November 9, 2017

South Bruce Peninsula Breaks Ground on New Skateboard Park

The Council of the Town of South Bruce Peninsula is pleased to announce that there will soon be a skateboard park in Wiarton.

The skateboard park will be located in Bluewater Park on the east side of the pool.  Construction is set to be completed by the summer of 2018. 

"The Wiarton Optimist Club shares Council's goal of creating more recreational activities for our community.  Through their endless determination, the Optimists have raised 2/3 of the overall funding and we have complete confidence the balance will be raised prior to the grand opening.  Together, the Optimists and Council wish to thank our community for each and every generous donation!" says Mayor Jackson.

Please join our celebration as we break ground on November 14, 2017 at noon at the future skateboard park site in Bluewater Park.

Janice Jackson, Mayor
Town of South Bruce Peninsula
PO Box 310, 315 George Street
Wiarton ON N0H 2T0
519-534-1400
mayorjanicejackson@gmail.com  

For Immediate Release 

Possible Door-to-Door Scam Involving Water Testing and the Sale of Water Filter Systems 

The Town of South Bruce Peninsula is warning residents of a possible door-to-door scam involving water testing and the sale of water filter systems. 

The Town does not test individual water systems without making an appointment with the resident first.  In the case of testing, the only authorized agent of the Town is the Ontario Clean Water Agency (OCWA).  Testing is not a regular occurrence; if you have any doubt about the identification of a person requesting to gain entry into your residence to obtain a water sample, call the Town office at 519-534-1400. 

The Town, through its service provider, provides residents with safe, clean water that meets or exceeds provincial standards.  The water is tested routinely as required by all public water providers and results are submitted to the province as required by legislation.  The quality of the water supplied to residents is of the utmost importance to the Town and all requirements are stringently met or exceeded. 

Door-to-door visits or sales regarding water products are not in any way endorsed by the Town.  The Town's drinking water is very safe. 

If you would like to enquire about the safety of your drinking water please contact: 

Andrew Sprunt, Manager of Public Works
Town of South Bruce Peninsula
315 George St, PO Box 310
Wiarton ON N0H 2T0
Telephone: 519-534-1400 ext. 131

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South Bruce Peninsula Hires New Chief Administrative Office (CAO)

The Town South Bruce Peninsula is pleased to welcome Brad McRoberts to the position of Chief Administrative Officer.

Brad is a Professional Engineer who formerly served the Town of South Bruce Peninsula as Manager of Public Works.  Upon departing the Town, he advanced his career by gaining his Masters in Public Administration from the University of Western Ontario and attaining a CAO position.  After a ten year absence, we are thrilled to welcome Brad back to South Bruce Peninsula where he will assume our top position.

"After an extensive recruitment process, Council is thrilled to welcome Brad to our staff team at the Town, he is a proven leader and will help ensure our community is positioned for success" said Mayor Janice Jackson.  "Brad recognizes the opportunities in South Bruce Peninsula and will help us be more effective and efficient as we move forward."

"The Bruce Peninsula is home for me and I am excited to begin working as a member of the Town of South Bruce Peninsula leadership team" said McRoberts.  "The Town is positioned uniquely in the region and I am excited to strategically support the Town to take advantage of those opportunities".

Brad will begin his journey as the Town's new CAO on Monday November 20, 2017.  Please join Council in welcoming Brad McRoberts to our team!

Mayor Janice Jackson
On behalf of the Council for the Town of South Bruce Peninsula
Town of South Bruce Peninsula
315 George St, PO Box 310
Wiarton ON N0H 2T0
Telephone: 519-534-1400
Toll Free: 1-877-534-1400
www.southbrucepeninsula.com

Issued:  October 13, 2017