The provincial government announced on Friday, Oct. 25, as part of the provincial regional government review, that it would not be imposing any changes on municipal governments, including no forced amalgamations. This news was a welcome announcement, and was a topic of discussion at the Northern Six (N6) municipalities of York Region Mayors and Chief Administrative Officers (CAOs) meeting also held on Friday. Each year, the N6 Mayors and CAOs meet to discuss cost-saving initiatives and programs that could be of benefit to all six municipalities in the coming year.
Whether you are looking to get in the holiday spirit or find a new way to help make a difference in your community, there are a lot of opportunities to get involved in Georgina this November.
Georgina, ON – With a focus on the future, the Town of Georgina is committed to building strong and healthy communities, and ensuring that everyone benefits from a high quality of life. The Town has released the draft 2020 budget, bringing forward financial recommendations that will position the community to meet the needs of residents and business today, and for the future. The theme for the budget is Investing in Service Excellence and Building for Tomorrow.
Pefferlaw River update: The Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Parks – Spills Action Centre has confirmed that the green colour in the river is a natural blue-green algae.
Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority has also confirmed this information. They are monitoring the situation and have taken water samples.
Any questions can be directed to Durham Region Public Health at 905-576-9991 or York Region Public Health at 905-830-4444 or 1-877-464-9675.
The Town of Georgina, along with the Georgina Chamber of Commerce, York Small Business Enterprise Centre and South Lake Community Futures, have created a full list of events to mark Small Business Week, Oct. 21 to 25. Visit georginachamber.com/SBW to register for free business workshops or to buy tickets to the Georgina Business Excellence Awards and Mayor and Council's Milestone Awards.
With winter around the corner, it's time to put the summer toys away. The Town of Georgina is reminding residents of the zoning regulations for leisure vehicle storage on residential lots.
The Town of Georgina, together with YorkNet, is holding information sessions to provide an overview of YorkNet’s role in implementing the Connect to Innovate (CTI) Program. Connect to Innovate is a Government of Canada Program to bring high-speed internet to rural and remote communities in Canada. Residents will have the opportunity to speak with internet service providers about connectivity opportunities.
Join us at the following session to learn more:
Wednesday, Nov. 20, the ROC, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
This is the season to get cozy. Enjoy curling up by the fire with a good book, a long walk in the crisp autumn air, and digging into some warm apple pie.
There are many family-friendly activities to enjoy this holiday, but before making any plans, be sure to check our facility closures. The Georgina Civic Centre and all Town facilities will be closed on Monday, Oct. 14, reopening for regular business hours on Tuesday, Oct. 15. This includes:
Congratulations to our Summer Photo contest winners. Thank you for all the great photos of you, your family and friends enjoying summer in Georgina. Your shots highlighted how beautiful summer in this community can be.
Instagrammable Georgina category
- Jackie Jerome
Enjoying our parks category
- Karyn Hurley
Summer Events category
- Elizabeth Renta
Georgina Fire and Rescue Services is joining forces with the Office of the Fire Marshal and the National Fire Protection Association, the official sponsor, to promote Fire Prevention Week. It runs from Oct. 6 to 12 and the theme this year is – Not every hero wears a cape. Plan and practise your escape.
In Canada, most fire deaths occur in the home, where people believe they are the safest. Canadian fire departments respond to roughly 25,600 structure fires per year. In 2015, these fires caused more than 1,400 injuries and almost 200 deaths.