Please note that the site is currently being upgraded.
Thank you for your patience.
Posted 2015-01-21 11:46am
Due to the implementation of new financial software, there has been a delay in processing the Utility billing.  The Utility bills will be in the mail by February 6th, 2015.
Posted 2015-01-30 4:18pm

Upon request, the Township of Ramara will provide, or arrange for the provision of, accessible formats and or communication supports for people with disabilities in a timely manner.  Please contact the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  at 705-484-5374 Ext. 242 if you wish an accessible format or communication support.
snowman contest participant
(Past participants - The Szijarto Family show us their creation)
2015 SNOWMANATHON has begun!
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!
Contact us at 705-325-3091 or send your pic to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Do it now before the white stuff disappears!
Posted 2015-01-07

*** Remembering Jesse Armitage ***

Click "In Memory of Jesse" to view information about a dedicated Township firefighter who was killed in the line of duty, January 19th, 1980.

Posted 2015-01-19 12:15pm

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:

  • Cover exposed skin (exposed skin can become frostbitten in 30 seconds)
  • Wear a hat (up to 40 per cent of body heat loss can occur through the head).
  • Wear gloves or mittens, and a scarf to protect the chin, lips, nose and cheeks.
  • On sunny days wear sun glasses, lip balm and sunscreen to protect your skin from UV and keep it moisturized to help prevent windburn.
  • Wear a face mask and goggles if you are participating in winter activities such as skiing, snowmobiling and skating to protect your face from frostbite and windburn.
  • The Canadian Paediatric Society recommends keeping children indoors if the temperature falls below -25 Celsius, or if the wind chill is -28 Celsius or lower.
  • Drink warm fluids - but not caffeinated or alcoholic beverages as they cause your body to lose heat more rapidly.
  • Avoid alcohol. Consuming alcohol before you go out in the cold may increase your risk of hypothermia because it increases blood flow to the extremities of the body.
  • Wear clothes in layers to include an inner layer, a middle layer and an outer layer that is wind resistant.
  • Take shelter from the wind - this can reduce wind chill exposure.

·         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 first Council Meeting of 2015 is scheduled for Monday, January 12th at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers at the Administration Office in Brechin.
 *** UPDATE ***

ABSENT - Blue-Green Algae - Notification Lake St. John

Click Results 1 and Results 2 to view the December 19, 2014 water sample results for Lake St. John.

 2015 Ramara Winter Recreation Guide
 2015 Winter Recreation Guide is now live
Click the cover picture for a direct link to programs and events guide.
2014-2018 Ramara Council Members
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.

 *** UPDATE ***

Confirmed Present - Blue-Green Algae - Notification Lake St. John

Click ELISA Results to view the November 21st, 2014 water sample results for Lake St. John.

All load restrictions have been lifted except for Concession Road 1 (Highway 12 – boundary) and Sideroad 5 (Concession Road 1 – Canal Road)
Road Construction
*** Notice ***
This is to advise that road construction on Concession Road B at the railway crossing will begin Tuesday, October 14, 2014. 
Construction is estimated to take approximately 4 weeks.
Some delays are to be expected as there will be single lane closures.
Construction work will occur Monday to Friday, with two lanes open overnight and weekends.

*** Status Update for Lake St. John ***

As of September 25, 2014 please be aware that the Ministry of the
Environment is still doing ongoing testing of Lake St. John.  Ministry
results show there are still unsafe levels of microcystins present, all
residents are still advised that human or animal exposure of this
water may pose a health hazard.

Please check back for ongoing updates.

  Notice of Road Closure graphic
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



Events Calendar

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 Visit the Emergency Preparedness page

for more info on flooding in the Township

including Press Releases.

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Family Event at Ramara Centre - Best In Snow & a Show

Best In Snow & a Show

Friday, January 30, 2015

 Event starts at 12:30pm at the Ramara Centre

 Snowman graphic

On the PA DAY January 30th, families will compete to build their best snow creations.
Free family movie and refreshments to follow inside.


Click Flyer to view complete information in pdf format.



Ramara Fire & Rescue Services Now Hiring


Winter Swim Lessons

Winter Swim Lessons
Brochure HERE
Print Registration form HERE
To register online click HERE
Contact the Rec office
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Ramara Winter Recreation Guide

Winter Recreation Programs


CLICK HERE for web version. 

To register...


Teeball 2015

It's never too early for....
Registration is open!



Not going away this March?




with us!