On Jan. 27 from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m., there will be a service disruption with the phone system at the Civic Centre. During this time after hours, if you have an urgent matter, please be advised of the following methods to contact the Town for on-call service.
Our operations crew will be out this week conducting snow lifts in urbans areas where an abundance of snow has accumulated. Early in the week, watch for crews in south Keswick as well as on High Street in Sutton.
There may be some traffic interruptions and we thank you for your patience. Snow lift operations are a key part of the Town’s effort to keep the streets clear and passable for residents and emergency vehicles. This also helps with drainage by keeping catch basins clear.
The Town’s winter maintenance event will be lifted at 2 p.m. today. As snow removal efforts continue, please refrain from parking on the road when possible. Thank you for your cooperation and patience.
For more information on winter operations, visit georgina.ca/snow.
The Town of Georgina is lowering flags at Town facilities to honour Georgina Fire and Rescue Services Captain Jeff Day who passed away today.
Captain Day joined the Town in 2001. He was a well-respected and critical member of the fire service, and a long-serving employee with 21 years of service.
Town Council and staff extend condolences to his wife and two young children.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.