Raspberries ready for you to pick in Simcoe County

Local raspberries are ready and this year’s crop is excellent, says Bryan Ego of Ego’s Nurseries, Garden Centre and Farm Market.
July 23, 2015 | Source:

Celebrate Lake Simcoe this weekend in Innisfil

Celebrating Lake Simcoe, an event dedicated to environmental education and awareness of Lake Simcoe, is set for Saturday at Innisfil Beach Park.
July 22, 2015 | Source:

Potentially harmful species cropping up in Barrie, Simcoe County

A gut feeling is what stopped Eleasha Thorpe from taking a weed whacker to some tall plants in her backyard.
July 22, 2015 | Source:

Summer is a festive season

Innisfil is hosting a Splash! Floating Water Festival at Innisfil Beach Park on Lake Simcoe this Saturday, July 25, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
July 22, 2015 | Source: Bradford Times

Drowning deaths are preventable

July 18 to 26 is National Drowning Prevention Week, and Ontario's Doctors remind residents that drowning deaths are preventable.
July 22, 2015 | Source: Bradford Times

Orillia approves $15-million water project

After years of delay, Orillia council is moving forward with a $15.4 million water-treatment project to meet government phosphorus-reduction levels.
July 21, 2015 | Source:

Tips for Keeping Campfires Safe

Sitting around a campfire with family and friends can be a great way to enjoy Ontario’s beautiful outdoors.
July 21, 2015 | Source: MNRF News

Ontario Seeking Input to Improve Conservation Efforts

Ontario is reviewing the Conservation Authorities Act to protect and preserve our natural environment, while balancing social and economic development in our communities.
July 20, 2015 | Source: MNRF News

Adjala-Tosorontio receives federal funding to protect waterways

New funding for Adjala-Tosorontio will help the township with its efforts to protect the environment.
July 20, 2015 | Source:

New rules to protect Orillia water

New regulations are in place to better protect Orillia’s drinking water supply.
July 16, 2015 | Source:

Using Electronics To Tap Into Big-Water Smallies

Catching smallmouth bass during the fall is usually the result of anglers having the bite dialed in through proper tackle selection and a magic lure or two.
July 15, 2015 | Source:

OPG rejects natural gas, biomass option for Nanticoke Generating Station

The Nanticoke Generating Station's days as a major producer of electricity are over.
July 15, 2015 | Source: Simcoe Reformer

LETTER: Boaters tired of the noise

We have been boating to the Port of Orillia three or four times a year for the past five years.
July 14, 2015 | Source: Orillia Packet & Times

ClearWater Farm project to stimulate economy, bring jobs to Georgina

It will be a new lease on life for a $3.2-million prime piece of real estate formerly known as the Reed Farm/Sedore property, acquired by the town in 2013.
July 13, 2015 | Source:

Glamp Out in an Ontario Provincial Park

Enjoy Ontario’s great outdoors in style this summer by mixing glamour with camping (glamping).
July 13, 2015 | Source: MNRF News

BioBlitz finds 600 species at Scanlon Creek in Bradford

On June 20, the Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority, Friends of Scanlon Creek, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry, Ontario Streams, The Toronto Zoo, Ontario Nature and a number of other volunteer citizen scientists participated in the first-ever BioBlitz event at Scanlon Creek Conservation Area.
July 13, 2015 | Source:

Hypothermia a problem on Pottahawk due to cold lake

Neither the water nor the air was as warm as expected this weekend at Pottahawk Point.
July 12, 2015 | Source: Simcoe Reformer

Concert waste a boon for Orillia coffers: staff

A mountain of muck could reap close to $200,000 in revenues for the city.
July 10, 2015 | Source:

Singing and self-confident at Sally Ann’s camp: Fresh Air Fund

Some of the best memories are made before kids get to the Salvation Army Adventure Camp and they happen on the way north.
July 9, 2015 | Source: Toronto Star

Make your views known on future of waterfront

When defending the high price of prime waterfront land, the realtor's old adage rings true: Nobody's building new waterfront. Unless someone wants to create a man-made pond, the waterfront that exists today is as good as it gets.
July 9, 2015 | Source: Orillia Packet & Times

More tickets available for Welland Pan Am events

Although Jim Roop isn’t much of a kayaker, he said his brother Jack loves the sport.
July 6, 2015 | Source: Welland Tribune

New policies geared to protect northern York Region's drinking water in effect

New policies to protect the sources of northern York Region drinking water came into effect Canada Day.
July 6, 2015 | Source:

Area trio swims in all five Great Lakes in single day

Who would try to swim in all five Great Lakes in one day? “Who does that?,” laughed Derek Atchison of St. Marys. “Nobody.” Which is exactly why Derek, his 14-year-old son Josh and his brother Darren set out to accomplish the rare feat a week ago.
July 5, 2015 | Source: Simcoe Reformer

Orillia developer honoured with canal naming

The city will host a ceremony July 9 to mark the official naming of the Couchiching Point canal in honor of the late Bruce Dougall.
July 5, 2015 | Source:

Open water swimmers tackle Lake Simcoe’s chill in Barrie and Innisfil

Carlos Vilchez challenges himself to keep his buoys in check as he does laps in Lake Simcoe.
July 5, 2015 | Source:

36 Things To Do With Your Family in Barrie

Looking for something to do? Check out this list of activities for the whole family.
July 5, 2015 | Source:

Save Oro wants township to request injunction against summer concerts at Burl's Creek; organizers say festivals still happening

A group concerned about two large music festivals planned for Burl's Creek Event Grounds is asking the Township of Oro-Medonte to seek a court order to prohibit them.
July 3, 2015 | Source: Orillia Packet & Times

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:

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

Costly Fine for Overfishing

A Toronto man has been fined $4,000 for overfishing.
July 2, 2015 | Source: MNRF News


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