Author: Simcoe Review

Georgian seeks local families to host international students

This fall, Georgian College will welcome approximately 1,350 new international students across their Barrie, Orangeville, Orillia, Owen Sound and South Georgian Bay campuses. Those students need welcoming places to live. The college is encouraging local families to participate in its Homestay program or to list furnished rental units on While the college welcomes traditional rentals, students in the Homestay program expect to learn about life in Canada and adjust to their new community with the help of host families. They’re looking to experience typical Canadian family dynamics, make new friends and improve their English. Tom and Maureen Staples...

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Barrie Dragon Boat Festival ready for another exciting year

The Barrie Dragon Boat Festival is still a few weeks away, on Aug. 25, but if you’ve been down at the waterfront any night this summer you’ve likely seen teams practicing out on Kempenfelt Bay. The Barrie Public Library has hosted the festival since its inaugural year in 2003, raising money for more than 60 different charities in Barrie and area. Like many of the waterfront festivals, it’s a community event with something for everyone. Each year Moore Packaging donates a cardboard craft for the Kids Village, which offers activities and face painting for the little ones. The Vendor...

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Get your nature dose on July 20 at Ontario Parks

Enjoy the health benefits of nature with free day-use at all provincial parks on July 20. Ontario provincial parks play a vital role in the protection of the natural environment, but did you know spending time in nature is good for your health too? Ontario Parks supports Healthy Parks Healthy People, a worldwide movement that showcases the very important role that healthy green space plays in human health. The research is clear: spending time in nature improves our physical, mental, and social well-being. On July 20, visitors can enjoy the many outdoor activities Ontario Parks has to offer. Whether...

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Cardiology radiothon results in heartfelt donation

As Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre’s (RVH) Simcoe-Muskoka Regional Heart Program approaches a milestone in angiogram procedures, Bell Media donated more than $54,000 to the cardiac centre, which was the result of an early summer Radio for Cardiology radiothon. “KICX 106 and 104.1 The Dock are absolutely thrilled with the results from our 2018 radiothon,” said Mora Austin, Bell Media Central Ontario general manager. “The generosity of the residents of Simcoe County and Muskoka never ceases to amaze us.” Austin added they are thankful to those who were kind enough to share their personal stories of both heartache and triumph...

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Bradford man still missing

July 12 marks one month since a Bradford man went missing and police investigators are, once again, reaching out for information. 46-year-old Christian Robinson was last seen leaving his house in the 6th Line and Simcoe Rd. area around 3:30 p.m. on June 12. He has not been seen or heard from since. Robinson was reported missing to South Simcoe Police Service the following day. He is described as white, 5’10”, 180 lbs, with short, light brown hair and tattoos. When last seen, he was wearing a grey golf shirt with a yellow and white pattern covering the chest...

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Calendar of Events

  1. King’s Wharf Theatre

    July 4 - July 21
  2. Orillia Opera House

    July 4 - July 20
  3. MacLaren Art Centre

    July 6 @ 8:00 am - July 31 @ 5:00 pm
  4. The Wizard of Oz

    July 10 - July 31
  5. Theatre by the Bay

    July 18 @ 8:00 am - July 28 @ 5:00 pm