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Vote for Scott's Invention

Vote for Scott's Invention

Posted On: Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Please help our favourite Iron Genius Skot Lawrence from DESIRON win the grand prize!!  Skot is currently in the TOP 20 out of 600 entries!!!  Contest ends on June 22nd!  Get your votes in now, today, and everyday! 

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Mayors pledge to protect urban natural spaces, contribute to national target.

Mayors pledge to protect urban natural spaces, contribute to national target.

Posted On: Monday, June 18, 2018

Canadian and US Mayors reject rhetoric, stand united for hared economic prosperity.

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Council filled Vacant Seat following the resignation of Michael Seguin

Council filled Vacant Seat following the resignation of Michael Seguin

Posted On: Monday, June 18, 2018

During a luck of the draw process Rob Potter, candidate for the fall election was chosen at the Council Meeting on June 18th.

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Busy Day in Clarksburg on Saturday June 23rd

Busy Day in Clarksburg on Saturday June 23rd

Posted On: Friday, June 15, 2018

Be sure to save this date on your calendar -

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Municipal Election - October 22, 2018

Municipal Election - October 22, 2018

Posted On: Friday, June 15, 2018

Councillor Michael Martin to run for Deputy Mayor for the Town of The Blue Mountains and new additions to the slate

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Climate Change - What do we know & Why does it matter?

Climate Change - What do we know & Why does it matter?

Posted On: Friday, June 8, 2018

Thornbury-Clarksburg Rotary Club will be hosting Guest Speaker Dr. Sonja Klinsky PhD., MA, Hon BSc. Thursday, June 21, Doors open at 6:30pm L.E. Shore Library Gallery

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Investment in Affordable Housing Program

Investment in Affordable Housing Program

Posted On: Wednesday, June 6, 2018

The Investment in Affordable Housing (IAH) for Ontario Program is a federal and provincial program to provide funding for the creation and repair of affordable housing. The IAH is based on the principles of Ontario’s Long-Term Affordable Housing Strategy and is a continuation of the Canada-Ontario Affordable Housing Program (AHP). Funding for the program is renewed each April 1st and has to be committed by December 31st of that year. Grey County will be delivering three components of the program; the Ontario Renovates and the Homeownership Program and the Rent Supplement Program.

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VINYL SWAP: MEET OTHER COLLECTORS, AND CHECK OUT VINTAGE VINYL

VINYL SWAP: MEET OTHER COLLECTORS, AND CHECK OUT VINTAGE VINYL

Posted On: Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Saturday July 7 th 2018 from 11am to 4pm, the Craigleith Heritage Depot will play tribute to the age of vinyl. This will be an opportunity to meet other collectors and swap or sell your old vinyl records. Whether you want to shake your head to some classic rock, or tap your foot to a newly discovered old beat, this weekend is for you. If you are interested trading or buying, or are interested in booking a table space, old 78s, 45s or 33 1/3 rpm records are all welcome.

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Blue Mountains Review incl Citizens Pages - June

Blue Mountains Review incl Citizens Pages - June

Posted On: Saturday, June 2, 2018

Also includes Georgian Trail Newsletter and Letter for Residents regarding the Clarksburg Master Plan Class Environmental Assessment

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New Town Website Goes Live June 5th at 1 pm

New Town Website Goes Live June 5th at 1 pm

Posted On: Saturday, June 2, 2018

The Town’s website address will remain the same as the existing website: www.thebluemountains.ca.

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Notice of Public Meeting - June 18- Regarding Council Remuneration Market Review 2018

Notice of Public Meeting - June 18- Regarding Council Remuneration Market Review 2018

Posted On: Friday, June 1, 2018

The Blue Mountains Council will be holding a Public Meeting to receive comments on the proposed changes to Council’s annual salary effective December 3, 2019 (the next term of Council).

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Town of The Blue Mountains to Honour Joan Gaudet, 2018 Senior of the Year

Town of The Blue Mountains to Honour Joan Gaudet, 2018 Senior of the Year

Posted On: Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Ms. Gaudet received her award from Council on Monday, June 4, 2018

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In the Gallery at L E Shore Library - The Masters Family

In the Gallery at L E Shore Library - The Masters Family

Posted On: Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Show runs June 2nd till June 27th. Opening reception is Saturday, June 2nd, from 2-4 p.m. 

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETINGS JUNE 4, 5pm

NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETINGS JUNE 4, 5pm

Posted On: Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Craigleith Ridge Public Meeting and New Comprehensive Zoning By-law

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Orchid Restaurant plans to reopen in new location June 1st

Orchid Restaurant plans to reopen in new location June 1st

Posted On: Sunday, May 27, 2018

81 King St E, (Hwy 26) Thornbury

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Thornbury Community Garden opens

Thornbury Community Garden opens

Posted On: Sunday, May 27, 2018

Kimberly Edwards (Thornbury Gardens), Deputy Mayor Gail Ardiel, Councillor John McGee, and Catherine Smart (Blue Mountain Village Foundation)

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Heroes for Hope

Heroes for Hope

Posted On: Saturday, May 26, 2018

Kahl's hair comes off Thursday, May 31st at 2:00pm at Beaver Valley Community School to support the Cancer Society. All welcome to support the kids.

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Go-Fund-Me to support House Fire in Clarksburg

Go-Fund-Me to support House Fire in Clarksburg

Posted On: Wednesday, May 23, 2018

On Friday May 18th, 2018 Bob Fisher, had an unfortunate accident happen at his home in Clarksburg. 

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Grey County Council May 10 Meeting Highlights

Grey County Council May 10 Meeting Highlights

Posted On: Friday, May 18, 2018

The council meeting was immediately followed by a session of committee of the whole. A recording of this meeting can be found on the County’s YouTube Channel. Potential future improvements discussed for Hwy 26 at Craigleith

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Treasure Shop, Donation Bin Closures due to BVO Move

Treasure Shop, Donation Bin Closures due to BVO Move

Posted On: Friday, May 18, 2018

Treasure Shop - closing at noon on Saturday May 19 and relocating after the May long weekend.

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Age-friendly communities event June 1

Age-friendly communities event June 1

Posted On: Friday, May 18, 2018

On Friday, June 1, Grey County is partnering with the Ontario Professional Planners Institute (OPPI) Lakeland District for a one-day event to discuss planning and health awareness for age-friendly communities. The event runs from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Grey County Administration Building, 595 9th Avenue East in Owen Sound.

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Compensation Review for Non-Unionized Staff -

Compensation Review for Non-Unionized Staff -

Posted On: Friday, May 18, 2018

Committee of the Whole votes to increase compensation effective July 1 at the 50th Percentile $192,717 - 1% increase to annual taxation levy. To be ratified at the next Council meeting.

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Compensation Review for Members of Council

Compensation Review for Members of Council

Posted On: Friday, May 18, 2018

Public Meeting proposed for Monday June 4, 7pm.

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Council accepts Michel Seguin's resignation

Council accepts Michel Seguin's resignation

Posted On: Thursday, May 17, 2018

Resignation of Michael Seguin as Councillor of The Blue Mountains: Tuesday May 8, 2018

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The Blue Mountains Gran Fondo

The Blue Mountains Gran Fondo

Posted On: Wednesday, May 16, 2018

New Name, Same Great Race, Thornbury-Clarksburg, Beaver Valley Community Centre June 14 (time trials) June 16 (road race)

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R.I.D.E. Checks Support Opioid Awareness

R.I.D.E. Checks Support Opioid Awareness

Posted On: Tuesday, May 15, 2018

The OPP and area police forces are teaming up with the Grey Bruce Health Unit to support opioid awareness during summer R.I.D.E. checks. Photo – Constables Jon Aitken (Owen Sound) and Alina Grelik (OPP) with Opioid Awareness card.

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Vote on a new Mission Statement for the Blue Mountains Public Library

Vote on a new Mission Statement for the Blue Mountains Public Library

Posted On: Friday, May 11, 2018

Vote Closes Monday, May 14th!

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Hike for Hospice - Thornbury/Clarksburg raises $6500

Hike for Hospice - Thornbury/Clarksburg raises $6500

Posted On: Thursday, May 10, 2018

There were new hikes, new sponsorship campaign, increased numbers of hikers, more pledge sheets AND a total of $168,500 dollars was raised with 8 hikes on Sunday throughout Grey Bruce for the Chapman Hospice House in Owen Sound

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Riverside Greenhouses -  summer has arrived

Riverside Greenhouses - summer has arrived

Posted On: Saturday, May 5, 2018

Riverside Greenhouses is a family owned, full service garden centre located in the heart of the Beaver Valley and has been providing the local community with home grown plants for years

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Business in Motion: Attainable Housing Solutions

Business in Motion: Attainable Housing Solutions

Posted On: Saturday, May 5, 2018

The South Georgian Bay Labour Task Force has been hard at work since the fall Business in Motion event implementing some great audience developed ideas. On May 10, find out how these projects are progressing, including an update on affordable accommodation as well as a more specific deep-dive into attainable accommodation

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Councillor Seguin has just posted that he has resigned. 

Councillor Seguin has just posted that he has resigned. 

Posted On: Friday, May 4, 2018

A dark day for democracy in our Town, but he is not alone in being forced out of office for the way in which he advocated for his constituents. 

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Blue Mountains Review and Citizens Pages - May

Blue Mountains Review and Citizens Pages - May

Posted On: Friday, May 4, 2018

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Special Meeting of Town Council Monday April 30

Special Meeting of Town Council Monday April 30

Posted On: Monday, April 30, 2018

A Special Meeting of Council was called for 10 am on Monday to receive a report from the Integrity Commissioner on a complaint filed by our former CAO against Councillor Seguin. 

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Thornbury-Clarksburg Rotary Club Support Coyotes

Thornbury-Clarksburg Rotary Club Support Coyotes

Posted On: Sunday, April 29, 2018

On Saturday, April 19th, Steve Schofield representing the Thornbury-Clarksburg Rotary Club, presented a $1000 cheque to Meaford Coyotes Track Club head coach, Kevin Hooper. The money will be used to help cover some of the team's race expenses. Several members of the Coyotes were on hand for the presentation.

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Green Party Candidate for Simcoe Grey - June 7

Green Party Candidate for Simcoe Grey - June 7

Posted On: Friday, April 27, 2018

Jesseca Perry lives in Barrie with her husband, their young children, and their energetic dog.

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Town of The Blue Mountains Receives $2.3 million in Provincial Funding

Town of The Blue Mountains Receives $2.3 million in Provincial Funding

Posted On: Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Town of The Blue Mountains’ Solid Waste Division has been granted $2.3 million from the provincial Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change. The Town applied to the Municipal Greenhouse Gas Challenge Fund for support of a project that will replace tanker haulage of landfill leachate with a forcemain and pump station.

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Ministry Enforcement Blitz to Target Employers of New and Young Workers*

Ministry Enforcement Blitz to Target Employers of New and Young Workers*

Posted On: Sunday, April 22, 2018

Is your workplace hiring new and young workers this summer? If so, are you aware of significant employer obligations to protect their safety and health, including training? Beginning May 1, 2018, Ministry of Labour (Ministry) inspectors will commence a health, safety and employment standards enforcement blitz of retail establishments, restaurants, tourist-related businesses and other workplaces that typically hire seasonal summer staff.

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New Comprehensive Zoning By-law

New Comprehensive Zoning By-law

Posted On: Friday, April 20, 2018

Notice of Public Open House and Notice of Public Meeting to Consider a New Comprehensive Zoning By-law

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L.E. Shore Library Board Highlights

L.E. Shore Library Board Highlights

Posted On: Thursday, April 19, 2018

The Blue Mountains Public Library Board elected from its members, Odette Bartnicki to the position of Chair of the Board to terminate with the closing of this Board cycle. John McKean will be stepping down.

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New Superintendent of Education at Bluewater

New Superintendent of Education at Bluewater

Posted On: Thursday, April 19, 2018

Bluewater District School Board is pleased to announce that Cynthia Lemon has been appointed to the position of Superintendent of Education, effective May 1, 2018.

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County Campaign Targeting Homelessness

County Campaign Targeting Homelessness

Posted On: Tuesday, April 17, 2018

This April, Grey County is running a five-day campaign to better understand homelessness in our communities and to connect those in need with supports and services. From April 23-27, individuals and families who are without reliable shelter are encouraged to attend one of 13 drop-in hubs throughout the county.  Staff, partners and volunteers will inform attendees about programs and services and other supports.

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Hospice Walk - Thornbury-Clarksburg Sun May 6th 1pm

Hospice Walk - Thornbury-Clarksburg Sun May 6th 1pm

Posted On: Saturday, April 7, 2018

Communities across Canada will come together to participate in a national day of action to raise awareness and funds for hospice palliative care.

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Easter Weekend Curling Event at the Beaver Valley Arena a Huge Success

Easter Weekend Curling Event at the Beaver Valley Arena a Huge Success

Posted On: Saturday, April 7, 2018

The Blue Mountains Curling Centre (“BMCC”) is pleased to announce its kick-off event on the Easter weekend was a huge success with over 245 curlers taking to the ice to try out the use of the Beaver Valley Arena as a Curling Centre.

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Meals on Wheels, Thornbury

Meals on Wheels, Thornbury

Posted On: Saturday, April 7, 2018

Michael Martin and Meals on Wheels volunteer, Karen Stewart visit with, Minnie Sheridan, a recipient of the Meals on Wheels program. The Thornbury program relies on 6 volunteers, Mary Ann Dinsmore, Norm and Joan Haldane, Pattie Bastie, Mary Sandell and Karen Stewart  to deliver 312 meals a year. Meals are delivered 2 days a week.  If you are interested in volunteering please call 519-372-2091 press 6, 1-800-267-3798 press 6 

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Youth Career Expo

Youth Career Expo

Posted On: Saturday, April 7, 2018

Tuesday, May 1st, 9am-2pm, Blue Mountain Resort, Village Conference Centre, 242 Jozo Weider Boulevard, The Blue Mountains

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South Georgian Bay Tourism Employee Housing Survey

South Georgian Bay Tourism Employee Housing Survey

Posted On: Saturday, April 7, 2018

The purpose of this survey is to collect information regarding housing market conditions for employees in the South Georgian Bay tourism industry. The objective is to help design a program that would support the creation of a wider range of attainable housing in the region. This survey consists of 22 questions and should take approximately 5-10 minutes to complete. All responses will be kept confidential.

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CANDIDATE & THIRD PARTY ADVERTISER INFORMATION SESSIONS

CANDIDATE & THIRD PARTY ADVERTISER INFORMATION SESSIONS

Posted On: Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Thinking about running in the 2018 municipal election or school board election this fall? Find out what you need to know at an upcoming candidate information sessions.

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Blue Mountains Chamber of Commerce

Blue Mountains Chamber of Commerce

Posted On: Wednesday, April 4, 2018

The BMCC's AGM, held March 28th at the March Street Centre was a great success. 

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Blue Mountains Review April 2018

Blue Mountains Review April 2018

Posted On: Sunday, April 1, 2018

Blue Mountains Review - April

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Grey County to Grow Business Enterprise Centre

Grey County to Grow Business Enterprise Centre

Posted On: Sunday, April 1, 2018

On Tuesday, April 3, 2018, the Business Enterprise Centre (BEC) will join the Economic Development Department at the Grey County Administration building, located at 595 9th Avenue East.

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Thornbury Pharmacy 

Thornbury Pharmacy 

Posted On: Wednesday, March 28, 2018

It’s “Back to the Future” at Pharmasave

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The Orchid Restaurant

The Orchid Restaurant

Posted On: Tuesday, March 20, 2018

The rumour is True! No, the rumour is Wrong! What? Well, would you believe both are true? Yes, the Orchid is closing and yes, the Orchid will still be in business, but at a new wonderful location at the other end of town. 81 King St E, (Hwy 26 W) Thornbury

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Blue Mountains Review and Citizens Pages - March

Blue Mountains Review and Citizens Pages - March

Posted On: Saturday, March 3, 2018

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Rotary Ski Days

Rotary Ski Days

Posted On: Friday, February 9, 2018

Nori Szabó, Thornbury-Clarksburg Rotary's International Youth Exchange student from Hungary, was joined by 12 of her colleagues on Sunday evening when all the RYE students in the district were brought to Ravenna to begin their annual Ski Days Conference. Many had traveled through white out conditions to get to the gathering. Their drivers were the half dozen volunteer "Red Coats"  - District Youth Exchange Officers - who run the RYE program. As usual, there was great excitement at being together and anticipation for two days of skiing.

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Blue Mountains Review & Citizens Pages February

Blue Mountains Review & Citizens Pages February

Posted On: Tuesday, February 6, 2018

February 2018 - Blue Mountains Review and Citizens Pages

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Report of The Economic Development Advisory Committee

Report of The Economic Development Advisory Committee

Posted On: Sunday, February 4, 2018

The Economic Development Advisory Committee presented updates on their key priorities to Council at the Committee of the Whole, Jan 29 including:

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Blue Mountains Review January

Blue Mountains Review January

Posted On: Monday, January 15, 2018

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Citizens’ Pages May 2017

Citizens’ Pages May 2017

Posted On: Tuesday, January 2, 2018

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Blue Mountains Review August

Blue Mountains Review August

Posted On: Saturday, August 5, 2017

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Municipal Events
Upcoming Events
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June

Location: L E Shore Library Gallery, Thornbury/Clarksburg

22
June

Location: Blue Mountain Village

23
June

Location: Marsh Street Centre, Clarksburg

23
June

Location: 20 Russell Street East, Thornbury

23
June

Location: The L.E. Shore Memorial Library Gallery - 173 Bruce St. S.

the Official Community Events Calendar for The Blue Mountains

Marsh Street Centre

Rock n Roll Dance - Sat July 28

Riverside Greenhouses

Town Communications Survey

Scandinave Spa

Blue Mountain Honda

CANADA DAY IN THE BLUE MOUNTAINS

LE Shore Library

Peter for Council

Rob Sampson

Donations