It is a beautiful day out there today.

Good morning!

It is a beautiful day out there today. It has been very cold but I try to love winter, it is beautiful! If you have to venture out today remember to stay alert, slow down, and stay in control of your vehicle. Make sure you are properly prepared with a fully charged cell phone, a snow brush, and a road safety kit.

Emergencies on the road can happen with little warning, so keeping a well-stocked roadside emergency kit in your car, just in case.

Roadside Emergency Kit Contents


Booster cables
Ice scraper
Folding shovel
Sand / kitty litter
Fire extinguisher
Multi-tool (pliers, knife etc.)
Candles for light & heat
Waterproof matches
Tin can (to hold the candle)
Small first aid kit
Self-powered flashlight
Work gloves
Paper towel / rags
Warm clothing
A jug of water
Protein bars
Caution triangle for visibility
A warm blanket
A local map
Hand & foot warmers

Snow Clearing Update

Town of Newmarket staff was out very early this morning applying material to prepare for this snowfall. Once accumulation reached 6cm plowing began. Roads, sidewalks, parking lots and trails are being cleared with all available staff and equipment. The weather is scheduled to warm up and then drop again so crews will be monitoring these changes closely.


Councillor Grace Simon is hosting a Wintefest at Ken Sturgeon Park 1035 Lockwood Cir, Newmarket, ON L3X 1N9 Sunday January 27th 2019 at 2pm. Skating, Beavertails, Hot Chocolate meeting neighbours and building community.

Councillor Jane Twinney is hosting a Wintetfest at Hollingsworth Arena35 Patterson St, Newmarket, ON L3Y 6B8 on Saturday January 26th 2019 at 1pm. Free Family Skating, snowman making, face painting, and hot Chocolate.

Town of Newmarket Skating and shinny programs in Newmarket. Magna Centre features four ice surfaces including an Olympic size rink, the Ray Twinney Recreation Complex features two ice surfaces, and Newmarket Riverwalk Commons featuring the Tim Hortons Skating and Water Feature operates an outdoor skating rink during the winter.

By working together, sharing information, ideas and being engaged in our community we can achieve great things for Newmarket.

Kelly BroomeComment