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Township of Scugog – Community Torchbearer

April 15, 2015 -- Port Perry, Ontario

The Township of Scugog is pleased to announce Gary Edgar as our community torchbearer for the upcoming TORONTO 2015 Pan Am Games Torch Relay.

Gary Edgar was a natural selection to represent the Township for this significant event as an inspirational community leader and as an athlete who was inducted into the Scugog Sports Hall of Fame in 2007.

Gary received the prestigious Tom Longboat Award for Excellence in sport and physical activity among First Nations athletes in 1957.  Gary was also honoured for his achievements as a member of the 1955-56 Lake Ontario Bantam "B" champions (basketball), as the 1955 Junior and 1956 Intermediate Track & Field Champion, as an outstanding Midget hockey player, and a member of the Junior & Senior Basketball teams at PPHS including the 1959-60 C.O.S.S.A championship team.  In 1959-60 he was awarded the PPHS Best Basketball Player Trophy.  Gary is a proud member of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation and Chair of the Baagwating Community Association.

"Gary Edgar will proudly carry the Pan Am flame as the community torchbearer for the Township of Scugog" said Mayor Tom Rowett.  "Scugog is excited to be a part of the torch relay and looks forward to showing the world our community".

The relay will visit the Township of Scugog on Monday, June 8th, 2015.

For more information, please contact:

Lisa Fitton, Assistant to the Mayor & CAO, email: lfitton@scugog.ca, phone: 905-985-7346 ext. 116, www.scugog.ca

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2015 Lincoln M. Alexander Award

Every year since 1993, the Government of Ontario has presented the Lincoln M. Alexander Award to honour young Ontarians who have demonstrated exemplary leadership in contributing to the elimination of racial discrimination.

Please take this opportunity to acknowledge a young person from your school or community who has made an important contribution to eliminating racial discrimination in Ontario.   The award will officially be recognized at a special ceremony at Queen’ s Park on January 21, 2016, to mark Lincoln Alexander Day in Canada.

The deadline for nominations is May 4, 2015 and may be forwarded to the Clerk’s Department via email to sfrey@scugog.ca






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Seagrave and Scugog Line 8 Bridge PIC

The Township held a Public Information Centre (PIC) to provide information as to alternative solutions and to receive input and comments regarding the Seagrave and Scugog Line 8 Municipal Class Environmental Assessments on March 31, 2015.

Please click on the link to view the following documents that were available at the PIC.
PIC Presentation
Seagrave Bridge Arrangement
Scugog Line 8 Conceptual Configuration

If you have any questions, please contact the Public Works Department at works@scugog.ca

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Compost Giveaway Event

The Township of Scugog and the Region of Durham’s Compost Giveaway Event will be held Saturday, May 9, 2015 from 8:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. at the Scugog Community Recreation Centre (1655 Reach Street, Port Perry).
Note there is a three (3) container limit per car.  Bring your own shovel and containers.  Green bins, blue boxes and backyard composters will be available for sale (cash only).  Damaged blue boxes and green bins can also be exchanged at this event.  Please bring a non-perishable food item for the local food drive.

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School Crossing Guard Recognition

School Crossing Guard Recognition

School crossing guards play an important role in the lives of children who walk or bicycle to school by helping them safely cross the street at key locations. They remind drivers of the presence of pedestrians and can lead to more parents feeling comfortable about their children walking or bicycling to school. Crossing guards also are role models helping children develop the necessary skills to cross streets safely at all times.

The Mayor and Council will recognize the dedicated service of the Township of Scugog's nine regular crossing guards at the Council meeting of March 30, 2015.

Please use caution when approaching a school crossing to ensure the safety of Scugog's students.


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2015 Capital & Operating Budget and Business Plans

The 2015 Operating & Capital Budget for the Township of Scugog will be presented at the next Council meeting on Monday, March 30, 2015.

The draft 2015 Budget Summary may be viewed here.

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2015 Scugog Sports Hall of Fame Nominations

Nominations for the Scugog Sports Hall of Fame are now being accepted for the 2015 Induction Ceremony. Nomination forms are available for pickup at the Municipal Office and Scugog Arena. Please complete the forms and return them to Scugog Arena by April 24th for consideration. For further information please contact Brenda at brobinson@scugog.ca or at 905-985-8698 x 100.

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2015 PITCH IN WEEK – April 19-25

In 2014, The Township of Scugog held it's very successful PITCH-IN WEEK. Thousands of Canadians show their civic pride each year, cleaning up local neighbourhoods, ravines, waterways and illegal dump sites. Locally we had over 1000 registered volunteers including schools, Scouts, Cubs & Beavers from Port Perry & Blackstock, service clubs & individuals.
To register for this year’s PITCH-IN Week, please click the following link PITCH-IN Week Registration.

For more information, please contact Shawna at 905-985-7346 ext. 112

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Have you installed a Carbon Monoxide alarm?

Amendments to the Ontario Fire Code require carbon monoxide (CO) alarms to be installed in all residential buildings that contain a fuel burning appliance, fireplace or an attached garage. The CO alarm must be installed adjacent to each sleeping area in the house.

For more information on CO alarms, visit Carbon Monoxide Alarm Overview or contact Gord Gettins, Chief Fire Prevention Officer at 905-985-2384.

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2015 Weight Restrictions

The 2015 Weight Restriction Season for ALL Township of Scugog roads will begin Monday, March 9, 2015 and will end on approximately Friday, May 15, 2015.  The actual end date will be determined following reviews of road and weather conditions periodically toward the end of the weight restriction season.
The weight restriction is five (5) tonnes per axle, with no exceptions.

For more information email works@scugog.ca


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