Month: August 2017

Have fun with a week full of trees

National Forest Week is coming up and Simcoe County is leading the charge with various activities for the community to participate in. This year’s theme is Canada’s Forests: Our Stories, Our Future running September 24-30 and offering programs like Green History, Planting New Forests, and Self-Sustaining. The County also recently won an award from Forests Ontario for planting the most trees in the province this year. This is in addition to owning the largest municipally-managed forest in Ontario and among the largest in Canada at approximately 33,000 total acres. They are also developing of a new Forestry Interpretive Building...

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Ward boundaries may change

In the lead up to the municipal election in October 2018, New Tecumseth is looking to change and rebalance their ward boundaries. Taking the city map and dividing it into eight wards is not an easy task. There are several factors required by legislation to be part of the equation. They include ensuring similar representation by population, preserving communities or neighbourhoods of interest, considering future community development, examining population trends and defining wards by physical or geographical features. To begin the process, a Committee of the Whole working session was held in April. Then, three informal public input sessions...

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Steam and antique show back at Cookstown

The Georgian Bay Steam Auto Gas & Antique Inc. celebrated their 50th anniversary in 2015.  The show is held each Civic Long Weekend in Cookstown on Victoria Street.   Various awards are handed out annually, including the award for a member who has made an outstanding contribution to the show and the club. You won’t want to miss the slow tractor races or talent contest. The 40-acres club-owned property also includes a nice campground area. There is a pancake breakfast which is always a nice treat for the young ones. The kids will want to check out the children’s...

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Beeton Fall Fair keeps going strong year after year with something for everyone

By Perry Lefko The Beeton Fall Fair is one of the oldest agriculture fall fairs in Canada, celebrating its 161st edition this year, and it’s largely because of the spirit of the volunteers that the event continues on an annual basis and keeps in step with the times. Hosted by the Beeton & District Agricultural Society at the fairgrounds on September 15-17, the festival is a great weekend of family fun with exhibits, competitions and rides for all ages. The fair has a Midway that includes rides and games, a parade with various floats, children’s competitions such as 4-H...

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  1. Cinderella: The Panto

    June 6 - June 30
  2. Barrie Jazz & Blues Festival

    June 7 - June 18
  3. Barrie Farmers’ Market

    June 23
  4. Five Points Theatre

    June 23
  5. Georgian Theatre

    June 23