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Diversity Training - Building Cultural Awareness June 27 9 am to noon

Wednesday, June 27, 2018 9:00am - 12:00pm
Location: Council Chambers, Town Hall

June 27, 2018

9:00am to 12:00pm

Town of the Blue Mountains Council Chamber – 32 Mill St. Thornbury, ON

Light refreshments provided RSVP: https://diversitytrainingtownofthebluemountains.eventbrite.ca

We have a growing community experiencing skilled labour shortages and is dependent on the attraction and attention of newcomers. But how do we work together to ensure we’re a welcoming community?

OBJECTIVES:

  • Understand the challenges newcomers face when settling in a new environment of a rural community
  • Highlight the benefits of having cultural diversity within the community and workplace
  • Build awareness of basic fundamentals in intercultural competency
  • Enhance community connectionsThis session is delivered in partnership with the Town of the Blue Mountains and intended for employers, service providers and local community members.

Contact: Jacinda Rudolph
Phone: 519-372-0219 ext. 1270

Website: https://diversitytrainingtownofthebluemountains.eventbrite.ca

Notice of Public Meeting B08-2018 Dinsmore

Monday, June 25, 2018 5:00am - 7:00pm
Location: Town Hall, Council Chambers

What is being proposed?

This consent application proposes to make an addition to a lot, in order to create a permanent driveway access for a land locked farm parcel. The farm parcel currently uses the adjacent residential lot to access the farm fields.

Contact: Planning Staff
Phone: 519-599-3131 ext 262

Notice of Public Meeting Hannon ZBA

Monday, June 25, 2018 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Location: Town Hall, Council Chambers

What is being proposed?

The applicant would like to establish a Bed & Breakfast use in the existing house at 120 Wards Road. The Bed & Breakfast would be owner-operated by the applicant who lives also on the property.

Contact: Planning Staff
Phone: 519 599-3131 ext 262

Posted: Wednesday, June 20, 2018
Clarksburg’s Black Bridge Reopens After Preservation and Rehabilitation Efforts (Town of The Blue Mountains, ON) Town of The Blue Mountains announces the grand re-opening of the Black Bridge in Clarksburg on June 23, 2018 at 1:30 pm. The Black Bridge rehabilitation will add 30 years to the life of this historic landmark in the heart of the Clarksburg community. This project was funded through the Provincial Gas Tax allocation and a grant from the Ontario Community Infrastructure Fund (OCIF).

Media Release: Clarksburg's Black Bridge Reopens Sat Jun 23 at 1:30 pm

The Black Bridge is the key connection between two of Clarksburg’s larger parks as well as the community’s core commercial area. Without this connection, pedestrians, cyclists, and drivers have to go around the area, a 1.5 kilometer trip through residential roads.
The Black Bridge is also an important transportation route for the local agricultural industry allowing them to move equipment and ship produce. Although not used heavily as a truck route, load restrictions have resulted in logistical challenges for the community’s agricultural industry and impacts Town services such as snow removal as well.

The restoration of the 95-year-old Black Bridge will preserve this important community connection and reduce the impact of Clarksburg’s increasing traffic volumes.

Safety was a key concern when planning the bridge’s rehabilitation. The existing concrete guide rails did not meet the current crash test requirements and were not considered strong enough to stop a car from crashing through the rails and entering the river below. The rehabilitative works included the installation of two types of metal guide rails and crash rated guide rails that resemble the current concrete railings. Adjacent to the walkway, a different, non-climbable guide rail section was installed; again, in keeping with the Bridge’s historical characteristics.

The Town of The Blue Mountains invested in Black Bridge to create a sustainable solution for a key, but deteriorating, transportation link. In doing so, the iconic Black Bridge will continue to connect residents and businesses in the community for the next 30 years.

Key Dates:

1923: Built
1991: Dedicated as Heritage structure; refurbished by the Town
2015: Load restrictions were placed on the bridge
2017: The desk and approaches to the bridge are rehabilitated

Quotes:

Jim McCannell, Manager of Roads and Drainage shared that, “The Black Bridge is single lane concrete bowstring, or `rainbow', arch bridge. It’s overall span of 25.3m, tall arches and overhead bracing are not typically seen in this style of bridge; making it unusual and, therefore, of historical and architectural significance. The Town was pleased that we were able to put our Gas Tax funding to this use and preserve this critical infrastructure link in Clarksburg.”

Mayor John McKean, said of the project, “We pride ourselves on being a Town that is ‘built to last’. The Black Bridge is an essential link for the Clarksburg community and an important agricultural route, and we were very pleased to be able to refurbish, rather than have to replace, the Black Bridge.”

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For more information and media inquiries contact:
Elizabeth Cornish
Communications and Economic Development Coordinator

Town of The Blue Mountains
(519) 599-3131 ext 282
economicdevelopment@thebluemountains.ca
For technical information about the project contact:
Jim McCannell
Manager of Roads and Drainage
Town of The Blue Mountains
(519) 599-3131 ext 271

Posted: Monday, June 18, 2018
Local residents have asked us to post information about where to call to report an animal in distress. We want to remind you that dogs should not be left in cars, even for a few minutes, on a warm day.

Where to Report Dogs Left in Cars During Heat Events

This question is very common at this time of year particularly but is also important to remember during cold temperatures. There is a Provincial Law (Here is the link to the law: https://www.ontario.ca/laws/statute/90o36#BK34) in place, and it would be enforced by the Police (local toll-free 1-888-310-1122) or SPCA.

The nearest SPCA is in Barrie (705) 728-7311, but the Georgian Triangle Humane Society may be helpful in these situations (705) 445-5204. Although there is no related specific Town of the Blue Mountains By-law, our By-law officer has responded to calls about Animals in Distress as well. By-law can be reached at (519) 599-3131 ext 256.

Many people ask the question about whether or not they can break a vehicle window to rescue an animal if left in a car.  Here is the answer from the Ontario SPCA https://ontariospca.ca/blog/5-commonly-asked-questions/

Posted: Friday, June 15, 2018
We have a growing community experiencing skilled labour shortages and is dependent on the attraction and attention of newcomers. But how do we work together to ensure we’re a welcoming community? This session is intended for employers, service providers and local community members.

Diversity Training - Building Cultural Awareness June 27  - 9 am to noon
June 27, 2018

9:00am to 12:00pm

Town of the Blue Mountains Council Chamber – 32 Mill St. Thornbury, ON

Light refreshments provided RSVP at the link below.

We have a growing community experiencing skilled labour shortages and is dependent on the attraction and attention of newcomers. But how do we work together to ensure we’re a welcoming community?

OBJECTIVES:

  • Understand the challenges newcomers face when settling in a new environment of a rural community
  • Highlight the benefits of having cultural diversity within the community and workplace
  • Build awareness of basic fundamentals in intercultural competency
  • Enhance community connections

This session is delivered in partnership with the Town of the Blue Mountains and intended for employers, service providers and local community members.

Contact: Jacinda Rudolph
Phone: 519-372-0219 ext. 1270

https://diversitytrainingtownofthebluemountains.eventbrite.ca

Posted: Friday, June 15, 2018
Head injuries are a leading cause of serious injury and death to kids on bicycles. Even seemingly minor head injuries may cause permanent brain damage. A properly fitted and correctly worn bike helmet can cut the risk of serious head injury by up to 80 per cent (Parachute Canada)

OPP Supports Helmet/Bike Safety Campaigns in Local Elementary Schools

(Collingwood and The Blue Mountains, ON) The Collingwood and The Blue Mountains detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) partnered recently with the Simcoe/Muskoka District Health Unit, Kamikaze Bikes and the Healthy Kids Community Challenge to support the helmet/bike safety campaigns within area elementary schools. 

Youths were instructed on Bicycle Safety Rules, Hand Signals, Helmet Safety and the importance of a properly fitting and safe bicycle. Kamikaze Bikes inspected the bicycles before the youths' were presented with an opportunity to try a skills testing course set-up outside the school. An important component of this school campaign is to also identify children in need of a new properly fitting helmet which were assessed during the school event. 

Head injuries are a leading cause of serious injury and death to kids on bicycles. Even seemingly minor head injuries may cause permanent brain damage. A properly fitted and correctly worn bike helmet can cut the risk of serious head injury by up to 80 per cent (Parachute Canada)

Contact: PC Martin Hachey

Phone: (705) 445-4321

http://www.opp.ca

Posted: Friday, June 15, 2018
Hosted at Copper Blues Bar and Grill, co-hosted by the Blue Mountain Village Association All Welcome!  Come to the Blue Mountains Chamber of Commerce "After Six" event held at and hosted by Copper Blues Bar and Grill next Wedneday, June 20th at 6pm.  The event will be co-hosted by the Blue Mountain Village Association.

Come to the Chamber's "After 6": Wednesday June 20th 

Hosted at Copper Blues Bar and Grill, co-hosted by the Blue Mountain Village Association

All Welcome!  Come to the Blue Mountains Chamber of Commerce "After Six" event held at and hosted by Copper Blues Bar and Grill next Wedneday, June 20th at 6pm.  The event will be co-hosted by the Blue Mountain Village Association.


Join us for networking, make new business connections and talk with Chamber leaders about important economic growth issues like infrastructure investment, solving the labour shortage, preparing for this year’s municipal election and more!

RSVP: info@bluemountainschamber.ca
When: Wednesday June 20th
Time:  After 6pm - of course!
Where: Copper Blues Bar and Grill, 156 Jozo Weider Blvd, The Blue Mountains, ON L9Y 0V2

http://www.bluemountainschamber.ca

Posted: Friday, June 15, 2018
The Grey Bruce Roots of Empathy program celebrated a dozen one-year-olds for their part in teaching some very important life lessons to nearly 400 students from across Grey Bruce over the past school year.

World's Youngest Teachers Honoured

Participating with their parents in the Roots of Empathy program, these babies, dubbed ‘tiny teachers’, helped children from Kindergarten to Grade 8 in thirteen schools across Grey Bruce learn about expressing feelings, respect, inclusion, infant development and safety and the power of a loving bond between parent and child. A total of seventeen infants and their parents took part in the pilot program.

At the heart of the Roots of Empathy program is a neighbourhood infant and parent, who visit the classroom with a certified instructor nine times over the school year. Using a specialized curriculum, the instructor coaches the students to observe the baby’s development, celebrate milestones, interact with the baby and learn about an infant’s needs and unique temperament. The Roots of Empathy program reduces levels of aggression and bullying among school children while raising social/emotional competence and increasing empathy.

Catherine Talbot, International Liaison for Roots of Empathy acknowledged the efforts made by families, instructors and schools to make the program such a success.

The Baby Celebration also recognized the many people who contribute to the local success of Roots of Empathy including Bluewater District, Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nation, and Bruce-Grey Catholic District School Boards as well as community partners Keystone Child, Youth and Family Services and Kids & Us.

 

To learn more about Roots of Empathy, please visit www.rootsofempathy.org

For More Information:

Amanda McManaman

Roots of Empathy, Grey Bruce Health Unit

519-376-9420 or 1-800-263-3456 ext. 1293

A.Mcmanaman@publichealthgreybruce.on.ca

http://www.publichealthgreybruce.on.ca

Posted: Friday, June 15, 2018
Just a quick reminder that there's still time to sign up for the Annual RTO7 Info Session, being held on Thursday, June 21st at the Golf Club at Lora Bay. We've changed up the format with a guest speaker and a panel of your peers presenting and discussing tourism topics relevant to you. To sign up and for more info, please read below. Hope you're able to be there!

Last Chance to Sign Up and Join Us at Our Annual RTO7 Wrap Up Session June 21

When:             Thursday, June 21, 2018

Time:               1 pm to 4 pm

Where:            The Golf Club at Lora Bay, 109 East Ridge Drive, Thornbury

                        (Large meeting room in lower level)
 
Agenda:
1:00 pm                       Welcome from RTO7 President

1:05 pm to 2:05 pm    The Sharing/Collaborative Economy, Michael Agema

What is it and how has it impacted the tourism industry? What will be the 
next set of “assets” to be shared regionally or globally? There is rapidly growing interest in the nature and impacts of the sharing economy amongst entrepreneurs, innovators, incumbent businesses, policy-makers and researchers alike. This conversation will clarify some definitions and insights into this new economy and what lies ahead in this still unchartered territory.
 
2:05 pm to 3:05 pm    Partnering with RTO7 (Panel format) 
Find out how RTO7’s Programs can work for you.  Hear from your peers to learn how partnerships with RTO7 have helped them to grow tourism.  

Panel members:
Johanna Griggs (Economic Development Officer, Wasaga Beach)

  • Roxane Davidson (General Manager/Festival Coordinator, Georgian Bay Folk Society)
  • Paulette Peirol (Tourism Marketing Coordinator, The City of Owen Sound)
  • Louise Jackson (Marketing & Events Manager, Hardwood Ski and Bike)
  • Candice Moreau (Coordinator, Marketing and Media Relations, Huronia Historic Parks)

3:05 pm to 3:20 pm    Nutrition Break
3:20 pm to 3:50 pm    Wrap up of 2017/18
3:50 pm                       Introduction of the Board of Directors
4:00 pm                       Adjournment
 
Reserve your spot now by visiting RTO7.ca to register.
 

Posted: Friday, June 15, 2018
A STOP workshop will be held in Owen Sound on Monday, June 25. For more information, to see if you are eligible to participate, and to register for the workshop call the Grey Bruce Health Unit at 1-800-263-3456 ext. 2231.

STOP Program: Support for Ontario smokers who wish to quit on June 25th in Owen Sound

For many smokers, the cost of nicotine replacement products can be a barrier to quitting. The STOP (Smoking Treatment for Ontario Patients) Program workshop offers eligible participants in Grey and Bruce Counties five weeks of cost-free nicotine replacement therapy and smoking cessation information to help them in their quit attempt.

Nicotine replacement therapy has been shown to effectively help people quit smoking by easing withdrawal symptoms. Workshop participants also receive educational material with quit smoking and relapse prevention strategies, along with information to address other unhealthy lifestyle factors that are known to accompany smoking.

A STOP workshop will be held in Owen Sound on Monday, June 25. For more information, to see if you are eligible to participate, and to register for the workshop call the Grey Bruce Health Unit at 1-800-263-3456 ext. 2231. The Grey Bruce Health Unit is partnering with the STOP Program to offer this local workshop. The STOP Program is led by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), and is funded by the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care as part of its Smoke-Free Ontario Strategy. CAMH is Canada’s leading addiction and mental health teaching hospital. Integrating clinical care, scientific research, education, policy development and health promotion, CAMH transforms the lives of people impacted by mental health and addiction issues.

For More Information:
Beth Karrow
Public Health Nurse
519-376-9420 or 1-800-263-345 ext. 2231
b.karrow@publichealthgreybruce.on.ca

http://www.publichealthgreybruce.on.ca

Posted: Friday, June 15, 2018
Join us for the Bridge Opening, and then stay to watch the duck release into the Beaver River. Will your duck win?

Join us on June 23rd at 1:30 pm for the Official Opening of the Black Bridge in Clarksburg!

Posted: Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Notice of Public Open House and Notice of Public Meeting to consider a New Comprehensive Zoning By-law

Posted: Friday, May 18, 2018
The Town has received an Official Plan and Zoning By-law Amendment applications. The Town has deemed the applications to be complete however no public meeting has been scheduled to-date.

The purpose of these applications is to consider a development proposal for a proposed waterski wakeboard cable park and associated buildings and structures.

Notice of Complete Application - Wakeboard Park

For more information contact Planning Services.


Contacts

Clerk's Office
519-599-3131 x232

Planning Services
519-599-3131 x263