Posted on Friday, December 18, 2020 11:33 AM
Residents and visitors can use the Oakview Woods Outdoor Rink, at 1724 Mosley Street, beside the RecPlex, free of charge during regular hours of operation.
The rink is for pleasure skating only. Due to the pandemic, the town is not allowing shinny or rental of the ice this season.
The rink is open from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday, and 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Sunday.
In maintaining the outdoor rink, the town is following all cleaning and disinfection procedures...
Posted on Thursday, December 03, 2020 05:34 PM
Draft 3 of the 2021 municipal budget proposes a 2.98 percent increase to municipal taxes, down from the 3.46 percent in Draft 2. The blended tax rate increase is 1.69% at this point in the process.
Jocelyn Lee, treasurer, shared the change with members of council during a Committee of the Whole budget meeting Thursday. Council received the latest draft budget and related financial forecasts for information.
“Increased assessment growth is the main factor helping to decrease...
Posted on Wednesday, December 02, 2020 11:03 AM
Why does the town get so much snow? The town is located in one of the main snowbelt regions of the province. Cold northwest winds blow over the warmer waters of Georgian Bay and Lake Huron picking up moisture and then depositing the moisture in the form of snow on the land. Wasaga Beach, Collingwood and other parts of North Simcoe and Grey County receive large amounts of snow due to this lake effect. Areas south of Highway 89 generally do not receive the same amount of snow as in...