Author: Simcoe Review

Seniors at risk for online scams

As recent data breaches make headlines and with tax season fast approaching, seniors are at risk for online scams and fraud. According to a Home Instead Senior Care (HISC) study, 64 per cent of Canadian seniors have been the victim or target of at least one common online scam or hack. The perceived accumulation of pensioner wealth and the increased internet use by seniors, especially to file their taxes, combined with the fact that seniors are less likely to report crimes due to embarrassment, makes them prime targets for online scams. According to experts at Public Safety Canada, the...

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Feb. 7 is Winter Walk to School Day

Local students are asked to put their best feet forward on Feb. 7 for Winter Walk to School Day. Since 1996, Green Communities Canada has been a leading organization promoting active school travel. The goal is simple: to make walking, cycling and other forms of active, safe and sustainable transportation the norm for trips to and from school. The benefits of active school travel include healthier students, fewer emissions and less air pollution along with safer school zones and healthier communities. Increased active school travel supports the Ontario Climate Action Plan greenhouse gas reduction target of 80 per cent...

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SPROUT offers support to food entrepreneurs

The City of Barrie, in partnership with Georgian College and the Agri-Food Management Institute, is bringing SPROUT to Simcoe County. SPROUT is a business development program designed to assist food-based entrepreneurs take their product ideas to market. Registration for the course is open now. It runs for 10 weeks starting Feb. 22. The program is comprised of weekly seminars, kitchen time, panel presentations, mentorship and a final presentation to the public. It’s ideal for early-stage food entrepreneurs who have a food idea that they have begun to develop (but are pre-revenue) or for those who are currently selling at...

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M*A*S*H Bash: great time, great cause, great fun

M*A*S*H Bash always provides great fun while supporting a great cause. Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre (RVH) was the winner at the 31st annual M*A*S*H Bash ski and snowboard day. The proceeds from the Feb. 2  event will support the RVH Simcoe Muskoka Regional Child and Youth Mental Health Program. This year’s event, held at Snow Valley Ski Resort, featured on-hill events, attractions, live music, giveaways, as well as skiing and snowboarding. Snow Valley donated the entire day’s lift ticket proceeds to the health centre. Throughout its history, M*A*S*H Bash has raised more than $520,000 for RVH and patient care....

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Red Cross Simcoe Muskoka carries on

The Simcoe Muskoka branch of the Canadian Red Cross made it into the headlines over the holiday season, not for the great work that they do but because of the vandalism to one of their transport vehicles. Officials informed the Simcoe Review that clients of the transportation program were accommodated following the incidents, with very few cancellations. The vehicle in question was a loaner from the Toronto branch and they are currently working to find a replacement for the office impacted by the situation. The Red Cross offers a variety of community and relief services, including an anti-bullying campaign, Pink...

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Calendar of Events

  1. Barrie Farmers’ Market (Collier and Mulcaster streets)

    November 4, 2017 - April 28, 2018
  2. Barrie Winterfest

    February 3 - March 4
  3. Centre for the Performing Arts

    February 15 - February 24
  4. Georgian Theatre

    February 22
  5. Dufflebag Theatre

    March 3

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