News & Notices

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Proclamation - October 2020 is Dyslexia Awareness Month
September 28, 2020

WHEREAS,  Dyslexia is a lifelong learning disability which makes it difficult to learn to read, write and spell; and  
WHEREAS,  It is estimated that 10 – 15% of the general population struggles with dyslexia; and  
WHEREAS, The month of October is recognized as Dyslexia Awareness Month in many countries, cities and organizations; and  

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Call for Submissions: Mayor’s 2020 Greeting Card
September 28, 2020

The Town is seeking submissions from Collingwood-based artists, for the cover of the 2020 Mayor’s Annual Holiday Greeting card. The deadline for submissions is Friday, October 30, 2020.

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Call for Nominations: Order of Collingwood & Companion of the Order
September 28, 2020
Corporate Service

The Order of Collingwood is an annual time-honoured tradition recognizing exemplary volunteerism within the community by people who improve social, well-being, natural or cultural environment, or recreational character of the Town of Collingwood.

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​​​​​​​Collingwood Recognizes Orange Shirt Day on September 30
September 24, 2020
Corporate Service

Orange Shirt Day, an annual event that is recognized on September 30, brings communities together to honour the experiences of former students and survivors of the residential school system and raise awareness of the tragic legacy of residential schools.

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Collingwood Expands Digital Service Squad to Help Small Businesses Get More Digital
September 22, 2020
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Regional Business Development Centre Receives $75,000 Digital Main Street Grant

Collingwood, ON [Tuesday, September 22, 2020] - The Town of Collingwood and the South Georgian Bay Small Business Enterprise Centre have received a $75,000 grant from Digital Main Street Ontario, funded by FedDev Ontario.  This grant will extend their Digital Service Squads (DSS) to help small businesses use digital technologies to adapt to a rapidly changing environment. 

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Proclamation - September 25 as Franco-Ontario Flag Day
September 22, 2020

ATTENDU QUE:           la "Journée des Franco-Ontariens", adoptée à l'unanimité par l'Assemblée législative de l'Ontario il y a 10 ans maintenant, le 26 avril 2010 et le 25 septembre, marque la date du premier lever de drapeau franco-ontarien à l'Université de Sudbury en 1975;   

WHEREAS:  "Franco-Ontarians Day" as passed unanimously by the Legislative Assembly of Ontario 10 years ago now, on April 26, 2010 and September 25th marks the date of the first Franco-Ontarian flag raising at the University of Sudbury in 1975; 

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Proclamation - September 21 as World Alzheimer’s Day
September 21, 2020

WHEREAS,  World Alzheimer’s Day takes place annually on September 21st and is a day on which organizations dedicated to fighting Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias can raise awareness about this cause; and   

Ace Cabs Discontinuing Accessible Taxi Services on September 30
September 21, 2020
Corporate Service

As of September 30, 2020, Ace Cabs will no longer be providing accessible taxi service within the Town of Collingwood. The Town recognizes the need for this municipal service and is working towards a solution to continue to be a progressive, accessible municipality.

The Town would also like to remind the community that the conventional transit service, COLLTRANS, and the Specialized Transit Service, Red Cross, offer service for riders who require mobility aids and wheelchairs. The Red Cross also provides door to door service to riders with disabilities.

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NOTICE - Temporary Road Closure
September 18, 2020
Parks, Recreation, & Culture

Please be advised that there will be a temporary road closure for a single lane on St. Clair St. from Robert Ave. to Elliot Ave. from 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, September 22, 2020 to 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 23, 2020 for water service repair

Signage will be in place. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Low Cost Rabies Vaccination Clinic
September 18, 2020
Bylaw Enforcement

Every year, the health unit works with local veterinarians to arrange low-cost rabies clinics for animals in Simcoe Muskoka. These clinics occur in the fall and we encourage you to take advantage of them if your dog or cat was not vaccinated during a routine veterinary visit. Please note the following:

  • a current rabies vaccination is required by law in Ontario for all dogs, cats, and ferrets;
  • clinics assist with increasing the number of vaccinated animals in Simcoe Muskoka; and
  • they help reduce the risk of potential rabies exposures to humans