July 2022


Outdoor Movie Nights Starting Wed, July 6th

The Town of The Blue Mountains is excited to announce the start of outdoor family movie nights for the summer season.

Starting tonight at Bayview Park in Thornbury, the free series of family-friendly movies will be hosted bi-weekly at parks throughout the community. Before each movie night, there will be exciting pre-show entertainment and a variety of children’s activities provided by The Blue Mountains Public Library.

The movies will start at dusk (approximately 9:00 pm), and everyone is encouraged to bring their own snacks, chairs, and blankets. We can’t wait to see you there!

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Road Surface Treatment Work

Road surface treatment work is being conducted on a variety of roads throughout Thornbury and Clarksburg this week. The work is expected to be complete by Friday, July 8.

Partial lane closures will be in effect when the road work is happening. The Town utilizes surface treatment, also known as 'micro sealing' as a cost-effective solution to provide a new driving surface while preserving and protecting the underlying pavement structure. To learn more, visit the road maintenance web page.

Map of Locations


Lawn & Garden Watering Restrictions

The Town of The Blue Mountains would like to remind residents that Watering Restrictions are  in effect through the summer until September.

Stage 1 Water Use Restriction:

  • Residents may water between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.
  • Properties with odd-numbered addresses can water on odd-numbered calendar days
  • Properties with even-numbered addresses can water on even-numbered calendar days

The restrictions are a necessary measure during the summer months to ensure that water capacity remains sufficient to meet peak demand during busy weekends or in the event of an emergency.

Please ensure your irrigation system is programmed to comply with the watering times. Failure to comply with prescribed watering times will result in charges.

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Outdoor Fire & Summer Safety Tips

The Blue Mountains Fire Department would like to remind residents of outdoor fire and summer safety tips:

Outdoor Fires: Fire pits must be enclosed on all sides and constructed of masonry, concrete, stone, heavy gauge metal, or other non-combustible materials. Always have a portable fire extinguisher or an operable garden hose available while the fire is burning, as well as a competent person maintaining constant watch and control over the fire pit.

Stay Cool: Keep cool and hydrated and minimize your time in the sun between 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

Wear the Right Helmet: Everyone is encouraged to wear a helmet when cycling, inline skating, and skateboarding. The additional cushioning in a helmet could save your life.

BBQ Responsibly: Never leave a grill unattended, always position the grill well away from combustible objects and clean your grill regularly.

Pack an Emergency Kit: Whether you are going on a hike, drive, or camping trip, always bring an up-to-date emergency kit with you.

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Upcoming Events

Rural Environmental Day
The Thornbury/Beaver Valley Lions Club is excited to present Rural Environmental Day, taking place on Saturday, July 9 at the Marsh Street Centre in Clarksburg.

The all-day event, happening from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., will include a welcome breakfast on the patio, presentations from special guest speakers, lunch, various guided tours, and more!

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Sea Otter Canada - Gravel Road Ride
Taking place from July 8 - 10, Sea Otter Canada is a celebration of all things cycling. It’s a festival for anybody who enjoys or appreciates the bike, no matter what their age or skill level. The event includes a gravel ride, xc relay, family-friendly enduro, dual slalom and more. This year the Expo area will be free to attend and will offer something for everyone to enjoy, from a large vendor area featuring more than 100 cycling brands: to bike demos, activities for kids, entertainment and more.

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Featured Projects

Thornbury West Reconstruction Update

Utilities are currently being relocated throughout the area of Thornbury West Phase 1A in preparation for the start of construction.

The Construction Notice has been issued providing an overview of the expected impacts of construction on municipal services, road and sidewalk access, traffic management, parking and more within the project boundaries.

To view the Construction Notice or to more information, please subscribe for updates on the project webpage.

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Victoria Street Water Tower Rehabilitation

As identified through the West Side Water Storage Environmental Assessment, the Town will be completing a full rehabilitation of the Victoria Street Water Tower in Thornbury to maintain operation of the facility into the foreseeable future.

The work to be completed includes exterior coating upgrades, exterior and interior steel repairs, and interior lining upgrades

For more information, please subscribe for updates on the project webpage.

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Castle Glen Information Webpage

The Town has launched a new webpage to hep provide background information related to the Castle Glen area.

The Castle Glen area is land within the Town that has been designated for development. Currently, there are no active development projects. These lands have detailed Secondary Plan policies that must be satisfied before future approvals are granted and future development can proceed. As directed by Council, staff will be presenting a report in the fall with a detailed history on the Castle Glen area.  

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