Author: Simcoe Review

Kids who lost limbs in accidents spread PLAYSAFE message

Rebecca Mideros of Barrie, 13, and Neveah Fehr, 10, lost limbs in accidents and are members of The War Amps Child Amputee (CHAMP) Program. As the weather warms up, they are warning kids to spot the danger before they play in a new War Amps video, PLAYSAFE: Don’t Let It Happen to You. At the age of four, Rebecca was standing up in a dinghy when it hit a big wave. She fell overboard and the motor cut her leg. Neveah was visiting a farm one day and wanted to help by riding on a lawn tractor. She fell...

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Annual charity tournament in support of Jaida’s Challenge

Preparations for the 8th annual Three Stooges Charity Golf Tournament are in full swing. Once again, three local businessmen, Dr. James Mackle, Roger Martin and Gary Witiuk have chosen Jaida’s Challenge as the beneficiary of all funds raised at their annual charity golf tournament. Last year, $18,000 was raised at the event. The funds were used to help fund wheelchair accessible vans for three area families. Jaida’s Challenge will continue to fund families who require assistance purchasing wheelchair accessible vans for their children throughout 2018. This year, however, they will be directing funds raised at the golf tournament to...

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Stroud break and enter

South Simcoe Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying two suspects in connection with a break-in at a Stroud convenience store. Police were called to the store, which is located on Yonge St., about 12:30 a.m. on May 12 by a passerby who saw the front door of the store had been smashed. When officers arrived, they found items behind the front counter had been rifled through and it appeared a safe was missing. The store owner was called to the scene and confirmed the safe was gone. Officers viewed surveillance camera footage that showed two men...

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County hosts Archeological Management Plan open houses

Simcoe County is undertaking the preparation and completion of an Archaeological Management Plan (AMP) for the area. The purpose of the initiative is to conserve and protect this area’s rich cultural heritage and archaeological features and sites and to address Planning Act requirements. The process includes significant consultation and engagement with stakeholder groups, First Nations and Métis communities. “Our County is rich with culture and heritage and identifying these features will not only serve a rich historical purpose, but also provide efficiencies for local planning authorities who can use the information within planning policies and decisions,” said Warden Gerry...

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Georgian strikes gold – again – at Skills Ontario Competition

Georgian students took home two gold, a silver and a bronze at the Skills Ontario Competition held May 7-9 in Toronto. Nathan Robitaille repeated Georgian’s gold medal success in CNC machining, helping to write the most recent chapter in the college’s record book of historic wins. He now moves on to compete in the Skills Canada competition, to be held in June at Edmonton. Georgian faculty member and team coach Jurgen Hierholzer was extremely happy with Robitaille’s performance. “I try to pick the top students from our Mechanical Technician – Precision Skills program and get them ready for the...

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