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The precautionary boil water advisory issued for the area of: Innsbrook Lane, Dolomite Court, Salzburg Place & Sleepy Hollow Road (111 to 135) has been lifted.

The Town has received two sets of consecutive bacteriological results which indicate 0 presence of E.Coli and 0 presence of Total Coliform.

Please run your taps for 5 minutes after which time normal water usage and consumption may resume.

Thank you for your patience and cooperation during this time.

For more information contact:

Water and Wastewater Services

519-599-3131 ext 284

 

 

Battery Collection begins the week of September 3, 2019 until September 27, 2019

For Curbside Collection, place batteries in battery bag (or clear resealable bag) and place on top of your blue box on your day of collection, from September 3, 2019 to September 27, 2019.

For Condos, place batteries in battery bag (or clear resealable bag) and place inside the designated pail in central waste area, from September 3, 2019 to September 27, 2019.

For more information visit our Waste Resource App:
TBM Waste Resource www.thebluemountains.ca/solid-waste.cfm

For more information contact:
Operations Department
519-599-3131 ext. 276

 

Civic Address Fee update for Building Permit Applications

Civic Address Fee update for Building Permit Applications

Please be advised that effective immediately, the fee for Civic Addressing (which includes number assignment, required notifications, approved green blade signs, posts, fasteners and installation services) will be $250.00 (HST included) per building permit application. 

This fee is assessed and collected with other permit fees and charges prior to building permit issuance.  This new fee was approved by Council when the 2019 Fees & Charge By-law was passed.

The fee for replacement green blade signs has also changed to $41.80 ($37.00 plus $4.80 HST)

South Georgian Bay receives $65,000 Digital Main Street Grant to help main street businesses use digital tools to grow.

South Georgian Bay today announced that it has received a grant from the Ontario government to fund a Digital Service Squad to help main street small businesses improve their online capabilities.

As part of Digital Main Street, South Georgian Bay Small Business Enterprise Centre (SBEC) received a $65,000 grant from the Ontario government to establish a Digital Service Squad to help small businesses in the downtown areas of Collingwood, Meaford, Stayner, The Blue Mountains and Wasaga Beach, to enhance their use of digital tools and techniques to better promote and sell online. The Squad will consist of a trained specialist who will visit and assist BIA-area downtown businesses at no cost to help them set up a Google Business Profile, conduct a digital-readiness assessment and apply for a $2,500 Digital Transformation Grant.  The Squad will start visiting businesses before the end of May 2019

A joint program funded by Government of Ontario and delivered by the Ontario BIA Association, Digital Main Street helps improve how small businesses use digital tools and techniques to become more successful. Today’s digital economy is vital to small businesses, and DMS will help them adopt new digital technologies from e-commerce and social media to back-office systems such as payroll and inventory.

Our government is committed to helping small businesses improve their competitiveness, create jobs and attract investment,” said Ernie Hardeman, Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs. “That’s why I’m so pleased that the community of South Georgian Bay will benefit from the expertise of a Digital Service Squad to help small businesses embrace digital technology.  Our investment in the Digital Main Street program will help to ensure that Ontario is open for business and open for jobs. “

“It’s extremely important for our government to invest in enhancing the digital capabilities of small businesses in South Georgian Bay,” said Bill Walker MPP for Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound. “We’re providing them with the tools and training to take advantage of new digital opportunities that will help these businesses to expand.”

Digital Main Street offers two types of grants:

  1. Digital Transformation Grant: There are 2,000 grants of $2,500 each available to qualifying small “main street” businesses across Ontario to help them adopt new digital technologies.
     
  2. Digital Service Squad Grant: There are 300 grants of $10,000 each available to qualifying municipal or business groups across Ontario to develop and implement local squads of digital vendors and experts to directly help small businesses.

“South Georgian Bay SBEC clearly understands the power of Digital Main Street to help keep their multiple downtown cores vibrant and strong,” said Kay Matthews, Executive Director of the Ontario BIA Association.  “Our small main street businesses are a critical contributor to Ontario’s economic, social and cultural health, and it’s vital that we work together to ensure their success. Digital Main Street will help the main street small businesses of South Georgian Bay compete in an increasingly digital world.” 

Businesses within the participating municipalities will be introduced to the Digital Service Squad over the coming weeks. The Digital Service Squad will be administered by the South Georgian Bay Small Business Enterprise Centre and will be supported by the regions BIA’s, Chambers, Business Associations and Economic Development offices. 

For further information contact the office of the South Georgian Bay SBEC at sbec@collingwood.ca

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