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Mariposa Folk Festival takes over Orillia this weekend

For three days in July, Orillia’s Tudhope Park will welcome thousands of like-minded souls, lured by the promise of seeing top-notch acts perform in a setting of unmatched beauty.
July 3, 2015 | Source: Simcoe.com

Stop logs replaced at Misner Dam

Silver Lake in Port Dover is looking like its old self now that someone has replaced the stop logs in Misner Dam.
July 2, 2015 | Source: Simcoe Reformer

Where to celebrate Canada Day in Simcoe County and Meaford

Here’s a list of Canada Day celebrations happening in our area Wednesday.
June 30, 2015 | Source: Simcoe.com

Fireworks and wrestling at Orillia's Canada Day

Organizers of Orillia’s Canada Day celebration are bringing a dose of high-octane, mat-thumping action to this year’s event.
June 30, 2015 | Source: Simcoe.com

South Simcoe police and county paramedics unveil PAD program

South Simcoe police and Simcoe County paramedics are expanding their partnership to save lives.
June 29, 2015 | Source: The Barrie Examiner

Camp Trillium benefits from die-hard swimmers

Organizers of the first North Shore Challenge marathon swim say they are eyeing bigger plans for next year: a 10-km Olympic-sized route around the bay that would attract world class athletes.
June 29, 2015 | Source: Simcoe Reformer

Southern Lake Simcoe area focus of 27th day of Pan Am Torch relay

Torch to visit Newmarket, Sharon, Holland Landing, Bradford West Gwillimbury, Keswick, Mount Albert, Whitchurch-Stouffville. The Pan Am torch relay fun will continue today when the flame passes through northern York Region and southern Simcoe County.
June 26, 2015 | Source: YorkRegion.com

Collaboration key to York’s feedermain upgrade

Two defective six-metre-long (6.5-foot-long) sections of a feedermain, which is the source of large portion of York Region’s water, were removed and replaced with watermain closure pieces earlier this spring.
June 26, 2015 | Source: Daily Commercial News

Residents push back on Brouwer fill plan in East Gwillimbury

That was one of many questions residents raised Tuesday night during a public meeting regarding a potential new fill operation on Leslie Street.
June 25, 2015 | Source: YorkRegion.com

Georgina residents demand transparency regarding proposed North Gwillimbury Forest development

More than 300 people to date are demanding transparency over trailers, calling into question the local conservation authority’s process regarding a proposed Maple Lake Estates development slated for disputed and provincially designated significant wetlands in the North Gwillimbury Forest.
June 25, 2015 | Source: YorkRegion.com

Get ready to make a Splash in Innisfil to celebrate Lake Simcoe

Grab your water wings for the Splash Floating Water Festival at Innisfil Beach Park next month.
June 23, 2015 | Source: Simcoe.com

Trent-Severn Waterway working group welcomes $285M cash infusion to locks and dams

Torch to visit Newmarket, Sharon, Holland Landing, Bradford West Gwillimbury, Keswick, Mount Albert, Whitchurch-Stouffville. The Pan Am torch relay fun will continue today when the flame passes through northern York Region and southern Simcoe County.
June 19, 2015 | Source: YorkRegion.com

Clean Boats, Clean Tournaments

This summer, competitive tournament anglers will be joining the fight against one of the greatest threats to Ontario's biodiversity at boat launches throughout southern Ontario.
June 18, 2015 | Source: Benzinga

Aurora aims to do more ‘rainscaping’ to reduce footprint

Aurora will begin “rainscaping” to help reduce its environmental footprint.
June 18, 2015 | Source: YorkRegion.com

Grants available for stewardship projects

Grant opportunities are now available to residents in the eastern Georgian Bay region for stewardship projects that improve or preserve water quality and environmental health.
June 17, 2015 | Source: ParrySound.com

Encouraging Ontarians to Get Outside and Learn to Fish

Have you ever wanted to go fishing, but don’t even know where to begin? Ontario’s Learn to Fish program can help you get started. This fun, free, two-hour program combines a practical teaching session with an hour of supervised, hands-on fishing.
June 16, 2015 | Source: Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry

Collingwood hosting Get out on the Water event June 27

The Town of Collingwood wants you to get out on the water. The municipality is partnering with a number of community groups in hosting a Get Out On the Water event on June 27.
June 16, 2015 | Source: Simcoe.com

Innisfil ignites the Pan Am Games spirit

From the calm waters of Lake Simcoe, to cheering crowds of students at the Innisfil Recreation Complex - the Toronto 2015 Pan Am Torch made its way through Innisfil on June 11.
June 15, 2015 | Source: Bradford Times

Hiking the Trails at Scanlon

June is Recreation Month – a month that promotes healthy lifestyles and “active transportation.”
June 12, 2015 | Source: Bradford Times

Barrie unveils plans for outdoor city centre

Now we know what great things to expect — and when. For years there have been signs up in Memorial Square: Expect Great Things.
June 12, 2015 | Source: Simcoe.com

Innisfil shoreline development on hold while town adds teeth to Lake Simcoe protection policies

Anyone hoping to build along Innisfil’s Lake Simcoe shoreline in the next year will have to put their plans on hold.
June 9, 2015 | Source: Simcoe.com

Catch shallow summer smallies in clear water

Fishing for smallmouth bass in shallow water can be a reliable summer approach on many clear, northern lakes. Smallmouth move to sand flats and inside weed lines during hot, stable weather. Anglers will catch aggressive bass on spinnerbaits and jerkbaits, but finesse plastics, like tubes and stick baits, are the reliable choice for fussy smallmouth.
June 8, 2015 | Source: Wired2fish

Wasaga, MNRF, progressing on issues of phragmites, beach maintenance

The Town of Wasaga Beach is “progressing” on its issues with the provincial park and the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry, says the town’s mayor.
June 4, 2015 | Source: Simcoe.com

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