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WIN! Tay Township votes to be a blue community


Photo: Victoria Harbour in the Township of Tay.
Photo: Victoria Harbour in the Township of Tay.

Tay is a township located in the southern Georgian Bay region of Ontario.

On April 9, its 7-member municipal council voted for the township to become a blue community.

The recommendation that went to council stated, “That the report dated March 19th, 2014 pertaining to the Township of Tay becoming a Blue Community be accepted; And that Council endorses the Blue Communities Project with the understanding that bottled water can still be sold at municipal facilities and during municipal events during a transition period; And further that the Township will consider options on how to increase access to water refill stations.”

The township, with a population of just under 10,000 people, comprises the villages and rural hamlets of Ebenezer, Elliots Corners, Melduf, Mertzs Corners, Ogden’s Beach, Old Fort, Paradise Point, Port McNicoll, Riverside, Sturgeon Bay, Triple Bay Park, Vasey, Victoria Harbour, Waubaushene and Waverley.

There are now are seven municipalities recognized as blue communities in Ontario (Tay, Thorold, St. Catharines, Welland, Niagara Falls, Ajax and Tiny Township), five in British Columbia (Comox, Cumberland, Nanaimo, North Vancouver, Victoria and Burnaby) and one in Quebec (Amqui). The Union of British Columbia Municipalities has also passed a blue communities resolution. Internationally, Bern, Switzerland, the University of Bern, and the Evangelical-Reformed Congregation Bern-Johannes Church have all been recognized as blue communities.

To learn more about the blue communities project, please click here.

Photo: Victoria Harbour in the Township of Tay.