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Lloyd Luckock, new President of the Blue Mountains Curling Centre

Lloyd Luckock, new President of the Blue Mountains Curling Centre

Posted On: Sunday, July 15, 2018

Alar Soever (right) acting President hands over the minute book to Lloyd on Saturday, July 14th.

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Fire Department Recommends Open Air Burning Restrictions

Fire Department Recommends Open Air Burning Restrictions

Posted On: Friday, July 13, 2018

Although rainfall has reduced the fire hazard rating in our area, open air burning is not recommended by The Town of The Blue Mountains Fire Department. Barbeques burning charcoal, propane or natural gas may be used for cooking purposes, permitted they are supervised at all times and securely positioned on a noncombustible surface.

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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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Local Artist, Scotty Kipfer, releases his debut album

Local Artist, Scotty Kipfer, releases his debut album

Posted On: Thursday, July 12, 2018

Scotty is no stranger to the country music industry in Canada. The Blue Mountains resident’s efforts contributed to the success of artists like Brett Kissel, Dean Brody, Tim Hicks, and Bobby Wills. Now, Scotty is stepping out into the spotlight with the release of his debut album, Taking Saturday, July 14th, 1:00pm at the Thornbury Village Cidery with KICX 106

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Rocky Mountaineer Auction to create Don Braden Memorial

Rocky Mountaineer Auction to create Don Braden Memorial

Posted On: Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Grey County is partnering with the Blue Mountain Village Foundation to auction a first-class journey aboard the Rocky Mountaineer valued at $4,900. The package, won by Grey County through its membership with the Tourism Industry Association of Canada, includes two ‘Gold Leaf Service’ tickets for the two-day train expedition, spacious seating and personalized service, one night`s accommodation in Kamloops and gourmet breakfast and lunches in the dining car.

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CANADA DAY IN THE BLUE MOUNTAINS

CANADA DAY IN THE BLUE MOUNTAINS

Posted On: Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Warm temperatures did not deter those from participating in the Beaver Crawl and the Canada Day Parade

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Rob Potter Sworn in to Office for Balance of 2014-2018 Term of Council

Rob Potter Sworn in to Office for Balance of 2014-2018 Term of Council

Posted On: Tuesday, July 3, 2018

(Town of The Blue Mountains) At the June 29, 2018 Special Meeting of Council, Mr. Rob Potter was officially sworn in to office for the balance of the 2014 to 2018 Term of Council. Councillor Potter will receive Council training the week of July 3rd and on July 9, 2018 will attend his first Council Meeting as a member of Council.

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Music in the Park Sunday July 8, Bayview Park

Music in the Park Sunday July 8, Bayview Park

Posted On: Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Featuring the Full Circle Band - 6-8 pm; Join us by the water for great music. Refreshments available including picnic suppers prepared by Sustenance Catering

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Heat Advisory Continues

Heat Advisory Continues

Posted On: Monday, July 2, 2018

With ongoing extreme temperatures expected to continue until Friday, Public Health advises people to take care against heat related illness. Marsh Street Centre in Clarksburg is open Mon-Fri from 9am-2pm for a cooling place.

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Canada Day Events will go as planned

Canada Day Events will go as planned

Posted On: Saturday, June 30, 2018

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Blue Mountains Review July 2018

Blue Mountains Review July 2018

Posted On: Friday, June 29, 2018

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Library Boards regularly have both incumbent and new candidates for Council

Library Boards regularly have both incumbent and new candidates for Council

Posted On: Friday, June 29, 2018

As the CEO I would like to address the article in the July Citizen Pages, A Message from VOCAL.

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Jim Wilson, Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade for Ontario

Jim Wilson, Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade for Ontario

Posted On: Friday, June 29, 2018

Jim Wilson (born April 4, 1963) is a Progressive Conservative member of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario who was elected in 1990 and represents the riding of Simcoe—Grey. On July 2, 2014, Wilson was chosen by his caucus to serve as interim leader of the party and Leader of the Opposition following the resignation of Tim Hudak. He continued to serve as Leader of the Opposition until September 2015 when new party leader, Patrick Brown entered the legislature through a by-election and has been appointed as a Minister in the Ford Government

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Beaver Valley Fall Fair - Friday September 7 and Saturday September 8

Beaver Valley Fall Fair - Friday September 7 and Saturday September 8

Posted On: Tuesday, June 26, 2018

148 years of the Beaver Valley Agricultural Society's Fall Fair. Prize List is now available. PDF file attached

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Library CEO  receives her Master of Library and Information Sciences Degree (M.L.I.S.).

Library CEO receives her Master of Library and Information Sciences Degree (M.L.I.S.).

Posted On: Monday, June 25, 2018

On behalf of The Blue Mountains Public Library Board, I congratulate Dr. Sabrina Saunders on her achievement of the Master of Library and Information Sciences Degree (M.L.I.S.). Sabrina completed the requirements for the degree in April, and yesterday, June 20th, she walked across the stage at the University of Western Ontario Graduation Ceremony to receive her degree.

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17th Annual Lions Duck Race

17th Annual Lions Duck Race

Posted On: Sunday, June 24, 2018

Great Day for a Duck race on Saturday June 23rd and the following are the winners.

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Clarksburg’s Black Bridge Reopens After Preservation and Rehabilitation Efforts

Clarksburg’s Black Bridge Reopens After Preservation and Rehabilitation Efforts

Posted On: Sunday, June 24, 2018

Daisy and Lily, join Council Members and Town Staff as the rehabilitation work is now completed on Black Bridge in Clarksburg. Work started July 2017 until November and repainting was finished Spring 2018

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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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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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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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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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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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Michael Seguin Affair Exposed

Michael Seguin Affair Exposed

Posted On: Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Finally we know what really happened. What the allegations were, and how they were dealt with. It’s now all public in court documents.

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Blue Mountains Review January

Blue Mountains Review January

Posted On: Monday, January 15, 2018

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Blue Mountains Review August

Blue Mountains Review August

Posted On: Saturday, August 5, 2017

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