Equipment to be installed at Gamebridge park

A little more than a year after it was removed from the Beaverton Harbour, play equipment is expected to be installed at the park in Gamebridge next week, weather permitting. “They had planned to (install) it this week but the site is all wet,” says Nick Colucci, Director of Public Works for the Township of Brock. Now, so long as the rain holds off and … Continue reading Equipment to be installed at Gamebridge park

Brock council negotiating with Province over purchase of Port Bolster land

Brock Township appears to be moving forward with negotiations to purchase the 10-acre piece of property adjacent to the Port Bolster Soccer Fields. Once used as a residential treatment facility by Chimo Youth and Family Services, the land is now owned by the provincial government. At Monday’s (July 31) meeting, members of council discussed a confidential report that outlined the process to date and passed … Continue reading Brock council negotiating with Province over purchase of Port Bolster land

Harbour of the Future

“Coffin-like” design not set in stone for future Beaverton Harbour development

Feedback about the “coffin-like” benches at the Beaverton Harbour will be taken into consideration as the organization behind the project prepares for the second phase. “Like all experiments, there are certain elements that work very well and other elements, not so much,” said Hilary Van Welter of the Ontario Water Centre (OWC) at Monday (July 31) night’s Brock Township council meeting. “It certainly got people … Continue reading “Coffin-like” design not set in stone for future Beaverton Harbour development

Residents invited to participate in Affordable and Seniors’ Housing survey

Residents of Durham Region are invited to have their say about affordable and seniors’ housing. The Affordable and Seniors’ Housing Task Force, an ad hoc committee of Regional council, is working to identify strategies that support the creation and maintenance of affordable and seniors housing. The intention is for the strategies to be used to inform the 2017 Social Housing Servicing and Financing Study. As … Continue reading Residents invited to participate in Affordable and Seniors’ Housing survey

Durham Region releases Age-Friendly Strategy and Action Plan

In an effort to be more inclusive, Durham Region has developed and released an age-friendly community strategy and action plan. According to the Region, approximately 25 per cent of Durham Region residents are considered “older adults”, meaning 55 and older, and that percentage is expected to increase to 34 per cent by 2031. The intention of the Age-Friendly Durham Strategy and Action plan is to … Continue reading Durham Region releases Age-Friendly Strategy and Action Plan

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Residents reminded Durham Region doesn’t sell water filters

Regardless of what the salesperson says, Durham Region reminds its residents they do not sell or endorse water filters or treatment equipment. After receiving a number of calls from concerned residents, the Region issued a statement about salespersons who want access to private homes to test the water or inspect the water service. Similar requests have also been made by door-to-door salespeople. “Several residents have … Continue reading Residents reminded Durham Region doesn’t sell water filters

Township announces winners of Canada 150 photo contest

Local residents helped celebrate Canada 150 with a photo contest showcasing the beauty of Brock. More than 200 entries were received in the Township’s ‘I Love My Community’ contest with the six grand prize winners announced on July 1. The winners in the over 13 category included: The winners in the under 13 category were: Congratulations to all of the winners as well as all … Continue reading Township announces winners of Canada 150 photo contest