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Oct 2

Georgina Fire and Rescue Services is urging everyone to look, listen and learn during Fire Prevention Week this October. The 2018 theme is Be aware – Fire can happen anywhere.

LOOK for potential fire hazards around your home. Take action to prevent fire from starting.Always stay in the kitchen while cooking. If you must leave, turn off the stove. Encourage smokers to smoke outside. Always extinguish cigarettes in large, deep ashtrays that cannot be knocked over.

Oct 1

All Town of Georgina facilities will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday on Monday, October 8, 2018. The Georgina Leisure Pool, Ice Palace, Sutton Arena, Georgina Gym, The ROC, Georgina Animal Shelter, Georgina Public Library and Stephen Leacock Theatre/Club 55 will operate normal business hours on Saturday, October 6 and Sunday, October 7.

Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, waste pickups will bump one day later next week. For full details, view the poster below.

Town of Georgina wishes everyone a happy Thanksgiving.

Sep 28

Farewell, splash pads. Until we meet again next summer. Our Town splash pads at Whipper Watson Park, The ROC, and Constable Garrett Styles Park in Simcoe Landing are officially closed as of October 1. We hope you enjoyed the season.

Sep 28

Effective October 15, 2018, the Town of Georgina will be receiving electronic bid submissions online through our current bidding service bids&tenders™. This service makes it easy for vendors to review, register and submit bids for goods and services online, 24/7.

Sep 27

On September 26, 2018, Council approved the implementation of a Development Application Fee Rebate Program. This is just one of the initiatives Council has approved to encourage new investment and expansion of our existing businesses. Eligibility for this new incentive program will be related to the number of full-time jobs created/retained and the amount of office, industrial or institutional floor area created. View the full details on the program and apply today. 

Sep 27

Fall is a great time to get outdoors and show off your photography skills. Our Fall Photo Contest is running October 1 to November 9. Snap a photo that fits one of our three fall categories:
• What makes you proud to call Georgina home? (Iconic people, places or things)
• Harvest & Halloween (Fall colours/leaves, harvest decor, Halloween decorating and costumes - pets too!)
• Active kids (Youth enjoying fall outdoors, getting active, enjoying Town parks/facilities)

Sep 27

Are you looking for a job over the winter? Come out to the ROC Job Fair on Saturday, Oct. 13 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the ROC Chalet. There are openings for a variety of jobs including:

·         Lift attendants

·         Ski patrol

·         Terrain park attendants

·         Maintenance attendants

·         Groomers/snowmakers

·         Weekday lift attendants

·         Winter operation leads

·         Customer service representatives

·         Cafeteria attendants

·         Ski and snowboard instructor

Sep 21

The Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority advises that conditions are ideal this afternoon and evening for the development of severe thunderstorms. Currently, Environment Canada has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for portions of the Lake Simcoe watershed.

Sep 20

Congratulations to our Summer Photo Contest Winners! Check out this video recap of our amazing contest submissions and stay tuned for details of our Fall Photo Contest coming soon.

Water Recreation:

1st place: Joana Janeiro

2nd place: Ashley Houston

3rd place: Kaden Anderson

Sutton Fair:

1st place: Scott Wilkinson

2nd place: Susie Daley

3rd place: Kenna Godsoe

Our History:

1st place: Lisa Lewis

Sep 20

Following an extensive review of the Planning Applications and Services Fee By-law, Council has endorsed a new fee structure. A key finding of the review indicated the current fee structure for processing Planning Act applications and the provision of related services only recovers approximately 32% of the Town’s processing costs, resulting in the Town subsidizing the planning application review process to an extensive degree through the general tax levy and/or reserve funds. The new fee structure will operate on a full cost recovery with some exceptions.

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