Month: April 2017

Georgian College 50th anniversary

Georgian College held its first classes in a storefront in a Barrie shopping plaza fifty years ago, the same year that Canada held its centennial celebration at Expo 67 and the Beatles released Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. Since then the college has expanded all over the region, opening seven campuses and pioneering degree programs in automotive management, interior design, policing and nursing. The college kicked off its anniversary celebrations in January with a red carpet event and an exhibition at the Barrie campus gallery, followed up by its traditional Pow Wow in March. Celebrations will continue for the rest of...

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FRAUD – RECOGNIZE IT….STOP IT…Report Fraud. Members of the Southern Georgian Bay Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) have recently responded to various calls in relation to Fraud scams. The OPP is reminding the public about some of these scams and help prevent you from becoming a victim of one. Fake call from Microsoft If you receive a call from Microsoft saying your computer has a virus and they need urgent access to your computer. It’s a scam, they really want your personal information and your money. Microsoft will NEVER call so JUST HANG UP! Grandparent Scam or...

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South Simcoe Police Debut Ceremonial Mounted Unit

In honour of their 20th year, South Simcoe Police are celebrating with the addition of a new ceremonial mounted unit, debuted at their Change Of Command Ceremony. The two horses are commissioned from Briarwood Farm in King Township, at a minimal cost to the force, who also enjoy the support of the community. “As an agency, we realized the potential of the horses”, said Staff Sergeant Steve Wilson. “They are a great tool for us to engage with our communities.” The entire cost of the unit is being covered by generous local sponsors for the entire landmark year of 2017,...

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Mental Health Awareness Week

This year for Mental Health Awareness Week, the Canadian Mental Health Association wants us all to GET LOUD. CMHA’s Mental Health Week is an annual national event that takes place from May 1 to 7. The mission of this annual event is to encourage people from all walks of life to learn, talk, reflect, and engage with others on all issues relating to mental health. This is the 66th CMHA Mental Health Week and it promises to be louder than ever before. This year’s focus is on ending wait times for mental health care. Too many Canadians are placed...

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Melanoma Awareness Month

With spring in full swing, the days are getting much warmer and sunnier. This is a much-welcomed change in seasons, as, families are enjoying bike riding around Toogood Pond, people are enjoying running or walking along Main Street, and outdoor summer sports are about to begin. That is why May is also Melanoma Awareness Month. And with a few tips and reminders, we can all enjoy the very best summer has to offer. Skin cancer is the most common of all cancer types. According to Health Canada, about one-third of all new cases of cancer in Canada are skin...

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