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Canada Day in the Blue Mountains

Canada Day in the Blue Mountains

Posted On: Sunday, June 16, 2019

June 28, June 29, June 30 and July 1

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Grey County New Official Plan Approved

Grey County New Official Plan Approved

Posted On: Thursday, June 13, 2019

After three years of engagement, drafts and reviews, the County’s new official plan has been approved by the Province. The new official plan sets goals related to development, communities and natural resources in the County. It will be active for 20 years with reviews every ten years to ensure it is effective and relevant.

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Parks and Recreation Month

Parks and Recreation Month

Posted On: Thursday, June 6, 2019

Help us Celebrate! Get outside, explore our municipal parks, PLAY and have fun this month!!

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Call for Directors open now for The Blue Mountains Attainable Housing Corporation

Call for Directors open now for The Blue Mountains Attainable Housing Corporation

Posted On: Thursday, June 6, 2019

The Blue Mountains Attainable Housing Corporation is seeking applications in the form of letters of interest, and resumes, from members of the public for appointment to The Attainable Housing Corporation Board of Directors.

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The Town of The Blue Mountains is pleased to announce that the current Interim CAO Shawn Everitt has accepted the permanent role of Chief Administrati

The Town of The Blue Mountains is pleased to announce that the current Interim CAO Shawn Everitt has accepted the permanent role of Chief Administrati

Posted On: Thursday, June 6, 2019

This appointment will officially take effect on June 10, 2019, following the passage of the appointment by-law. The CAO provides strategic leadership for the municipality and acts as the direct liaison between Council and staff.

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Blue Mountains Review June 2019

Blue Mountains Review June 2019

Posted On: Tuesday, June 4, 2019

News, Stories, Events - open pdf link for complete newsletter

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South Georgian Bay Launches Digital Main Street Service Squad

South Georgian Bay Launches Digital Main Street Service Squad

Posted On: Tuesday, May 28, 2019

South Georgian Bay Small Business Centre today announced that it has received a grant from the Ontario government to fund a Digital Service Squad to help main street small businesses improve their online capabilities.

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Blue Mountain Resorts Community Day

Blue Mountain Resorts Community Day

Posted On: Monday, May 27, 2019

Blue Mountain Offers Free Attractions for Locals on Community Day Sunday June 9th, 10-6pm

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The Work of our Hands : Selections from the Saugeen Artists Guild

The Work of our Hands : Selections from the Saugeen Artists Guild

Posted On: Sunday, May 26, 2019

Opening Reception: Saturday June 1, 2019, 2:00 - 4:00 pm

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Centurion Cycling joins Blue Mountain Gran Fondo - New Date June 15, New Location BVCC, Thornbury

Centurion Cycling joins Blue Mountain Gran Fondo - New Date June 15, New Location BVCC, Thornbury

Posted On: Thursday, May 23, 2019

For 2019 we’re partnering with The Blue Mountain Gran Fondo. This includes making the C100 event a qualifier for the UCI Gran Fondo World Series, while still keeping a revamped C50 distance. This great partnership allows for more start wave options allowing the racers to race and the riders to ride, in addition to new KOM/QOM challenge on the C50 for riders of all abilities. At Centurion we pride ourselves on creating an experience that is second to none. Take a look at what we have in store in 2019!

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Sea Otter Canada - A New Cycling Festival for 2019 - July 4-7

Sea Otter Canada - A New Cycling Festival for 2019 - July 4-7

Posted On: Thursday, May 23, 2019

The Sea Otter Canada will represent all of the same great aspects of the Sea Otter Classic, while also aiming to introduce some new events including a road team stage race, the Canadian Hill Climbing Championship and the Grind KOM.

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Town to Host Community Dialogue & Service Delivery Review Workshop

Town to Host Community Dialogue & Service Delivery Review Workshop

Posted On: Wednesday, May 22, 2019

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Aesops Fables begin June 22nd at The Marsh Street Centre

Aesops Fables begin June 22nd at The Marsh Street Centre

Posted On: Monday, May 20, 2019

Saturday Shows June 22 - July 13 4pm; Sunday Shows June 23 - July 14th, 11am

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Public Health Restructuring

Public Health Restructuring

Posted On: Wednesday, May 15, 2019

The Grey Bruce Health Unit will join with Perth District and Huron County Health Units as part of the restructuring of public health, as identified in the 2019 provincial budget

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Reframing Hope - One Wish at a Time

Reframing Hope - One Wish at a Time

Posted On: Thursday, May 9, 2019

The Living Wish Foundation is a not-for-profit organization devoted to making the world a better place through various initiatives designed to help terminally ill patients re frame hope and realize their dreams

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The 2019 Grey Bruce Hike for Hospice was a resounding success.

The 2019 Grey Bruce Hike for Hospice was a resounding success.

Posted On: Thursday, May 9, 2019

The hike took place on Sunday May 5th, 2019 at 9 locations across Grey & Bruce counties. The combined efforts from donations raised and sponsorship totaled over $194,000.

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Blue Mountains Review - May Edition

Blue Mountains Review - May Edition

Posted On: Wednesday, May 8, 2019

News, Stories, Events - open pdf link for complete newsletter

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Free Family First Aid sessions coming this spring

Free Family First Aid sessions coming this spring

Posted On: Thursday, April 25, 2019

Is your family prepared for an emergency? Grey County and first responders from around the County are hosting free Family First Aid information sessions this spring to help families prepare for and react to emergencies. Participants will visit interactive stations where first responders and emergency staff will give lessons about specific life-saving skills including CPR and AED use, controlling bleeding, choking and overall emergency and disaster preparedness. These two-hour sessions are targeted at families with school-aged children. Younger children are welcome but must stay with parents.

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Frequently Asked Questions re: Ontario Library Service Funding Cuts

Frequently Asked Questions re: Ontario Library Service Funding Cuts

Posted On: Wednesday, April 24, 2019

I have heard that funding to Ontario public libraries was cut by more than 50%, is that true?

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Community housing renewal strategy - Grey Bruce Counties to receive $4.4 million

Community housing renewal strategy - Grey Bruce Counties to receive $4.4 million

Posted On: Monday, April 22, 2019

The Ontario government is putting people first by providing more than $1 billion dollars in 2019-20 to help sustain, repair and grow community housing and help end homelessness.

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Council to reduce farm tax rate by 1 per cent

Council to reduce farm tax rate by 1 per cent

Posted On: Friday, April 12, 2019

Grey County farmers will see a reduction in their taxes in 2019. County Council approved dropping the farm tax ratio by 1%. The decision was made during Committee of the Whole on April 11 as part of the annual Tax Policy report. The change will apply to both the County and local municipal tax ratios.

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Water quality and fisheries enhancements proposed for Petun Conservation Area

Water quality and fisheries enhancements proposed for Petun Conservation Area

Posted On: Friday, April 12, 2019

Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority (NVCA) is hosting a public information meeting on Thursday, April 25, 2019, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. to discuss water quality and fish habitat enhancements proposed for Black Ash Creek later this year. The meeting is taking place at Ravenna Hall, 628299 Grey Road 119 in the Town of The Blue Mountains.

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Attainable Housing Corporation to develop more local affordable housing.

Attainable Housing Corporation to develop more local affordable housing.

Posted On: Wednesday, April 10, 2019

The Blue Mountains Attainable Housing Corporation aims to provide more affordable rental, entry-level ownership, and seniors residence opportunities to support local workers, families, and seniors as they live, work, and play in The Town of The Blue Mountains.

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Blue Mountains Review - April Edition

Blue Mountains Review - April Edition

Posted On: Sunday, April 7, 2019

News, Stories and Events

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Chamber Business Awards

Chamber Business Awards

Posted On: Wednesday, April 3, 2019

The Blue Mountains Chamber of Commerce held their Annual General Meeting on March 27 and those receiving special recognition for their businesses are listed below: 

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Grand Opening of Daisy Market + Refillery

Grand Opening of Daisy Market + Refillery

Posted On: Wednesday, April 3, 2019

On behalf of Council, Mayor Soever would like to extend congratulations and best wishes to Cassidy Holt for the grand opening of her business Daisy Market + Refillery.

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Canadian Health Measures Survey

Canadian Health Measures Survey

Posted On: Monday, April 1, 2019

To collect the required data, Statistics Canada uses a mobile clinic where respondents will participate in the survey. Having such a mobile clinic in The Blue Mountains provides an amazing opportunity to the taxpayers to assess their personal health and form part of a national data collection initiative.

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Cycling and Trails Master Plan

Cycling and Trails Master Plan

Posted On: Monday, March 25, 2019

Grey County is developing a long-term, comprehensive Cycling and Trails Master Plan to guide future planning and decision-making to enhance cycling and off-road trail opportunities within the County and its local municipalities.

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2018 Public Salary Disclosure

2018 Public Salary Disclosure

Posted On: Monday, March 25, 2019

As required by the Ontario Public Sector Salary Disclosure Act, The Town of The Blue Mountains has submitted salary information for employees earning over $100,000 to the Ministry of Finance.

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Town Receives Funding

Town Receives Funding

Posted On: Monday, March 25, 2019

The Town of The Blue Mountains will be receiving a one-time payment of $642,347 from the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing in the 2018-2019 fiscal year.

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Youth Friendly Community Recognition Ceremony

Youth Friendly Community Recognition Ceremony

Posted On: Sunday, March 24, 2019

Ontario’s newest Youth Friendly Communities will be honoured at a ceremony held at the Parks and Recreation Ontario Educational Forum at Blue Mountain Conference Centre including Town of The Blue Mountains, Thursday March 28, 6 pm to 9 pm.

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The Uke Kids from Thornbury

The Uke Kids from Thornbury

Posted On: Wednesday, March 20, 2019

The music program at Beaver Valley Community School has a new method of introducing students to instrumental music

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Ontario Launches $30 Billion Infrastructure Funding Program

Ontario Launches $30 Billion Infrastructure Funding Program

Posted On: Monday, March 18, 2019

Investments in critical projects will create jobs, help families and businesses

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Blue Mountains Review March

Blue Mountains Review March

Posted On: Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Events, News, Upcoming Meetings

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Grey County talks tourism with partners

Grey County talks tourism with partners

Posted On: Sunday, February 10, 2019

More than 70 local tourism industry representatives braved the winter storm on January 30 to attend the first Let’s Talk Tourism seminar of 2019, hosted by Grey County tourism staff.

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January Edition of the Blue Mountains Review

January Edition of the Blue Mountains Review

Posted On: Thursday, February 7, 2019

News, Events and Stories

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Cannabis Update in The Blue Mountains

Cannabis Update in The Blue Mountains

Posted On: Friday, January 18, 2019

At the Special Council meeting on January 16th 2019, Council voted unanimously to opt-in and allow provincially authorized cannabis retail stores to operate within the Town of The Blue Mountains.

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Blue Mountains Review  Leachate Study Reports

Blue Mountains Review Leachate Study Reports

Posted On: Wednesday, January 2, 2019

From the Review September 2017 issue

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Province Terminates $2.3 Million Funding Agreement

Province Terminates $2.3 Million Funding Agreement

Posted On: Tuesday, January 1, 2019

The Town completed a Municipal Class Environmental Assessment in July 2017 for the management of leachate generated at the Town’s Solid Waste Disposal Site.

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Hot Topic for the Council of The Blue Mountains - Leachate

Hot Topic for the Council of The Blue Mountains - Leachate

Posted On: Thursday, August 9, 2018

The Municipality of Kincardine has been recognized at the Association of Municipalities Ontario for the leachate plant that was built. The $1.7-million facility was opened in the fall of 2016 and draws leachate from the landfill site and converts contaminants into solids which are removed. The liquid is sent to a stormwater pond, filtered and eventually works its way into the North Penetangore River and then to the lake. The plant can treat up to 55,000 L per day. Kincardine was given the Gas Tax Award at AMO which recognizes a municipality’s use of federal gas tax fund for infrastructure to make a difference in the community.

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Forest Therapy/Bathing

Forest Therapy/Bathing

Posted On: Friday, July 13, 2018

Forests provide several benefits to mankind. Its vital role in our eco system cannot be overlooked or overstated. They filter our water, provide timber, protect soil, regulate climate and provide a habitat for innumerable animal species and life forms amongst other things and provide phytoncides.

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