Month: September 2017

Golfing fore the love of helping others

The annual Golf for Hospice was another huge success. The event took place at Barrie Country Club and is always sold out.   Hospice Simcoe provides high-quality palliative and end-of-life care for individuals in Simcoe County and supports their family members.   Hospice Simcoe has been providing in-home Visiting Hospice and Grief & Bereavement support programs to people in Simcoe County since 1988.   The services were expanded in 2009 when they opened a 10-bed residence in Barrie.  Since then, they have provided quality end-of-life care to over 1,600 residents.     Hospice Simcoe does not charge for any of...

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Fire Prevention Week

Preventing fires is everybody’s business and Fire Prevention week is a good time for some simple safety reminders. This year from October 8 to 14, local firefighters will be helping drive home some fire prevention tips. This year’s theme for Fire Prevention week is “Every Second Counts: Plan 2 Ways Out!”. This serves as a reminder to always have and practice your home escape plan; this can save you and your children’s lives in the event of an emergency. Before making an escape plan, ensure that you have working smoke alarms on every level of your home and working CO detectors outside...

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Celebration for board’s new student trustee

McKenna McCoy to be the voice for thousands of students. The Board of Trustees for the Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board (SMCDSB) hosts its first meeting of the school year at St. Dominic Catholic Secondary School on Sept. 20. The evening meeting will begin in the school chapel with a mass celebrated by His Excellency Most Reverent Bishop Miehm. Following mass, there will be a commissioning celebration for the board’s new student trustee McKenna McCoy. McKenna, a student McCoy, a student at St. Dominic Catholic Secondary School, will represent the student voice at the trustee table for the more...

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Goodbye world, I’m going home: Leacock

Although he came from across the Pond, his name would be linked forever to Orillia. French explorer Samuel de Champlain visited the area in 1615, as the monument in Orillia, honouring this man of adventurous curiosity, attests to. Skipping to a man with a totally different outlook, we come across Stephen P. H. Butler Leacock. Seemingly with a finger in every pie, he was a Canadian teacher, political scientist, writer, and humorist. Between 1915 and 1925, he was deemed the best-known English-speaking humorist in the world. Much of his most creative time he spent in the area once walked...

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50 years of learning

School is back on and it is time to celebrate.The Robbert Hartog Midland Campus celebrated Georgian College’s 50 The Robbert Hartog Midland Campus celebrated Georgian College’s 50th anniversary on September 12. Students and staff enjoyed live music, cupcakes, a photo booth and submitted words of wisdom to go in Georgian’s time capsule, to be locked and opened at the college’s 75th anniversary. For its Fab 50 Challenge, the campus teamed up with local partners Canadian Tire and Giant Tiger to donate 50 emergency blankets, 50 pairs of socks, 50 water bottles and $250 to The Guesthouse Shelter. To raise...

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