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Jun 16

The following is a statement from Mayor Margaret Quirk on the COVID-19 pandemic as it relates to reopening Georgina:

“Navigating the many changes that COVID-19 has brought has been challenging for all communities. I want to thank Georgina residents for continuing to adhere to and support the many closures and cancellations that have come with keeping our community safe. Your safety has always been and will continue to be our number one priority.

Jun 9

A heat warning has been issued for York Region. Environment Canada says temperatures today and Wednesday, June 10, will reach 30 to 34 C across southern Ontario as a hot and humid tropical air mass moves in. Humidex values will reach the mid-thirties this afternoon, then the upper thirties to near 40 on Wednesday afternoon.

Jun 8

Due to COVID-19, the Town of Georgina will continue to accept 2019 resident parking passes as valid parking passes for the 2020 year. If you no longer have a 2019 parking pass or require a new one, residents may now obtain one for each vehicle through our online parking pass request. Either the 2019 or your 2020 parking pass must be displayed while parked in areas where required by signage.

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.