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Ontario Supporting Non-Profits as Province Recovers from COVID-19

Ontario Supporting Non-Profits as Province Recovers from COVID-19

Posted On: Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Grant Program Will Ensure Royal Canadian Legions and Other Non-Profits Can Continue to Deliver Vital Services

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Ontario Releases Plan for Safe Reopening of Schools in September

Ontario Releases Plan for Safe Reopening of Schools in September

Posted On: Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Province Providing Critical Investments and Resources to Keep Students and Staff Safe

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Blue Mountains Review - July 30 Edition

Blue Mountains Review - July 30 Edition

Posted On: Sunday, August 2, 2020

Community News

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Tree Trust in The Blue Mountains

Tree Trust in The Blue Mountains

Posted On: Saturday, August 1, 2020

Big Trees Do The Heavy Lifting - Planting a tree is heralded as a key tool in our fight against climate change. But, did you know that one large tree offers the same ecological benefits as more than 250 saplings? Big trees do heavy lifting on sequestering carbon and offer a number of valuable ecological services: reducing demand for air conditioning; providing wildlife habitat; adding beauty; and slowing storm water to name a few.

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Media Release Opioid Overdose Alert July 31 2020

Media Release Opioid Overdose Alert July 31 2020

Posted On: Saturday, August 1, 2020

Opioid Overdoses – TOXIC SUPPLY The Grey Bruce Health Unit and Owen Sound Police would like to alert the public that fatal overdoses continue to affect our community. There have been multiple fatal overdoses in the past 5 days. It is not only affecting the larger towns and cities, but virtually every small community, hamlet and village within our region.

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Soft Launch of Paid Parking Pilot Project Starting This Weekend

Soft Launch of Paid Parking Pilot Project Starting This Weekend

Posted On: Friday, July 31, 2020

The purpose of this press release is to provide an update regarding the status of the paid parking pilot project that is being implemented by The Town of The Blue Mountains.

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1 New Cases Reported in Grey-Bruce - July 30

1 New Cases Reported in Grey-Bruce - July 30

Posted On: Thursday, July 30, 2020

1 new case(s) reported in past 24 hours in Grey Bruce, ·119 cases to date (current cumulative total)

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Blue Mountains Review - July 16 Edition

Blue Mountains Review - July 16 Edition

Posted On: Sunday, July 19, 2020

Community News

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Grey Bruce Top Doctor Giving Notice of Intent to Mandate Face Covering Order in Grey Bruce

Grey Bruce Top Doctor Giving Notice of Intent to Mandate Face Covering Order in Grey Bruce

Posted On: Tuesday, July 14, 2020

The Order will be implemented in conjunction with the provincial Stage 3 re-opening scheduled for Friday, July 17th.

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Ontario Enters Stage 3 - July 17th

Ontario Enters Stage 3 - July 17th

Posted On: Monday, July 13, 2020

A large swath of Ontario will move to Stage 3 of the province's reopening plan on July 17, with the exception of the Greater Toronto Area and other parts of southern Ontario, which will remain in Stage 2 for now.

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Town Hall Reopening on July 14 with Safety Measures in Place

Town Hall Reopening on July 14 with Safety Measures in Place

Posted On: Saturday, July 11, 2020

The Town of The Blue Mountains would like to advise the public that starting on Tuesday, July 14, Town Hall will be open for public access with modified customer service hours and safety measures in place. All Council and Committee meetings will continue to be hosted virtually at this time.

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Blue Mountains Review - July 9th Edition

Blue Mountains Review - July 9th Edition

Posted On: Friday, July 10, 2020

Community News and Updates

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Lobsterfest 2020 and  COVID 19

Lobsterfest 2020 and COVID 19

Posted On: Friday, July 10, 2020

Plans are well underway for a Lobsterfest Dinner - not the type of event we are used to, but with your support a great fundraising opportunity for 3 partners, Marsh Street Centre, Beaver Valley Outreach and The Blue Mountains Grants and Donations Committee.

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Ontario Extends Emergency Orders

Ontario Extends Emergency Orders

Posted On: Thursday, July 9, 2020

Province Maintains Flexibility to Protect Public Health as Economy Gradually Reopens

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Town Notice

Town Notice

Posted On: Friday, July 3, 2020

Management Measures Implemented at Northwinds Beach and Peasmarsh Beach

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Update from Grey County

Update from Grey County

Posted On: Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Business Recovery Guide, Open Signs, Outdoor Activity Map, Climate Change Action Plan, Starter Company Plus Recovery Program, Connect2Jobs, Shop Here, Business Support Line

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Blue Mountains Review - June 28 Edition

Blue Mountains Review - June 28 Edition

Posted On: Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Community News and Information

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Best Wishes to all the Grade 8 Graduates

Best Wishes to all the Grade 8 Graduates

Posted On: Monday, June 29, 2020

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Public Health Interventions to Support Safe Re-opening

Public Health Interventions to Support Safe Re-opening

Posted On: Thursday, June 25, 2020

The Grey Bruce Health Unit’s ultimate goal is to achieve safe re-opening as fast as possible while still maintaining the successful control over the outbreak and community transmission of Covid-19 to ensure the health and safety of the population.

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Barriers arrived in downtown Thornbury, and most will be leaving

Barriers arrived in downtown Thornbury, and most will be leaving

Posted On: Thursday, June 25, 2020

The BIA has been working with the Town on a compromise solution to the Jersey barriers on Bruce St. S. that will satisfy the health unit requirements for sufficient space on the sidewalks during busy times and still provide parking space for handicapped visitors and for curbside pick up.

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Notice- Update Regarding Town Facilities, Parks, Trails & Beaches

Notice- Update Regarding Town Facilities, Parks, Trails & Beaches

Posted On: Saturday, June 20, 2020

This notice provides an update to residents regarding the status of Town facilities, including parks, trails and beaches.

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Blue Mountains Review  - June 17th edition

Blue Mountains Review - June 17th edition

Posted On: Friday, June 19, 2020

Community News and Information

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Ontario Plans to Extend Emergency Orders until mid July

Ontario Plans to Extend Emergency Orders until mid July

Posted On: Thursday, June 18, 2020

Currently the Ontario government has extended all emergency orders currently in force under s.7.0.2 (4) of the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act. until June 30, 2020 to ensure the government continues to have the necessary tools to safely and gradually reopen the province, while continuing to support frontline health care workers and protect vulnerable populations from COVID-19.

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Message from the Warden of Grey County

Message from the Warden of Grey County

Posted On: Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Dear Friends and Neighbours, The global COVID pandemic is affecting all of us in many ways. We in Grey County have largely been spared the health effects as there have been relatively few cases in our community.

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Town Purchases Property to Address Parking Needs in Thornbury

Town Purchases Property to Address Parking Needs in Thornbury

Posted On: Tuesday, June 16, 2020

The Town of The Blue Mountains would like to advise the public that at the June 15, 2020 Council Meeting, The Blue Mountains Council approved the purchase of Lot 15 and Lot 17 on Arthur Street West in Thornbury with the purpose of providing a formalized parking area for downtown Thornbury.

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Blue Mountains Review - June 10th Edition

Blue Mountains Review - June 10th Edition

Posted On: Thursday, June 11, 2020

Community News and Information - COVID-19 Phase 1 Reopening Plan To Cost Up to $260,000 - details on page 10

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Together and Apart

Together and Apart

Posted On: Tuesday, June 9, 2020

On Wednesday, June 24th at 7:00 p.m., Grey and Bruce counties are inviting all residents and graduates to make history with a collective at-home graduation celebration.

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COVID-19 and Anti-Racism Rallies

COVID-19 and Anti-Racism Rallies

Posted On: Friday, June 5, 2020

The Grey Bruce Health Unit has the responsibility to identify risk associated with any public health threat, including COVID-19. We remind people that gatherings increase the risk of transmission of disease.

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Ontario Creates Premier's Council on Equality of Opportunity

Ontario Creates Premier's Council on Equality of Opportunity

Posted On: Thursday, June 4, 2020

New Council to Advise Government on Challenges Facing Youth, Especially during COVID-19

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Ontario Improving Broadband and Cell Service for Rural Communities

Ontario Improving Broadband and Cell Service for Rural Communities

Posted On: Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Connecting Residents and Businesses to the 21st Century Digital Economy Essential for Recovery after COVID-19

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Blue Mountains Review - June 2 Edition

Blue Mountains Review - June 2 Edition

Posted On: Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Community News and Information

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All GSCA Properties to Reopen June 6, 2020, Excluding Beaches

All GSCA Properties to Reopen June 6, 2020, Excluding Beaches

Posted On: Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Grey Sauble Conservation Authority (GSCA) is set to open more of its properties this weekend, including the waterfalls, Bruce’s Caves Conservation Area, Old Baldy Conservation Area, and Spirit Rock Conservation Area.

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Support Information for Individuals and Businesses

Support Information for Individuals and Businesses

Posted On: Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Business Webinar, Friday June 5th from Grey County Economic Development, Grey-Bruce Public Health Information and Support Website Links

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Grey Sauble Conservation Cancels 2020 Summer Day Camp

Grey Sauble Conservation Cancels 2020 Summer Day Camp

Posted On: Monday, June 1, 2020

After many weeks of consideration and brainstorming, Grey Sauble Conservation Authority (GSCA) has made the difficult decision to cancel their popular summer day camp programming, which was scheduled to run for nine weeks from June 29 to August 28, 2020.

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Ontario Provides Consumers with Greater Stability and Predictability with Their Electricity Bills

Ontario Provides Consumers with Greater Stability and Predictability with Their Electricity Bills

Posted On: Sunday, May 31, 2020

To extend this support responsibly, we will introduce a fixed electricity price, known as the COVID-19 Recovery Rate, of 12.8 cents per kWh, which will be automatically applied to all time-of-use customers 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. This fixed electricity price will be in place from June 1 - October 31, 2020. 

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Backcountry Camping available at Ontario Parks and on Crown Lands Starting June 1

Backcountry Camping available at Ontario Parks and on Crown Lands Starting June 1

Posted On: Sunday, May 31, 2020

Province providing more activities to help people get outside and enjoy nature while physical distancing

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Medical Officer of Health Rescinding Order for Beach Closures in Grey Bruce

Medical Officer of Health Rescinding Order for Beach Closures in Grey Bruce

Posted On: Thursday, May 28, 2020

The Grey Bruce Health Unit Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Ian Arra, is rescinding the Order of May 14, 2020 that required municipalities to close all beaches in Grey and Bruce Counties. This Order is effective today, Thursday, May 28, 2020 at 12:00 p.m.

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Blue Mountains Review - May 21st

Blue Mountains Review - May 21st

Posted On: Sunday, May 24, 2020

Weekly edition of The Review - Community News and Updates

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Some GSCA Properties to Reopen Saturday May 23

Some GSCA Properties to Reopen Saturday May 23

Posted On: Friday, May 22, 2020

GSCA would like to thank everyone again for their patience during the property closures and welcome hikers back to once again enjoy the physical and mental health benefits of being in nature at many of GSCA’s properties. https://www.greysauble.on.ca/

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As Ontario Reopens, People Urged to Continue Following Public Health Advice

As Ontario Reopens, People Urged to Continue Following Public Health Advice

Posted On: Thursday, May 21, 2020

Face coverings now recommended when physical distancing is a challenge

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Stage One of Business Re-Opening in Grey County

Stage One of Business Re-Opening in Grey County

Posted On: Wednesday, May 20, 2020

The Province has now fully entered Stage 1 of re-opening during the COVID-19 pandemic allowing some businesses to re-open, if they maintain strict safety protocols. The Province and Grey Bruce Public Health are working diligently to ensure businesses have the knowledge needed to keep employees and the public safe.  

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Health and Safety Top Priority as Schools Remain Closed

Health and Safety Top Priority as Schools Remain Closed

Posted On: Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Government unveils plans for reopening child care, day camps and initiatives to strengthen learning into the summer. The Ontario government is protecting the health and safety of students during the COVID-19 outbreak by keeping schools closed for the rest of this school year. This decision was made after consulting with the Chief Medical Officer of Health, health experts on the COVID-19 Command Table, and medical experts at The Hospital for Sick Children. At the same time, the government is planning for the reopening of schools for the 2020-21 school year, the gradual reopening of child care, and the opening of summer day camps subject to the continuing progress in trends of key public health indicators.

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Ontario Extends Emergency Orders to Keep People Safe

Ontario Extends Emergency Orders to Keep People Safe

Posted On: Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Some Outdoor Recreational Amenities Reopening with Restrictions - The Ontario government, in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health, has extended all emergency orders currently in force until May 29, 2020. That includes the closure of bars and restaurants except for takeout and delivery only, restrictions on social gatherings of more than five people, and staff redeployment rules for long-term care homes and congregate settings like retirement homes and women's shelters. The government is also allowing drive-in religious gatherings.

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Coyotes Arrive in Montreal - virtually

Coyotes Arrive in Montreal - virtually

Posted On: Monday, May 18, 2020

The Georgian Bay Coyotes continue their virtual Trans-Canada Trek across as they keep focused during the COVID-19 isolation and have just completed week #4. 

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Blue Mountains Review - May 13 Edition

Blue Mountains Review - May 13 Edition

Posted On: Friday, May 15, 2020

Weekly edition of The Review - Community News and Updates.

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Ontario Making Prescription Drugs More Affordable During COVID-19

Ontario Making Prescription Drugs More Affordable During COVID-19

Posted On: Thursday, May 14, 2020

Effective today, people using the Ontario Drug Benefit Program will not be required to pay any co-payment until July 1, 2020 for any prescription of 30+ days that is now being dispensed in installments.

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Ontario Announces Additional Workplaces that Can Reopen

Ontario Announces Additional Workplaces that Can Reopen

Posted On: Thursday, May 14, 2020

Additional seasonal, retail and household businesses must follow public health guidelines

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Canada's Wonderland Update

Canada's Wonderland Update

Posted On: Wednesday, May 13, 2020

As the coronavirus (COVID-19) matter remains a part of our daily lives, the team at Canada’s Wonderland continues to work with health and safety experts as we plan for increased safety measures and operational changes throughout our park. We are in constant communication with our provincial and federal governments and are looking forward to welcoming you back just as soon as it is safe to do so.  

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Beaver Valley Fall Fair - 150th Party Cancelled

Beaver Valley Fall Fair - 150th Party Cancelled

Posted On: Wednesday, May 13, 2020

As much as we want to have a great big party on September 11 and 12, as a community minded organization, we have made the decision to put the celebration on the back burner until COVID-19 has moved away and we can gather as one of the largest community gatherings in Thornbury.

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2020 CANADIAN NATIONAL EXHIBITION CANCELLED

2020 CANADIAN NATIONAL EXHIBITION CANCELLED

Posted On: Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Canada’s largest fair, and an iconic Toronto celebration, will not light up this summer.   The Canadian National Exhibition Association (CNEA) announced today, with the support of the Province of Ontario and City of Toronto, that this year’s CNE will not move forward with its 18-day event slated for August 21 to September 7, 2020 at Exhibition Place.   The historic decision marks only the second occasion in its 142-year history, and not since WWII, has the CNE closed in its entirety.

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Declaration of Emergency Extended Until June 2nd While Ontario Gradually Reopens the Economy

Declaration of Emergency Extended Until June 2nd While Ontario Gradually Reopens the Economy

Posted On: Tuesday, May 12, 2020

New legislation will allow for more virtual or remote transactions during COVID-19

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Grey Sauble Properties Remain Closed but Some Scheduled to Open Soon 

Grey Sauble Properties Remain Closed but Some Scheduled to Open Soon 

Posted On: Monday, May 11, 2020

Grey Sauble Conservation Authority (GSCA) would like to clarify that their properties and trails remain closed at this time. There has been some confusion surrounding the recent announcement from the Provincial Government stating that Provincial Parks and Conservation Reserves will begin opening today (May 11, 2020). This announcement applies to Crown Land only and not GSCA owned properties.

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Health Canada is warning Canadians about the risks of poisoning

Health Canada is warning Canadians about the risks of poisoning

Posted On: Monday, May 11, 2020

Protect yourself and your family from poisonings: always read and follow the label directions when using hand sanitizers, disinfectants, household cleaning products and bleaches

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50th Anniversary of the Beatles

50th Anniversary of the Beatles "Let it Be"

Posted On: Friday, May 8, 2020

They broke up 50 years ago. How the Beatles still bring joy in scary times

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Blue Mountains Review - May 6th Edition

Blue Mountains Review - May 6th Edition

Posted On: Friday, May 8, 2020

Weekly edition of The Review - Community News and Updates. Special report from the Blue Mountains Library and the Georgian Trail

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Blue Mountains Review - April 16th Edition

Blue Mountains Review - April 16th Edition

Posted On: Friday, April 17, 2020

Weekly Edition of The Review

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Blue Mountains Review - April 9th Edition

Blue Mountains Review - April 9th Edition

Posted On: Friday, April 10, 2020

Community news and updates.

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Review - April 2nd, 2020

Review - April 2nd, 2020

Posted On: Sunday, April 5, 2020

News from The Community

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Blue Mountains Review - March 19 e-Edition

Blue Mountains Review - March 19 e-Edition

Posted On: Thursday, March 19, 2020

Weekly update

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Blue Mountains Review - March 12th edition

Blue Mountains Review - March 12th edition

Posted On: Thursday, March 12, 2020

Community Events and News

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Blue Mountains Review - March Edition

Blue Mountains Review - March Edition

Posted On: Wednesday, March 4, 2020

News and Community Events

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Grey County Council Supports 2020 Budget

Grey County Council Supports 2020 Budget

Posted On: Saturday, February 8, 2020

On February 7, County Council recommended adoption of the 2020 budget. The budget supports continued delivery of high-quality services while adjusting to changes in Provincial funding and invests in valuable projects and important infrastructure. A County tax rate increase of 1.26% (or about $750,000 compared to 2019) is needed on a total budget of $157.5 million. This represents a $14.48 increase to the average household.

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Blue Mountains Review - January 2020

Blue Mountains Review - January 2020

Posted On: Wednesday, January 8, 2020

News and Community Events

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Blue Mountains Review - December 2019

Blue Mountains Review - December 2019

Posted On: Friday, December 6, 2019

Events, News and Stories

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Blue Mountains Review - November 2019 Edition

Blue Mountains Review - November 2019 Edition

Posted On: Monday, November 11, 2019

News, Events and Stories

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Blue Mountains Review - October 2019

Blue Mountains Review - October 2019

Posted On: Monday, October 7, 2019

News, Events and Stories

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Council to Purchase former Foodland Property - Special Meeting of Council Sept 25, 8:30am

Council to Purchase former Foodland Property - Special Meeting of Council Sept 25, 8:30am

Posted On: Tuesday, September 24, 2019

THAT Council receive Staff Report FAF.19.203, entitled “Authorization to Purchase 171 King Street East”; AND THAT Council approve the purchase of 171 King Street East, the subject property being the former Foodland at a cost of $1,600,000

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Blue Mountains Review - September Edition

Blue Mountains Review - September Edition

Posted On: Wednesday, September 11, 2019

News, Events and Stories

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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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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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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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