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Mar 8

Rail Cars Should Be Gone By Saturday

The clean-up continues at the site of a train derailment in downtown Pefferlaw earlier this week.  Georgina Fire Services and the Town’s Operations Department have been working with CN Rail crews supporting the efforts.

Early Sunday morning the southbound train derailed, involving 14 rail cars carrying copper concentrates. There were no injuries, nor dangerous goods involved.  

Mar 6

A Visitation and Celebration of Life have been arranged for former Georgina Councillor Paul Nicholls. Paul was vacationing with his family when he died suddenly on February 23, 2017.

The family will receive friends at the M.W. Becker Funeral Home, 490 The Queensway South, Keswick, on Tuesday March 7th, 2017 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., followed by a Celebration of Life in the Chapel at 2 p.m.

Paul served on Council from 1994 to 1997 and was involved in the community with many committees including the Library Board and Georgina Cares.

Mar 6

UPDATE: The rail crossing in Pefferlaw is now open. Cleanup crews remain on site and are expected to stay until early evening.  Work will resume Tuesday, removing the copper from the rail cars.  There is no environmental or public safety hazard.  

Station Road, running parallel to the rail line is open to vehicular traffic, however pedestrians are asked to stay clear of the area as cleanup efforts continue.

Nobody was injured in the 15 car derailment and the cause is still under investigation

Mar 5

CN crews are on the scene of a derailment involving a southbound CN Train that happened at about 3 a.m. Sunday in Pefferlaw.  Fifteen cars carrying copper concentrates are involved.  There were no injuries, no dangerous goods involved and all cars remain upright.  The cause remains under investigation.   Pefferlaw Road has been shut down at the main tracks in town and residents are asked to avoid the area.

Mar 3

Advanced Vote Locations

Eligible electors in Ward 1 will be able to vote on the following dates:

Saturday, March 4
Lake Simcoe Public School
10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Tuesday, March 21
Keswick High School
10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

You can vote if you are:

Mar 2

Due to the fluctuating temperatures, we are saddened to inform you that the Slopestyle Competition being held this Saturday, March 4  has been cancelled.

At this time The ROC is closed, however, the hill condition will be evaluated daily. Stayed tuned for updates or visit

Mar 1

Spring Registration opens this Thursday, March 2 at 8:30 a.m. There are lots of great programs and lessons being offered this Spring/Summer for all ages.

Online registration and more information is available on our Recreation webpage.

If you have any questions, please contact our Recreation and Culture Department at 905-476-4301 ext. 2354 or email 


Feb 28

Celebrate World Water Day by Participating in The Great Gulp
Join a town-wide coordinated drink of water on Wednesday, March 22

The Healthy Kids Community Challenge Georgina and the Town of Georgina are inviting local residents, schools and businesses to celebrate World Water Day on Wednesday, March 22 by participating in The Great Gulp, a coordinated toast to our drinking water at 2:30 p.m.

Feb 27

The Town has lowered its flags to honour former Georgina Councillor Paul Nicholls who passed away last week. Paul served on Council from 1994 to 1997 and was involved in the community with many committees including the Library Board and Georgina Cares. Members of Georgina Council made regular appearances on Paul’s show Politically Speaking on Rogers TV Georgina and considered him to be a friend, sharing his passion for politics and the community.

Feb 24

Due to the unseasonably warm weather, the ROC will be closed beginning Friday, February 24 until further notice. All ski and snowboard lessons scheduled for this weekend have also been cancelled. We will be sure to post any updates as they become available. Thank you for your understanding.

If you have any further questions, please call 905-476-4301 ext. 2354 or email