Park Cleanup

Volunteers from our Ratepayers conducted a cleanup of both Cedar Hill and Centennial Parks in May.  Although the Township mows the grass in the parks and does minimal maintenance, the majority of the upkeep and beautifying of these local parks is due to the volunteers!  Pictured are Bill Wilson, Helen Elliott, Dennis Cooper, Susan Hindle, Keith Davidson, while Bob Hindle took the photo.  Thanks to our Volunteers!

New Chili Cook-Off Champions!

Organizer Ken McPherson presents the coveted Chili Cook-Off trophy to the winning team, composed of Corey McQuigge and Mary Beth Gray, of the Kemble-Sarawak UCW.  They claimed to have “higher” support, but we think the special ingredient might also have helped to win it.

All the Cooks provided excellent choices, and the friendly rivalry added to the day. It is recognized that the generosity of the Cooks is what made the event possible. Also, a big thank you to all the volunteers who worked so hard to make the 2018 Great Chili Cook-Off a wonderful community event. On behalf of the IVDAARA Executive, thank you.

Emergency Veterinary Care in Grey Bruce

Announcing the Grey Bruce Veterinary Emergency Health Team (GBVET), created to address the fact that our region does not currently have an emergency veterinary facility for after-hours care.

What to do in case of an emergency with your pet:

1)    Call your pet or animal hospital (List of participating veterinary hospitals below)

2)    If closed, you will be directed to call a 1-800 number which will connect you to the answering service for the GBVET and they will put you in touch with the veterinarian on call. 

3)    The veterinarian on call will direct you on which hospital to go to with your pet, and what to expect.

4)    You will be expected to reimburse the emergency veterinarian for services rendered at the time of your visit – just like you would have in your own hospital.

What happens after the emergency: 

1)    Medical records regarding your pet’s emergency visit will be sent to your veterinary hospital so that they are aware of what has taken place and can document it in your pet’s file. 

2)    Should your pet need hospitalization, your veterinary hospital will be prepared to receive your pet as soon as transport to their hospital is medically appropriate.

 

Participating Veterinary Hospitals:

Grey Bruce Pet Hospital (905 7th St East, Owen Sound)

North Heritage Animal Hospital (285 10th St West, Owen Sound)

Owen Sound Veterinary Clinic (102743 Grey County Rd 18, RR4 Owen Sound)

Port Elgin Veterinary Clinic (Hwy 21 and C.A.W. Rd South, RR1 Port Elgin)

Sauble Beach Pet Hospital (516 Sauble Falls Pkwy, Sauble Beach)

Southampton Pet Hospital (370 Railway St, Southampton)

Sunset Strip Veterinary Clinic (202421 Hwy 21, RR5 Owen Sound)

Wiarton Animal Hospital (10177 Hwy 6, Wiarton)

Viewpoint Winter 2018

Our winter 2018 edition of VIEWPOINT has arrived thanks to the efforts of our new Newsletter Editor, Marie Simpson. Thank you, Marie, for your diligence and behind-the-scenes hours to create and distribute this issue.

This issue includes: President’s Report; Georgian Bluffs Budget; Upcoming Events; Kemble Christmas Parade and a NEW INITIATIVE …

In order to involve more IVDAARA members in our organization we
have created three ad hoc committees. Each of these committees will recommend to the Board of Directors any actions that they think the Board of Directors should initiate and champion on behalf of our organization.

The three committees are:

  • Political Ad Hoc Committee
  • Environmental Ad Hoc Committee
  • Social Ad Hoc Committee

VIEW and/or DOWNLOAD THE NEWSLETTER HERE

 

All libraries open!

Finally, all three IVDAARA Free Libraries are open and accessible to the public. Pop by for some fresh reading material (or drop off a few paperbacks at Presqu’ile and/or Cedar Hill locations) for the upcoming rainy season.

Presqu’il free library

Greystone Trails free library

Enjoy winter

We hope you are enjoying the winter season — wherever you happen to be — with friends, family and lots of activities!

Deer Hunting Season starts

DEER HUNTING SEASON HAS BEGUN as of November 7, 2016. It continues through November 12, 2016.

Just because you’re walking along a road or on public/private trails does not mean there might not hunters in the area/vicinity. Please use extra caution … particularly near dawn and dusk; wear bright colours and pay attention to your surroundings.

Deer Hunting Season:   November 7, 2016 to November 12, 2016 and December 5, 2016 to December 10, 2016

Hunters:  Please refer to the Hunting Regulations at www.Ontario.ca/hunting for all official regulations and safety precautions.

Turkey Hunting Season

wild-turkeysWILD TURKEY HUNTING SEASON has begun as of October 11, 2016. It continues through October 23, 2016.

Just because you’re walking along a road or on public/private trails does not mean there might not hunters in the area/vicinity. Please use extra caution; wear bright colours and pay attention to your surroundings.

Deer:   November 7, 2016 to November 12, 2016 and December 5, 2016 to December 10, 2016

Hunters:  Please refer to the Hunting Regulations at www.Ontario.ca/hunting for all official regulations and safety precautions.

Georgian Bluffs meeting CANCELLED October 6

Comprehensive Zoning By-law
Open House & Public Meeting

The Township of Georgian Bluffs hereby cancels the Comprehensive Zoning By-law Open House scheduled for Thursday, October 6, 2016 at 7 p.m. and the Public Meeting scheduled for Wednesday, October 19, 2016 at 7 p.m.
These meetings were previously advertised in the Wiarton Echo and Owen Sound Sun-Times.

Further public meetings regarding the proposed updates to the Township’s Comprehensive Zoning By-law will be scheduled in due course. Interested parties should contact the Clerk, Matt Smith, at msmith@georgianbluffs.on.ca or 519.376.2729 ext 249to request notifications regarding these meetings.