At approximately 6:19 p.m., May 21, Georgina Fire and Rescue Services responded to a multi-unit fire at a townhouse complex located at 113 North St. in Sutton. There are no reported injuries to residents of the units or firefighters responding.
Online permit applications for agricultural and open-air burn permits are now available.
Mayor Margaret Quirk and Dr. Karim Kurji, medical officer of health for York Region, will answer questions and discuss the latest updates on COVID-19 on Thursday, May 21 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.
The Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority advises that significant rainfall is forecast in our watershed for late Sunday afternoon or early Sunday evening and through Monday, with predicted rainfall accumulations of 50-70mm. Higher amounts of rainfall may occur in localized areas, as a result of thunderstorm activity.
As the Town continues to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Emergency Operations Centre is adjusting and re-evaluating its operations daily to ensure the safety of residents, visitors and staff. Starting Saturday morning (May 16), Town boat launches will reopen. This includes:
Almost two months since the Town of Georgina issued a declaration of emergency, the COVID-19 pandemic continues to have a significant impact on residents, businesses and the community. While the Town made the difficult decision to lay off 48 part-time staff in April, it is now faced with the need to take further steps to contain costs.
As we head into the first long weekend of the season, the Town of Georgina has some reminders surrounding closures, celebrations and travel in the community.
Reduced speeds: The speed limit along Lake Drive East, Lake Drive North and Hedge Road is being reduced to 30 km/hr as the Town takes steps to improve traffic safety. Speed limits will also be reduced on the side streets. Everyone is reminded to share the road responsibly as these are residential areas that are popular with pedestrians, cyclists and motorists.
As the weather gets warmer, communities across Ontario are facing a potential influx of visitors seeking outdoor activities after weeks of staying inside due to COVID-19 restrictions. To help reduce the spread of the virus, municipalities surrounding Lake Simcoe and area—including the City of Orillia, Towns of Georgina, Innisfil and Bradford West Gwillimbury, and the Townships of Brock, Oro-Medonte and Ramara and the County of Simcoe —are urging everyone to skip the daytrip and not make the drive up north right now.
As the Town responds to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Emergency Operations Centre is adjusting and re-evaluating its operations daily to ensure the safety of residents, visitors and staff. Effective immediately, the Town has re-opened its trails under the following guidelines:
The Town of Georgina has approved its first-ever Broadband Strategy and Action Plan ahead of schedule. This will allow the Town to move directly to implementation and to prepare for government funding scheduled to become available in the coming months.