Hydro forestry operations

Utilities & Rural Services – OVERVIEW


2017 – get updates on electricity pricing here

April 7, 2016 – Today, Hydro One announced a large investment ($20-million) in tree maintenance and line clearing for the Districts of Muskoka and Parry Sound this year. Forestry work is underway. Read the details from Hydro One. (PDF, 1 page)

>Seasonal Hydro Bills explained – an overview from Hydro One

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Hydro One Storm CentreHydro One Storm Centre – Keep track of planned and unplanned electrical outages for Hydro One customers, by smartphone or computer:


NOTE: To report an outage call 1-800-434-1235

Internet service in Cottage Country

April 2016 – is Internet service in eastern Ontario still too slow? Read this CBC news update.

2013 – Read about developments in Internet service, particularly across Eastern Ontario.

2012 – read about the Cell Tower Siting Process in Eastern Ontario, from EORN.


Propane is clean burning and competes with fuels on efficiency and greenhouse gas emissions in many applications. It also offers some air quality advantages: when properly mixed with air to form a combustible mixture, propane emits virtually no soot, and low carbon monoxide, hydrocarbons, and oxides of nitrogen, which are the basic precursors of ground-level ozone, or smog.

In many cases, propane the only fuel used in remote locations because of its portability, especially for applications where demand patterns change, such as construction sites or cottages.  Many thousands of rural and waterfront residences use propane as a primary home heating fuel source.

The harsh winter of 2013 – 14 saw propane prices spike considerably.  To learn more about  propane pricing, read this summary from the Canadian Propane Association: Understanding Propane Prices (pdf; 1 page)

Michelle LewinUtilities & Rural Services – OVERVIEW