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Holiday Message from Mayor Brian Saunderson
December 23, 2020

On behalf of Collingwood Town Council and staff, I would like to wish you and your families a very happy holiday during the festive season.

Water Safety Message: Exercise Caution Near All Waterways
December 23, 2020
Fire & Emergency Services

Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority (NVCA) reminds residents and visitors to parks, of dangers near streams, rivers, ponds and lakes this time of year. NVCA urges people to exercise caution and keep family and pets away from the edges of all waterways and water bodies.  

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Ontario Announces Provincewide Shutdown to Stop the Spread of COVID-19
December 22, 2020
Corporate Service

The Ontario government, in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health and other experts, has imposed a Provincewide Shutdown effective Saturday, December 26, 2020, at 12:01 a.m. On the advice of the Chief Medical Officer of Health, all Ontarians are advised to stay home as much as possible with trips outside the home limited to necessities such as food, medication, and supporting vulnerable community members. The current COVID-19 Response Framework will be paused during the Provincewide Shutdown and will last 28 days in Southern Ontario.

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Library still open for contactless pick-up
December 22, 2020

Library still open for contactless pick-up With Ontario entering lockdown, the library is forced to alter services. 

2021 Budget
Town of Collingwood Approves 2021 Capital & Operating Budget
December 21, 2020
Corporate Service

At the Monday, December 21 Council meeting, Town of Collingwood Council approved the 2021 Operating & Capital budgets. Council and Staff would like to thank all residents and stakeholders who participated in and provided feedback during the December 2 and December 9 public meetings and online engagement through the budget review process. 

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Collingwood Art of Winter Festival Returns!
December 21, 2020
Parks, Recreation, & Culture

Attention Collingwood residents! The Collingwood Art of Winter Festival returns December 21st to February 21st. Discover all the ways in your community to embrace the season as a snowy canvas for creativity, activity, and connectivity, both online and at multiple outdoor locations. 

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The Town of Collingwood Installs Trail Counters to Monitor Trail Usage Activity
December 16, 2020
Parks, Recreation, & Culture

The Town of Collingwood periodically installs Infrared Trail Counters on the trail system to gauge their level of activity. The counters sense and detect the infrared wavelength that pedestrian and wheeled traffic emit and trigger a count as they pass by the sensor. These counters are placed at various Collingwood trail locations and may remain active for multiple years before they are repositioned. The information collected helps staff to adapt maintenance activities to match how many people are using each trail. 

Christmas Market
Collingwood Downtown Dec 18 Christmas Market Cancelled Due to Area’s Red Control Zone Status
December 15, 2020
Parks, Recreation, & Culture

With our region’s move to RED zone status, the Collingwood Downtown Business Improvement Area (BIA), in collaboration with the Town of Collingwood and the Simcoe Muskoka Health Unit, have made the difficult decision to cancel the scheduled Christmas Market this Friday evening, December 18. 

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GET OUT for the Puzzle Walk Challenge in downtown Collingwood
December 14, 2020
Parks, Recreation, & Culture

Join the Puzzle Walk Challenge, the newest part of the Town of Collingwood’s new local campaign, GO Get Out.  If you have ever been on a scavenger hunt, you will understand the idea behind Puzzle Walks. The big difference is that it’s all hands-free and outdoors: a great way to go get out safely, on a self-guided walk using GooseChase, a smartphone app where you’ll find the first four Collingwood Puzzle Walks: Dare To Dream, High Society, Where The Skies Are Blue and Waves Of Fortune. Take a walk through town, find clues, discover local history, and solve a puzzle with your bubble! Complete each walk and win prizes of up to $250 from local retailers.  

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Town of Collingwood Prepares for Red - Control Zone Status
December 11, 2020
Corporate Service

​The Ontario government has announced that Simcoe Muskoka will be moving into Red - Control zone at 12:01 a.m. on Monday, December 14, 2020, under the province's colour-coded COVID-19 safety framework. The restrictions will remain in place for at least 28 days, after which the government will reassess public health measures to determine the zone status.