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Town Email Service Experiencing Technical Issues (Updated)

Posted On: Tuesday, July 23, 2019

The Town of The Blue Mountains would like to advise the public that the Town email system, including contact forms on the website are currently experiencing technical issues. At this time, staff and members of Council are not able to receive or send emails. Staff are working diligently to restore the service as soon as possible.

The Town has confirmed that the email issue is not the result of a cyber attack, intrusion, virus, malware, or anything malicious in nature. The issue is related to a software error with the email server.

How to Contact the Town

To contact the Town during regular business hours, please call Town Hall at: 519-599-3131.

To ensure continued communication, the following generic email addresses can be used to contact Town staff:


Email Address

General Administration


Clerks Department & Committees


Bylaw Enforcement


Building Department


Finance Department


Planning Department


Development Engineering


Infrastructure & Public Works


Community Services


Fire Department


Human Resources


Insurance Claims





Please check the Town website for updates: www.thebluemountains.ca

A notice will be posted to the Town website when service is restored. Thank you for your patience and understanding

Emergency / After Hour Contact Information

In the event of a life-threating emergency, dial 9-1-1.

For bylaw enforcement, water, wastewater and roads related after-hour emergencies, please call:

  • Bylaw Enforcement: 519-599-3131 ext. 249
  • Roads Emergency: 226-665-1640
  • Water Emergency: 226-665-0707
  • Wastewater Emergency: 705-446-5041

For more information, please contact:

Tim Hendry
Communications & Economic Development Coordinator
519-599-3131 ext. 282

Community News

Children under the age of 5 should always be wearing a lifejacket or PFD when in or near the water.

If your child is not a strong swimmer, or is under the age of 5, they should always be wearing a lifejacket or PFD when in or near the water. Make sure the lifejacket/PFD is for the appropriate weight, and always do up all buckles and straps. If your child is not a strong swimmer, or is under the age of 5, they should always be wearing a lifejacket or PFD when in or near the water. Make sure the lifejacket/PFD is for the appropriate weight, and always do up all buckles and straps.

For more information, please visit Drowning Prevntion: Lifejackets & Personal Floatation Devices (PDFs)

“Going swimming? If you can't see your feet waist deep, stay out! Cloudy water can mean that bacterial levels may be higher.

For more information about recreational water safety in Grey and Bruce counties, please visit the Grey Bruce Health Unit's Recreational Water webpage.

Gently used life jackets can be donated at the Thornbury Harbour Office from July 15 to August 15, 2019

The Canadian Power Squadron has collaborated with the Canadian Safe Boating Council and Canadian Rangers Foundation (Canada’s paramilitary northern native patrol program) to collect gently used life jackets that will be sent to the indigenous communities in Northern Canada.

Life jackets and education are needed in First Nation communities in Northern Canada where the supply is limited and cost of buying a life jacket is prohibitive. Life jackets, when they are available in isolated Northern communities, can cost in excess of $100 each, making them beyond the financial resources of most families. The drowning death rate in the northern regions continues to be significantly higher than anywhere else in Canada, at nearly seven times the national average.

Once collected, life jackets will be distributed with the expertise of volunteer Canadian Rangers. During distribution, educational programs covering life jackets, cold water, reboarding and the need for a trip plan will be taught by Rangers in remote and isolated communities.

If you would like to donate a new or gently used life jacket, you can do so at the Thornbury Harbour Office (41 Bruce Street North, Thornbury) between July 15 and August 15.  Thornbury Harbour summer hours are 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. seven days a week. 

Four Positions Available on the Planning Team for the 2019 Run for The Cure in The Blue Mountains

The Canadian Cancer Society is looking to recruit volunteers to join the planning team for the 2019 Run For The Cure in the Blue Mountains that is set to take place on Sunday, October 6, 2019.

Positions are currently available for: Community Outreach, Local Sponsorship, Committee Liasion and Run Day Experience Lead.

For more information, please review the attached position details or contact:

Amanda Delgado



Grey County's 2019 Rural Guide is now available. The guide includes information regarding the following:

  • Frequently used OMAFRA Contacts
  • Frequently used Government Contacts
  • Rural Organizations in Grey County
  • Women's Institutes
  • Agricultural Societies
  • Conservation Authorities
  • Horticultural Societies
  • Farmers' Markets
  • Municipal Contacts
  • Elected Officials
  • Media Contacts

Grey County 2019 Rural Guide

Public Notices

Visit our Public Notices page for an up to date list of Town public notices and  public information centres.