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Volunteers needed for South Simcoe stream events

The South Simcoe Streams Network is seeking volunteers to participate in its end of summer activities.
August 24, 2015 | Source: Simcoe.com

Volunteers monitoring quality of headwaters, which drain into Lake Simcoe

Standing in the headwaters of Perch Creek on a soggy June afternoon turned out to be a revelation.
August 21, 2015 | Source: Orillia Packet & Times

Do Fish Fart? book creates frenzy, helps Lake Simcoe

A bit of a frenzy over fish farts may end up helping save Lake Simcoe. And that is definitely the intent behind the new children’s book Do Fish Fart? launched during the SPLASH water festival’s Beach Bash at De La Salle Park in Jackson’s Point Saturday.
August 20, 2015 | Source: YorkRegion.com

SPLASH festival part of tidal wave of support for Simcoe

From time to time, a splash of cold water is required to wake everybody up.
August 13, 2015 | Source: YorkRegion.com

Native family restaurant Mnookmi overlooking Lake Simcoe a ‘new beginning’

An impressive family restaurant with a douglas fir and stone facade overlooking Lake Simcoe will serve up a “new beginning” for the Chippewas of Georgina Island.
August 13, 2015 | Source: YorkRegion.com

Fish population used to indicate water quality

The population and size of certain fish are direct indicators of water quality.
August 12, 2015 | Source: Simcoe Reformer

Innisfil’s new boat launch rules leave frustrated resident dry-docked

Like any fisherman, Lloyd Moore is in search of nabbing the elusive big one this summer. The only problem is, the catch he’s eyeing up is a parking spot at the Innisfil boat launch.
August 10, 2015 | Source: Simcoe.com

Innisfil resident points to problem of dumping yard waste in Lake Simcoe

Bob Younger is meticulous when it comes to removing his yard waste, so he was upset to see a pile of fresh leaves and grass floating past his Lake Simcoe waterfront home in late July.
August 10, 2015 | Source: Simcoe.com

Barrie man attempts to break Lake Simcoe running record

Cancer warrior Jim Willett is attempting another record this weekend as he runs around Lake Simcoe.
August 7, 2015 | Source: Simcoe.com

Nottawasaga OPP hosting community events in South Simcoe

Nottawasaga OPP will be making stops with the mobile command unit throughout the area later this month.
August 5, 2015 | Source: Simcoe.com

Innisfil's Friday Harbour unveils fish-friendly marina basin

The $1.5-billion project that initially was known as Big Bay Point Resort will be an environmental haven for fish, amphibians, plants and even the endangered butternut tree, says an ecologist working on the project.
August 5, 2015 | Source: Simcoe.com

County has final say on Strawberry Island plan

The retired biologist has lived on Lake Simcoe for 11 years and heads a campaign aiming to minimize development plans on the strawberry-shaped island.
August 5, 2015 | Source: Simcoe.com

Operation Dry Water on Lake Simcoe

Alcohol is a factor in nearly 40% of boating incidents – and many Canadians don't understand that “stressors,” like sun, wind, waves and the rocking motion of the boat, can greatly increase the effects of alcohol on the water.
August 1, 2015 | Source: Simcoe.com

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