With a high number of new residents moving every year to the Town of Gravenhurst a guide outlining the important things people need to know about their new home has been created.

Jeff Loney is the Economic Development Officer for the town and the creator of the Welcome to Town Guide.

He says the idea is to make people want to live longer in Gravenhurst and that starts with making them feel welcome in the early days of arriving in town.

Created as both a print piece and an online reference it offers tips on things like garbage collection, pet tags, recreational programs, and health care, Loney says being new to town himself a few years ago, he recognized the need for this kind of communication to newcomers.

Loney has done a companion piece for new businesses in the town called Your New Business Guide.  You can find it all by going to the town of Gravenhurst website.