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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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Update from the Town

Update from the Town

Posted On: Friday, April 3, 2020

Notice Regarding Open Air Burning Restrictions and Waste Collection

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COVID-19 in Grey Bruce

COVID-19 in Grey Bruce

Posted On: Friday, April 3, 2020

Current Situation - April 4th

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GREY COUNTY LAUNCHES THE COMMUNITY AND BUSINESS RESILIENCY MAP

GREY COUNTY LAUNCHES THE COMMUNITY AND BUSINESS RESILIENCY MAP

Posted On: Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Grey County Economic Development, Tourism & Culture cares about our business community and is looking for solutions to support you in these exceptional times. Through our business survey we heard that you wanted a way to get the message “we’re open, and here’s what we can offer” out to the public. Today, we launched the Community and Business Resiliency Map in response to demand for a “ONE-STOP-SHOP” site for local business information.

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Orders from the Grey Bruce Medical Officer

Orders from the Grey Bruce Medical Officer

Posted On: Thursday, March 26, 2020

Grey Bruce Medical Officer of Health orders international travelers to self-isolate, and strongly recommends against non-essential travel to and from Grey and Bruce Counties

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Ontario Providing Electricity Relief to Families, Small Businesses and Farms During COVID-19

Ontario Providing Electricity Relief to Families, Small Businesses and Farms During COVID-19

Posted On: Tuesday, March 24, 2020

For a 45-day period, the government is working to suspend time-of-use electricity rates, holding electricity prices to the off-peak rate of 10.1 cents-per-kilowatt-hour. This reduced price will be available 24 hours per day, seven days a week to all time-of-use customers, who make up the majority of electricity consumers in the province. By switching to a fixed off-peak rate, time-of-use customers will see rate reductions of over 50 per cent compared to on-peak rates.

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List of Essential Workplaces

List of Essential Workplaces

Posted On: Tuesday, March 24, 2020

For the purposes of this order, businesses include any-for-profit, non-profit or other entity providing the goods and services described herein. This does not preclude the provision of work and services by entities not on this list either online, by telephone or by mail/delivery. Note that teleworking and online commerce are permitted at all times for all businesses.

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Ottawa to exempt temporary foreign workers from some COVID-19 travel rules

Ottawa to exempt temporary foreign workers from some COVID-19 travel rules

Posted On: Monday, March 23, 2020

Travel by temporary foreign workers will also be considered essential travel for land border restrictions

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COVID-19 Resources For Businesses from Grey County

COVID-19 Resources For Businesses from Grey County

Posted On: Thursday, March 19, 2020

We can’t provide many answers at this time, but we are committed to sharing information as it becomes available. We are listening and documenting, and we will share what we hear with the ministries and keep all informed as best we can. Please fill in our surveys. Listed below.

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Ontario Extending Validation Periods for Driver, Vehicle and Carrier Products, Services and Health Cards

Ontario Extending Validation Periods for Driver, Vehicle and Carrier Products, Services and Health Cards

Posted On: Thursday, March 19, 2020

New Measures and Regulations Will Reduce In-person Visits to Help Contain Spread of COVID-19. These new regulations include extensions for driver licences, licence plate validation, Ontario Photo Cards, and Commercial Vehicle Operator Registration certificates, among others. Expiring and expired health cards will continue to provide access to health services.

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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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Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan: Support for Canadians and Businesses

Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan: Support for Canadians and Businesses

Posted On: Thursday, March 19, 2020

The Government of Canada is taking immediate, significant and decisive action to help Canadians facing hardship as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak. On March 18, 2020, the Prime Minister announced a new set of economic measures to help stabilize the economy during this challenging period. These measures, delivered as part of the Government of Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan, will provide up to $27 billion in direct support to Canadian workers and businesses.

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COVID-19 ASSESSMENTS CENTRES TO OPEN IN GREY BRUCE

COVID-19 ASSESSMENTS CENTRES TO OPEN IN GREY BRUCE

Posted On: Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Three COVID-19 Assessment Centres will open in the Grey Bruce region this week to help identify and triage patients with symptoms of COVID-19.

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Mayor Soever Expected to Return Next Week

Mayor Soever Expected to Return Next Week

Posted On: Wednesday, March 18, 2020

The Town of The Blue Mountains would like to provide residents with an update regarding the return of Mayor Alar Soever.

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Town of The  Blue Mountains - Closures and Cancellations of Town Business

Town of The Blue Mountains - Closures and Cancellations of Town Business

Posted On: Monday, March 16, 2020

Council, at the March 16, 2020 Special Committee of the Whole meeting, provided the following direction: THAT Council waive the provisions Procedural By-law 2019-56 to approve the following recommendation brought forward to the March 16, 2020 Committee of the Whole meeting; AND THAT the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) has assessed the public health risk associated with COVID-19 as low for the general population in Canada but this is changing rapidly; AND THAT Council deems it essential and expeditious to protect the safety and wellbeing of our community and staff;

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Grey County - No Open Court for Provincial Offences for Three Weeks

Grey County - No Open Court for Provincial Offences for Three Weeks

Posted On: Sunday, March 15, 2020

Upon direction of the Chief Justice of Ontario, the Provincial Offences open court will not be operating between March 16 and April 3, 2020 due to COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus). Court matters planned during this period will be adjourned or rescheduled. New court dates will be sent by mail or email to the address on file with the court to those affected.

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Preventing the spread of COVID-19 in Grey Bruce

Preventing the spread of COVID-19 in Grey Bruce

Posted On: Friday, March 13, 2020

The Grey Bruce Health Unit reminds residents there are no cases of COVID-19 in Grey Bruce, at this time. While there is the likelihood of individual cases, the means to prevent a widespread outbreak of this virus lies with each of us.

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 COVID-19 & How It Affects Your Business

COVID-19 & How It Affects Your Business

Posted On: Thursday, March 12, 2020

RTO (Regional Tourism Assoc.) Survey: RTO7 Requests Your Input on COVID-19 & How It Affects Your Business

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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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World Sleep Day® is March 13, 2020

World Sleep Day® is March 13, 2020

Posted On: Saturday, March 7, 2020

World Sleep Day® is designed to raise awareness of sleep as a human privilege that is often compromised by the habits of modern life.

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Proposed Amendments to the Municipal Tree Preservation By-law 2010-68

Proposed Amendments to the Municipal Tree Preservation By-law 2010-68

Posted On: Friday, March 6, 2020

and Proposed Update to Grey County Forest Management By-law 4341-06 Open House: March 27th; 1:00pm - 3:00pm and 5:00pm-7:00pm Town Hall, Atrium 32 Mill Street, Thornbury, ON

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Former Councillor Bob Gamble  1937-2020

Former Councillor Bob Gamble 1937-2020

Posted On: Friday, March 6, 2020

Bob Gamble of Thornbury passed away peacefully at Grey Bruce Health Services in Meaford on Monday, March 2, 2020 in his 83rd year. Celebration of Life, The Blue Mountains Town Hall, Saturday, April 11 from 1-3pm

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Blue Mountain Gets Stoked for 80th Ski Season with 2020/2021 5x7Passes on Sale Now

Blue Mountain Gets Stoked for 80th Ski Season with 2020/2021 5x7Passes on Sale Now

Posted On: Thursday, March 5, 2020

Blue Mountain Resort launches the sale of next season's 5x7® passes with some gnarly 80's themed flare.

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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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MARK BOURRIE WINS THE 2020 RBC TAYLOR PRIZE

MARK BOURRIE WINS THE 2020 RBC TAYLOR PRIZE

Posted On: Monday, March 2, 2020

THE WINNER OF the 2020 RBC Taylor Prize is Mark Bourrie, Ottawa, - former resident of The Blue Mountains and graduate from BVCS - for his book Bush Runner: The Adventures of Pierre-Esprit Radisson, published by Biblioasis.

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Kulakowsky Wins Ontario Award of Excellence

Kulakowsky Wins Ontario Award of Excellence

Posted On: Monday, March 2, 2020

The annual MTA "Rick Westwood Award of Excellence" banquet was held in Mississauga on Saturday, February 29th to recognize the top performers of the Ontario Minor Track Association in 2019.

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Significant Weather Event

Significant Weather Event

Posted On: Thursday, February 27, 2020

The Town of the Blue Mountains has declared a Significant Weather Event (as per O. Reg 239/02) in response to blowing snow and reduced visibility. Residents are advised to avoid unnecessary travel and use caution if doing so. To assist snow removal operators, please ensure all roadways are free of parked cars and obstructions. For updates, please visit the Town website at: www.thebluemountains.ca or for public inquiries please contact 2-1-1.

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Grey Sauble Conservation Authority Announces Tim Lanthier as the New Chief Administrative Officer

Grey Sauble Conservation Authority Announces Tim Lanthier as the New Chief Administrative Officer

Posted On: Thursday, February 27, 2020

Grey Sauble Conservation Authority (GSCA) is pleased to announce Tim Lanthier as CAO following their Board of Directors’ meeting yesterday where the decision was ratified by Board members from GSCA’s eight member municipalities. 

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Paula Hope could be the next TBM councillor

Paula Hope could be the next TBM councillor

Posted On: Wednesday, February 26, 2020

After a vote by council on how to fill its empty councilor seat, 2018 municipal election runner up, Paula Hope is set to be offered the appointment.

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PLEASE HELP STOP THE BROADCAST SPRAYING OF TRUVIST

PLEASE HELP STOP THE BROADCAST SPRAYING OF TRUVIST

Posted On: Wednesday, February 26, 2020

On November 13, 2019 I made a deputation to TOBM Council asking that they not renew the contract to broadcast spray Truvist to kill wild chervil.  Here's what I said:

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Ontario Community Infrastructure Fund recipients

Ontario Community Infrastructure Fund recipients

Posted On: Monday, February 10, 2020

The Ontario Community Infrastructure Fund (OCIF) was launched in 2014 and provides funding to help small, rural and northern communities build and repair critical infrastructure. Ontario will distribute approximately $200 million to 424 communities across Ontario in 2020. Town of The Blue Mountains to receive $912,915

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Live Life Fit has a new home

Live Life Fit has a new home

Posted On: Saturday, February 8, 2020

We are excited to announce Live Life Fit has officially opened a brand new 3,000 square foot location, right next door, located at King’s Court. We are thrilled to provide a new space for people to thrive, grow and challenge themselves physically and mentally in the Blue Mountain area.

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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 - February 2020

Blue Mountains Review - February 2020

Posted On: Thursday, February 6, 2020

Events, Information and Community Updates

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Council Votes in new Deputy Mayor

Council Votes in new Deputy Mayor

Posted On: Monday, January 27, 2020

At their regular Council Meeting of January 27th, Council chose Option #3 and voted the acting designate councillor for the County, Robert Potter, as the new Deputy Mayor. Their next decision will be to choose someone to take his position as Councillor.

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Price of a domestic stamp rises to 92 cents from 90 cents

Price of a domestic stamp rises to 92 cents from 90 cents

Posted On: Saturday, January 25, 2020

Postage rates rise on January 13, with the price for stamps purchased in a booklet, coil or pane for domestic LettermailTM items weighing 30 grams or less increasing to $0.92, up from $0.90. The price of a single domestic stamp will increase to $1.07, up from $1.05.

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Grey Transit Route Rolling Ahead

Grey Transit Route Rolling Ahead

Posted On: Monday, January 13, 2020

Inter-community transit is coming to Grey County in 2020.

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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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Beaver Valley Bruce Trail Club

Beaver Valley Bruce Trail Club

Posted On: Tuesday, January 7, 2020

One of nine sections of the Bruce Trail, the Beaver Valley section extends from Craigleith to Blantyre covering, 117 km of main trail plus an additional 25 km of side trails. It takes hikers across diverse landscapes from the top of the escarpment with grand views of Nottawasaga Bay and the Beaver Valley, through fields and forests, by creeks and waterfalls accompanied by the flora of the different seasons or the colourful foliage of fall

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Sign Goes Missing

Sign Goes Missing

Posted On: Monday, December 23, 2019

St. George’s Anglican Promotion Sign Taken from in Front of The TD Bank in Thornbury, December.

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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 - August 2019 Edition

Blue Mountains Review - August 2019 Edition

Posted On: Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Local news, stories and events

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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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