June 25, 2013 

Better Together Collingwood encourages residents to voice their opinions through a confidential community survey.

Collingwood - Better Together Collingwood has launched a community survey to determine the issues that residents feel need to be addressed in order to achieve economic and social sustainability. The survey can be accessed by visiting the Better Together Collingwood website, Facebook page or through the survey link. The survey will close on July 29, 2013.

COLLINGWOOD — A citizens’ group says it feels misled by the town’s deputy-mayor and the municipality’s former acting CAO, who both told the community Centennial Pool would be ready for swimming by mid-winter.

In a statement released earlier this month, Better Together Collingwood also claims the pool is now more than one-third over the original budget of $3.6 million, when the addition of the therapeutic pool at $550,000 and upgrades to the 45-year-old pool tank at nearly $600,000 are added into the final cost.

Group spokesperson Brian Saunderson also says the fact the opening of the pool has been delayed a month or more demonstrates a lack of planning on the part of municipal officials.