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Nov 1

This is a great time to find out more about protecting yourself and your family from carbon monoxide (CO). It a colourless, odourless, tasteless and toxic gas and is often referred to as the "silent killer" because you can’t see, taste or smell it.

To learn more about CO, its effects and where you should place CO alarms in your home visit georgina.ca/fire.

 

Nov 1

It's time to turn your clocks back one hour. Remember to do so after 2 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 3, 2019.

Safety reminders for cyclists, pedestrians and motorists.

As the days get shorter, pedestrians and cyclists are reminded to increase their visibility. Motorists also need to be more alert to their surroundings. Shorter daylight hours, changing weather and reduced visibility can result in significant safety issues.

Cyclists

Oct 30

The Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority advises that significant rainfall is possible today through Friday morning. Total rainfall amounts of 30 to 50 mm are possible, with the heaviest rain occurring Thursday afternoon.

The forecast rainfall may result in flooding of low lying areas. All watercourses in our area will 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.  

Oct 30

Enjoy a safe Halloween, Georgina. Please use extra caution as a pedestrian to be aware and visible, and slow down and use extra caution while driving. Here are some more great safety tips from York Regional Police:

Oct 29

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.

Oct 29

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.

Oct 23

 

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.

Oct 22

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.

 

Oct 22

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.

Oct 21

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.

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