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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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Weeding out the Myths - Town Hall, Thurs Oct 11, 7pm

Weeding out the Myths - Town Hall, Thurs Oct 11, 7pm

Posted On: Wednesday, September 19, 2018

On October 17, Canada legalizes cannabis. To help parents, grandparents and other caregivers learn the facts about cannabis, the Community Drug and Alcohol Strategy is holding a number of community-based education sessions across Grey Bruce.

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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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Brynn's Battle with CDKL5 - Sat Oct 6th, 11am - Walk For Brynn

Brynn's Battle with CDKL5 - Sat Oct 6th, 11am - Walk For Brynn

Posted On: Monday, September 10, 2018

As many of you know, Natalie Ladly and husband Eric have 3 young children - Reese age 7, Cullen age 5 and their youngest Brynn who is 2. At 9 months of age, Brynn was diagnosed with a rare genetic condition called CDKL5 Deficiency Disorder. This devastating disease causes neuro-developmental impairment, difficulty when trying to control seizures, and it is likely that Brynn may not walk, talk or have use of her hands. But, the Ladly’s will not give up hope!

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100 WOMEN WHO CARE - Wed Sept 26

100 WOMEN WHO CARE - Wed Sept 26

Posted On: Sunday, September 9, 2018

WE BRING TOGETHER 100 WOMEN WHO CARE (or more) IN THE SOUTH GEORGIAN TRIANGLE WHO HELP LOCAL COMMUNITY CAUSES.

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Blue Mountains Review September

Blue Mountains Review September

Posted On: Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Special Election Edition - list of candidates, meetings, profiles and information -

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Grey County Public Open House September 27

Grey County Public Open House September 27

Posted On: Wednesday, September 5, 2018

We’re celebrating the completion of the Administration Building addition and renovation project with a public open house on Thursday, September 27, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

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Mosquito Tests Positive for West Nile Virus

Mosquito Tests Positive for West Nile Virus

Posted On: Wednesday, September 5, 2018

A mosquito collected in the Municipality of Meaford tested positive for West Nile virus (WNv). The positive mosquito re-affirms the presence of the virus in mosquito pools in our area. The Grey Bruce Health Unit will continue weekly trapping of mosquitoes and have them identified and tested at a laboratory. If you see a trap, please do not touch it.

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Blue Mountain Resort Employees Head to College or University with Tuition Assistance Funds

Blue Mountain Resort Employees Head to College or University with Tuition Assistance Funds

Posted On: Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Blue Mountain Resort is getting ready for the back-to-school season by providing tuition assistance to another round of eligible employees graduating from high school and heading into post-secondary education. For 26 students who have worked at the Resort prior to their entrance into college or university, Blue Mountain will be providing up to $5,000 each toward their tuition this fall.

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Community Consultation  for the Blue Mountains Library - Thurs Sept 13

Community Consultation  for the Blue Mountains Library - Thurs Sept 13

Posted On: Thursday, August 23, 2018

The Board held a Community Consultation on Thursday, June 14, 2018.  This event was a great success with over 135 participants who provided many comments and recommendations for how to improve, build capacity, expand, as well as what features should not be changed.  We thank everyone for participating and invite any additional comments via our User Survey #6 at the bottom of the page.

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Grey County delegates head to AMO

Grey County delegates head to AMO

Posted On: Friday, August 17, 2018

Grey County Warden Stewart Halliday including Depty Mayor Gail Ardiel will join nearly 1,900 participants at the Association of Municipalities of Ontario’s (AMO) 2018 conference in Ottawa from August 19 to 22.

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Thornbury Community Gardens Thriving amidst Vandalism

Thornbury Community Gardens Thriving amidst Vandalism

Posted On: Tuesday, August 14, 2018

The Thornbury Community Gardens have been a welcome addition to our community this year. Our committee and gardeners have received many positive comments about how great they look and how nice it is to be able to wander through them.  

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100 Acre Wood Forest Preschool is looking for a Home

100 Acre Wood Forest Preschool is looking for a Home

Posted On: Monday, August 13, 2018

We are a registered non-profit organization looking to launch a licensed childcare centre in the Town of the Blue Mountains. 

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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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Enhancements coming to long-term care in Grey County

Enhancements coming to long-term care in Grey County

Posted On: Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Grey County is working with Sienna Senior Living to ensure the County remains well prepared to provide long-term care services to an aging population with complex health needs. The new agreement gives Grey County access to support, expertise and resources that will improve operations and allow the County to provide long-term care more effectively and efficiently. Grey County will maintain responsibility and decision making authority for all three homes.

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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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NOMINATIONS CLOSE FOR CANDIDATES FOR COUNCIL

NOMINATIONS CLOSE FOR CANDIDATES FOR COUNCIL

Posted On: Friday, July 27, 2018

3 Candidates for Mayor; 3 for Deputy Mayor and 10 for Councillor

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Province Terminates $2.3 Million Funding Agreement

Province Terminates $2.3 Million Funding Agreement

Posted On: Thursday, July 26, 2018

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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Councillor Michael Martin Steps Down from the Library Board

Councillor Michael Martin Steps Down from the Library Board

Posted On: Saturday, July 21, 2018

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Music in the Park Sunday August 5, Bayview Park, Thornbury

Music in the Park Sunday August 5, Bayview Park, Thornbury

Posted On: Saturday, July 21, 2018

Featuring Aura Rully and Paul Hoffert 6-8 pm; Join us by the water for great music. Refreshments available including picnic suppers prepared by Sustenance Catering

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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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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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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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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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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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Citizens Pages Sept 2017

Citizens Pages Sept 2017

Posted On: Friday, September 1, 2017

Citizens Pages Sept 2017

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