Placing Hot Ashes in your Compost

The Waste Resources and Diversion Management Department would like to remind Southgate residents that if you are placing ashes in the compost cart (green cart) that the ashes will need to be completely cooled down prior to placing them in the cart.  Waiting for the ashes to cool down is to provide safety for you and your family.  If the green carts are burned because of hot ashes the replacement cart will be the responsibility of the home owner.
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Friday, November 21, 2014 - 8:45am

OPP Reminds Residents to Beware of Those Trying to Seperate You from Your Money

(Municipality of Grey Highlands, ON) – Grey County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) remind the public that you can’t win money or a prize unless you have entered a lottery or contest yourself, or someone has entered it on your behalf.  Many prize scams try to trick you into providing your banking and personal details to claim your prize.  Remember - you don’t have to pay any fee or tax to claim a legitimate prize.
On Friday, November 14, 2014, an elderly Grey Highlands resident was contacted by someone stating she had won 1.5 million dollars but that she had to pay $1550 in tax to claim the prize.  Fortunately no personal information or money was exchanged.
In another case, a Township of Southgate resident was nearly a victim of a “service scam”.  The resident, who had a water filtration system installed in his home, was contacted by an unknown male advising he could provide maintenance for the system for less than he is currently paying.  The resident invited the suspect to his home but then after giving it some thought, called police for assistance.  The resident cancelled his appointment after investigation revealed that the male in question was linked to a number of door to door sales businesses over the past few years in which several people, mostly seniors, were victims of fraud.
Remember to be wary of unsolicited calls from people offering a great deal “for a limited time only” and don’t give out any personal information to them.
FRAUD … Recognize it ... Report it … Stop it.
To learn more about the types of frauds and what to do if you are a victim of fraud, contact the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre at 1-888-495-8501 or online at
Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 2:15pm

Council Highlights November 19, 2014

Please click here to view the the Council highlights from the meeting on November 19, 2014.
Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 11:45am

Diversion Meeting - Public Liaison Committee Meeting

The Waste Resources and Diversion Management department would like to advise residents that the Public Liaison Committee meeting has been re-scheduled for Monday November 24, 2014 at 7:00 pm in the administration building.
For any inquiries please contact Tracey Dupuis at 519-923-2110 ext. 233
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Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 2:30pm

2014 Fall Newsletter

Our 2014 Fall Newsletter is now available. Please click here to view it. If you would like to receive these newsletters by email when they are published, please Click Here and fill in your name and Email address.
Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 1:45pm

Winter Storm Tests Motorists' Readiness

(Chatsworth, ON) – Yesterday’s winter storm that passed through Grey County tested motorists’ readiness for safe winter driving.

High winds and blowing snow created pockets of zero visibility and hazardous driving conditions, resulting in many road closures throughout the area.

Grey County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to 16 motor vehicle collisions, abandoned vehicles and stranded motorist type calls between 6:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 18th.  There were no serious injuries reported.

Grey County OPP wish to remind motorists that when a road is declared closed for safety reasons; driving on it is against the law.  Not only does it put you and your passengers at risk, it endangers those operating snowplows and emergency vehicles. 

Grey County OPP also wish to remind motorists not to call police inquiring about road/weather information.  Drivers are encouraged to call 5-1-1 for provincial highways, or the various individual municipal websites for details.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 12:30pm

Police Services Board Meeting - Postponed

Tonight's Police Services Board meeting is rescheduled for November 25, 2014 at the Hopeville Council Chambers starting at 7:00 pm
Tuesday, November 18, 2014 - 4:00pm

Adjust Your Driving Habits to Winter Road Conditions

(Chatsworth, ON) – On Thursday, November 13, 2014 between 1:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m., Grey County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to 11 motor vehicle collisions throughout their jurisdiction; some resulting in minor injuries.
The OPP wish to remind motorists to adjust their driving habits to winter road conditions.  The leading cause of multi-vehicle collisions and other collisions that occur during the winter months is poor driving, not poor driving conditions.
Adjusting your driving to the conditions is crucial when driving in deteriorated road/weather conditions.
Make it a habit of allowing extra time to travel to and from destinations during the winter months.
Make it a habit of using your full set of headlights every day during the winter months; daylight running lights are not as bright and do not engage your rear tail lights, making it difficult and at times impossible for drivers behind you to see your vehicle.
Stay alert, focus on the road and avoid sudden braking, accelerating or steering.
Never stop on the roadway.  If possible, park your vehicle well off the roadway and stay in it until help arrives.
For more information about safe winter driving, go to:
Monday, November 17, 2014 - 9:15am

Public Information Session - Markdale Hospital

Grey Bruce Health Services will host a public information session to provide the community with an update on the new Markdale hospital, and to answer any questions residents may have about the project.

Date: Tuesday, Nov. 25th
Time: 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Location: Annesley United Church, 82 Toronto Street South, Markdale

Further information about the new hospital is on their website at
Tuesday, November 25, 2014 - 7:00pm


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