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Save Money and the Environment at the Annual Arbour Day Tree Sale!

Save Money and the Environment at the Annual Arbour Day Tree Sale!

Posted On: Sunday, April 21, 2019

 Grey Sauble Conservation is hosting their popular Annual Arbour Day Tree Sale on Saturday April 27, 2019 from 8:00 am until noon at the Grey Sauble Conservation Administration Centre (237897 Inglis Falls Road, Owen Sound).

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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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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: Sunday, March 17, 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: Wednesday, March 13, 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. The festival will offer something for everyone to enjoy, from a large vendor area featuring more than 200 cycling brands, to bike demos, activities for kids, entertainment and local craft breweries and food vendors. Blue Mountain Village

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BLUE MOUNTAIN RESORT ANNOUNCES NEW SUMMER ATTRACTIONS, RETAIL AND INFRASTRUCTURE IMPROVEMENTS

BLUE MOUNTAIN RESORT ANNOUNCES NEW SUMMER ATTRACTIONS, RETAIL AND INFRASTRUCTURE IMPROVEMENTS

Posted On: Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Although the ski season is still in full swing at Blue Mountain, the Resort is looking forward to its ‘green season’ offerings. Visitors to Blue Mountain this summer will enjoy two new family-friendly outdoor attractions and improvements to summer season infrastructure. Just like Blue Mountain’s existing outdoor attractions, the new structures will allow guests to experience the area’s natural environment in an interactive way.

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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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Walk-in clinic to support student vaccinations

Walk-in clinic to support student vaccinations

Posted On: Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Suspension notices have gone out for 411 students across Grey Bruce requiring parents to provide proof of immunization for their child. Students may face suspension if proof of immunization or a valid exemption is not provided. Under the Immunization of School Pupils Act (ISPA), students require proof of immunization against diphtheria, tetanus, polio, measles, mumps, rubella, meningococcal disease, whooping cough, and – for children born in 2010 or later – chickenpox (Varicella).

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100 Men Who Care Southern Georgian Bay

100 Men Who Care Southern Georgian Bay

Posted On: Wednesday, February 27, 2019

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Ontario's Government for the People to Break Down Barriers to Better Patient Care

Ontario's Government for the People to Break Down Barriers to Better Patient Care

Posted On: Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Minister Christine Elliott's remarks for the announcement of The People's Health Care Act, 2019. Renewed, connected and sustainable health care system will reduce hallway health care by focusing resources on patient needs

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County budget continues focus on economic growth and service delivery

County budget continues focus on economic growth and service delivery

Posted On: Thursday, February 14, 2019

Grey County residents can expect services to be delivered at the same high levels in 2019 with some additional investment in areas that will create the most benefit.

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Development Charges Study - $$$$$'s

Development Charges Study - $$$$$'s

Posted On: Tuesday, February 12, 2019

The gross cost of the Town’s general services capital forecast is estimated to be $115.06 million. Approximately $50.00 million in grants are anticipated to offset the cost of the Parks and Recreation program; therefore, the net municipal cost for the Town is reduced to $65.06 million

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Notice of Study Completion: intersection of Grey Road 19 with Grey Road 21 and Mountain Road

Notice of Study Completion: intersection of Grey Road 19 with Grey Road 21 and Mountain Road

Posted On: Monday, February 11, 2019

Grey County, in partnership with the County of Simcoe, has undertaken a Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (Class EA) Study to assess options for improving the intersection of Grey Road 19 (Simcoe Road 34) with Grey Road 21 and Mountain Road.

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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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Police investigating

Police investigating

Posted On: Wednesday, January 30, 2019

On Tuesday, Jan., 2019, shortly before 10:00 p.m., officers from the Collingwood and The Blue Mountains Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were dispatched to a residence on Clark Street in Clarksburg for a check on the well-being of a male.

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Grey Council rescinds decision to combine beds from Grey Gables and Rockwood Terrace

Grey Council rescinds decision to combine beds from Grey Gables and Rockwood Terrace

Posted On: Friday, January 25, 2019

On January 24, 2019, Grey County Council, sitting as committee of the whole, voted to rescind the decision to combine beds from Grey Gables and Rockwood Terrace. The decision, which will be formalized at the Grey County Council meeting on February 14, means Grey County will amend the redevelopment application that has been submitted to the province and will continue to operate both homes.

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Policing Costs in Grey County Municipalities

Policing Costs in Grey County Municipalities

Posted On: Wednesday, January 23, 2019

In all, Grey County municipalities spent more than $23-million on police services last year.

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Learn to Curl at any age - Beaver Valley Arena

Learn to Curl at any age - Beaver Valley Arena

Posted On: Wednesday, January 23, 2019

89 year old takes her kids and grandkids out to learn to curl on her birthday

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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 January 2019

Blue Mountains Review January 2019

Posted On: Friday, January 11, 2019

January Edition

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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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