Con­struc­tion project be­gins

The Enterprise-Bulletin (Collingwood) - - OPINION -

WASAGA BEACH — The ma­jor River Road West re­con­struc­tion project has be­gun be­tween Brillinger Drive and Vet­er­ans Way. The work in­cludes widen­ing the road, the in­stal­la­tion of side­walks on the north and south side, the ad­di­tion of a ded­i­cated turn- lane, as well as bike lanes. Other im­prove­ments in­clude the in­stal­la­tion of storm wa­ter drainage fa­cil­i­ties, stormwa­ter qual­ity con­trol struc­tures, curbs and gut­ters. The $ 5.4- mil­lion in­vest­ment is pos­si­ble thanks to $ 1.36- mil­lion from the fed­eral gov­ern­ment’s Clean Wa­ter and Waste­water Fund, as well as $ 683,507 from the prov­ince, and the bal­ance from the town. The mu­nic­i­pal por­tion will come from a va­ri­ety of sources, in­clud­ing tax­a­tion, re­serves, and de­vel­op­ment charges. Prim­rose Con­tract­ing is the company re­tained to han­dle the project. The con­trac­tor will start work at the in­ter­sec­tion of Vet­er­ans Way and River Road West, and once com­pleted will move op­er­a­tions to Brillinger Drive and River Road West, mov­ing east­ward along River Road West to­wards Riverdale Drive. Lane clo­sures or re­stric­tions are ex­pected to hap­pen daily, re­sult­ing in traf­fic de­lays and con­ges­tion. Two lanes of traf­fic are ex­pected to be main­tained nightly and on week­ends, if pos­si­ble. Work will con­tinue un­til win­ter weather causes the con­trac­tor to sus­pend ac­tiv­ity un­til the spring of 2018. A weekly con­struc­tion news­let­ter will be posted on the town web­site that will ad­vise of all cur­rent and up­com­ing con­struc­tion ac­tiv­i­ties. The news­let­ter will high­light an­tic­i­pated lane clo­sures and re­stric­tions to al­low res­i­dents and busi­nesses to plan ac­cord­ingly. The over­all project is ex­pected to con­clude in the fall of 2018.

Golf tour­ney raises $ 14K

WASAGA BEACH — The 10th an­nual Mayor’s Golf Tour­na­ment raised more than $ 14,000 for com­mu­nity or­ga­ni­za­tions. A to­tal of 172 golfers took part in the event, held at Marl­wood Golf and Coun­try Club on Fri­day, Aug. 25. “I want to thank ev­ery­one who sup­ported this wor­thy event. Thanks to the gen­eros­ity that was shown we are able to help three de­serv­ing groups,” Mayor Brian Smith said. Pro­ceeds from this year’s tour­na­ment will be split be­tween the Min­is­te­rial Food Bank, the Wasaga Beach Prime Time Club, and the Wasaga Beach Youth Cen­tre. On be­half of tour­na­ment or­ga­niz­ers, Mayor Smith ex­tends a sin­cere thank you to ev­ery­one who made the day a suc­cess. This in­cludes par­tic­i­pants, prize con­trib­u­tors, spon­sors, parks and fa­cil­i­ties staff, Alex and Sandy Smar­denka and staff at Marl­wood, as well as Coun. Ron Ego, who served as fundrais­ing auc­tion­eer. The mayor also ex­tends thanks to the On­tario Clean Wa­ter Agency for spon­sor­ing the tour­na­ment lunch. And spe­cial recog­ni­tion goes to event co- spon­sors 97.7 The Beach and the Wasaga Beach Brew­ing Company. The win­ners of the day were: Bray, Cayra Deluna, Tai Deluna and Jasey Bon­nette Smar­denka, Chris Smar­denka, Al­bert Mel­chior and Ja­son Ed­wards Sib­bick, Michelle Pauze, Ryna McCue and Julie Scru­ton Ta­mara Smith, Pina Stil­li­tano and Ka­reem Thomas Pin - Made­lyn Fisher and Joe Be­langer - Michelle Nik­itin and Chad Ferguson Flynn

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