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Mayor Jim Coleman Update April 9 2020
- March 26, 2020

Hello Folks,

The South River Emergency Control Committee has been continuing to meet on a weekly basis.

This week we reviewed recent correspondence from the North Bay/ Parry Sound Health Unit that listed several precautions that we would like to share with you.

They are advising that you celebrate Easter, in person, with only the people who are living in your home. Other relatives and friends that you wish to share this time with on a personal basis should be contacted by telephone, video call, or email. If you do leave your home please follow the guidelines for personal spacing - 2 meters/6 feet.

Anyone who has tested positive has been directed to remain inside except for keeping a medical appointment.

Call-in orders are available from both the Freshmart and the South River Pharmacy.

We have started to generate a list of volunteers that we can turn to in case of an extreme emergency. A Volunteer Registration Form is available on our Village website.

We would also like to remind everyone that the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry have put a Restricted Fire Zone in place for the Province of Ontario.  All open air burning is prohibited at this time, for more information please visit the fire departments web site at

We wish to thank you for your care and consideration that you are showing for not only you and your in-house family but for your friends and neighbours as well , as we strive to deal with this very serious health threat to our community.

Stay strong and united.


Jim Coleman



Large item pick up scheduled for Monday April 27, 2020 has been cancelled at this time due to Covid -19 Pandemic.

Mayor Declaration March 26 2020