June 2023

Campus of Care Conceptual Proposal Brought to Council

At the May 17, 2023 Council meeting, Skyline and peopleCare communities provided Council with a presentation outlining the Campus of Care Conceptual Proposal.

The presentation provided an overview of the proposed site layout, which included the north portion of the property being retained by the Town for future use.

For more information regarding the Campus of Care project, visit the project webpage.

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Be Fire Safe in
The Blue Mountains

The Town of the Blue Mountains Fire Department would like to remind the public to be fire safe. The fire hazard rating across the province remains high.

Small campfires are still permitted in the Town, as long as the open-air guidelines are being followed. All other burning activities have been banned in The Blue Mountains until further notice.

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Watering Restrictions Now In Effect

The Town would like to advise residents connected to the municipal water system that watering restrictions are now in effect and will remain in place until September 1, 2023.

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

These 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.

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UNSMOKE Receptacles Installed at Town Parks

In partnership with Georgian Bay Forever, five cigarette waste receptacles have been installed throughout the Town at popular beach and park locations.

The receptacles will reduce cigarette-related litter in the Town by providing a convenient place for disposal. Cigarette butts are not only plastic but contain hazardous waste, which harms human and wildlife health.

The Town would like to thank Georgian Bay Forever for their work on the UNSMOKE initiative and for continuing to protect our environment.

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Featured Projects

Official Plan Review: Phase 2 Public Engagement

Phase 2 of the Official Plan Review launched this Spring. Throughout Phase 2, residents and stakeholders will have many opportunities to share their feedback. Engagement on the Phase 2 Background Papers and future policy development is planned for June 2023 with four Public Information Centres. A public survey will also be launched this summer to allow ample participation opportunities.

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Thornbury West Phase 1A Reconstruction

The Town's contractor is making great progress on the remaining Phase 1A work. The new sanitary sewer, watermain and storm sewer have been installed on Louisa Street, and they are in the process of rebuilding the road base.

Excavation work has also begun on the first 100m of Alice Street east of Victoria Street, and crews have started installing the new sanitary sewer in that location.

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2023 Gravel Road Maintenance Begins

Gravel road maintenance work has started and will be completed on various Town roads throughout the month of June. This work is being conducted as part of the Town’s annual road maintenance program.

This work will include grading, addition of maintenance gravel as needed and application of Calcium Chloride which acts as a binder and dust suppressant.

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Community Information & Events

Celebrate Canada Day in The Blue Mountains

A full day of events has been scheduled to celebrate Canada's 156th birthday on July 1.

Start the day with a pancake breakfast in Clarksburg before watching the Canada Day Parade. The parade starts at 11 a.m. in Clarksburg and winds through downtown Thornbury before ending at the Beaver Valley Community Centre. 

Catch live music in Thornbury or at Blue Mountain Village, featuring Bored of Education, The Offbeats, Mo Guzman, Emma Wright, Rob Watts and more! 

Canada Day Celebrations end with a fireworks show at dusk at Blue Mountain Village.

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Blue Mountains Arts Walk Looking For Participants

Are you an artist, or do you have a home along Bruce or Marsh streets? The Gallery at L.E. Shore needs you! On July 8, The Gallery will be hosting the 2.2km Blue Mountains Arts Walk between the Downtown Thornbury and Downtown Clarksburg districts.

Homes are needed between the two Downtowns to host artists, making this event a true Arts Walk from beginning to end. Artists are needed to make this an ARTS Walk! Artists of all mediums are welcome to apply to display their work and do live demonstrations.

Visit The Gallery’s website for more information, including how to register!

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Clarksburg Kid's Fest Taking Place on June 24

The Clarksburg Kid's Fest is a family-friendly celebration of creativity, with interactive activities, workshops by professional local artists, local performers, food trucks, craft and kid-related markets, local musicians, and having fun!

A full schedule of events is available online, including a bicycle course at Lion's Park, Balloon Twisting, and the Tyler Boyle Dance Experience.

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Beaver Valley Outreach Announces "Making Good Things Happen" Awards Program 

The Beaver Valley Outreach is recognizing individuals or groups who have made a positive impact in The Blue Mountains with its "Making Good Things Happen" awards program.

The BVO will be presenting four $1,000 awards at its 2023 AGM in 2024. Anyone or any group wishing to be considered for an award can either be nominated or apply themselves.

More information is available on BVO's website and social media

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