August 11, 2015-Burning Restrictions Lifted

The burning restrictions enacted on July 31st, 2015 for South Bruce Peninsula have now been lifted.

We ask that the public continues to remain vigilant when burning as the vegetation in the area is still fairly dry.

We will continue to monitor the effects of the weather and issue updates as necessary.

Thank you for your continued cooperation.

For more information please contact
Chief Robinson at 519-534-1400 extension 142.
Daniel Robinson Manager of Emergency Services
Town of South Bruce Peninsula /HLM

July 31, 2015-Burning Restrictions in Effect Until Further Notice

Extreme temperatures, a lack of precipitation and the long range weather forecast is prompting The Town of South Bruce Peninsula to issue burning restrictions within all areas of the Town.

The hot, dry conditions we are experiencing allow fires to spread faster than normal and can result in very dangerous situations developing.

As a result of the current situation, only Recreational Open Air Burning will be permitted. Recreational Fires must be contained within a non-combustible burning device with a burn area of no larger than 2 feet X 2 feet X 2 feet. For additional information on Recreational Open Air Burning please visit our website at www.southbrucepeninsula.com

We encourage all persons to exercise extreme caution when conducting a recreational open air burning this holiday weekend.

We will continue to monitor the effects of the weather and issue updates as necessary.

Thank-you for your anticipated co-operation.

For more information please contact
Chief Robinson at 519-534-1400 extension 142.
Daniel Robinson Manager of Emergency Services
Town of South Bruce Peninsula

May 21, 2015-South Bruce Peninsula Council Member Re-entry to Council Meetings

Much media attention has been recently cast upon the Council of the Town of South Bruce Peninsula with respect to the regrettable incidents surrounding the breach of procedural rules and removal of Councillor Gammie from Council meetings.

This Council is fully committed to its constituents and we want to make sure South Bruce Peninsula remains one of the best places in Ontario to live, work and visit.

Part of ensuring that Council can meet those objectives is the institution of by-laws and the adherence to Municipal, Provincial and Federal legislation. We hope to learn from this unfortunate incident and use it as an opportunity to demonstrate the importance of rules and how adherence to those rules will further the enjoyment of our community for everyone. As we institute rules for the public to follow, our Council must abide by the very same standards and expectations and we must adhere to those well-established rules.

In an effort to demonstrate to our community that we are dedicated to your best interest, we have decided to allow Councillor Gammie to return to Council meetings regardless of his stance. We must each remind ourselves of the representative privilege which has been bestowed upon us through the votes of our electorate. Through the adherence of established rules and procedures and through the respect which is expected to be shown by all of us toward each other, we wish to move forward and continue to champion the important issues which face our community. These recent challenges have made us stronger and reinforced our solid commitment to our constituents.

We view this as a turning point and we hope that our community will support our decision to invite Councillor Gammie back to the Council table, without prejudice.

Sincerely
Janice Jackson, Jay Kirkland, Ana Vukovic,Matt Jackson
Town of South Bruce Peninsula

 

May 7, 2015

Paramedic Services Week - May 24-30, 2015

The Town of South Bruce Peninsula is proud to announce that May 24-30, 2015 has been declared "Paramedic Services Week" in the Town of South Bruce Peninsula.
Council passed a resolution on May 5, 2015 making the proclamation in keeping with the Town's Proclamation Policy CO.3.1.
In honor of Paramedic Services Week, Bruce County Paramedics will be holding a Blood Pressure Clinic on May 27, 2015, at the Wiarton Tim Horton's location. They will also be holding Fall Risk Seminars for Seniors.

Janice Jackson

Mayor
Town of South Bruce Peninsula
315 George St, PO Box 310
Wiarton ON N0H 2T0
Telephone: 519-534-1400
Toll Free: 1-877-534-1400
Fax: 519-534-4862
May 7, 2015