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Reports of Evacuations Hurt Business in Parry Sound

Posted: 2018-08-02 10:27:12 By: hbr

Muskoka Parry Sound MP Tony Clement tried to correct a story by a Toronto TV program stating that The Town of Parry Sound is being evacuated yesterday, tweeting out that "Parry Sound is not being evacuated."

According to reports, Breakfast Television broadcast a story saying that the town was being evacuated and failed to update the story when the error was pointed out by Clement and residents of the area.

The fire known as  Parry Sound 33 is located north of the town and some evacuations of the immediate area did take place, but not in Parry Sound itself.

The reporting on the fire has impacted tourism in the area according to reports by ParrySound.com who say that business in the region is down significantly.