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Following media coverage of the situation at Huronia Guest Home in Stayner, the County of Simcoe issued a statement Jan. 14 saying area partners continue to take “significant action” to assist vulnerable residents living at the home.

The county and its partners, including the Township of Clearview, Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit, and the South Georgian Bay Ontario Health Team, do not have legislative or regulatory authority over this privately owned and operated facility but have taken action to secure pest remediation, short- and long-term accommodation, mental health and physical support, meals, and transportation.

“Partners have scheduled treatment for pests to take place late next week, with arrangements for current residents needing housing to be moved into temporary accommodations. Those moving into the temporary accommodations will remain there until permanent homes are available for them,” say county officials.

“Dedicated attention continues to be given to the process of finding long-term housing solutions for these residents in need. The residents have been informed of the actions planned during this transition, and will be consulted and updated as more details are confirmed.

“Shelter and care for these individuals are our priority. We are doing everything possible to support these individuals.

“The Huronia Guest Home is a privately owned and operated organization and the County, the Township of Clearview, and our area partners, are doing everything within our jurisdiction to assist the residents living in the facility.”

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