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Shared: Majority of Simcoe County’s homeless population lives outside shelter system

Laurin was directly involved in the homeless count, along with other staff members from the Guesthouse Shelter, Georgian Bay Native Friendship Centre and Shelter Now. The result was a 164-page report detailing the homelessness situation in Simcoe County. “The report provides… Read Full Simcoe.com Story: Majority of Simcoe County’s homeless population lives outside shelter system […]

Shared: Tay Township responding to structure fire at Wye Heritage Marina

The entire Tay Township fire department was called out to a structure fire at a storage building at Wye Heritage Marina shortly after 8 a.m. on Jan. 16. Seven fire trucks and one ambulance responded to the call. Firefighters were still working at the end of one of the storage buildings at… Read Full Simcoe.com […]

Shared: Ontario to review regional government model including Simcoe County

The Ontario Progressive Conservatives are moving ahead with a review of regional governments in the province that has been in place for nearly 50 years. Michael Fenn and Ken Seiling have been appointed by the province to conduct the review with public consultation of residents and… Read Full Simcoe.com Story: Ontario to review regional government […]

Shared: Sudbury woman charged for stealing from Midland store, parked car

A 29-year-old woman has been arrested and charged with theft after allegedly stealing items from a parked car and Highway 93 store in Midland on Jan. 12. The OPP Communications Centre was contacted by a woman on Jan. 11 to report the theft of her purse and personal belongings from a… Read Full Simcoe.com Story: […]

Shared: Midland’s Keebee Play / Ambient Activity create toys for young and old

A state of play is the human condition where people learn, and it doesn’t matter if you are two or 102. “Play is an integral part of the human condition,” said Marc Kanik, owner of Keebee Play and Ambient Activity. It’s this universal attribute that Kanik is tapping… Read Full Simcoe.com Story: Midland’s Keebee Play […]

Shared: Provincial gas tax to help fund Midland, Penetanguishene transit

Midland and Penetanguishene will once again be receiving funding from Ontario’s gas tax program to help cover the operational cost of municipal transit. This year the province is splitting $364 million in gas tax funding among 107 municipalities. On Jan. 8 the government… Read Full Simcoe.com Story: Provincial gas tax to help fund Midland, Penetanguishene […]

Shared: Midland council unanimously supports plans for joint cultural committee

Plans are being put in place to create a joint cultural committee with representatives from Midland, Penetanguishene, Tiny, Tay and Beausoleil First Nation. The Town of Midland adopted a municipal cultural plan in 2014. Since then the town has been directing efforts toward cultural… Read Full Simcoe.com Story: Midland council unanimously supports plans for joint […]

Shared: Government provided Penetanguishene with $165,000 for water infrastructure projects

The rehabilitation of Penetanguishene’s overworked Navy Lane pump station was helped out by a $93,750 grant from the federal and provincial governments. Penetanguishene received a total of $55,000 in funding from the Ontario government and $110,000 from the Government of Canada… Read Full Simcoe.com Story: Government provided Penetanguishene with $165,000 for water infrastructure projects (4) […]

Shared: Simcoe County school snack programs repacked in wake of food-handling regulations

Simcoe County schools are repacking their school snack and breakfast programs thanks to new food rules. Last June, the Ministry of Health updated its 1967 policy to require a certified food handler be at a “food premise” at all times while food is being served. Since schools… Read Full Simcoe.com Story: Simcoe County school snack […]