MuskokaONline.com News - #GOTLOCAL

Work Continues To Bring Dewey College To Bracebridge

Posted: 2018-05-24 09:54:07 By: hbr

Work continues on a new private school and an industrial park in Bracebridge.
On Tuesday, the general committee received an update on the Town’s community based strategic plan and the progress being made on some of the more important projects in town.
Among them is the future of Dewey College, a private institution set to occupy the space which was formerly Nipissing University’s Muskoka Campus on Wellington Street. Town CAO John Sisson said he met with representatives from the college two weeks ago and they are still in the planning stages. Dewey has previously said they plan to open the school for students this September. 
Council heard there will also be an update on Canyon Creek Industrial Park forthcoming at the Development Services committee meeting on Wednesday. In 2006, the Town lent Fowler Construction $2 million to build a fully serviced industrial park off Ecclestone Drive across from Fenner Dunlop but it remains unfinished.
Councilor Archie Buie asked whether there are still plans to provide broadband internet options to Highway 118 East. CAO Sisson pointed out that the Strategic Plan was created in 2008 and its goals have changed somewhat. However, he said Lakeland Networks is currently waiting on approval for potential funding from the federal government that could facilitate such a project.