The Township of McMurrich/Monteith is a small Township Municipality in the Almaguin Highlands region of the Parry Sound District, Ontario, Canada. The municipality was formed in 1998 through an amalgamation of the former Township of McMurrich and the eastern two-thirds of the unincorporated Township of Monteith. The remaining portion of Monteith became part of Seguin. The township includes the communities of Axe Lake, Banbury, Bear Lake, Bourdeau, Haldane Hill, McMurrich, Sprucedale and Whitehall. According to the 2011 Census, McMurrich/Monteith has a population of 779 people over a territory of 278.13 km˛.

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ENERGY REPORTS:   In the Ontario Green Energy Act, 2009 and specifically Regulation 397/11, as of January 1, 2012, public agencies (including Municipalities) are required to report their annual energy use and GHG emissions to the Ministry of Energy. To view the reports for the Township of McMurrich/Monteiththis click on the report of interest below:

INFORMATION SESSION FOR MUNICIPAL ELECTION:   Municipal Council or School Board Trustee candidates or potential candidates interested in running in the 2014 Municipal Election are invited to attend a free Candidate Information Session Monday, August 18, 2014, 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., Armour, Ryerson & Burk’s Falls Memorial Arena Karl Crozier Community Hall, 220 Centre Street, Burk’s Falls. For more information   click here

PROPOSED CHANGES TO TRAILER BYLAW:   The Council is proposing to repeal bylaws Laws #17-2005 and #16-2012, 03-2013 and enact an updated bylaw for trailers in the Township. To view the proposed bylaw click here. Comments are welcome by the Council.

ALMAGUIN HEALTH SERVICES:   For a common list of available Health Services available in the Almaguin Highlands area, including phone numbers, and contact information click here.

WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE VAN:  The East Parry Sound Community Support Services Program has announced that as of February 3, 2014 there will be a wheelchair accessible van located in the Burks Falls area. For more information on this topic and other information view the flyer by clicking here.

NOMINATION NOTICE:   The Clerk of the Township of McMurrich/Monteith has posted a notice regarding nominations for council for a possible election October 27, 2014. To view the Nomination Notice click here. For more information visit the 2014 Election Page from the main menu.

TOWNSHIP OFFICIAL PLAN REVIEW:  . The Township has retained Planscape, Inc. to conduct the current review of the Official Plan. Over the next few months, the Plan will be revised and the public afforded opportunities to comment on the revisions. In the meantime, if you have any comments on issues related to the official plan, or potential revisions that you would like to see, please forward your comments to

OMBUDSMAN REPLY MAY 7, 2013 MEETING COMPLAINT:   The Council has received a reply to the complaint filed after the May 7th, 2013 meeting of Council. To read the Ombudsman's reply click here

2013 FALL/WINTER NEWSLETTER:  The Township Fall/Winter Newsletter is available online. To read the newsletter click here

TOWNSHIP FINANCIAL REPORTS:   Financial information reports have been recieved from the Auditors. To view the reports click on the report of interest:

TOWNSHIP OFFICIAL PLAN:   Township of McMurrich/Monteith Official Plan Documents, adopted August 5, 2003. Approved with modifications by the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing on January 15, 2007 and in effect February 6, 2007:

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31 William Street,
P.O. Box 70,
Sprucedale, ON P0A 1Y0

Tel: 705-685-7901
Fax: 705-685-7393

Monday-Friday - 9am - 4:30pm

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