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Orillia Packet & Times
Campaign keeps conversation goingIt may be a great colour, but students at schools across Simcoe County weren't
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted yesterday
It may be a great colour, but students at schools across Simcoe County weren't wearing orange Friday because of its bright, happy vibe. At a number of schools, including Orillia's Lions Oval Public School, their choice of shirt colour represented a... Read more
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Barrie Examiner
Georigan opens J.C. Massie Fieldseven children and the seven grandchildren attended the opening. The Massies w
Barrie Examiner / Posted yesterday
seven children and the seven grandchildren attended the opening. The Massies were joined by Barrie Mayor Jeff Lehman, Simcoe County Warden Gerry Marshall, Simcoe North MPP and Progressive Conservative leader Patrick Brown,... Read more
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Collingwood Enterprise-Bulletin
HISTORY: Three dreamers saw potential(NWTNRC) was Collingwood’s introduction to the big time of commercial transport
Collingwood Enterprise-Bulletin / Posted yesterday
(NWTNRC) was Collingwood’s introduction to the big time of commercial transportation. The town at the northwest corner of Simcoe County wasn’t the county’s first big port town or the first one where big ocean-going ships (yes, ocean-going) were... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
HISTORY: Three dreamers saw potential(NWTNRC) was Collingwood’s introduction to the big time of commercial transport
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted yesterday
(NWTNRC) was Collingwood’s introduction to the big time of commercial transportation. The town at the northwest corner of Simcoe County wasn’t the county’s first big port town or the first one where big ocean-going ships (yes, ocean-going) were... Read more
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Barrie Examiner
HISTORY: Three dreamers saw potential(NWTNRC) was Collingwood’s introduction to the big time of commercial transport
Barrie Examiner / Posted yesterday
(NWTNRC) was Collingwood’s introduction to the big time of commercial transportation. The town at the northwest corner of Simcoe County wasn’t the county’s first big port town or the first one where big ocean-going ships (yes, ocean-going) were... Read more
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Collingwood Enterprise-Bulletin
Tree-seed collection: LETTERStree planting agenda that repaired the devastation and resulted in the Ontario
Collingwood Enterprise-Bulletin / Posted yesterday
tree planting agenda that repaired the devastation and resulted in the Ontario Tree Seed Plant, the Midhurst Tree Nursery, Simcoe County Forests and the planting of two billion trees in Ontario. That’s quite a legacy. But the challenges that faced... Read more
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Collingwood Enterprise-Bulletin
Turbine project put to restcouncillor, said he is appreciative of the unwavering support from residents, W
Collingwood Enterprise-Bulletin / Posted yesterday
councillor, said he is appreciative of the unwavering support from residents, Wilson, Clearview Township, Collingwood and Simcoe County. Clearview Township has also spent a significant sum of money to fight the turbine project. "This marks the... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
Tree-seed collection: LETTERStree planting agenda that repaired the devastation and resulted in the Ontario
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted yesterday
tree planting agenda that repaired the devastation and resulted in the Ontario Tree Seed Plant, the Midhurst Tree Nursery, Simcoe County Forests and the planting of two billion trees in Ontario. That’s quite a legacy. But the challenges that faced... Read more
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Barrie Examiner
Tree-seed collection: LETTERStree planting agenda that repaired the devastation and resulted in the Ontario
Barrie Examiner / Posted yesterday
tree planting agenda that repaired the devastation and resulted in the Ontario Tree Seed Plant, the Midhurst Tree Nursery, Simcoe County Forests and the planting of two billion trees in Ontario. That’s quite a legacy. But the challenges that faced... Read more
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Barrie Examiner
Turbine project put to restcouncillor, said he is appreciative of the unwavering support from residents, W
Barrie Examiner / Posted yesterday
councillor, said he is appreciative of the unwavering support from residents, Wilson, Clearview Township, Collingwood and Simcoe County. Clearview Township has also spent a significant sum of money to fight the turbine project. "This marks the... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
Math scores way downand interests. "We use the EQAO as a measure," she said. "I believe in develop
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 2 days ago
and interests. "We use the EQAO as a measure," she said. "I believe in developing relationships first." But at least one Simcoe County District School Board official isn't pleased with the results of math results from this year's EQAO... Read more
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Barrie Examiner
Friday's Orange Shirt Day prepWebstad’s Orange Shirt Day is held each year on Sept. 30, Stuart Finlayson, sup
Barrie Examiner / Posted 2 days ago
Webstad’s Orange Shirt Day is held each year on Sept. 30, Stuart Finlayson, superintendent of education at the Simcoe County District School Board, said the board realized too many schools host their Terry Fox Runs on Sept. 29 and... Read more
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Barrie Examiner
Fisher Auditorium on front burnerCollegiate. Last April, Waterloo-based HIP said it would develop property cont
Barrie Examiner / Posted 2 days ago
Collegiate. Last April, Waterloo-based HIP said it would develop property containing not only BCC, but the former Prince of Wales school site after buying it for $5.8 million from the Simcoe County District School Board. bbruton@pos... Read more
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Barrie Examiner
Fatal crashafternoon. Huronia West OPP said the motorcycle driver was believed to be in h
Barrie Examiner / Posted 2 days ago
afternoon. Huronia West OPP said the motorcycle driver was believed to be in his 30s. Police, Clearview firefighters and Simcoe County paramedics were called to the 2:25 p.m. crash. OPP don't know the cause of the collision, which is still being... Read more
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Barrie Examiner
Catholic enrolment on the riseHousing prices aren’t the only thing rising in Simcoe County. The Simcoe Musko
Barrie Examiner / Posted 2 days ago
Housing prices aren’t the only thing rising in Simcoe County. The Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board enrolment has increased by 499 students at the elementary level and 68 students at the secondary level for the current school... Read more
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Collingwood Enterprise-Bulletin
Enrolment on the riseHousing prices aren’t the only thing rising in Simcoe County. The Simcoe Musko
Collingwood Enterprise-Bulletin / Posted 3 days ago
Housing prices aren’t the only thing rising in Simcoe County. The Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board enrolment has increased by 499 students at the elementary level and 68 students at the secondary level for the current school... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
Enrolment on the riseHousing prices aren’t the only thing rising in Simcoe County. The Simcoe Musko
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 3 days ago
Housing prices aren’t the only thing rising in Simcoe County. The Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board enrolment has increased by 499 students at the elementary level and 68 students at the secondary level for the current school... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
Overdoses jump 120%to say right now,” he added. “It’s ultimately up to the coroner’s office to rel
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 3 days ago
to say right now,” he added. “It’s ultimately up to the coroner’s office to release those statistics for Orillia and Simcoe County.” Police are trying to determine why the the number of overdoses jumped 120% in six weeks. The strength of the... Read more
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Barrie Examiner
Math scores way downQuality and Accountability Office (EQAO) testing, Chris Samis, superintendent o
Barrie Examiner / Posted 3 days ago
Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO) testing, Chris Samis, superintendent of program and special education at the Simcoe County District School Board, is pulling no punches after reviewing this year’s results. “I don’t believe we can... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
Museum gets craftySonia Kamel uses a Russian tape-lace technique on a piece she is creating as it
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 3 days ago
Sonia Kamel uses a Russian tape-lace technique on a piece she is creating as it is being viewed through a magnifying glass and lamp at the Simcoe County Museum during its Quilt, Rug and Craft F... Read more
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Barrie Examiner
Museum gets craftySonia Kamel uses a Russian tape-lace technique on a piece she is creating as it
Barrie Examiner / Posted 3 days ago
Sonia Kamel uses a Russian tape-lace technique on a piece she is creating as it is being viewed through a magnifying glass and lamp at the Simcoe County Museum during its Quilt, Rug and Craft F... Read more
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Collingwood Enterprise-Bulletin
Opioid epidemic targeting teenagersThe opioid epidemic has bled across Canada from British Columbia into Simcoe Co
Collingwood Enterprise-Bulletin / Posted 4 days ago
The opioid epidemic has bled across Canada from British Columbia into Simcoe County. In 2016, there were 46 opioid-related deaths in Simcoe Muskoka region, with 15 containing Fentanyl compared to eight a year earlier. Last year, there were 978... Read more
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Barrie Examiner
Opioid epidemic targeting teenagersThe opioid epidemic has bled across Canada from British Columbia into Simcoe Co
Barrie Examiner / Posted 4 days ago
The opioid epidemic has bled across Canada from British Columbia into Simcoe County. In 2016, there were 46 opioid-related deaths in Simcoe Muskoka region, with 15 containing Fentanyl compared to eight a year earlier. Last year, there were 978... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
Opioid epidemic targeting teenagersThe opioid epidemic has bled across Canada from British Columbia into Simcoe Co
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 4 days ago
The opioid epidemic has bled across Canada from British Columbia into Simcoe County. In 2016, there were 46 opioid-related deaths in Simcoe Muskoka region, with 15 containing Fentanyl compared to eight a year earlier. Last year, there were 978... Read more
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Barrie Examiner
Suspected explosive device brought to detachmentand Response Unit, Explosive Disposal Unit and Central Region Forensic Identifi
Barrie Examiner / Posted 5 days ago
and Response Unit, Explosive Disposal Unit and Central Region Forensic Identification Services. Orillia Fire Department and Simcoe County Paramedics also responded to the scene. While Hill couldn't comment on what police thought they were dealing... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
Suspected explosive device brought to detachmentand Response Unit, Explosive Disposal Unit and Central Region Forensic Identifi
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 5 days ago
and Response Unit, Explosive Disposal Unit and Central Region Forensic Identification Services. Orillia Fire Department and Simcoe County Paramedics also responded to the scene. While Hill couldn't comment on what police thought they were dealing... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
Townhouse blaze battled by Orillia firefighterssoon reunited as emergency crews continued to tend to the scene. The Orillia F
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 6 days ago
soon reunited as emergency crews continued to tend to the scene. The Orillia Fire Department remained on scene, alongside Simcoe County Paramedics and Orillia OPP Sunday, as they continued to bring the fire under control and extinguish it... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
Terry's gift keeps on giving to Orillia residentsavailable. For every dollar raised during the run, 82 cents goes directly to ca
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 6 days ago
available. For every dollar raised during the run, 82 cents goes directly to cancer research. The Terry Fox Run was held in several communities throughout Simcoe County, including Midland, Oro-Medonte's Sugarbush community and the City of... Read more
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Barrie Examiner
Navy hero remembered locallyrecognize Worsley's contributions, as is the Barrie street named after him. To
Barrie Examiner / Posted 8 days ago
recognize Worsley's contributions, as is the Barrie street named after him. Tom Villemaire is a former editor of papers in Simcoe County, including the Orillia Packet & Times, Midland Free Press, Barrie Examiner, Innisfil Examiner and... Read more
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Collingwood Enterprise-Bulletin
Navy hero remembered locallyrecognize Worsley's contributions, as is the Barrie street named after him. To
Collingwood Enterprise-Bulletin / Posted 8 days ago
recognize Worsley's contributions, as is the Barrie street named after him. Tom Villemaire is a former editor of papers in Simcoe County, including the Orillia Packet & Times, Midland Free Press, Barrie Examiner, Innisfil Examiner and... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
Navy hero remembered locallyrecognize Worsley's contributions, as is the Barrie street named after him. To
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 8 days ago
recognize Worsley's contributions, as is the Barrie street named after him. Tom Villemaire is a former editor of papers in Simcoe County, including the Orillia Packet & Times, Midland Free Press, Barrie Examiner, Innisfil Examiner and... Read more
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Barrie Examiner
Serious injurieson County Rd. 91 at Conc. 6 struck the westbound truck. The vehicle's 79-year-
Barrie Examiner / Posted 8 days ago
on County Rd. 91 at Conc. 6 struck the westbound truck. The vehicle's 79-year-old driver was airlifted to a Toronto hospital with serious injuries. Police, along with Clearview firefighters and Simcoe County paramedics, were all called to the sce... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
Child and youth mental health boosthealth walk-in clinics starting next week. Beginning Sept. 18, the walk-in cli
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 9 days ago
health walk-in clinics starting next week. Beginning Sept. 18, the walk-in clinics will be offered in all of New Path’s Simcoe County locations in Barrie, Orillia, Collingwood, Bradford and Alliston. “With the opening of the walk-in clinics, we... Read more
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Barrie Examiner
Child and youth mental health boosthealth walk-in clinics starting next week. Beginning Sept. 18, the walk-in cli
Barrie Examiner / Posted 9 days ago
health walk-in clinics starting next week. Beginning Sept. 18, the walk-in clinics will be offered in all of New Path’s Simcoe County locations in Barrie, Orillia, Collingwood, Bradford and Alliston. “With the opening of the walk-in clinics, we... Read more
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Collingwood Enterprise-Bulletin
Child and youth mental health boosthealth walk-in clinics starting next week. Beginning Sept. 18, the walk-in cli
Collingwood Enterprise-Bulletin / Posted 9 days ago
health walk-in clinics starting next week. Beginning Sept. 18, the walk-in clinics will be offered in all of New Path’s Simcoe County locations in Barrie, Orillia, Collingwood, Bradford and Alliston. “With the opening of the walk-in clinics, we... Read more
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Barrie Examiner
Audience taking sidesthat held auditions in February 2016 to establish a company of 12. Their purpos
Barrie Examiner / Posted 9 days ago
that held auditions in February 2016 to establish a company of 12. Their purpose is to bring classical theatre to Simcoe County and Grey-Bruce. They also draw on the outside talent as needed - actors, singers, dancers, writers, directors,... Read more
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CTV News
'It turned my stomach': Student's beating in high school hallway captured on cameraaddressed at the school according to the board’s policies and procedures,” Mela
CTV News / Posted 11 days ago
addressed at the school according to the board’s policies and procedures,” Melanie Stade Morrison, a spokesperson for the Simcoe County District School Board, wrote. The boy’s parents are seeking an explanation as to how the fight occurred... Read more
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Collingwood Enterprise-Bulletin
Mulroney acclaimed as York-Simcoe nomineewill be finalized at the party's policy convention in November. An item most v
Collingwood Enterprise-Bulletin / Posted 12 days ago
will be finalized at the party's policy convention in November. An item most voters in the riding – particularly in south Simcoe County – consider a significant issue for the 2018 provincial election is traffic congestion. Brown didn't answer when... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
Mulroney acclaimed as York-Simcoe nomineewill be finalized at the party's policy convention in November. An item most v
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 12 days ago
will be finalized at the party's policy convention in November. An item most voters in the riding – particularly in south Simcoe County – consider a significant issue for the 2018 provincial election is traffic congestion. Brown didn't answer when... Read more
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Barrie Examiner
Mulroney acclaimed as York-Simcoe nomineewill be finalized at the party's policy convention in November. An item most v
Barrie Examiner / Posted 12 days ago
will be finalized at the party's policy convention in November. An item most voters in the riding – particularly in south Simcoe County – consider a significant issue for the 2018 provincial election is traffic congestion. Brown didn't answer when... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
Break over for councilto their advantage, but city staff disagrees. The SPTI requires the current pro
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 14 days ago
to their advantage, but city staff disagrees. The SPTI requires the current property owner to be a willing participant; the Simcoe County District School Board is now. The property is already under circulation for dispersal under Ontario Regulation... Read more
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Barrie Examiner
Orillia played hardballwent out in Orillia once again. But the town would dam the Severn again. Tom V
Barrie Examiner / Posted 14 days ago
went out in Orillia once again. But the town would dam the Severn again. Tom Villemaire is a former editor of papers in Simcoe County, including the Orillia Packet & Times, Midland Free Press, Barrie Examiner, Innisfil Examiner and... Read more
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Collingwood Enterprise-Bulletin
Orillia played hardballwent out in Orillia once again. But the town would dam the Severn again. Tom V
Collingwood Enterprise-Bulletin / Posted 15 days ago
went out in Orillia once again. But the town would dam the Severn again. Tom Villemaire is a former editor of papers in Simcoe County, including the Orillia Packet & Times, Midland Free Press, Barrie Examiner, Innisfil Examiner and... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
Orillia played hardballwent out in Orillia once again. But the town would dam the Severn again. Tom V
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 15 days ago
went out in Orillia once again. But the town would dam the Severn again. Tom Villemaire is a former editor of papers in Simcoe County, including the Orillia Packet & Times, Midland Free Press, Barrie Examiner, Innisfil Examiner and... Read more
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Barrie Examiner
Drivers' skills put to the test(STAFF) - Professional, safe-driving skills were on display Thursday at the ann
Barrie Examiner / Posted 16 days ago
(STAFF) - Professional, safe-driving skills were on display Thursday at the annual Simcoe County Safety & Truck Roadeo. The event was hosted by the Simcoe County Road Supervisors Association (SCRSA) and held at the City of Barrie Operations Centre... Read more
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Barrie Examiner
High school construction to begin soon1, 2010, saw 5,664 acres transferred to Barrie, extending municipal wards 7, 8,
Barrie Examiner / Posted 16 days ago
1, 2010, saw 5,664 acres transferred to Barrie, extending municipal wards 7, 8, 9 and 10. Plans are well underway for the Simcoe County District School Board’s new high school, to be located on former Innisfil land near Mapleview Drive East and... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
Midland Police to disbandfrom the Ontario Provincial Police, ending more than a century of municipally-o
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 16 days ago
from the Ontario Provincial Police, ending more than a century of municipally-operated law enforcement in the northern Simcoe County community. Beginning next year, Midland will fall under the jurisdiction of the OPP's Southern Georgian Bay... Read more
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Barrie Examiner
Midland Police to disbandfrom the Ontario Provincial Police, ending more than a century of municipally-o
Barrie Examiner / Posted 16 days ago
from the Ontario Provincial Police, ending more than a century of municipally-operated law enforcement in the northern Simcoe County community. Beginning next year, Midland will fall under the jurisdiction of the OPP's Southern Georgian Bay... Read more
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Barrie Examiner
Anderson keys in on boogie woogie Wednesdayfeature special tribute to his friend and colleague, pianist Mark Rutherford. T
Barrie Examiner / Posted 16 days ago
feature special tribute to his friend and colleague, pianist Mark Rutherford. The Elmvale-based musician was well known in Simcoe County and beyond for his music, which ran the gamut from blues to jazz and musical theatre before he died Dec. 31,... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
Anderson keys in on boogie woogie Wednesdayfeature special tribute to his friend and colleague, pianist Mark Rutherford. T
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 16 days ago
feature special tribute to his friend and colleague, pianist Mark Rutherford. The Elmvale-based musician was well known in Simcoe County and beyond for his music, which ran the gamut from blues to jazz and musical theatre before he died Dec. 31,... Read more
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