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Blue Mountain is now open for the season and returning skiers and boarders will see a new run this year! The Burner trail includes 14.4 skiable acres located between Calamity Lane and Willy’s featuring a treelined chute with vistas of Southern Georgian Bay and a three-way forked trail opening up to a wide lower trail leading back to the lift.
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Snow at Sunset Point
… and More Snow!
South Georgian Bay was digging out again Wednesday morning after another blast of winter hit the region again on Tuesday.

Great Lakes Waterfront Trail
The extension of the Great Lakes Waterfront Trail will run through Collingwood.
The Waterfront Regeneration Trust was established in 1988. It is the non-profit organization leading the movement to create a Waterfront Trail for the Canadian Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River.
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Simcoe Street Theatre and Town of Collingwood create partnership
Collingwood Council has given the green light to the creation of a pilot project to begin in January to establish a two-year partnership between the Town and the Simcoe Street Theatre.
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Collingwood receives Province of Ontario funding for biking infrastructure improvements and expansion
Ontario is making it easier for commuters and families to get around by bike, with new funding to build a better and safer commuter cycling network across the province. Collingwood will benefit from the December 4th funding announcement.
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Full Speed Ahead for construction of new housing units at The Shipyards
The Shipyards recent launch of town homes has made a big splash with buyers as construction once again hits high gear at Collingwood’s waterfront.
CLICK HERE TO READ MORE and to watch a video that looks back at the official dedication of the waterfront promenade park.



Collingwood Elvis Festival given two years to improve financial performance
Thousands of people have come to our town to enjoy the music and festivities of the Collingwood Elvis Festival for many years. The main street stage entertainers put on quite a show. The on stage performances by the professional tribute artists are world class. Now, Collingwood Council has given the Collingwood Elvis Festival two years to improve its financial performance.
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Did the BCRY have a long term future for the town or was it wise for Collingwood to sell the rail line to the County of Simcoe? Deputy Mayor Brian Saunderson, former Mayor Chris Carrier and former Economic Development Officer Catherine Durrant join the conversation.
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The discussion continues regarding the sale of the Town of Collingwood's 50 percent share of Collus-PowerStream to Epcor
Is a third party inquiry necessary for the sale of Collus?
The discussion continues regarding the Town of Collingwood’s sale of its fifty percent portion of Collus-PowerStream to Epcor.
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Here are the latest Video Reports from CollingwoodLiving.com


Leah Denbok – NOWHERE TO CALL HOME – Photographs & Stories of the Homeless
A book signing and Gallery Exhibition was held at the Collingwood Public Library on Wednesday December 6th.
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We salute Richard and Anke Lex for their outstanding and ongoing contributions to arts, culture, entertainment and to our great town of Collingwood

Richard and Anke Lex have transformed a troubled section of our downtown into a thriving arts and entertainment district.
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The Collingwood Heritage Committee has launched a new self guided walking tour. The “look up tour” takes participants along the streets of Collingwood to view some of the architectural features that often go unseen when passing by.
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Downtown Street Pianos lined the streets of downtown Collingwood for the third consecutive season, welcoming musicians of all levels to play a tune or two for all to enjoy.
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There was a time when AM radio ruled the airwaves. Collingwood was one of a few local communities with a radio station that delivered news, events, local hockey play-by-play and the hit music of the day.
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COMMENT

107.5 KOOL-FM and 95.7 ROCK 95 continue to lead the way in the Fall 2017 regional radio ratings while locally, 97.7 The Beach picks up its game in news and talk programming.





Denny Crane from the former television series Boston Legal summed it up best when he said: “What is down is up and what is up is down.” Of course, he wasn’t talking about corporate radio programming but applying his theory to what is going on just about everywhere on your radio dial works just fine.

What has happened to the programming?

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Let the campaigns begin … after Political Boot Camp!

Soon, political candidates will be released from the starting gate to begin a race to next October’s finish line and a seat at Collingwood’s council table. Former local broadcaster, now Sarnia resident, Ken Swirsky, recently approached city council to suggest the creation of a Political Boot Camp to better train and develop potential candidates hoping to win a seat at the table.

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We have been digging through the archives of collingwoodliving.com to find interesting stories about people and events from years past. We hope you enjoy reading them, listening to the audio clips and watching the video reports. It is always interesting to know how we arrived at where we are today following the events of yesterday!
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John Richards, Jim Trott and Bob Spooner were members of the Branch 63 Royal Canadian Legion Softball Team in 1947. CLICK HERE to meet the rest of the team.



Looking for a winter warmup? Visit the Lethal Buzz Cafe in Downtown Collingwood