FIRE BAN IN MUNICIPALITY OF KILLARNEY – MAY 31, 2021

Fire Ban

Fire Ban Lifted

Effective immediately, the fire ban in Ward 2 is lifted.

For more information, visit Killarney's website.

Fire Ban 2022

The Municipality of Killarney declares immediate Fire Ban in Ward 2 effective 13 May 2022.

Effective immediately, Fire Chief Robert Campbell of the Killarney Volunteer Fire Department has declared a “Fire Ban” in Ward 2 on all open fires and burning (including incinerators and cooking and warmth) due to the dry conditions.

This notice also cancels all burning permits in Ward 2 until further notice.

NO FIREWORKS

Please keep your yards clean and free of any debris that may be flammable during these dry conditions.

This “Fire ban” will remain in effect until further notice.

Please note that Ontario Parks and Ontario NDMNRF have different regulations.

For more information, see the official announcement: http://municipalityofkillarney.ca/images/support/municipal/notices/Fire-Ban-in-Ward-2-May-2022.pdf

Photo of - In Memoriam - Victor Lorentz

In Memoriam – Victor Lorentz

Long-time Key Harbour Resident Vic Lorentz passed away on November 15, 2021 after battling cancer.

Victor Lorentz Survived by his wife Carol, his son Victor Joseph Lorentz and his sisters Lorraine (husband Stephen) Hallissey and Betty-Ann (husband Don) Byrne. Brother of baby James Albert Lorentz of Timmins Ontario (born and died 1942). Loving son of Victor James Lorentz and Johanna Madeline Lorentz (nee Shulist). Victor peacefully passed away with family at his bedside.

Sales and marketing were his strengths, working his way up through various sales positions in a variety of corporations to vice-president.

Victor had a passion for boating and fishing, relishing his great catches and the fun times spent with his friends. He was an avid reader of novels and was known for his quick wit, his infectious laugh while heaving his shoulders, his love of cigars and a good game of cribbage. His interests also included flying, achieving a Private Pilot’s Licence.

Cremation has taken place and a private family gathering will occur to spread the ashes in the Key River, where Victor longed to be. Plans are for a Celebration of Life at a later date.

Donations, if desired, may be made toBethell Hospice Foundation15835 McLaughlin RoadInglewood, Ontario L7C 1H4.

Gone Fishing I’ve finished life’s chores assigned to me, So put me on a boat headed out to sea. Please send along my fishing pole For I’ve been invited to the fishin’ hole. Where every day is a day to fish, To fill your heart with every wish. Don’t worry, or feel sad for me, I’m fishin’ with the Master of the sea. We will miss each other for awhile, But you will come and bring your smile. That won’t be long you will see, Till we’re together you and me. To all of those that think of me, Be happy as I go out to sea. If others wonder why I’m missin’ Just tell ‘em I’ve gone fishin’.                        ~ Delmar Pepper

Watershed Conditions Statement – Flood Outlook

Tuesday, September 21, 2021 - 3:00 pm

The Ministry of Northern Development, Mines, Natural Resources and Forestry (NDMNRF) – Parry Sound District is advising area residents that a Watershed Conditions Statement - Flood Outlook is in effect until Friday September 24, 2021. This message will affect residents within the NDMNRF Parry Sound District which includes the District Municipality of Muskoka, the Territorial District of Parry Sound and a north-west portion in the County of Haliburton.

For full details, see: https://kraa.ca/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/20210921_ParrySoundMuskoka_FloodOutlook.pdf

FIRE EQUIPMENT DISCOUNTS FOR KRAA FROM HOME HARDWARE AURORA!

THE KRAA FIRE AND SAFETY COMMITTEE IS PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE INCREDIBLE DISCOUNTS FOR KRAA MEMBERS ON ESSENTIAL FIRE PREVENTION EQUIPMENT!!!

As an incentive for KRAA members to have the latest in essential fire protection equipment, Home Hardware Building Centre Aurora is offering KRAA members substantial discounts (in the range of 15-20%) on fire extinguishers, smoke and CO alarms etc. For example, a 1A fire extinguisher normally priced at $37.99, is being offered at $31.00.

Plus, Home Hardware Building Centre Aurora is giving discounts on many items on the Home Hardware website: www.homehardware.ca.

These incredible deals are being offered because Home Hardware Building Centre Aurora is owned and operated by Russ Barfitt, a KRAA member and PS-33 wildfire property survivor.

For those who can't easily get to Aurora, Russ is willing to bring smaller items up to the Key for delivery.

All told, this is an opportunity that shouldn't be missed.

So, have a look at your fire prevention needs, give Home Hardware Building Centre Aurora a call or email Russ (russbarfitt@rogers.com). Mention that you're a KRAA member (we're in their system), order your fire-fighting equipment – and, while you're at it, get whatever else you need.

Home Hardware Building Centre Aurora is located at 289 Wellington Street East, Aurora, Ontario, L4G 6H6.

Phone/text: (905) 727-4751. Fax: (905) 727-4813.

email: lumber@aurorahomehardware.ca.

New Online Tool for Reporting Spills and Pollution

September 9, 2021

The Ontario government has made it easier for the public to help protect the environment by introducing a new way to report spills and pollution incidents. In addition to the existing Spills Action Centre call line, which is available 24/7, the public now has a user-friendly online option to quickly report occurrences of illegal waste dumping, improper pesticide use, and pollution on land, in the water or air.

This new digital reporting system can be accessed via computer and smart phone and allows users to upload photos and videos so that quick action can be taken to mitigate potential environmental damages and keep our communities safe.

Need to report a spill? Please call 1-866-MOE-TIPS (663-8477) or use the online reporting tool here.

CANADA DAY/4TH OF JULY BOAT PARADE & FIREWORKS 2021

Saturday, July 3rd, 2021 @ 8pm

Pray for rain so this event can go ahead!!!(Raindate - or fire ban date - Saturday of the August long weekend)

See full datails at: https://kraa.ca/events/canada-day-4th-of-july-boat-parade-and-fireworks/

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