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Moreau Park - What if?

Moreau Park - What if?

Posted On: Sunday, December 9, 2018

Now that there is public interest and discussion regarding parks in the Blue Mountains, just wondering if there are better options for Moreau Park and Tomahawk to consider for the future.

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Blue Mountain Resort Introduces New LED Lighting System

Blue Mountain Resort Introduces New LED Lighting System

Posted On: Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Project ensures energy sustainability while providing superior night skiing and snowboarding experience

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New Grey County Council Takes Office

New Grey County Council Takes Office

Posted On: Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Grey County Council has elected Selwyn “Buck” Hicks as warden for 2019.  Mr. Hicks was acclaimed to the position on December 4th at the inaugural session where the recently elected 2019-2022 council was sworn into office.

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Blue Mountains Review December

Blue Mountains Review December

Posted On: Tuesday, December 4, 2018

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Message from Mayor Alar Soever

Message from Mayor Alar Soever

Posted On: Monday, December 3, 2018

Members of Council, staff, ladies and gentlemen. Welcome to the 2018 inaugural meeting of Council. I am truly honoured and humbled that so many of you have come out today. It shows how much you care about our great community.

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Council for The Blue Mountains 2018-2019

Council for The Blue Mountains 2018-2019

Posted On: Monday, December 3, 2018

New Council is sworn in on Monday, December 3rd, 2018

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Grey County Inaugural Session December 4

Grey County Inaugural Session December 4

Posted On: Sunday, December 2, 2018

Grey County Council will meet on Tuesday, December 4 at 7:30 p.m. in the Council Chamber for the annual inaugural session.

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Blumination - opens this weekend at Blue Mountain Village

Blumination - opens this weekend at Blue Mountain Village

Posted On: Thursday, November 29, 2018

A hard word to say but think of it as Blue and Illumination and you will get the drift.

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Blue Mountain Resort to open Friday

Blue Mountain Resort to open Friday

Posted On: Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Blue Mountain Resort will open its 77th ski season on Friday, November 30th, 2018, making it the Resort's earliest opening day since 2013.

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Council to Approve New Zoning By-law Thurs Nov 29, 10am-noon

Council to Approve New Zoning By-law Thurs Nov 29, 10am-noon

Posted On: Saturday, November 24, 2018

 THAT Council receive Staff Report PDS.18.137, entitled “Comprehensive Zoning By-law – Final Approval”;

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New Community Guide

New Community Guide

Posted On: Saturday, November 24, 2018

The Blue Mountain Community Guide provides important information about town departments, services, facilities, resources, programs and general business.

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Alert Ready Test - Nov 28, 1:55pm EST

Alert Ready Test - Nov 28, 1:55pm EST

Posted On: Wednesday, November 21, 2018

On November 28, 2018, Ontario along with other provincial and territorial emergency management organizations will be issuing public test messages through Alert Ready, Canada’s emergency alerting system.

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Georgian Hills Seyval Blanc goes to Queen's Park

Georgian Hills Seyval Blanc goes to Queen's Park

Posted On: Tuesday, November 13, 2018

On Monday October 29th, the annual Legislative Wine Tasting was held at Queen’s Park. Georgian Hills’ Seyval Blanc was voted on by MPPs and their staff as the white wine to be served in the Legislature for 2019.  

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Solid Performances for Georgian Bat Coyotes Track Club  at AO XC Champs

Solid Performances for Georgian Bat Coyotes Track Club at AO XC Champs

Posted On: Sunday, November 11, 2018

On Sunday, November 11th, Seneca College - King City Campus hosted the Athletics Ontario Cross Country Championships and it was definitely a course to remember.  In fact, it was one of the toughest courses our team has been exposed to over the last 8 years.  It was very hilly, extremely technical, with endless twists and turns, a plethora of tree roots to maneuver around, 0'C temps, a chilling breeze and MUD!  An additional challenge with the width of the trails made life interesting.  A few spots allowed runners to spread out 3-4 across, while other sections narrowed to single lines of passage, making passing impossible....Oh....and even more MUD!

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Conservative MPP for Grey-Simcoe Jim Wilson resigns

Conservative MPP for Grey-Simcoe Jim Wilson resigns

Posted On: Saturday, November 10, 2018

Ford confirmed this on Wednesday by saying Wilson “understood the situation and understood he had to leave the party” when confronted with the allegation. If he did not offer his resignation, Ford said he “would have been fired immediately.” Ford said the provincial government has hired a third-party team, which includes former police officers, to investigate the matters. The accuser has not gone to police with these allegations, according to Ford.

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BMRA Makes Contributions to Local Charities

BMRA Makes Contributions to Local Charities

Posted On: Saturday, November 10, 2018

An important part of the BMRA Vineyard Party on August 25 was the fundraising conducted on behalf of two local charities.

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 Town 2019 Grants and Donations Program

Town 2019 Grants and Donations Program

Posted On: Saturday, November 10, 2018

Applications are now available. Deadline to apply, Friday January 11, 2019

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“No smoking” and “No Vaping” Signs Now Available

“No smoking” and “No Vaping” Signs Now Available

Posted On: Wednesday, November 7, 2018

New measures to protect Ontarians from the dangers of smoking

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Cannabis legalization

Cannabis legalization

Posted On: Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Ontario’s new rules will keep the people of Ontario safe now that recreational cannabis has been made legal by the federal government.

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Blue Mountains Review November

Blue Mountains Review November

Posted On: Friday, November 2, 2018

Blue Mountains Review - November edition

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Public Appointments to Town Committees and Boards, 2018-2022

Public Appointments to Town Committees and Boards, 2018-2022

Posted On: Thursday, November 1, 2018

After each municipal election, Council appoints citizens to various boards and committees that make decisions or recommendations on a variety of matters. These appointments give residents an opportunity to volunteer their skills to help their community.

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Grey County Seeking Advisory Committee Volunteers

Grey County Seeking Advisory Committee Volunteers

Posted On: Thursday, November 1, 2018

Grey County is looking for dedicated volunteers for three advisory committees for the 2019-2022 term of council. Each committee meets approximately four times per year and mileage or travel expenses are compensated. Applications accepted until November 30th.

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Democracy…..can it survive???? by David Maxwell

Democracy…..can it survive???? by David Maxwell

Posted On: Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Power and Trillions of Dollars are at stake. Here is the centre of the ‘issue’….  how much confidence do you have in Dominion Voting Systems to be absolute best IT team in the world’?….it is obviously ‘not’. Is the ‘door now wide open’ for hackers to determine the outcomes of elections.

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Grey County Council adopts new Official Plan

Grey County Council adopts new Official Plan

Posted On: Friday, October 26, 2018

Grey County’s new official plan is headed to the province for final approval.  On October 25, County Council supported the final draft of the plan which has been more than two years in the making.

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Nominations are open for the Ontario Medal of Good Citizenship.

Nominations are open for the Ontario Medal of Good Citizenship.

Posted On: Friday, October 26, 2018

Established in 1973, the Ontario Medal for Good Citizenship honours Ontarians who, through exceptional, long-term efforts, have made outstanding contributions to community life across the province.

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 Message from Alar Soever, Mayor Elect

Message from Alar Soever, Mayor Elect

Posted On: Wednesday, October 24, 2018

The election is over and the people of the Town of The Blue Mountains have spoken. First, let me congratulate all of the candidates who put their names forward. It is not an easy thing to commit to running. I can truly say one of the best things about this campaign has been getting to know some of the other candidates and working with them as a team for the greater good.

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Odette Bartnicki - Deputy-Mayor

Odette Bartnicki - Deputy-Mayor

Posted On: Tuesday, October 23, 2018

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Andrea Matrosovs - Councillor

Andrea Matrosovs - Councillor

Posted On: Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Thank you all for your support through voting, lawn sign posting, donating and introducing me to your neighbours & friends.  I am honoured to serve all citizens of The Blue Mountains for the next four years.  Together, we have all made a difference by voting in a new Council.  I am devoted to that commission and will give my 300% to help forge a sustainable future for our town with Council colleagues, staff and residents.  

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Jim Uram - Councillor

Jim Uram - Councillor

Posted On: Tuesday, October 23, 2018

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Rob Potter - Councillor

Rob Potter - Councillor

Posted On: Tuesday, October 23, 2018

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Rob Sampson - Councillor

Rob Sampson - Councillor

Posted On: Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Thank you to all who supported my campaign for Councillor of The Blue Mountains and to those who supported others! I now work for all of you and I look forward to working alongside the new Mayor and new Council to begin work on the issues that matter most to you.

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Peter Bordignon - Councillor  THANK YOU ALL!

Peter Bordignon - Councillor THANK YOU ALL!

Posted On: Tuesday, October 23, 2018

I just wanted to Thank all the voters that have put their faith and support in myself to represent them on council for the next four years. I am humbled and honoured to act as the elected official for all Blue Mountain residents for this next council term. Your support means the world to me.

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See ya tomorrow - deja vu all over again!

See ya tomorrow - deja vu all over again!

Posted On: Monday, October 22, 2018

Notice- Voting Period Extended Due to Technical Issues

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Numbers are slow to start but a few days of voting left to go.

Numbers are slow to start but a few days of voting left to go.

Posted On: Thursday, October 18, 2018

If you haven’t done so already, please vote before the pools close at 8:00 pm on Monday, October 22nd.

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Curling begins Friday October 19th at the Beaver Valley Arena

Curling begins Friday October 19th at the Beaver Valley Arena

Posted On: Saturday, October 13, 2018

The Blue Mountains Curling Centre will be offering Friday and Saturday curling on a 4 sheet conversion in the Beaver Valley Arena beginning October 19, 2018 The 2018/2019 season will consist of 14 weekends. A great deal of ice time is devoted to encouraging the newcomer / novice to get out and participate. ie: Daily Open Draw Jitney Curling, Curling 101-Clinics, Student programs and Group events. Join us at 7pm for the official Ribbon Cutting.

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CANDIDATES FOR TOWN OF THE BLUE MOUNTAINS REMOVE THEIR ELECTION SIGNS

CANDIDATES FOR TOWN OF THE BLUE MOUNTAINS REMOVE THEIR ELECTION SIGNS

Posted On: Monday, October 8, 2018

A majority of the candidates for various positions on the Town of The Blue Mountains Council have decided to remove their election signs from public rights of way in a bold statement against how the campaign has been waged so far and in the spirit of promoting a Brighter Future.

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Blue Mountains Review October

Blue Mountains Review October

Posted On: Friday, October 5, 2018

News, Events, Information and The Citizens Pages. Check out all the special events happening for Thanksgiving Weekend in The Blue Mountains. Free Shuttle Bus

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Attainable Plan for Attainable Housing - Press Release

Attainable Plan for Attainable Housing - Press Release

Posted On: Saturday, September 29, 2018

After many years of in action we need to take action now. We need all parts of the community to contribute their ideas and resources to take these ideas and turn them into reality submitted by Alar Soever and Rob Sampson, candidates for TBM Council  

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Grey County Committee of the Whole Sept 13

Grey County Committee of the Whole Sept 13

Posted On: Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Grey County Council met on Thursday, September 13 at 9:30 a.m. in the Barn at Grey Roots Museum. The council meeting was immediately followed by a session of Committee of the Whole. Highlights below.

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Media Release from the Blue Mountain Ratepayers Assoc

Media Release from the Blue Mountain Ratepayers Assoc

Posted On: Friday, September 21, 2018

With the BMRA All Candidates Meeting just around the corner, we thought it would be timely to send out an election update communication. The level of interest in the election may be higher than the Town has ever experienced, and we are committed to helping residents access information to evaluate the candidates, and understand the new voting process.

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Collecting Ontario Works benefits during a postal strike

Collecting Ontario Works benefits during a postal strike

Posted On: Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Due to the potential Canada Post mail disruption, Ontario Works benefit cheques and statements for October will not be mailed. Grey County residents who receive Ontario Works benefits need to pick up their cheque or statement at the office where they regularly see their caseworker.

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Sydenham School Sale Moves Regional Skills Hub Forward

Sydenham School Sale Moves Regional Skills Hub Forward

Posted On: Wednesday, September 19, 2018

The project to create a Regional Skills Training, Trades and Innovation Community Hub at the former Sydenham Community School site beside Georgian College in Owen Sound took a big step forward last evening when Bluewater District School Board accepted Grey County’s offer to purchase the surplus school.

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Grey County Appoints Director of Legal Services

Grey County Appoints Director of Legal Services

Posted On: Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Grey County has appointed Michael Letourneau to the position of Director of Legal Services. The new role will oversee the County’s legal matters and risk management program and will provide advice to Grey County Council and senior staff.  The Director will work with external counsel and will also manage prosecution at the Grey Bruce Provincial Offences Court. Mr. Letourneau’s first day with Grey County will be October 22

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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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Blue Mountains Review - August 2018 edition

Blue Mountains Review - August 2018 edition

Posted On: Saturday, August 4, 2018

Stories, Events, Election News, Citizens Pages

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Blue Mountains Review  Leachate Study Reports

Blue Mountains Review Leachate Study Reports

Posted On: Saturday, August 4, 2018

From the September 2017 issue

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Blue Mountains Review July 2018

Blue Mountains Review July 2018

Posted On: Friday, June 29, 2018

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Citizens Pages June 2017

Citizens Pages June 2017

Posted On: Saturday, June 2, 2018

Council News and Updates

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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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Blue Mountains Review and Citizens Pages - May

Blue Mountains Review and Citizens Pages - May

Posted On: Friday, May 4, 2018

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Citizens Pages May Issue

Citizens Pages May Issue

Posted On: Friday, May 4, 2018

Citizens Pages and the Blue Mountains Review

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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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Transition and Transformation of the Grey County Housing System

Transition and Transformation of the Grey County Housing System

Posted On: Thursday, November 30, 2017

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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Citizens Pages Sept 2017

Citizens Pages Sept 2017

Posted On: Friday, September 1, 2017

Citizens Pages Sept 2017

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B.1 Town of The Blue Mountains - Grey County Relationship

B.1 Town of The Blue Mountains - Grey County Relationship

Posted On: Friday, July 7, 2017

Presentation from Strategy Corp

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