Home | Accessibility | Staff Directory  

Newsroom

Sign up to receive news updates via email.  Subscribe today!

Community News

Four Positions Available on the Planning Team for the 2019 Run for The Cure in The Blue Mountains

The Canadian Cancer Society is looking to recruit volunteers to join the planning team for the 2019 Run For The Cure in the Blue Mountains that is set to take place on Sunday, October 6, 2019.

Positions are currently available for: Community Outreach, Local Sponsorship, Committee Liasion and Run Day Experience Lead.

For more information, please review the attached position details or contact:

Amanda Delgado

705-726-8032

amanda.delgado@ontario.cancer.ca

Grey County's 2019 Rural Guide is now available. The guide includes information regarding the following:

  • Frequently used OMAFRA Contacts
  • Frequently used Government Contacts
  • Rural Organizations in Grey County
  • Women's Institutes
  • Agricultural Societies
  • Conservation Authorities
  • Horticultural Societies
  • Farmers' Markets
  • Municipal Contacts
  • Elected Officials
  • Media Contacts

Grey County 2019 Rural Guide

Help Celebrate Parks and Rec Month and the Longest Day of Play this June!

Get outside, explore our municipal parks, PLAY and have fun this month!!

Parks and Recreation Passport Challenge

Visit at least 5 parks on the passport and write down what you did at each one and you will be entered into a draw to will 4 day passes to the Tomahawk Golf Course!  Printed passports are available for pickup from the Town Office, BVCC, Library and Craigleith Depot.  Completed passports can be dropped off at any of those locations by July 5Digital copies are available too.

Longest Day of Play Colouring Contest

For the kids, there will be a colouring contest and submissions will be featured on our website and entered into a draw to win some awesome outdoor prizes!  Submission are due by June 30.  Printed copies are available for pickup from the Town Office, BVCC, Library and Craigleith Depot.  Completed pictures can be dropped off at any of those locations.  Digital copies are available too.

Longest Day of Play Library Event

The Blue Mountains Library will be celebrating the Longest Day of Play on June 21 at 3:00 p.m. at the L.E. Shore Library.  This event is free and all ages are welcome.

Meaford Golf Club is Offering Beginner and Women's Golf Programs Starting the week of May 21, 2019

Beginner Program

Learn to golf this summer at the Meaford Golf Club. This season  2,  four week programs will be offered for both men & women that have always wanted to learn the game of golf.  Golf clubs will be provided for all participants and the program will include instruction at our practice range as well as 9 holes of golf on day 4 of the program.

Session #1 (Thursday Evenings 6:00 P.M. – 7:30 P.M.)

  • Thursday May 23 - Short Game Clinic
  • Thursday May 30 - Full Swing Clinic –Irons
  • Thursday June 6 - Full Swing Clinic – Woods & Hybrids
  • Thursday June 13 - 9 Holes of Golf - Scramble Format

Session #2 (Thursday Evenings 6:00 P.M. – 7:30 P.M.)

  • Thursday June 20 – Short Game
  • Thursday June 27 – Full Swing Clinic – Irons
  • Thursday July 4 – Full Swing Clinic – Woods & Hybrids
  • Thursday July 11 – 9 Holes of Golf –Scramble Format                                                                                                       

Cost: $130 per person (includes 90 minutes of instruction, golf clubs, range balls and taxes)

Women's Clinics

  • Basic Swing Fundamentals - Tips & Practice Drills: Tuesday  May 21   (10 A.M. – 11 A.M.)
  • Short Game - Putting Clinic - Tips & Practice Drills: Tuesday  May 28   (10 A.M. – 11 A.M.)
  • Short Game - Chipping & Pitching - Tips & Practice Drills: Tuesday  June 4  (10 A.M. – 11 A.M.)
  • Full Swing Clinic - Irons: Tuesday  June 11  (10 A.M. – 11 A.M.)
  • Full Swing Clinic - Woods & Hybrid Clubs: Tuesday  June 18  (10 A.M. – 11 A.M.)
  • Special Clinic - Difficult Lies & Problem Shots: Tuesday  June 25  (10 A.M. – 11 A.M.)                           

Cost: $20.00 per clinic or $55.00 for a package of 3 clinics (prices includes one hour of instruction, range balls and taxes)   

To register for either program, call Cameron at 705-441-0865 or email baygolfacademy@bell.net

Health Survey Opportunity in The Blue Mountains

Statistics Canada, in partnership with the Government of Canada, is performing the Canadian Health Measures Survey (CHMS).  This survey will collect physical measurements from Canadians aged 3 to 79, across the country.  Data from this survey will:

  • Provide Canadians with accurate and comprehensive information on the health of the population
  • Highlight current issues and identify future challenges to health and health care
  • Provide researchers and health professionals an important source of data that is not available elsewhere

The process includes an in-home interview with a Statistics Canada interviewer (approximately 1 hour) and a visit to a mobile clinic.

A mobile clinic has been setup in Town of The Blue Mountains until May 15, 2019 and will be located at the Beaver Valley Community Centre – 58 Alfred Street West in Thornbury.

For more information or to participate in the survey, please contact:

Statistics Canada

Toll-free:1-888-253-1087

Email: statcan.chms-ecms.statcan@canada.ca  

TTY: 1-866-753-7083

http://www.statcan.gc.ca/chms

The following information has been posted to the Town website upon request from the Species at Risk Program. 

This email is to inform you that the Governor in Council (GiC) is anticipating publishing in Canada Gazette, Part I on March 23, 2019 its intentions regarding whether or not to list a number of aquatic species under the Species at Risk Act (SARA). The Receipt Order referring these species to the GiC for consideration is anticipated to be published in Canada Gazette, Part II on March 20, 2019.

Fisheries and Oceans Canada has previously consulted with you on the potential listing of one or more of these species that may be of interest to you.  We wish to take this opportunity to further engage you in the next steps of the process. 

We therefore invite you to review the Regulatory Impact Statement Analysis (RIAS) once published in the Canada Gazette, Part I, which provides additional information and the rationale for the proposed decision whether or not to list for each of these species. Public comments may be made on the proposed listing decisions for 30-days following publication of the proposed decisions using the contact information provided in the RIAS. 

For further information on aquatic species at risk, you may also wish to view Fisheries and Oceans Canada’s Aquatic Species at Risk website or the Species at Risk Public Registry.

Aquatic species for which listing decisions are being proposed by the Governor in Council under the Species at Risk Act:

Species

Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC) Classification

Province

Fish

1. Bull Trout (South Coast British Columbia)

Special Concern

British Columbia

2. Bull Trout (Western Arctic)

Special Concern

Yukon, Northwest Territories, British Columbia, Alberta

3. Channel Darter (St. Lawrence)

Special Concern

Ontario, Quebec

4. Cutlip Minnow

Special Concern

Ontario, Quebec

5. Giant Threespine Stickleback

Special Concern

British Columbia

6. Lake Sturgeon (Southern Hudson Bay - James Bay)

Special Concern

Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec

7. Northern Sunfish (Great Lakes - St. Lawrence)

Special Concern

Ontario, Quebec

8. Silver Lamprey (Great Lakes - Upper St. Lawrence)

Special Concern

Ontario, Quebec

9. Unarmoured Threespine Stickleback

Special Concern

British Columbia

10. Black Redhorse

Threatened

Ontario

11. Bull Trout (Saskatchewan - Nelson Rivers)

Threatened

Alberta

12. Plains Minnow

Threatened

Saskatchewan

13. Pugnose Minnow

Threatened

Ontario

14. Pugnose Shiner

Threatened

Ontario

15. Rainbow Smelt (Lake Utopia Large-Bodied)

Threatened

New Brunswick

16. Salish Sucker

Threatened

British Columbia

17. Silver Shiner

Threatened

Ontario

18. Channel Darter (Lake Erie)

Endangered

Ontario

19. Channel Darter (Lake Ontario)

Endangered

Ontario

20. Rainbow Trout (Athabasca River)

Endangered

Alberta

21. Silver Chub (Great Lakes - Upper St. Lawrence)

Endangered

Ontario

22. Spotted Gar

Endangered

Ontario

23. Striped Bass (St. Lawrence River)

Endangered

Quebec, Atlantic Ocean

Mollusc

 

24. Eastern Pondmussel

Special Concern

Ontario

25. Mapleleaf (Great Lakes - Upper St. Lawrence)

Special Concern

Ontario

26. Rainbow

Special Concern

Ontario

27. Mapleleaf (Saskatchewan - Nelson River)

Threatened

Manitoba

28. Threehorn Wartyback

Threatened

Ontario

29. Fawnsfoot

Endangered

Ontario

30. Hickorynut

Endangered

Ontario, Quebec

31. Lilliput

Endangered

Ontario

32. Rocky Mountain Ridged Mussel

Endangered

British Columbia

 

 

 

 

Public Notices

Visit our Public Notices page for an up to date list of Town public notices and  public information centres.