COUNCIL CONNECTION: Activity-packed Georgina summer continues

Thursday Aug 25th, 2016


Frank Sebo   Georgina Advocate By Frank Sebo It sure has been a hot, dry and sunny summer. Well, except for this past ‎week's downpour where the Jackson's Point BIA annual Painted Perch Festival had to be cut short.  So now, look for a 'mini' festival this Saturday‎ in the Jackson's Point Parkette. There will be music, a chance to vote for your favourite painted perch and an auction where you'll be able to... [read more]

COUNCIL CONNECTION: LSRCA helps protect Lake Simcoe watershed

Tuesday Oct 4th, 2016


  Margaret Quirk   Georgina Advocate By Margaret Quirk One of my duties as mayor is to be one of the York Region representatives on the Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority (LSRCA).  I was on the LSRCA in the past as both a member and the Chair, so I was very familiar with the organization.   The LSRCA was started in 1951 as the Upper Holland Valley Conservation Authority.  As the member municipalities grew, the name... [read more]

Maple Lake Estates - It's up to York Region now

Monday Jul 18th, 2016


The Town of Georgina’s flawed Official Plan, which leaves the door wide open to the paving over of provincially significant wetlands on the Maple Lake Estates (MLE) property, needs to be fixed — fast. That job is now in the hands of the York Region Council, which must approve or amend the Plan. Obviously, approving a Plan that gives more weight to three-decade old planning approvals than to current provincial law and policy is a bad idea.  We’re... [read more]



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