Mar. 2.
Take a picture of your snowman created and built in Ramara and send it to us.
Your family could win the title and the trophy for this year's contest!
Do it now before the white stuff disappears!Updated 2015-02-19
The February 28th deadline for low cost dog licences is near!
Click Reminder flyer to view complete notice from Canine Control.
Posted 2015-02-24 4:22pm
Consultation on Ontario’s Proposed 40 km/h Default Speed Limit
The Ontario Ministry of Transportation (MTO) is seeking stakeholder input on whether to consider changing the default speed limit for local roads within urban areas. As a representative of the Township of Ramara, we welcome your comments and invite you to participate in the consultation activities for Ontario’s default speed limit.
The current default maximum speed limit for local roads within urban areas in Ontario is 50 km/h. MTO would like to consult with stakeholders on the following options:
• Maintain current default speed limit of 50 km/h;
• Through a legislative change, reduce the default speed limit from 50 km/h to 40 km/h;
• Through a legislative change, permit municipalities to set a default speed limit of 50 km/h or 40 km/h inside municipal boundaries, and require the posting of a sign at each entry point of the municipality; or
• Through a legislative change, permit municipalities to set a different default speed limit inside municipal boundaries or neighbourhoods, and require the posting of a sign at each entry point of the municipality/neighbourhood.
You are invited to provide comments and/or complete a questionnaire available on-line at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/SpeedLimitOntario by February 27, 2015.
Please note that the site is currently being upgraded.
Thank you for your patience.
*** EXTREME COLD ALERT ***
The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit has received an Extreme Cold Warning notification from Environment Canada (EC). This Extreme Cold Warning is for Simcoe and Muskoka.
For Current details from EC Report:
Please continue to monitor weather conditions athttps://weather.gc.ca/warnings/index_e.html?prov=son .
When winter weather temperatures become very low, staying warm and safe can become a challenge. With Simcoe Muskoka experiencing significantly low temperatures, you are being advised of this Extreme Cold Warning by the Medical Officer of Health of the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit to assist with the mobilization of outreach workers and community agencies, and to recommend precautions for the general public.
The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit is recommending precautions be taken to support those who are most vulnerable:
· Homeless people
· Outdoor workers
· Sports enthusiasts (skiers, ice skaters)
· People living in homes that are poorly insulated or without heat
· People living in homes without power (usually due to other weather related events such as a winter storm)
· Children and infants (under 1 year). Infants lose body heat more easily than adults.
· People 65 years of age or older.
· Those suffering from chronic medical conditions such as cardiovascular or respiratory diseases and diabetes
Cold-related health issues can be avoided by following these cold weather safety tips while outdoors:
· Always be alert for signs of frostbite and hypothermia. If you experience these symptoms when exposed to the cold, move indoors and begin warming and seek medical attention.
o Respiratory: shortness of breath, wheezing and cough
o Cardiovascular: chest pain and arrhythmia
o Circulation: colour change of finger and toes, pain, numbness and tickling sensation in extremities
o Muscle: pain, stiffness, swelling, restricted movement, weakness
o Skin: itching, pale.
As a reminder, please check in on neighbours and loved ones who may be at risk during extreme cold weather.
For additional information on Extreme Cold and how you can protect yourself and those who are most vulnerable, you can visit at www.simcoemuskokahealth.org or call Health Connection at (705) 721-7520 or 1-877-721-7520 to speak with a health professional.
Posted 2015-01-07 3:42pm
The Inaugural Meeting for the 2014-2018 Ramara Council was held on Monday, December 1, 2014.
Pictured above left to right are Ward 1 Councillor Marilyn Brooks, Ward 2 Councillor Margaret Sharpe, Deputy Mayor John O’Donnell, Mayor Basil Clarke, Ward 3 Councillor Erika Neher, Ward 4 Councillor John Appleby, and Ward 5 Councillor Kal Johnson.
CANAL ROAD – ROAD CLOSURE
Canal Road will be closed to through traffic for the replacement of Parks Canada’s dam at Lock 37.
The road closure will be effective as of MONDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2013 AT 5:00 a.m.
until approximately December 31, 2015, or such other time as the construction is complete.
Turnarounds have been constructed at #1072 and #1172 Canal Road.
Construction equipment will access the construction site from the west.
Please note that this is not a Township project but that we will assist in passing your concerns/complaints on to Parks Canada and/or Metric Construction.
*** County of Simcoe - Garbage, Recycling & Organics Collections ***
For more information, please visit simcoe.ca or call the County of Simcoe at 705-735-6901
or for 426 or 689 exchanges call toll-free at 1-800-263-3199
The County Customer Service Department operators are available to take your calls:
Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Click HERE for additional info regarding Recycling and Waste
NEW !! Click HERE for RECREATION ONLINE PROGRAM REGISTRATION!
Quotations, Tenders & Request for Proposals
Click Quotations, Tenders & Request for Proposals for more information
Ramara Winter Recreation Guide
Winter Recreation Programs
CLICK HERE for web version.
NEW!! - Spring Guide due on March 9th!
It's never too early for....
Not going away this March?
MARCH BREAK CAMP
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