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Good Neighbour

Mister Rogers. Tim “The Tool Man” Taylor and Wilson. Fred Flintstone and Barney Rubble. Being and having a good neighbour makes our neighbourhoods more like a home rather than just a place to live.

The more support we have from each other in our northern community, the warmer it will be. You don’t need to be the girl (or boy) next door to be a good neighbour. In fact, being neighbourly is quite easy.

We are a big community with a small town feel. Getting to know your neighbour and occasionally lending a helping hand allows you to develop friendships with those who live near you.

Have you ever waved to a passersby as you mow the lawn? Do you see children playing together along your street? Have you ever returned your neighbour’s curbside collection bins from the street because they work long hours? Or have you ever asked someone to keep an eye on your property while you’re away for holidays?

The benefits of being neighbourly are plentiful and we believe that good neighbours make great neighbourhoods

Being a good neighbour is also about educating yourself about your responsibilities within your community, so you can abide appropriately and help others do so as well.

This booklet provides an overview of municipal bylaws, permitting information, and general services in the region. It has been created to inform people just like you – residents, business owners and service providers – of your rights and responsibilities as members of the community. And as neighbours. By working together, we can continue to create and enhance the vibrant, sustainable region we are proud to call home.

While the Good Neighbours guide is a useful tool for residents, the Good Neighbours initiative stands for so much more.

Like we said, Good Neighbours Make Great Neighbourhoods and we want to showcase our regions great neighbourhoods, neighbourly people and continue to create and enhance our vibrant region.

Won’t you be my neighbour?