The Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority advises that the Surface Water Monitoring Centre has issued a provincial watershed conditions statement for southern Ontario. The system will bring above-freezing air temperatures, reaching 7 to 10 degrees Celsius on Friday, March 17. Total precipitation accumulation amounts for the duration of this storm are forecast to reach 20-30 mm, with the bulk of the rain occurring on Friday.
York Region, like many other jurisdictions across Canada, is receiving reports of birds that have either died or are infected with presumed avian influenza (H5N1), also known as Avian or bird flu.
Following the advice of Public Health Agency Canada, York Region reminds residents they should not touch dead wild birds or other wildlife.
Are you looking for fun activities for the family over March Break?
The Town of Georgina is declaring a Significant Weather Event, due to the winter storm warning that is in effect.
As per the Ontario Municipal Act, a municipality may declare a significant weather event when a weather hazard, either forecast or occurring, has the potential to pose a significant danger to users of the roadways in which they have authority. This declaration suspends the standard timelines required for municipalities to meet their winter maintenance objectives.
A few reminders for residents –
The Town of Georgina is moving forward with building a replacement Civic Centre with an updated total project budget of $50 million. Council approved the 44,600-square-foot building which will provide for the Town’s staffing and public needs today and in the future. It will also be designed with a focus on energy efficiency and sustainability.
Sidewalk plowing continues to present challenges this winter in the absence of frozen ground. Operators are vigilant in the absence of markers or existing windrows from previous storms, however, damages do occur and are more frequent with unfrozen ground.
Damage to Town sod, pavement and Town-owned trees will be repaired in the spring.
Joint fire services assessment between Town of Georgina and Town of East Gwillimbury identifies opportunities for shared services
The Towns of Georgina and East Gwillimbury announced a joint fire services assessment in 2022 which included an update to both municipal Fire Master Plans, options for service efficiencies, and a review of the potential to consolidate the two departments. The study included extensive stakeholder engagement and concluded that both communities are well served by their existing fire and emergency services departments.
We’ve got your Family Day fun covered with many Town facilities open on Monday, Feb. 20.
There’s public skating at the Ice Palace, Sutton Arena and the Pefferlaw Ice Pad, family programs at the Georgina Gym, swimming at the Leisure Pool and if you’re looking for outdoor fun, there’s always skiing, snowboarding, tubing, snowshoeing and tobogganing at the ROC.
Visit georgina.ca/FamilyDay to view the full schedule of activities.