Despite the recent cold snap, Brock Township has got a bit of sunshine to brighten spirits heading into the holiday season.
At least three Brock Township residents have been arrested for impaired driving during the Festive RIDE campaigns conducted by police in the area.
A number of sidewalks in Brock will be bearing signs that note they aren’t maintained through the winter months. According to Works Director Nick Colucci, maintenance levels haven’t changed – the municipality is simply marking sidewalks that can’t be maintained by Township equipment.
After a sold-out show last year, Leah Daniels and Beverley Mahood are heading back to Sunderland this holiday season. The duo are headlining the ‘Home for the Holidays’ show at the Sunderland Town Hall on Sunday (Dec. 23), with performances slated for 2 and 7 p.m.
Twenty-two more people have been charged with impaired driving offenses following the fifth week of Festive RIDE campaign by the DRPS.
Township council will have no shortage of input when they consider the possibility of recreational cannabis retailers opening up shop in Brock. The municipality launched a survey to gauge public opinion earlier this month and more than 700 responses have been received thus far, according to Deputy Clerk Becky Jamieson. However, as it is possible to complete the survey more than once, it’s unclear how many different people have taken part.
I would like to state some of my concerns about the policing in my community.
The Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority (LRSCA) is working with a Beaverton area farm to address issues involving run-off in Lake Simcoe. The matter was discussed at Monday’s (Dec. 17) meeting of the planning and economic development committee as members of council received correspondence from former mayor John Grant advising that an agreement had been reached.
Members of council are looking to take steps to ensure that medicinal cannabis operations are following federal regulations as they set up shop in rural areas of the township. Addressing concerns raised in relation to an operation on Concession 11, local politicians have requested a meeting with the Ministry of Health early in 2019.
While there are some challenges to be addressed, It appears as though Beaverton made a solid first impression on visitors. The village was recently paired with Selwyn Township, near Peterborough, in the First Impressions Community Exchange, a provincial program that is designed to highlight the first impression a community conveys to visitors — including tourists, potential business investors and new residents.