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Jun 4

The events that have occurred over the last week south of the border are deeply troubling, saddening and difficult to comprehend.

We have to acknowledge that racism does not stop at the border and exists in our community, as it does in many others. Georgina is growing more diverse, and when we witness racism, we need to work harder, be louder and step-up with a united voice to stop it. It will mean difficult conversations, active listening, continuous learning and a willingness to do the work that must be done. As a society, we have a long way to go.

Jun 4

The Town of Georgina is reopening more outdoor amenities while maintaining provincial orders and following the direction of public health authorities. Effective June 8, all parks, excluding waterfront parks and beaches, will reopen for public use while adhering to physical distancing guidelines and provincial restrictions on gatherings. Also reopening are tennis/pickleball courts, basketball courts and sports fields for non-organized play.

May 29

The Town terminated its contract with BECC on April 28, 2020. Immediately upon termination, the Town secured the premises. To protect the property until construction resumes, by-law officers monitor the premises regularly and 24/7 security surveillance has been installed.

May 29

The Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority advises that conditions are ideal for the development of severe thunderstorms.

Intense rainfall associated with these thunderstorms may result in flooding of low lying areas. All watercourses in our area may experience higher than normal water levels and flows. As a result, local streams and rivers will become dangerous, especially in the vicinity of culverts and bridges. Children should be warned to stay away from all watercourses.

This Watershed Conditions Statement will be in effect through Saturday May 30, 2020.

May 28

Let’s send our friends at River Glen Haven Nursing Home some much needed love and support during these difficult times.

The Town is collecting uplifting messages for residents and staff and we want to include yours. Send us a picture or a 10 to 15 second video showing your love and support to the seniors and/or shout out to the frontline workers.

Once we have collected the messages, we will share them on the televisions located on each floor in River Glen Haven for all to enjoy!

How to participate:

May 26

With the safety of children and staff at the forefront, the Town of Georgina has made the decision to cancel all 2020 summer registered programs and aquatic lessons including the existing line-up of summer camp opportunities due to COVID-19. The ROC Challenge Course and Georgina Leisure Pool will also remain closed for the summer season and will remain closed until further notice.

May 22

At approximately 6:19 p.m., May 21, Georgina Fire and Rescue Services responded to a multi-unit fire at a townhouse complex located at 113 North St. in Sutton. There are no reported injuries to residents of the units or firefighters responding.  

May 20

Online permit applications for agricultural and open-air burn permits are now available.

May 19

Mayor Margaret Quirk and Dr. Karim Kurji, medical officer of health for York Region, will answer questions and discuss the latest updates on COVID-19 on Thursday, May 21 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Submit your questions for Dr. Kurji in advance to communications@georgina.ca by noon on May 20. Tune into facebook.com/TownofGeorgina for the live stream.

May 17

The Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority advises that significant rainfall is forecast in our watershed for late Sunday afternoon or early Sunday evening and through Monday, with predicted rainfall accumulations of 50-70mm. Higher amounts of rainfall may occur in localized areas, as a result of thunderstorm activity.

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