September issue of The Villager is online now

If you haven’t already received The Villager in your mailbox or picked up a copy at one of the local stores in Washago (including the LCBO) then have a look at the September 2014 issue online.

Simply click on The Villager logo at the top of this page and you will find all of the past issues up to and including the latest.

In this issue you will find profiles of the municipal candidates, our business profile of the month on Bedrock Cafe (it’s a big year for them!), photos from local events and a lot more.


Hail to the Chief

Severn Fire Chief Eric Dowell looks on with his son, District Fire Chief for Station 2 Chad Dowell.

Severn Fire Chief Eric Dowell looks on with his son, District Fire Chief for Station 2 Chad Dowell.

Some members of Severn Council and township staff took up the ALS Water Bucket Challenge on Aug. 26, 2014, and dedicated it to Severn Fire Chief Eric Dowell, who was recently diagnosed with ALS.

Many of the participants also donated $100 to the charity and challenged other politicians to participate in the challenge, as well.

See the fun:  Continue reading

Zero Waste Group calls for deposits on Ontario beverage containers

The Ontario Zero Waste Coalition (OZWC) is calling on the Ontario government to mandate a province-wide deposit-refund system for used-beverage containers, as exists in most Canadian provinces.

The call for mandatory deposits arose from workshops at Ontario’s first Zero Waste Conference held at Lakehead University’s Orillia campus on Aug. 10 and 11, 2014. Participants rallied behind the idea of a single action the provincial government could take to shift Ontario onto a more sustainable footing. Continue reading

New school for Cumberland Beach

The Government of Ontario announced today that the Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) will receive funding to construct a replacement school on the site of Cumberland Beach Public School in Severn Township. The new school will accommodate all Ardtrea/Cumberland Beach students, who are currently split between two locations. Junior Kindergarten to Grade 3 are located at Cumberland Beach and Grades 4 to 8 are located at the Ardtrea Annex. Continue reading