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Jan 18

The significant weather event declared by the Town will be lifted at noon today, Jan. 18, 2022. The winter maintenance event remains in effect. This means parked vehicles must be removed from all Town roads until further notice. Please drive according to weather conditions and remember to leave room around snowplows.

Snow removal efforts continue throughout the community and we appreciate everyone’s patience as we move this large volume of snow.

Jan 16

The Town has declared a Winter Maintenance Event and a Significant Weather Event, effective at midnight, Sunday, Jan. 16. All parked vehicles must be removed from all Town roads until further notice. Failure to do so may result in a ticket and fine being issued per Bylaw 2002-0046 (TR-1).

A Significant Weather Event has also been declared following Environment Canada’s snowfall warning.

Jan 15

At approximately 5 a.m., January 15, 2022, Georgina Fire and Rescue Services responded to a single dwelling fire at 351 Miami Drive in Keswick.

Upon arrival, the structure was fully engulfed. A single occupant of the home was discovered once the home was searched. Tragically, the individual lost their life.

“This is a terrible tragedy in our community and serves as a reminder that we all need to be checking our smoke alarms regularly,” said Fire Chief Ron Jenkins. 

Jan 14

Investigators with the York Regional Police Special Victims Unit – Sexual Assault Section have arrested and charged a 15-year-old male in connection with a sexual assault against a child in the Town of Georgina.

On Sunday, Jan. 9, 2022, at approximately 1:05 p.m., York Regional Police responded to a ski resort located at 26479 Civic Centre Rd. in the Town of Georgina, for a report of a sexual assault. Officers learned that a 10-year-old boy had gone into the public washroom and a male had touched him. Officers were unable to locate the suspect.

Jan 14

The Town of Georgina has approved a pilot program to provide driveway windrow clearing to residents who require assistance in clearing the snow windrow from their driveway and who meet a set of requirements. A windrow is the pile of snow at the end of the driveway created by the plows when they clear the road. The application process is now open to eligible residents. The program is scheduled to begin on Feb. 1, 2022.

Jan 11

The Town is working with York Regional Police surrounding an alleged incident at the Recreational Outdoor Campus (ROC) that occurred on Sunday, Jan. 9, 2022. Investigators with the York Regional Police Special Victims Unit – Sexual Assault Section are seeking assistance to identify a suspect following a sexual assault against a child.

Jan 11

The GO-VAXX bus will be in Pefferlaw on Saturday, Jan. 15 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Pefferlaw Lions Hall, 38 Pete’s Lane. COVID-19 vaccines will be available by appointment only. Walk-ins will not be accepted.

The online registration opens at 8 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 14 and 250 spaces are available.

To book an appointment, visit covid-19.ontario.ca/book-vaccine.

Jan 7

The Regional Municipality of York is continuing to deliver COVID-19 vaccines and is expanding eligibility for booster doses to individuals 18 years and older if at least three months (84 days) have passed since their last dose.

Jan 4

The Town of Georgina will enter into the Modified Step 2 of the Roadmap to Reopen effective Jan. 5 at 12:01 a.m.

Jan 4

The Regional Municipality of York is opening a new mass vaccination clinic at the Newmarket Community Centre located at 200 Doug Duncan Drive in the Town of Newmarket and will release approximately 14,600 appointments for COVID-19 vaccination across all clinics, including this new location, for the following priority groups:

• Booster doses for eligible individuals age 50+ (born 1971 or earlier) at least three months (84 days) after receipt of a second dose

• First and second-dose vaccinations for all eligible individuals five years of age and older

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