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Province giving region nearly $200,000 for emergency preparedness 

Four Muskoka communities are getting almost $200,000 from the province to better respond to emergencies. 

The money is part of the $5-million Community Emergency Preparedness Grant set aside for small Ontario communities this year: 

  • Lake of Bays: $50,000 to install a propane and transfer switches for its evacuation centres.  
  • Moose Deer Point First Nation: $50,000 to upgrade communications for emergency responders, and purchase household emergency preparedness kits, supplied with items such as first aid, food, water, blankets, and radios. 
  • Muskoka Lakes: $49,600 to buy portable radios, high visibility vests, and firefighter coveralls for its wildland fire protection plan. 
  • Gravenhurst: $45,000 to buy wildland fire equipment, such as sprinkler kits, pumps, valves, adapters, hoses, hand tools, fuel cans, and fire ladder. 

Officials add $110-million has been earmarked to help emergency preparedness over the next three years. 

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