Meeting to weigh options about Class Action Lawsuit against MNR over recent Spring flooding

A public meeting’s been set for later this month in Port Carling where property owners affected by this past Spring’s flooding will hear about steps that could be taken to launch a Class Action lawsuit against the MNR.

The meeting’s been set for 10am on August 21st at the Port Carling Community Centre.

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The meeting will be led by Oatley Vigmond LLP, an experienced class action law firm from Barrie and Toronto.


Smith wants water level concerns raised with MNR

Bracebridge Mayor Graydon Smith is urging further dialogue with the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) about water levels in Muskoka.

During Wednesday’s council meeting, he said this year’s atypical Spring brought with it nasty flashbacks of the massive area flooding of 2013. While it wasn’t as bad as back then, he said many property owners were still affected this year and that lots of the damage happened to lake boathouses due to a combo of ice, wind and high water.

While the MNR was proactive in getting warnings out about pending flood conditions, Smith says some residents still have questions for the ministry about lake water levels.

The Mayor says the Town should make the ministry aware of its concerns about this year’s property damage and that dialogue between the MNRF and Bracebridge should continue.