Author: Ted Scaldwell

Simcoe County warden looks ahead to 2018

Stimulating the county’s economic development, providing new affordable housing, and keeping up with the county’s endless infrastructure needs has kept County of Simcoe warden Gerry Marshall and council busy in 2017; and planning for 2018. With more than 1,800 kilometers of roads to maintain, the county has plenty to administer. “We’re going to do about sixty kilometers of road work next year,” said Marshall. That includes work on highways 90 and 17.  As well, the county’s new interchange at Highway 400 and 4th Line is expected to be fully open in November 2018, which opens the door for new...

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Can Barrie mayor maintain city’s momentum in 2018?

The water in Kemptfelt Bay will soon freeze over, but economic growth in Barrie continues to flow significantly.  With unemployment near a record low, the city is no longer treading water like it was not so long ago. Barrie Mayor Jeff Lehman, who dove into municipal politics in 2006 when he was elected city councillor, reflected on the past year.  The former urban planner has been the city’s mayor since 2010.  He’s thrilled with what council has been able to achieve in 2017 and eager to see the city undertake its plans for 2018. “It’s been a long climb...

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Barrie resident selected Invictus Games opening ceremonies flag-bearer

Amongst cheering crowds within world-class stadiums, a multitude of international athletes has descended upon Ontario for another exciting series of significant competitions. Within the highly-focused participants of the Invictus Games are fiercely competitive athletes from Barrie. One of them was just announced to be the privileged Team Canada flag-bearer for the Opening Ceremony on September 23 at the Air Canada Centre. Established by Prince Harry, the inaugural Invictus Games took place in London in 2014. All Invictus Games competitors are active duty and veteran service members from participating allied nations who have become wounded, ill or injured during or...

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Yes, there’s lots of soup for you!

Get your spoons ready! Taste buds will be primed and mouths salivating on Saturday, September 30 in preparation for the Holland Marsh Soupfest. This popular annual event showcases the best produce the Holland Marsh and the surrounding agriculture industry has to offer. The event, first held in 2008, is organized by the Holland Marsh Growers Association, the Town of Bradford West Gwillimbury, and the Township of King. This year there will be multiple-skilled soup makers on hand. Included amongst the participants are local restaurants, chefs, caterers, and culinary schools. Tasha Veer, Special Events and Marketing Coordinator with the township,...

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