MuskokaONline.com News - #GOTLOCAL

Motel Owner Fined For Not Maintaining Smoke Alarms

Posted: 2021-07-15 14:42:04 By: thebay

The Huntsville Lake of Bays Fire Dept says the, the Corporation owning the Highland Court Inn & Suites in Huntsville was fined on Wednesday in the Bracebridge Provincial Offences Court and its Director pleaded guilty to two counts each, of failing to ensure smoke alarms were maintained in operating condition and failed to ensure that a record of tests for the smoke alarms was prepared.

The Corporation was fined a total of $7500 and the individual was fined $2000 plus victim surcharges for contraventions of the Ontario Fire Code.

Charges were filed by the Huntsville/Lake of Bays Fire Department following an inspection of the property.

The owner has since brought the Motel into compliance with the Ontario Fire Code.

Fire Chief Rob Collins says "Owners and prospective purchasers of industrial, commercial and income producing residential properties must know their responsibilities under the Ontario Fire Code and ensure that all fire safety requirements are in place.”