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Posted by on Jan 29, 2018

The need for Attainable Housing is becoming an increasing issue in the TBM. It was also just mentioned in the Town of The Blue Mountains Economic Development Advisory Committee Newsletter. Tourism Labour Supply Task Force Update One of EDAC’s major priorities for

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Posted by on Jan 24, 2018

Please read our first BMRA Newsletter of 2018. Copies have also been mailed out. Feel free to pass on to friends and neighbours. Newsletter_Winter_2018

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Posted by on Feb 2, 2018

Tensions – and tempers – flared Monday afternoon at a committee of the whole session as a report on economic development in The Blue Mountains was discussed at length. Members of the Economic Development Committee spent nearly an hour presenting

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Posted by on Feb 7, 2018

Taxpayers in the Town of the Blue Mountains are looking at a one per cent tax increase for 2018. The municipality is poised to pass its budget at its Feb. 12 meeting. Homeowners with a property valued at $550,000, will

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Mission Statement

The BMRA is a not-for-profit volunteer group committed to the Town of the Blue Mountains succeeding as a residential, agricultural and four seasons recreational community. The Association seeks to represent all members of our community: full and part-time, urban and rural residents, as well as visitors. We encourage responsible decisions regarding land use and the protection of the natural environment. We seek excellence in community services, provide a forum for issues affecting our diversity and advocate for effective management of our Town’s budgets and finances within changing economic realities.

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BMRA 2018 AGM – Save the Date!

We have set our Annual General Meeting for Saturday, May 12th, 2018. By Order of the Board dated January 13th, 2018, Notice of the Annual General Meeting is now given and is posted on the Web Site (Notice of AGM)

Winter 2018 Newsletter

Please read our first BMRA Newsletter of 2018. Copies have also been mailed out. Feel free to pass on to friends and neighbours. Newsletter_Winter_2018

Here’s how much Blue Mountains taxpayers will pay in 2018.

Taxpayers in the Town of the Blue Mountains are looking at a one per cent tax increase for 2018. The municipality is poised to pass its budget at its Feb. 12 meeting. Homeowners with a property valued at $550,000, will

Tourism Labour Supply Task Force Update

The need for Attainable Housing is becoming an increasing issue in the TBM. It was also just mentioned in the Town of The Blue Mountains Economic Development Advisory Committee Newsletter. Tourism Labour Supply Task Force Update One of EDAC’s major priorities for

Help Bring Curling Back to The Blue Mountains!

In the 1900’s there was a curling rink in Clarksburg and then a new rink was built in Thornbury and curling was quite popular until eventually the cost to maintain the structure became too expensive. A not-for- profit group, The

TBM 2018 Proposed Budget for Review

Budget Information:   2018 Draft Budget Town Budget: The 2018 Draft Budget and Staff Report is available for review. The 2018 Draft Base Budget provides for the same service level and the same services delivered at a 0.74% increase over 2017. With the Draft Additions to the

Thank you for attending Let’s Chat!

On Saturday, October 14th, the BMRA Board hosted a Free Public Round Table Workshop at the L.E. Shore Library. Refreshments were served and the event was open all residents of the Blue Mountains. It was great to have many friends, ratepayers and

Dinner/Dance Gala a SUCCESS!!! Thank you!

The BMRA hosted our first annual Barn Party Dinner Dance, “Summer under the Stars” on Saturday, August 26th, 2017 at the Lovell Family Farm. Great community spirit and good friends warmed up our clear crisp evening in Ravenna. We are pleased to announce that

Forum on the town/county relationship a good start

Forum on the town/county relationship a good start. Improving or severing the relationship between the town and Grey County has the potential to be a long, arduous process. That was the message presented by a team of consultants at a

Communication Forum a Success!

Thank you to all those who attended the Marsh Street Centre Communications Meeting on Tuesday, June 20th. The event was a success, with over 50 participants, 4 panelists, 3 Councillors and the Deputy Mayor in attendance the room was full.

Thank you for Attending Our AGM!

A sincere thank you to all who braved the rain and attended our AGM at the Marsh Street Centre. Special thanks to our Guest Speakers,  The Honourable Jim Wilson MPP, Simcoe-Grey and Dan Skelton President & Chief Operating Officer at Blue Mountain

Grey could discuss council composition!

Originally Published: By Denis Langlois, Sun Times, Owen Sound on Friday, April 28, 2017 4:15:27 EDT PM.  Grey County staff will soon poll council members to see if there is any appetite for cutting by half the number of elected officials at

County talks seem promising

County talks seem promising, Members of The Blue Mountains committee who made a presentation to county council last week say the dialogue seems promising. Councillor Michael Martin, who chairs the newly-formed committee examining the relationship between the town and Grey

New Library Concerns with County Involvement

http://www.thornburypaper.ca/possibility-of-a-county-library-service-gets-cold-shoulder-from-town/

Blue Mountain Curling is Back!

March 29, 30 and 31st at the Beaver Valley Arena. Hosted by the Blue Mountain Curling Club Curlling_Ad

Economic Development presentation takes intense turn!

Tensions – and tempers – flared Monday afternoon at a committee of the whole session as a report on economic development in The Blue Mountains was discussed at length. Members of the Economic Development Committee spent nearly an hour presenting

Grey County sets Budget.

Media Release from Grey County: In 2018, Grey County residents will continue to receive high quality services and benefit from investment in valuable infrastructure while seeing only a small 0.36% increase in the County budget. “Council and staff have worked