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Published: 12 Aug 2019Title: CONTROLLED FIRES PLANNED DENNEOORD AND GARDEN ROUTE DAM NEXT TWO WEEKS Status: George Municipality Fire Department will be conducting controlled burns above Denneoord and around the Garden Route Dam as part of fuel reduction and veld fire management activities in August. Burns are weather and wind direction dependent, and therefor no specific dates are available.
Published: 07 Aug 2019Title: WATER UPDATE: 7 AUGUST 2019Status: Garden Route Dam Level: 72.31% Please note the dam level is currently being managed to facilitate construction to raise the spillway of the Garden Route Dam. Once completed, the heightened dam wall will increase its storage capacity by 25%. Construction is expected to be completed next year.
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28 January 2019

Guide dog enjoys his day at the beach

George Law Enforcement recently received a letter of appreciation from the owner of a guide dog. Wilhelm Van Deventer who visited Victoria Bay with Webster this weekend, had only positive feedback for the George law enforcement officials that assisted him on the day. “Throughout this whole past week we only experienced positive co-operation and reactions from shops, restaurants, banks and the general public. Could you please be so kind as to share this with the relevant people in Law Enforcement so that they can perhaps share it with their personnel as a sign of gratitude and encouragement, “ said Mr Van Deventer.

There are four categories of guide dogs:
1. Guide dogs that are the eyes of the blind;
2. Service dogs that are trained to assist people with particular physical disabilities;
3. Social dogs that engage with , for example autistic children;
4. Support dogs for people who are deaf or living with epilepsy.
All guide and service dogs wear a jacket indicating their function and are professionally bred, trained and registered by the Guide Dog Association (GDA) and have a legal right of access to all public places and spaces. George Municipality, including all tourism offices, beaches and the universally accessible GO GEORGE bus service welcome guide dogs.

“George continually works towards ensuring that facilities are disabled-friendly and universally accessible. The Outeniqua Wheelchair Challenge for 2019 is a shining example of this and will be held this year on the 12th May. The event has been expanded to include a week of disabled-friendly sporting codes including wheelchair rugby, goalball, wheelchair basketball, wheelchair tennis, blind cricket, bocce and golf leading up to the grand finale, “ said Municipal Manager Trevor Botha.

Photo caption: Webster the guide dog enjoying the beach at Victoria Bay with his owner Wilhelm Van Deventer.

Last published 28 January 2019