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Paisley Bridge Replacement Begins on May 2, 2022

The Teeswater River Bridge replacement project, located on Bruce Road 3 in Paisley, Ontario, will begin on Monday, May 2, 2022. 

Please take notice that the existing bridge location will be closed from July 1, 2022 to approximately August 31, 2023 during construction. The project will start in May with the construction of a Temporary Bridge that will connect Goldie Street and Church Street, over the Teeswater River, and serve as the connecting detour for motorists and pedestrians in Paisley. Signage will be in place. The businesses of Paisley are open and remain fully accessible.

The new Teeswater River Bridge being constructed will be an integral abutment style bridge with two 23 metre spans with a middle pier. The design will allow for more river flow clearance and will have a service life of 75 years.

This construction project will also include work by the Municipality of Arran-Elderslie, scheduled for 2023 on Queen Street, north of the bridge. This infrastructure work will include water mains, sanitary and storm sewers, sidewalk rehabilitation, and road paving.

Semi-trucks, tractor trailers, and agricultural equipment are required to avoid crossing at the Teeswater River Bridge in Paisley during the construction period due to the tight turns of the in-town detour. These large vehicles are encouraged to move east-west using Highway 40, Highway 9, and Highway 4, and north-south using Highway 19, Highway 10, and Highway 21. Businesses using large trucks for shipments and deliveries are encouraged to make alternative route plans to avoid the in-town detour.

Projected Timeline

  • Temporary Bridge Construction – May 2022 to July 2022
  • Temporary Bridge in Operation – July 2022 to August 2023
  • Old Bridge Demolition/New Bridge Construction – July 2022 to August 2023
  • New Infrastructure Construction North of New Bridge – Starting in 2023
  • Temporary Bridge Demolition – Starting in September 2023

Bruce County Warden Janice Jackson adds, “The County is collaborating with our municipal partners to provide necessary infrastructure enhancements to support shared industries and our growing economy. This bridge replacement on Bruce Road 3 will provide improved safety, services, and accessibility for the public long into the future.”

Information Session
Join in on a community meeting on Thursday, April 28, 2022 from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM at the Paisley Town Hall Building/Royal Canadian Legion (338 Goldie Street, Paisley). This meeting for residents and businesses will highlight key project details, construction timelines, and business supports.  

Need Support?

  • For Business Support, contact Business Development Coordinator Jenelle Bannon at 226-909-2664 or [email protected]  
  • For Construction Inquiries, contact Engineering Manager Jim Donohoe at 226-909-6034 or [email protected]  

Additional Information
The Teeswater River Bridge in Paisley was constructed in 1935 and provided over 85 years of service to the community. Looby Construction Ltd. is the contractor for this construction project and BM Ross is the Project Engineer. Partial funding for this project is provided by the Canada Community Building Fund (CCBF).

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we complete this important infrastructure work in Bruce County. Stay tuned for ongoing updates throughout this construction project on the Bruce County website newsfeed and social media channels.

Discover more at www.brucecounty.on.ca/paisleybridge

Bruce County is an upper-tier municipality in Southwestern Ontario, Canada, made up of 8 lower-tier municipalities and 68,423 residents. The explorers who visit, live, and work here are the dreamers who take roads less travelled and see tried and true as an invitation to try something new. Be an Explorer and call Bruce County home.

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Notice of Public Meeting to Consider Planning Application

A Public Meeting will be held during the Brockton Council Meeting on Tuesday, June 8, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. The Public Meeting will be held in electronic format only through Zoom Video Conferencing, and will be broadcast to the Municipality of Brockton’s YouTube Channel. A Draft Plan of Subdivision application has been submitted to create a residential subdivision consisting of detached, semi-detached and townhouse dwelling units. A Zoning By-law Amendment application has also been submitted to facilitate the proposed development. The property is located at PLAN 162 PT PARK LOT 48 RP;3R6543 PARTS 1 AND 2 (Walkerton); and CON 1 NDR PT LOT 32 (Brant), Municipality of Brockton. The File Numbers for this application are S-2021-003 and Z-2021-006.

To participate in the Public Meeting, please login through the computer or telephone: 

Click the link below to join the webinar: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88921697284?pwd=K0djbE8zYVBtTmJNNVRCUHQxeEhzdz09 
Passcode: 120319

Or Telephone:
Dial (for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location): Canada: +1 587 328 1099 or +1 647 374 4685 or +1 647 558 0588 or +1 778 907 2071 or +1 204 272 7920 or +1 438 809 7799
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International numbers available: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kPaMAV5R

For more Information:

For more information about this meeting, and application, view the Public Notices on the Bruce County Planning website. Please contact the Municipality of Brockton’s Clerk, Fiona Hamilton by email or 519 881 2223 Ext. 124 if you have any questions regarding how to participate in the meeting.

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Municipality of Brockton Opens Lobies Park Outdoor Skating Oval in Walkerton

Brockton, Ontario (January 29, 2021) –The Municipality of Brockton is proud to announce the grand opening of the Lobies Park Skating Oval in Walkerton! The new outdoor skating oval is located at Lobies Park Campground (20 Hannah Street, Walkerton) and is approximately 280m in length.

In late December 2020 Bruce Power announced their generous donation for two community initiatives in the Municipality of Brockton, including the Lobies Park Skating Oval to promote mental and physical wellness as part of their Be a Light: Beating COVID-19 Together campaign.

The Municipality is adhering to public health guidelines, and has established specific rules and regulations in accordance with the COVID-19 pandemic, including screening requirements, face coverings, and physical distancing.

Skaters must register to book their 40 minute timeslot for a maximum of 15 patrons with the Municipality’s Parks and Recreation Department by phone at 519-881-0625 or toll free at 1-877-885-8084 Ext. 200, or by emailing [email protected]. Booking times will be awarded on a first-come-first-serve basis. Cancellations can be made by calling or emailing the Recreation Department. Bookings may be cancelled or pushed back due to unsafe conditions or inclement weather. Staff will be on-site to monitor the oval, and ensure appropriate physical distancing measures are in place, and will further disinfect the facility after each booking.

The Skating Oval will operate from 12:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. The hours of operation may be adjusted depending on the ice or weather conditions. The maximum occupancy for the oval is currently capped at 15 skaters per time slot.

Representatives from Bruce Power joined Municipal staff and Council representatives for the grand opening announcement on Friday, January 29, 2021 at Lobies Park in Walkerton. The oval officially opened on Friday January 29, 2021 for skaters who had pre-booked their timeslots.

Mayor Chris Peabody shared his enthusiasm, “Brockton is pleased to welcome skaters to the new Lobies Park Skating Oval. The skating oval is permitted in accordance with Provincial Guidelines to support physical activity and exercise as a key component to mental health and wellbeing. I encourage residents to book a time slot and enjoy the outdoors by following established health and safety protocols. Stay safe and have fun!”

For more information please contact:

Brockton Parks and Recreation Department
Municipality of Brockton
519-881-0625 or [email protected]
Brockton.ca/SkatingOval

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Brockton Council Meeting – Tuesday, January 26, 2021

The agenda for the Municipality of Brockton Council Meeting on Tuesday, January 26, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. is now available on our website at www.Brockton.ca/CouncilAgenda. This meeting will be conducted electronically through Zoom Video Conferencing, and livestreamed to the Municipality’s YouTube Channel

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Job Opportunity: Part-Time Landfill Attendant

The Municipality of Brockton invites qualified applicants for the position of Part-Time Landfill Attendant. Reporting to the Roads Supervisor, this position is responsible for effective management of the Landfill operations during normal operating days and to provide a variety of maintenance, grounds keeping and routine inspection services for the safety and convenience of the public.

The ideal candidate will be self-motivated, flexible, with outstanding customer service capabilities. Excellent written/oral communication and computer skills including but not limited to; word processing and database management would be considered an asset.

Visit our Current Employment Opportunities webpage for a detailed job description and additional candidate requirements.

Interested individuals should submit their resume and cover letter in confidence to the undersigned by 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, January 20, 2021 via e-mail or regular mail. It should be noted that only those individuals selected for an interview will be contacted.

Subject: Landfill Attendant Application
Julie Farrell
, Human Resources Generalist
100 Scott St., Box 68
Walkerton, Ontario N0G 2V0
519-881-2223 Ext. 135 or email the Human Resources Generalist

The Municipality of Brockton is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 and the Ontario Human Rights Code, the Municipality of Brockton will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities. If selected to participate in the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process, please inform the Municipality of the nature of any accommodation(s) that you may require in respect of any materials or processes used to ensure your equal participation. All personal information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

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Job Opportunity: Summer Recreation Positions

The Municipality of Brockton is recruiting qualified candidates for Summer 2021 positions in the following areas:

  • Summer Aquatic Supervisor
  • Summer Head Instructor/Lifeguard
  • Summer Instructor/Lifeguard
  • Summer Camp Supervisor
  • Summer Camp Leader
  • Summer Parks Staff 

Visit our Current Employment Opportunities webpage for detailed job descriptions and additional candidate requirements.

Interested individuals should submit their resume and cover letter in confidence to the undersigned by 4:30 pm. on Wednesday, February 3, 2021 via e-mail or regular mail. It should be noted that only those individuals selected for an interview will be contacted.

Julie Farrell, Human Resources Generalist
100 Scott St., Box 68, Walkerton, Ontario N0G 2V0
519-881-2223 Ext. 135 or email the Human Resources Generalist

The Municipality of Brockton is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 and the Ontario Human Rights Code, the Municipality of Brockton will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities. If selected to participate in the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process, please inform the Municipality of the nature of any accommodation(s) that you may require in respect of any materials or processes used to ensure your equal participation. All personal information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

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Job Opportunity: Child Care Cook

January 18, 2021
Job Opportunity: Child Care Cook

The Municipality of Brockton invites qualified applicants for the permanent, part-time position of Child Care Cook. The Child Care Cook position provides a full range of duties pertaining to the planning, preparation and serving of meals for the attendees at the Brockton Child Care Centre.

Candidates must be self-motivated, flexible, energetic and have the ability to build trust and positive relationships with children and their families. Visit our Current Employment Opportunities webpage for a detailed job description and additional candidate requirements.

If you are looking for an excellent opportunity to support the healthy development of children, please submit your resume and cover letter in confidence to the undersigned by 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, January 20, 2021 (extended deadline) via e-mail or regular mail. It should be noted that only those individuals selected for an interview will be contacted.

Julie Farrell, Human Resources Generalist
100 Scott St., Box 68
Walkerton, Ontario N0G 2V0
519-881-2223 Ext. 135 or email the Human Resources Generalist

The Municipality of Brockton is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 and the Ontario Human Rights Code, the Municipality of Brockton will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities. If selected to participate in the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process, please inform the Municipality of the nature of any accommodation(s) that you may require in respect of any materials or processes used to ensure your equal participation. All personal information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

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Municipality of Brockton – Office Closure Reminder

Council and Staff of the Municipality of Brockton wish you a safe and happy holiday! A reminder that the Municipal Office, Recreation Office, and Brockton Child Care Centre are closed for the holidays. Visit our COVID-19 Updates webpage for details about office closures due to the Province-wide lockdown. 

As a result of the lockdown, the Municipal Office is closed to the public from December 24, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. until January 25, 2021. Residents can contact the Municipality by email, telephone (519-881-2223), or by mail for services and assistance. The measure maintains the health and safety of staff and residents. Keep updated on the Municipality’s response to the pandemic on our COVID-19 Updates webpage.

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Municipality of Brockton’s Updated Response to COVID-19

Brockton, ON, December 21, 2020 – The Municipality of Brockton’s State of Emergency originally issued on March 23, 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic remains in effect. This afternoon, the Province of Ontario announced that Ontario will enter into a Provincial-wide lockdown effective 12:01 a.m. on December 26, 2020 for a period of 28 days. The Municipality of Brockton continues to prioritize the health and well-being of residents and businesses by following advice from the Grey Bruce Health Unit and Provincial Government. In response to the Provincial lockdown announcement, the following measures have been taken:

Office and Facility Closures

The Brockton Municipal Office will be closed to the public from December 24, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. until January 25, 2021. The Drop-Off Box will be available for residents to drop off documentation and payments, which is checked regularly by staff. Lottery and Marriage Licensing services are available by appointment only. Please contact the Municipal Office at 519-881-2223 to book your licensing appointment. Commissioner of Oath services are suspended until further notice.

Building: Residents wishing to obtain building permits can drop off documentation at the Municipal Office Drop-Off Box or, preferably, via email, and can direct all inquiries via email or telephone to Building Department staff.

Cemetery: Residents are encouraged to call the Municipal Office at 519-881-2223 for all cemetery inquiries.

Taxes and Utility Bill Payments: The tax due date and utility bill due date of March 31, 2021 is still in effect. Residents can drop off payment by cheque or cash to the Municipal Office Drop-Off Box, or sign up for online payments through their banking institution. Visit Brockton.ca/Paymentsfor further instructions on e-Billing services.

Recreation: The Recreation Office at the Walkerton Community Centre is closed to the public until further notice, with the exception of drop-offs for well water samples. Well-water samples can be dropped off at the Walkerton Community Centre between the hours of 8:30-4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday.  Recreation Department inquires can still be made by telephone 519-881-0625 or email [email protected].ca

All facility rentals, recreational and leisure programs, including private bookings have been postponed until further notice. The Elmwood Community Centre, Cargill and District Community Centre and Bradley School House Community Centre are closed to the public until further notice.

The outdoor skating trail at Lobies Park will be opened to the public (hours and dates to be determined), weather permitting, with users limited to ten (10) individuals with appropriate physical distancing in place. 

All other Parks, Trails, Open Spaces and Amenities remain open expect those seasonally closed, where individuals must maintain a physical distance of least two metres apart from others and social gatherings are not to too exceed 10 persons.

The Brockton Child Care Centre remains open but will not be running a school-age program until January 11, 2021 to comply with the provincial directive. Exemptions will be made for children of eligible workers as identified by the Province of Ontario.

Walkerton Business Improvement Area: The Walkerton Business Improvement Area is closed to the public until further notice, but available to member businesses by appointment only.

Landfill Sites

The Greenock Landfill will be closed immediately to all residents to accommodate staff health and safety. Greenock Landfill staff have been transferred to the Brant Landfill to maintain landfill service in rural areas. The Brant Landfill and Walkerton/Hanover Landfills remain open. The Brant Landfill is open Wednesdays – 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. and Saturdays – 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. The Walkerton/Hanover Landfill is open Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Holiday Hours: The Brant Landfill is closed December 26, 2020 for Boxing Day. The Walkerton/Hanover Landfill will be open on Thursday, December 24, Tuesday, December 29, Thursday, December 31 and Saturday, January 2, 2021 from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and will be closed on Friday, December 25, Saturday, December 26, Wednesday, December 30, and Friday, January 1, 2021.

Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic residents are reminded to wear a face covering and maintain physical distancing when attending the Landfills. A limit of 10 vehicles at a time remains in effect for the Brant Landfill. We encourage residents to use curbside pickup whenever possible.

Bag Tags

Residents are encouraged to continue using weekly curbside garbage collection. Residents are encouraged to purchase more than one tag when out getting necessities such as groceries and gas. Bag tags can be purchase for $2.00 each at the following locations:

  • Cargill Country Variety – 205 Main Street, Cargill
  • Circle K – 189 10th Street, Hanover
  • Circle K – 13553 Bruce Road 10, Hanover
  • Paisley Freshmart – 436 Queen Street North, Paisley
  • Towne Convenience – 420 Durham Street East, Walkerton
  • Walkerton Foodland – 125 Durham Street East, Walkerton
  • Walkerton Valu Mart – 1200 Yonge Street South, Walkerton

Garbage and Recycling

Household garbage and recycling pickup will continue as scheduled unless otherwise advised. The Walkerton Recycling Depot (MTO Yard) will be closed to the public; however, cardboard recycling and styrofoam drop-off are still available.

Council and Budget Meetings

Council of the Municipality of Brockton will continue to meet remotely via Zoom video-conferencing as scheduled on January 12th and 26th, 2021. The 2021 Municipal Budget meetings will continue as scheduled on January 19th and 20th, 2021 but will also be held remotely via Zoom video-conferencing and streamed to the Municipality of Brockton’s YouTube Channel.

Further Information

The Municipality of Brockton will continue to obtain information and updates from the County of Bruce, The Grey Bruce Health Unit, the Province of Ontario and other health agencies and will provide new information to residents when available. The Municipality of Brockton will continue to take all steps necessary to maintain essential services for our residents and local businesses. Please visit Brockton.ca/COVID19 for updated information for residents and Brockton.ca/BusinessRecovery for updated information about businesses, or call the Municipal Office at 519-881-2223.

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Share Your Feedback on Brockton’s 2021 Municipal Budget

The Municipality of Brockton would like to consult and engage with residents about the 2021 Municipal Budget. There are many factors that affect the Municipality’s operating budget, and staff continually balance necessary costs and priorities while maintaining the service levels that our community expects. Staff are always looking for efficiencies that can result in cost savings. Activities are also tied to priorities set out by Council. We encourage Brockton residents to visit our Budget Consultaton 2021 project on our Community Engagement Website, Build Your Brockton to share your feedback on the 2021 Budget. Fill out our Budget Survey, ask questions to our Chief Financial Officer, and share your ideas! Your feedback will be considered as part of the 2021 Budget. 

The Council of the Municipality of Brockton will be holding 2021 Budget Meetings on Tuesday, January 19, 2021 at 9:00 a.m., Wednesday, January 20, 2021 at 9:00 a.m. and Tuesday, February 9, 2021 at 1:00 p.m.

For more information about the Municipality’s budget, or financial statements, visit the Municipality’s website.