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2024 Yearbook

Our cover photo this year was taken by Katherine Graham in the fall of 2023.

Township Watch – June 2024

Community group concerned with proposed hospitals. Fire Chief receives Exemplary Service Medal. Steering committee to be struck for Comprehensive Zoning By-Law review. New property standard officer and building inspectors. Committee of Adjustment appointments. Should the cemetery in Port Sandfield be given a heritage designation. Township seeking input on how to protect and promote cultural heritage in the Township.

Township Watch – May 2024

New Director of Operational Services hired. New walking trails in the Township? Township drafts new communications strategy. How many fire stations are needed in the Township? Comprehensive Zoning By-Law is being updated. Walker’s Point Community Centre kitchen upgrade contract awarded. Special events permits required for large outdoor events. Township hires new by-law enforcement officer. Lake system health presentation. Process!! Heritage registry. Committee makes changes to staff recommendations to short-term rental accommodation licensing by-law.

Township Watch – April 2024

Some Township gravel roads fail. Arena feasibility study to be considered in Level of Service Study. Windermere Village playground deferred. Having an outdoor gather of 500 or more people, you now need a permit. Director of Operational Services retires. What is a strategic plan? District reports on Integrated Watershed Management projects. Request for a review of the Muskoka River Watershed Plan sent to the Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry.

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