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These photos of Heritage Park in Elmvale speak to the spectacular beauty of this part of the Trans Canada Trail. The phlox are gorgeous, their aroma intoxicating. The Woods Anemone give a white background to show off the vibrant colours of the phlox. Scattered throughout are the yellows of the buttercups. There is a small cost that deters folks from a walk through this jewel in Ontario parklands, a few mosquitoes in early morning and late afternoon. The photographer and Springwater News have tried to bring this “pride of the community” to the doorstep of all those who believed in “Shaping the Dream” twenty years ago, and to those who live in and visit our community. This is only one of the many dresses that Heritage Park puts on during the year. Don’t miss the Touch-me-Nots of summer, the Joe Pie’s of early fall, or the full colours of October. This park trail is a ‘must’ for those that love the full splendour of nature.
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Friday July 5, 2019 Location: Homer Barrett Park, Elmvale Hours of operation: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. from May to September Even with the extra breeze I generate riding my bicycle, it feels like a scorcher here in Elmvale this afternoon; surely close to, if not exceeding, the predicted high of 30 degrees Celsius. I ride down Centennial Drive to its end, to the cooling pad i.e. the Splash Pad at Homer Barrett Park. There are about a dozen kids and half a dozen adults: a gentleman and his granddaughter; a mother who brought her son to have other kids to play with; a young couple lounging under a tree and their daughter; and two sisters who brought their mom to watch them. I stand inside a circle of single stream fountains - oh, this is
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Editor’s Musings Roxodus - I may have mentioned that my son Chris owns Central Aero, a company that repairs aeroplanes. He is located at the Edenvale Aerodrome and has been for approximately 7 or 8 years. I may have been one of the first few to get wind of the upcoming Roxodus concert. When I mentioned this to my Western Canada son, and that Kid Rock was one of the performers, he couldn’t believe it. He contacted Chris and got the early word on what was to transpire. Chris talked about all the work that was going on, the trees that had been cut and land cleared, the fact that Greg Graham had been in and tile drained the land and how it would affect his business as there would be a hiatus on any planes taking off and landing for a few days. For him, he suggested that he would have a few planes needing regular service situated beside his hangar so his life could go on barring whatever traffic problems he might encounter. The main stage was just out from his hangar so he thought if he could not see the entertainment, he would sure be able to see it. Then one day, he took me down the sideroad east of the aerodrome (When I took the ground school to become a pilot, an aerodrome had a runway of less that 3000 feet while an airport had a runway more than the 3000 feet.) and showed me the entrance gates and the cleared land. There were tracked vehicles trying to level the wet areas. There was a tractor with duals on it to help float over the ground that had had trees cut off of it, roots dug out of the ground and then tile drained at probably a four foot depth. I did not predict they would cancel the event but I thought if it ever rained, that ground would be very muddy. One day while riding around on the motorcycle, I went to visit Chris and prior to pulling up to his place of work, I journeyed around the property. During the second WW, Edenvale was a place where pilots trained to fly and bomb areas. One of their bomb sites was located in Tiny, east of Wyevale, over the sandy land near Georgian Bay. It wasn’t until the 1950s that Milt Trace, a local auctioneer and entrepreneur (who probably never got his name into the anodes of history), built a road along Tiny Road South to connect to the links south and north. When kids went out to play in that area, they were told that if they found an artillery shell, to vacate the area and run home and tell their mothers. Why the mothers? Back in those days, mothers were too busy to have or
need another job, and the fathers were away at work. Towards the east side of the Edenvale airfield, there were barracks long since tore down. The streets are still cement. You can see some of the foundations - if in the construction they did not remove them. There are even grates over manholes that I would suppose drained the water off the streets. Adjacent to the runway and old streets, where the soil had not been disturbed, or very limitedly, the grass was growing and people were out there picking rocks and sticks. This area looked very promising. But east of that, they were still trying to get the field levelled and a crop planted. It was not until after the cancellation that I learned the organizers, who had nothing to do with the owners of the airport, had purchased 117 acres of land adjacent to the aerodrome property and that is where the stage, the booths, the stores, the exhibitors and whomever/whatever else was to be located. Probably, if they had determined to put the stage on the west side, the ground would have been more suitable as some of that area had very little disturbance. On Sunday past, Margaret Ann and I surveyed the premises from the entrances on the east side. The stage was to be erected on the north-east corner. They said that there were once 21 trucks sitting in the parking lot waiting to transport the structure to its point of erection. I doubt that the vehicles would have made it and definitely, they would have rutted the freshly planted area. On a normal year, the property could probably have been prepared with not too much of a problem, but 2019 has been wet in our area - until the last two weeks of no rain. Just drive around the country and see farmers still haying, a process that many would have had done before the first day of summer. You see many, many fields with either no crop or a crop that is not anywhere near its normal growth level compared to a normal year. Remember the corn adage of “Knee high by the 1st of July?’ Very few crops qualified for that star this year. A Roxodus may be planned for another year. Now that they have a foundation, prepared grounds, for a future event, I think it would be a success. Unfortunately, the reputation of 2019 will persist. I doubt there is a farmer around who would not have been able to foresee the scenario as it came to past. Personally, I had three tickets. I could have had a camping spot 20 x 20 on which I could pitch a tent and I think, park a vehicle. I had preferred seating in front of the stage and permission/availability to interview any of the participants. I even had three meals a day available. But the press doesn’t always get their contras - I advertise for them, they give me a spot. And this is one of those times.
I went West for a few days. I landed in Calgary at 5 pm on Thursday June 27 - one day after my birthday. My son and my grandson who has his learner’s permit picked me up. From the airport to their home in Cochrane (pop 30,000+) it is about 40 kilometres. We may have got 5 centimetres of rain in that short drive. On Friday, I road the motorcycle to a place called Exshaw (250 people) which is on 1A, the old Trans Canada highway about 20 kms east of Canmore. In the only store, gas bar and restaurant, I had the best Fish and Chips I have ever eaten in my life. If you ever stop there, be sure to tell the owners that Michael Jacobs sent you. I journeyed around Canmore and headed part way to Banff before returning via the TransCanada. Friday 225 kms. On Saturday, we went to a campground on the bikes to see friends - 125 kms. On Sunday, we went to Black Diamond for something to eat - 85 kms each way. Did I tell you it rained? Seldom in the 8 days I was there did it get to 20 degrees and then only for a couple of hours. One day, it topped out at 11 C. Did I tell you it rained? I would not doubt that there were 20 cms of damp stuff. As for a week of motorcycling, it was a wash but I always have a Let’s Talk About… good time with family and friends First Aid Kits from out there. There’s nothing more fun than summer vacation! Unfortunately, warm weather also brings Building of homes has slowed certain health and safety risks. Being as prepared as possible is the best way to handle down and if you want to talk an emergency situation. So take some time to dust off that old first aid kit and update it politics, any support for the with things you’ll need specifically for summer injuries: Federal Liberals is relatively A waterproof case (moisture can damage many of your supplies) Hand sanitizer (to clean hands before attending to the person in need) nonexistent. Polysporin (to prevent infection) I arrived back to Toronto around Bandages of all sizes and types (for cuts and blisters) midnight Friday. Part of Hwy 401 Instant ice packs (for inflammation) between the airport and thru to Saline solution (to clean out eyes) where you turn to go unto Hwy OTC medications like Advil, Tylenol, Benadryl 400 was blocked off so at 1 in the Bug spray (to prevent bites) Sunscreen (to prevent burns) morning (Saturday) traffic was Hydrocortisone cream (for rashes and bug bites) stop and go. Unbelievable. This is You may want to add specific items that relate to where your first aid kit is being used (i.e. why I hate going to Toronto. boat, car or cottage) .Our Pharmasave pharmacists can help you have a safe summer! In fact, one time I looked into flying out of Sudbury to Alberta 94 Finlay Mill Rd, Midhurst ON but came to my senses when I 705.503.7333 | www.pharmasavemidhurst.com figured out it would take three
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hours to get there. Three or four years ago, after the Oro-Medonte airport had been expanded, one of their promotions was about an airlines that flew you to the Toronto airport. You could leave your car for free, and the flight lasted like 15 minutes. No traffic, no delays - I should look into that again. I looked after the Elmvale Curling Club for two or three years - and tried to stick handle the newspaper during that period as well. Didn’t work. Passed it on! Elmvale Curling Club is a two sheeter. Our present club opened around 1958 and prior to that, there was a building on the south east corner of the fairgrounds that the generations before us curled in. That building was moved further north on the property and became what we referred to as the Horse Barn. It was torn down a few years ago to make way for the new building the Elmvale Fairboard members have affectionately named “The Barn.” We have two sets of rocks, 16 rocks a set, that were purchased back around 1960. Prior to that, there was another set of 16 that is/are now sitting in someone’s shed not far from Elmvale. There were also numerous 40 pound mismatched stones that go back to the day when curlers use to own their own rocks. Through a silent auction, they are gone. Prior to those, there was no consistency in size or weight and one rock we still have is a 70 pound steel tea kettle looking monstrosity. If you research the history of curling rocks, you’ll find that big rocks where used for guards, little rocks were used for crawling thru the narrow ports and way back then, in turns and out turns did not exist. The old days of curling are no where near the new world of curling. It use to be 16 ends, outside, on natural ice with no turns and normal house brooms. Now it is 8 ends inside a building on artificial ice with hog lines, in turns and out turns and a myriad of other rules. And the biggest difference. The club owns the rocks, not the curlers. And that fact is hard to find in the annals of history. Curlers used to carry their own rocks approximately 40 pounds each - to the bonspiels. This is the truth but some curlers today think it was a myth. Near the back of this paper, you will see an announcement for an upcoming 50th Wedding Anniversary for my good wife and me. It is an open door event being held at the Elmvale Community Hall starting at 7 pm. All or our families (Jacobs and Loftus) are going to be there. You are welcome to come and go, or stay until the wee hours of the morning. Former Tay Mayor Scott Warnock is our DJ and he has an infinitesimal repertoire of music. And Charles will be there with his sweet Lori.
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Greetings neighbours and friends I hope this edition of Minesing Moments has everyone enjoying the sunny weather but also keeping cool however you can. The extreme heat has been pretty warm and as of today (Monday the 8th) it seems like it has broken with a nice cool morning but some great sunshine. I wanted to first mention that our web page for the Minesing Community has recently been inundated with messages about missing cats and most recently about an injured cat named Smoke. This recent incident is most disturbing in that the young cat had lost his foot because it had been trapped in a trap that the animal was severely injured and sadly he had to be put down. Residents are asked to keep an eye out for any dangerous traps that may be in their or their neighbour’s yards so that any pets, or children are not injured. This is inhumane and frankly unlawful. This is a small village and if someone is doing this, it will be found out and reported to the authorities. On to lighter topics now…I recently made a trek to the east coast to Prince Edward Island and if you haven’t gone to that part of our country, I highly recommend it. The scenery and the people are just amazing. I was lucky enough to see the Lupines in bloom in PEI and they are just stunning. These flowers that appear in early summer are an indicator that summer is on its way. They line the roads in purple, pink and white and add to the scenery everywhere. The beaches of red sand and rocks are so nice to venture along on walks while the sun sets. A perfect place to take many breathtaking photographs. We found that Charlottetown was a perfect location to stay in and set out each day to tour around the island. As the island isn’t that large, you can hit a lot of great places such as Cavendish, North Rustico and Summerside. One thing that will initially drive Ontarians a little crazy being from our fast paced province is the relaxed frame of mind that the islanders have. Being at a stop light and seeing the light turn green doesn’t always mean you have to stomp on the gas immediately while you are there. Islanders will see the light turn green, and think hmmm that’s a green light, I am going to accelerate now. I found myself joining this way of thinking after being there for a few days, and realized that I enjoyed not being rushed and in a hurry to get to my destination. I was on vacation and could take my time. It’d be a nice thing to bring back to Ontario because driving the roads all through the eastern provinces was a great experience. Every highway that I travelled on was driven in a manner of how every highway should be driven. The fast lane was strictly for passing and then people would get back into the other lanes. Why is it when I entered back into Ontario that people feel the need to DRIVE in the passing lane and create a whole lot of angry and frustrated other drivers who just want them to move. PEOPLE….do not travel in the passing lane, get in the lane to pass and then get back into the other lanes. From my drive to and from PEI, only in Ontario did I witness tailgating and irrational driving. So many people are now being so frustrated that they are passing in the slow outside lane. I can’t really blame them because it seems like the only free lane. Be aware of your surroundings and make sure that you don’t have people riding up the back of your car, let them go by, they will end up with speeding tickets at some point. I write the above about driving because in my work I hear about so many motor vehicle accidents and people’s lives being changed due to these accidents either with injuries or fatalities of loved ones. Please, drive safe, do not drink and drive, stay within the speed limits and acknowledge all of the speed limits. I also mention this because last Friday I personally witnessed a vehicle on Huron Street in the evening, the street that the school is on, and many children live on, aggressively accelerate to a speed of no less than 90-100 km per hour. NOT ACCEPTABLE!!! Please drive safe…that’s all, plain and simple. Until next time, enjoy the weather, wear your sunscreen and drink lots of water to stay hydrated during the heat.
SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE Balm Beach is the place to be for a jam-packed day of fun for everyone! Sunday July 28th from 11am. until 4.00 pm. is the Balm Beach Family Fun Day. You won’t want to miss this exciting event. We have “Something for Everyone”. For kids big and small there are inflatables including hover hockey, cannon blasters, an obstacle course, arcade games, and lunch—ALL FREE!
Here is a mural done by 20 children to denote the Balm Beach Family Fun Day in 2018. Emma Reynolds, Bailey and Adeline Desroches and Robb Brown, local musical talents will entertain you throughout the afternoon. We have vendors and artisans who will attract discerning shoppers to their booths with their unique products. Our fund raising efforts through our silent auction, sponsorship program and donations is critical to making this playground a reality for kids, the community, and visitors to the area. Last year’s event raised $8400 and we anticipate that with your help we can do better this year. Thanks to the generosity of so many contributors, we are offering over 40 items for the silent auction including; a boat cruise, a float plane ride, 2 gold Maple Leaf Hockey tickets, kids activities, dinners and artwork. “Something for Everyone”. For information contact; Diane Leblovic 905-484-4892
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by Aaron Wudrick, Federal Director (This column originally appeared in the Financial Post) When future historians retrace the rise and fall of carbon taxes in Canada, they may well conclude that last week was the point at which policy’s decline became irreversible. That’s because it was the week when the Trudeau Liberals gave up insisting that a carbon tax is the best way to fight climate change. There’s really no other way to interpret Environment Minister Catherine McKenna’s pledge not to raise carbon taxes beyond 2022. The pledge came in response to a Parliamentary Budget Officer report, which concluded the federal carbon tax would have to rise from the planned $50 per tonne in 2022 to $102 per tonne by 2030 for Canada to meet its Paris Agreement emissions commitments. The PBO’s analysis simply cannot have been a surprise to the Liberals, least of all for McKenna, whose own department had warned her back in 2015 that carbon taxes would have to be much higher to work. In an alternative history where the Liberals believed their own argument on the virtues of carbon taxes – the one they’ve been making for the last three and a half years – McKenna’s response would have WED-FRI 8-5 been: we’ll raise it as high as it needs to go. SAT 8-4 SUN 9-NOON We all know why she didn’t. There’s a CLOSED MON & TUES federal election in four months. The Liberals SERVING: TEL: 555 555 5555 are struggling in the polls. One need not be BARRIE, MIDHURST, ORO, WASAGA BEACH, a master political strategist to know that an TINY, ORILLIA AREAS overt pledge of future tax hikes is unlikely to SINCE 2008 Small Motor Sales & Service improve their chances of re-election. 705-725-0975 Liberals protest that they have other tools PICK UP & DELIVERY AVAILABLE 4436 Horseshoe Valley Road in their environmental toolbox. But, having West, Minesing SALES & SERVICE FOR ALL BRANDS long insisted that one tool – a carbon tax – AT THE WALKER’S AGGREGATE PIT OF LAWN & GARDEN EQUIPMENT SIGN ENTRANCE works best, they are now in the awkward position of having to explain why they are switching to inferior tools. If there’s any consolation for the Liberals, it may be that their credibility on the file can’t erode much further simply because it’s already so low. A recent poll ranked Prime Minister Justin Trudeau third as the leader best suited to handle climate change, behind both Green Party leader Elizabeth May and www.BruceStantonMP.ca Conservative leader Andrew Scheer. Bruce Stanton MP
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On a warm, sunny, lazy S a t u r d a y afternoon; standing in the back lane across from Kerr St. in downtown Elmvale, I heard the unmistakable music of a John Denver song wafting on the breeze toward me. I wandered toward the source and discovered it to be coming from the Gateway Parkette at Yonge and Queen Streets. There, set up under a shady tree, was a fellow playing guitar and harmonica and singing. He was also accompanying himself with looping background tracks to create a very pleasant musical experience. There was a tent set up to shade the audience, who were enjoying themselves. The musician was Jason Redman who hails from Collingwood. He was playing folky, singer-songwriter music, his own original compositions and John Denver, the Beetles and Gordon Lightfoot, at the crowd’s request. In the past he has been part of the background band at The Palace jam night in Elmvale. He has an upcoming performance listed with Meaford’s “Peak to Shore” (website http://peaktoshore.ca/artists/jason-redman/) and is on social media on Facebook and YouTube. Every Saturday from now until August 31st there are free concerts (with the exception of July 20th because of the SciFi Street Party). Shaded seating is provided; bring your friends, bring some refreshments and move-groove to the beat or just “chill.” The list of upcoming musicians includes Jason Redman, Carling Lesperance, George Coventry, Augusta Ray, Luke Martin, Craig Smith, Shipyard Kitchen Party and Ryan Harvey-MacIntyre. For more information, visit elmvalebia.ca. Written and photographed by Connie Smith Unfortunately for the Liberals, disavowing a higher carbon tax while leaving the existing one in place carries a lot of downside and no obvious upside. Which leads to a logical conclusion: If the Liberals really want to change their fate, they should abandon their carbon tax altogether. That seems unthinkable. But many historical turning points seem unthinkable until they happen. Think about this one. For those who already oppose a federal carbon tax, freezing it does nothing to mollify them. Eliminating it, by contrast, effectively addresses their concerns. Similarly, many swing voters, having already been burned by the Liberals’ broken balanced-budget promise and witness to their appetite for spending, simply won’t believe a promise not to raise it. Getting rid of it altogether, by contrast, provides concrete proof it won’t happen. True, carbon-tax advocates will not be happy. But then again, they’re already reaching peak unhappiness: their chief complaint has always been that the federal tax is too low to be effective. More to the point, they are less attached to carbon taxes specifically than they are to the importance of robust climate change policies generally. There’s even a national unity angle: killing the carbon tax would allow the Liberals to credibly say they have listened to growing concerns from parts of the country that were most vehemently opposed to it and pour some urgently needed water on embers of separatism. The Liberals have decided their carbon tax is a lemon and are moving on to other climate change policies. So they may as well make electoral lemonade. It won’t solve all of their problems. But it would deprive opponents of a huge stick to beat them with - on a policy which they’re relegating to the dust bin of history anyway. For more information call: Aaron Wudrick, CTF Federal Director Canadian Taxpayers Federation Cell: 613-295-8409 Email: email@example.com Twitter: @awudrick
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Springwater Barns Cathy Walton has been researching barns in Flos and Vespra Townships (now Springwater) for the last six years and will be publishing the results in the book “Vanishing Barns” this spring. If you are interested in your barn (present, or torn down but with photos) being included please contact Cathy at 705 728-1388 or email@example.com.
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County publishes annual report card on 10-Year Affordable Housing and Homelessness Prevention Strategy Midhurst/June 27, 2019 - The County of Simcoe has released its fifth annual report card, Housing Our Future: 2018 Annual Report, to measure and evaluate the implementation of recommendations contained in Our Community 10-Year Affordable Housing and Homelessness Prevention Strategy. “As we issue our fifth report card on our 10-year plan, we’re pleased to announce that we have created approximately 1,300 units since 2014, including 271 units in 2018,” said Warden George Cornell. “Together with community partners, the County continues to strive forward with large developments, targeted funding and creative solutions to provide adequate, appropriate and affordable housing for all Simcoe County residents.” Key achievements for 2018 are outlined below. The full report card is available at www. simcoe.ca/ourahhps. • 1,288 new units created since the strategy was approved in 2014, including rent supplements, secondary suites, new development, and home ownership down payment assistance; 271 of these units were created in 2018 • Phase 2 Implementation Plan approved to outline actions for 2018-2020, with a target to create 895 units over the three-year period • $12.8M approved by County Council for an affordable rental development in Victoria Harbour by Simcoe County Housing Corporation, a single three-storey building with 41 units intended for seniors and persons with disabilities • Invested $1.3 million in maintaining social housing assets during 2018 • Led by Simcoe County Alliance to End Homelessness, the David Busby Centre, the County of Simcoe, numerous community partners and volunteers successfully conducted a county-wide Homelessness Enumeration in April 2018 Seven new conventional buses and two specialized buses ordered by County Council for two new routes launching in 2019, which will improve resident access to community supports, places of employment, educational opportunities, food and affordable housing options. Learn more at linx.simcoe.ca As the Consolidated Municipal Service Manager for this region, the County of Simcoe is responsible for developing and implementing Our Community 10-Year Affordable Housing and Homelessness Prevention Strategy, which County Council approved in 2014, together with our community partners. County of Simcoe is composed of sixteen member municipalities and provides crucial public services to County residents in addition to providing paramedic and social services to the separated cities of Barrie and Orillia. Visit our website at simcoe.ca.
by Lisa Bostlund...I came back to Good Vibes after the loss of my Husband in January.. I needed to find new friends and do new things. I had been there a few times last year, and I thought what better place to start looking for my new life. So late one wintery afternoon I finally got my wits together and the courage to venture out alone on a snowy day. When arriving, there is the instant feeling of warmth, when right away people made me feel at home. I can honestly say that I love them all for that. The Music is great and always something different. If you happen to play an instrument or sing songs we’d love to meet you.. OR if not then you can sit and just enjoy the show OR you can grab a drum, a shaker, or a tambourine and join in the fun.. without judgements from anyone,.. Just Good times and Good Vibes.. Always a warm welcome from the smiling ladies ( Lu or Katy ) that greet you at the door, and from the people making the coffee and setting out the home made treats. EVERYONE is Welcome. The evening is 7 – 10 pm. Every Thursday.. Suggested Donation $5. At the door if you can afford it.. Coffee or Tea is $1. And the home made squares and tarts are ONLY fifty cents…. always yummy. So MY New venture in life has only just begun, and I so look forward to my Thursday escape evening at Good Vibes Coffee House where I can feel a part of the most open hearted caring family one could ever hope for. To anyone out there reading this, If you want a place to go, and be welcomed with a lovely smile, then please come for a visit, we look forward to meeting you!. Located on the corner of Mount St. Louis Rd and the 4th Line of Oro-Medonte or find us on Facebook, YouTube or at goodvibescoffeehouse.org "Get up on the wrong side of the bed" a little sinister: The idea is that when Meaning: To start the day in a bad mood. people hanged themselves, they did so by Origin: In Roman times, it was bad luck to standing on a bucket with a noose around get out of bed on the left side. If you did, their neck. To complete the act, they you were bound to have a bad day. had to "kick the bucket" out of the way. "Rule of thumb" Meaning: A basic There are not many sources to confirm rule that you stand by and use frequently. this theory, though it somehow makes a Origin: This phrase has a disturbing origin. twisted amount of sense. In the 1700s, British men were allowed to “A chain is only as strong as its weakest beat their wives - but only with a stick that link” Meaning: The team is only as strong was no thicker than his thumb. We're glad as the weakest person on it. Origin: The the rules of thumb are totally different today. person responsible for giving this phrase "Kick the bucket" Meaning: To die. a figurative meaning was Thomas Reid. Origin: One theory about this phrase is In his essays, he wrote, “In every chain
of reasoning, the evidence of the last conclusion can be no greater than that of the weakest link of the chain, whatever may be the strength of the rest.” “Draw a blank” Meaning: To forget something. Origin: This phrase has roots in the lottery held by Elizabeth I during the time of the Tudors. The crown held a national lottery to recoup money for the throne (which was broke). The lottery consisted of contestants’ names written onto tickets. If you won, the back of your ticket had a prize written on it. If not, it
was blank. “Show your true colors” Meaning: To reveal one’s true nature. Origin: This is an old wartime reference, when ships used multiple flags to confuse enemies. However, according to the rules of warfare, a ship had to show its real flag- or colors- before firing a shot. “Caught red-handed” Meaning: To be caught doing something bad. Origin: This phrase comes from a law that stated that if you butchered an animal that didn’t belong to you, you had to be caught with the animal’s blood on your hands to be prosecuted.
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Upcoming Meetings Midhurst Rec Association | July 15 7:00 p.m. at the Midhurst Community Hall
Music in the Park | Saturdays (except July 20) 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Elmvale Gateway Parkette
Elmvale BIA | July 18 5:15 p.m. at the Elmvale Library Branch
Enjoy free live music all summer long! Stop by for a listen, visit our amazing shops and grab a bite to eat at our local restaurants. Each Saturday will feature a different local musician.
Anten Mills Rec Association | July 18 7:30 p.m. at the Anten Mills Community Hall Hillsdale Rec Association | July 24 7:00 p.m. at the Hillsdale Community Hall
Corner of Yonge and Queen Street West Springwater-Elmvale Farmers’ Market | Fridays
Committee of Adjustment | July 24 7:00 p.m. at the Township Admin. Centre
9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Elmvale Community Hall Operating until September 27 in the municipal parking lot, this market features in-season produce, crafts, gifts and baked goods from local producers across Simcoe County.
Bidding Opportunity The Township is currently accepting bids for the following:
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Closes at 2:00 p.m. on July 18, 2019 •
Sci-Fi Fantasy Festival | July 20
2019-28-PW Culvert 207 Relining
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. through Downtown Elmvale
Visit bidsandtenders.ca for details and to register for upcoming opportunities.
Celebrate everything science fiction and fantasy with a village wide party! Cosplayers, artists, authors, vendors and more. Register online to receive an Elmvale Time Travel Passport and a chance to win fun prizes.
Communications Survey The Township of Springwater wants to learn how community members prefer to receive information from the municipality. How do you currently get information from us? What types of information are you interested in receiving? What can we do better? The survey will take less than 5 minutes to answer. Remember to fill out your contact information at the end of the survey if you’d like to be entered into a draw to win a free iPad 6! Complete the survey at surveymonkey.com/r/ SpringwaterComms. We want to continue to keep our citizens engaged and informed, and your feedback is an important part of that process.
Along Queen Street West Visit calendar.springwater.ca for event details and updates.
2019 Fall Watermain Flushing Notice Ontario Clean Water Agency (OCWA) will be flushing watermains for the Township of Springwater on operated water systems in your area. Please REDUCE water use from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. so that OCWA can effectively complete maintenance.
Dates and locations •
September 23 to September 27: Midhurst and Minesing water systems
September 30 to October 4: Elmvale, Snow Valley and Vespra Downs water systems
October 7 to October 11: Del Trend (this includes Carson Road, Glen Huron Drive, Paddy Dunn’s Circle, Anthony Crescent, Deluca Crescent, Kanata Crescent, Channen Crescent and Wendat Trail) and Hillsdale water systems
October 15 to October 18: Anten Mills and Phelpston water systems
What to expect During or after the flushing period, you may see discoloured water and low water pressure coming from your tap. If this happens, we suggest you try the following: •
Remove the tap aerators off your taps and flush all the house lines until the water runs clear.
Flush out your hot water tanks. This is to remove the accumulated iron precipitate in the tank, which may also decrease the efficiency of your water tank.
If your water continues to be discoloured, please contact OCWA (Georgian Bay Hub) at 705429-2525 or toll-free at 1-866-775-7712. Thank you for your cooperation!
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Tiny's 2019 Community BBQ
“Are you looking for some summer fun? #TinyTownship is inviting all residents to celebrate All Things Tiny! On Saturday, July 20th, the Township will be hosting its Annual Community BBQ from 11:30am-3:00pm in Perkinsfield Park. Be sure to save the date so that you don’t miss out on the delicious BBQ lunch, “picnic zone” with family lawn game activities, over 35 vendors, face painting, inflatable bouncy castles, activity stations, and more! Spend the day celebrating your community, and Tiny residents can enjoy a free lunch. For more event details, and for vendor booth or volunteer opportunities, visit www.tiny.ca/specialevents, or contact Maggie Off at firstname.lastname@example.org or 705-526-4204 ext. 271 To view photos from the 2018 Community BBQ, visit http://ow.ly/Rrpx50uNjfU”
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If you take a walk around town, you will continue to notice that many of the houses have basketball nets set up in the front yards, and there are various basketballs scattered on the lawns. The recent success of the Toronto Raptors has sprung towns all around into a basketball frenzy. Kawhi Leonard was the center piece of the team’s recent success, and managed to put the Raptors over the top during the recent postseason push and championship. One thing you have to appreciate about Kawhi Leonard’s free agency period is that he kept everything under wraps. He is not involved in social media, he doesn’t participate in any unnecessary banter between teams, players and fans – he is a true professional and a smart athlete and businessman. He evaluated every aspect of free agency, including speaking with other players who he would like to team up with in the future. At the end of the day, he returned to his home in Los Angeles and teamed up with a friend and a player he wants to spend the next four years with. As Toronto Raptors fans, we are all aware of the “Carter Effect” and what Vince Carter did for the sport of basketball in Canada. Kawhi Leonard, on the other hand, leaves the “Leonard Legacy” and he will be remembered forever. After winning the NBA Championship, it almost seemed like fans are expecting a repeat. Brian Burke always said on the radio about NHL Championships and how if you are lucky enough to win one championship, congratulations, you won’t win another one for 30 years. This is based on the number of teams in the league and using rudimentary stats. Disappointment hit Raptors fans when the news came down of the Clippers deal to trade for Paul George and therefore sign Kawhi Leonard. This scenario was likely 90 percent guaranteed when Leonard was traded to Toronto. The only chance he had of resigning in Toronto was if they won a championship, and that still was not enough for him. The disappointment of many quickly turned to thanks and gratitude for what he did for Toronto. He was traded for from a team no longer willing to have him and a location where he no longer wanted to be. Oftentimes athletes are hesitant to come to Toronto, being within a new Country and, of course, the colder weather. There is no reason to dwell on Kawhi Leonard leaving Toronto for what he has left behind; a lot of teams never get the chance to do. As mentioned in a previous article, he can serve as a role model for young athletes. Just play the game, do your job, and have a common goal - and stay off social media. We will miss you. BARRIE BAYCATS LOSE FOUR GAMES! The Barrie Baycats played six games over the last two weeks losing four times, including the Guelph Royals winning a home and home series against the Baycats. The four losses dropped Barrie out of first place in the InterCounty Baseball League for several days for the first time this season. Against Guelph on the road, Royal’s pitcher Yomar Concepcion struck out 14 in a complete game one-hitter against Barrie. Kevin Atkinson had the only hit coming in the 9th inning. The game was 1-0 after 7.5 innings but Guelph exploded for eight runs in the 8th. Barrie committed three errors in the game. Santos Arias (4-1) took the loss giving up only one run and 4 hits in 6 innings while striking out six. Barrie bounced back in Toronto the next night whipping the Maple Leafs 19-2. Jordan Castaldo and Kevin Atkinson each went 5 for 7 with a home run. The duo drove in nine runs and scored four times. Ryan Spataro had two hits, four runs and an RBI, Starlin Rodriguez singled twice and scored three times, Jon Waltenbury drove in two, Parker Walker drove in a run and scored twice, while Steve Lewis and Connor Morro each had two hits, two runs and an RBI. Emilis Guerrero (4-0) went 8 innings allowing 5 hits and striking out five. Toronto made seven errors in the game. Back in Barrie the next night, Guelph completed the home and home series with a 6-4 win. Barrie led 4-0 after four innings but never scored again in the game. Ryan Spataro went a perfect 4-4 at the plate with 2 RBI and scored a run. Adrian Salcedo took the loss going seven innings allowing five runs on six hits and striking out eight. Barrie’s next game was on the road in London on Canada Day and the Majors provided all the fireworks defeating the Baycats 15-3. London led 14-2 after 4 innings on the way to a 21-hit victory. The only bright spots for the Baycats were Starlin Rodriguez going 4 for 5 with a run scored and Connor Morro hitting a solo home run. Jordan Castaldo also had two hits. Santos Arias (4-2) took his second consecutive loss giving up nine runs on 12 hits over only three innings. He had five strikeouts. Barrie then hosted Kitchener in the first of a home and home series and the Panthers took over first place with an 11-5 win. The loss was the third in a row for the Baycats and Barrie was now in second place. Barrie led 2-0 after 2 innings but was down 9-2 before scoring again. For Barrie, Conner Morro led the offense
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with 3 hits, 1 RBI and a home run. Morro scored three times and was a triple short of the cycle. Starlin Rodriguez also had two hits and a RBI. Two Barrie errors in the 4th inning led to 3 unearned runs opening the door to the Kitchener victory. Emilis Guerrero (4-1) took the loss, pitching six innings and giving up 9 hits, 5 runs while striking out six. After their game last Saturday was rained out against Welland, Barrie traveled to Kitchener Sunday trying to regain a piece of first place. Barrie scored three times in the third inning thanks to a 3-run homer by Jordan Castaldo but the game was tied 3-3 after four. In the sixth, Conner Morro tripled, was single home by Branfy Infante and then Infante advanced to 3rd on a two base error. Then Ryan Spataro singled home Infante to give Barrie a 5-3 win. The two teams now are tied for first place with a 16-6 record. Starlin Rodriguez and Steve Lewis each had two hits in the game. Adrian Salcedo went the distance scattering 6 hits and striking out eight. Next home games for Barrie are Toronto on Friday, July 12th at 7:30 pm (Re-scheduled game), London on Sunday, July 14th at 7:00 pm, Brantford onTuesday, July 16th at 7:30 pm (Re-scheduled game), Toronto on Thursday, July 18th at 7:30 pm, Brantford on Saturday, July 20th at 7:00 pm and Hamilton on Thursday, July 25th at 7:30 pm. Extra Innings: Kevin Atkinson was the InterCounty Baseball League player of the month for June. He hit .492, 7 home runs, 27 RBI and scored 17 runs. Jordan Castaldo won the award in May…The regular season is quickly coming to an end so make sure you use up your remaining tickets.
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Family Harmony Disrupted When Children Fight Parents often tell me how frustrated they become when their children fight. Whether they are toddlers or teens, it can be a problem, which continually disrupts family harmony. The most common response is to tell the children to stop fighting and/or to send them to their room. This may quiet things down a bit, but does little to solve the underlying problem. Children fight because either they do not have effective problem solving strategies, or they are acting out some emotional issue. Getting angry at them for fighting neither teaches strategies nor deals with the emotional issue. Consequently, the problem only seems to get worse. Often parents are advised not to get involved in conflicts between their children - telling them to solve it themselves. This does not make much sense, given that many adults have difficulty dealing with interpersonal conflicts effectively. When children fight, parents need to sit with them calmly and discuss what happened. Without assigning blame or taking sides, they need to talk about what the children were feeling, and how they could have handled things differently. Of course, there needs to be consequences for abusive behavior, and children need to know it will not be tolerated. However, often the 'victim' has played an active part in setting up the other. The process of helping children to develop non-violent strategies is time consuming to be sure. Yet it is vital to helping them become successful adults. No matter how much education or financial success they acquire, regardless of how much physical health they are blessed with, their happiness will be seriously compromised if they have not learned how to deal with difficult situations with integrity, and in a mutually respectful manner. Gwen Randall-Young is an author and award-winning Psychotherapist. For permission to reprint this article, or to obtain books, cds or MP3's, visit www.gwen.ca. Follow Gwen on FaceBook for daily inspiration.
Tay Township Implements Outdoor Watering and Fire Bans in Response to High Water Demand
Tay, Ontario: Effective immediately the Township of Tay has implemented Outdoor Watering and Fire Bans in response to unusually high water demand over the last week. No outdoor watering or outdoor burning is permitted at this time. With temperatures expected to remain in the mid-to-high twenties over the next week or more the Township expects that the bans will remain in place through the weekend and into next week. Outdoor watering represents a significant portion of the Township’s water demand during the summer months. The ban on outdoor watering ensures that strained water resources remain available for human consumption and sanitation. During this time no outdoor watering is permitted. A fire ban has been put into effect as a precautionary measure. With water demand already high it is important for the Township to avoid needing large amounts of water to fight any fires that may get out of hand as a result of the high heat and drier conditions. The high water demand comes just as the Township is preparing to increase water production capacity by 17% over the next year to support growth of the Township. Mayor Ted Walker says, “that given the high cost of producing safe & clean drinking water, the Township tries to not build capacity too soon; we still have plenty of water capacity for human consumption, just not for excessive outdoor watering. For residents looking to do outdoor watering the Township offers rebates of up-to $50 for rain barrels at Tay.ca/Rebate”. Residents are reminded that outside of the outright ban on outdoor watering currently in effect, users of the municipal water system are only permitted to water outdoors during 7-9 AM and 7-9 PM on calendar days aligning with their house number; odd number houses on odd days; even number houses on even days. Tay Township is committed to delivering responsive and cost-effective municipal services and infrastructure that provide for the long-term economic, social and environmental well-being of its residents and community.
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Letters to the Editor
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Letter to the Mayor of Tiny
Good morning Mayor Cornell, I am writing as directed by the Board of Directors of the Lafontaine Area Shoreline Homeowners Association regarding the budget and tax rate increase for 2019. As you are aware, I monitored the budget discussions throughout and although I personally believe that budget increases should be kept to the cost of living increase, understand that there are certain situations that arise that must be addressed. The goal of the budget discussions was “to keep property taxes at the lowest level possible.” As I recall, in the second budget meeting Councillor Wishart was pushing for a 2% cap, Mayor Cornell and Councillor Hastings 3%, while Deputy Mayor Walma was pushing 5%. Councillor Mintoff was absent for most of the budget discussions in 2019. And, while the initial goal of a 3% increase over the 2018 budget, it eventually ballooned to 6%. However, Township staff were quick to point out that due to anticipated reductions in the Provincial and County Levies, the blended increase would only be about a 2% increase on the actual tax bill. Coincidentally I just received my 2019 Final tax bill and my annual cost has increased by 4.6% not 2% so I assume the anticipated levies were incorrect. I also found it quite unusual that there was no reference in the budget document to the compensation study which resulted in significant increases to staff wages and was a huge impact on the operating budget. Regardless, the budget was approved and it is what it is. However, our major concern is that at the Committee of the Whole meeting on May 13th there was a lengthy discussion on how to spend $1,034.508.00 of additional grant money received by the Township via the Gas Tax / Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing. The Director of Public Works had a huge list of projects which he indicated that he was directed by Council to develop. These projects amounted to $8,000.00 in excess of the total grant amount. This caught me somewhat by surprise since I had not seen any correspondence related to this windfall attached to an agenda nor recall it being discussed at Council prior to this meeting. I contacted Treasurer Doug Taylor and was advised that this was indeed the first time this issue was discussed at Council. He advised that the budget will remain as is and this windfall will be treated as a separate fund. I find this somewhat disconcerting given that the letters were dated March 20th, prior to finalization of the 2019 budget (March 25th) and a month prior to setting the tax rate. A budget that took four meetings to ratify, cutting several capital initiatives to accommodate a huge operating budget increase. I queried Councillor Wishart at the Town Hall Meeting on May 25th and asked why some of the windfall was not used to reduce the actual tax increase to 0% and was told that this would not be a good idea since it was a one - time grant. Not really an acceptable response in our minds. Our main concern is that neither letter was brought forward in a public forum either as on “on-desk” item or included under correspondence in the agenda of any CoW meeting. The only reason I saw the letters was because I asked for copies. When the Director of Public Works outlined his wish-list of Capital projects at the May 13th meeting, he indicated that this was as directed by Council, yet from what I can see it was never presented at Council. Our Board of Directors believe that as a homeowners association we deserve a written explanation as to why these circumstances took place. • Why weren`t the two letters made public on receipt? • How and when were staff directed to compile a list of projects? • Given that Council was aware of the windfall prior to setting the tax rate, why were a portion of the funds not used to achieve its goal to keep property taxes at the lowest rate possible, and reduce the overall effective tax increase? I will report back to our Board once I have your response. Respectfully, Chuck Stradling President
TAXPAYERS FEDERATION backs ontario’s next steps in court battle AGAINST CARBON TAX
TORONTO, ON: The Canadian Taxpayers Federation is committed to continuing the fight despite the Ontario Court of Appeal’s disappointing decision in favour of the federally imposed carbon tax. “As interveners in Ontario’s court battle, the Canadian Taxpayers Federation is disappointed that the court didn’t end the carbon tax in Ontario,” said Jasmine Pickel, the CTF’s Interim Ontario Director. “Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s carbon tax is costly and hurts the most vulnerable Ontarians – yet it won’t succeed in fighting climate change. We applaud Premier Doug Ford for fighting the carbon tax and urge him to continue this battle at the Supreme Court.” The CTF’s lawyers argued that the carbon tax is unconstitutional For example, it allows the prime minister to impose or raise the carbon tax without a parliamentary vote which violates the constitutionally enshrined principle of “no taxation without representation.” Additionally, the CTF lawyers that the federally imposed carbon tax is unlikely to meet its stated objective, and instead, will just be another tax placed on the taxpayers of Ontario. The federally imposed carbon tax took effect in Ontario in April, 2019, with carbon pricing set at $20 per tonne, which will escalate to $50 per tonne by 2022. By then, the carbon tax will cost Ontarians over 11 cents per litre of gasoline. The carbon tax is the fifth tax governments have placed on fuel in Ontario, and it’s subject to sales taxes – meaning Ontarians pay sales tax on the carbon tax. The parliamentary budget officer has stated that the federal government would have to raise the price of carbon by more than double its current 2022 target to $102 per tonne in order to achieve Canada’s greenhouse gas emissions target under the Paris Agreement. The federal government has stated it will not increase the carbon tax beyond $50 per tonne. Ontario is joined by Alberta, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and New Brunswick in opposition to the federally imposed carbon tax. The Saskatchewan Court of Appeal narrowly ruled in the federal government in a split decision in which dissenting judges deemed the carbon tax “constitutionally repugnant.” “The Canadian Taxpayers Federation is proud to stand up for the people of Ontario and oppose the carbon tax” said Pickel. “We’ll continue to fight against the carbon tax and are confident we’ll win this battle – both in the Supreme Court of Canada and in the court of public opinion.” Jasmine Pickel Ontario Director, Canadian Taxpayers Federation firstname.lastname@example.org 416-573-5458 The CTF is Canada’s leading non-partisan citizens’ advocacy group fighting for lower taxes, less waste and accountable government. Founded in 1990, the CTF has more than 202,000 supporters and seven offices across Canada. The CTF is funded by free-will, non taxreceiptable contributions.
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Toronto —The Ontario Government is taking the next step to combat the illegal market and protect our youth and communities by moving to the next phase of its plan to license private cannabis retail stores. This is in response to the federal government's legalization of cannabis and marginal improvements in the federally licensed supply of cannabis. The Ontario Government has heard from First Nation communities interested in operating safe and secure retail outlets in their communities. That is why the government is moving forward with allocation of up to eight stores located on First Nations reserves, which will take place through a separate process on a first come, first served basis. The government continues to engage with First Nations interested in developing their own approaches to cannabis to identify how the government can best support efforts by these communities to promote public safety and legal access to cannabis. "Our government is continuing to take a responsible approach to opening cannabis stores across Ontario, allowing private sector businesses to build a safe and convenient retail system to combat the illegal market," said Minister Phillips. "With marginal improvements in national supply, we are proceeding to issue up to 50 new cannabis store licences." For this next phase, the government has established new pre-qualification requirements that will streamline the licensing process with the AGCO and help ensure the readiness of cannabis retail operator licence applicants. Prospective retailers must demonstrate that they have secured appropriate retail space that could be used as a cannabis retail store and that they have access to enough capital required to open a cannabis retail store. Licensed retail stores may now be opened in any municipality regardless of population size, granted the municipality did not opt-out of the retail cannabis market. Detailed pre-qualification requirements and all application process and lottery timelines are available on the AGCO website. "Despite the ongoing federal cannabis supply shortages, Ontario is taking further action to protect young people, keep our roads and communities safe and combat the illegal market in response to the federal government's decision to legalize cannabis," said Minister Downey. "While the federal supply issues persist, we cannot in good conscience issue an unlimited number of licences to businesses. A phased-in approach remains necessary." It is the federal government's responsibility to oversee cannabis production and to provide a viable alternative to the illegal market by ensuring there is enough supply from federally licensed producers to meet consumer demand. The Ontario Government has continued to urge the federal government to take steps to rapidly increase the volume of supply available to the legitimate recreational cannabis market in response to the supply shortage of cannabis across the country. Going forward, the province will continue to monitor the national supply issue and its impact on the legal retail market. Quick Facts • Of the 50 new private cannabis retail stores being licensed, the government is allocating eight stores to retailers who wish to operate on a First Nations reserve, and the remaining 42 stores allocated as follows: East Region: seven stores GTA Region: six stores Toronto Region: 13 stores West Region: 11 stores North Region: • One store in each of the following cities: Kenora, North Bay, Sault Ste. Marie, Thunder Bay and Timmins • The licensing and store authorization process for stores on-reserve will take place through a separate process from the lottery, on a first come, first served basis, and begin in July 2019. Details regarding this process are available on the AGCO website. • The 50 new private cannabis retail stores will be authorized upon meeting all requirements
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The Midhurst Pickleball Club plays out of the Doran Park Pavilion. With sixty members, the club is at full capacity and has established a waiting list for future members. The Springwater Township Parks and Recreation Department, has been very helpful in painting pickleball courts, onto various concrete pads, throughout the Township. The first dedicated outdoor pickleball facility, consisting of four courts, with permanent nets, is planned to be completed this fall, next to the Elmvale Hockey Arena. Eastview Arena in Barrie, has courts available Monday to Friday, until the end of August. Our small club (51 members) did outstanding at the national Pickleball Championships in Kingston. Kim Porter won Gold in both Doubles and the Open Age Singles. Mary Flynn won Gold in the her age group of Doubles. Mary Loftus won Gold in her Doubles Class.Brad Harris won Gold in the 35+ class. Doug Loftus won Silver in the Mixed Doubles over 55. He also won Gld in the Men’s Double 60+ along with his partner Bill Vansickle.
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Page 10 Springwater News • July 11, 2019 • Edition 551 • E-mail: email@example.com • www.springwaternews.ca Elmvale 322-1482 Midhurst 737-5650 Minesing 722-6440 Online at www.springwater.library.on,ca Summer Reading Camp and Club If you’ve registered for our Summer Reading Camp don’t forget the date! Elmvale Branch: Tuesday July 16-Friday July 19 (both morning and afternoon programs are now FULL), Minesing Branch: Tuesday July 23-Friday July 26 (2pm-4pm), Midhurst Branch: Tuesday August 6-Friday August 9 (10am-12noon OR 2pm-4pm). The Summer Reading Club is FREE and open to all ages with special prizes and activities in the library branches. This club starts tracking in July. Lego Building Challenge All ages are welcome to our weekly Lego building challenges happening throughout July and August! Tuesdays in July and August 10:30am Midhurst Branch. Chickens in the library Help us celebrate this “eggs-cellent” event! We’ve got chicken eggs at the Elmvale Branch (hatching anywhere from Tuesday July 16-Thursday July 18) and Midhurst Branches (Wednesday July 10 arrival)! Learn how to candle the eggs, how to take care of them, name the eggs and then each week you can watch them hatch and grow! Wednesday July 10, 10:30am Midhurst Branch. Registration required. Messy Storytime Come hear messy songs and stories and get ready to play with slime, paint and all the other fun things you don’t want to clean up at home! Please dress for mess! Registration is required. Friday July 12 10:30am Elmvale Branch. Coaster Stamping Create a unique set of 4 tumbled marble coasters. Friday July 19, 7pm Minesing Branch. Cost $20. Registration/payment are due Tuesday July 16 to ensure adequate supplies. Elmvale Sci-Fi Fantasy Street Party Be sure to stop by the library during this special event and make some Harry Potter themed crafts upstairs and/or participate in our Harry Potter Escape room downstairs – registration required for the Escape Room, Saturday July 20, 10am-4pm, Elmvale Branch. Come and Play with Puppies Finding Them Homes is an adoptive agency for dogs. Ages 4+ are welcome to adopt a play stuffed dog or cat, make a collar and get a fun certificate. Tuesday July 23, 5:30pm-6pm Midhurst Branch. Cost $5. Registration is required. If possible, real live puppies ready for adoption will be on hand for petting and adoption from 6pm-7pm (this portion of the program is open to the public). Marvel Trivia Night Gather a team to come and join the library for a fun evening of Marvel based trivia! Registration required. All ages welcome. Minimum team 2 players, maximum 6 players. Tuesday July 30, 6pm-7:30pm Midhurst Branch. Cost $3. Civic Holiday Happy Civic Holiday! We will be closed Monday August 5 and will reopen to regular branch hours on Tuesday August 6. Creative Seniors Come learn how to make a macramé feather wall hanging as an original piece of art for your home or as a gift. Monday August 12, 2pm at Elmvale Branch. Cost $5. Registration required. Card Making Join the Simcoe County Stamper, Kristen Hancock, for an evening of card making! Friday August 16, 7pm at Minesing Branch. Cost $12 for four hand made cards. Registration required. Summer Party! Participants of the Summer Reading Camp or Club can purchase a $5 ticket (adult or child) and join us at Rounds Ranch to celebrate a fun summer! Each child must have one adult accompany them to this event (any additional adults are required to pay full price for their ticket). Due to our private use of Rounds Ranch no food or drink service
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Midland, Ontario – June 27, 2019 In January 2004, local Midland business owner Bob Kafato knew that being an entrepreneur meant contributing back to the community. That’s when he met with the recently launched Huronia Community Foundation, to establish a charitable fund to support LabX Media Group corporate philanthropy. Strong charitable partners, whether teaching entrepreneurship, protecting the environment, or supporting families in need, would be good for the community, his employees and the organizational culture at LabX Media Group.
On Monday July 8th I announced an update on the Province’s Review of the Ontario Food Terminal. This important agricultural hub will remain in its current location, and the Toronto Wholesale Produce Association will make a significant investment to modernize the terminal, with a focus on the Farmer’s Market. This is excellent news for Ontario consumers and agricultural businesses. Over the last few months, I have had many constituents comment on the importance of the Food Terminal and its current location. I am very excited to be able to share that our government has heard these concerns. I am excited to see what the future holds for this historic and massively important economic hub for Ontario food and local jobs. As the review of the Ontario Food Terminal continues, the Province will be looking to modernize food distribution systems, enhance infrastructure for Ontario farmers, and promote local food in a manner that keeps pace with consumer demand. The Ontario Food Terminal was established in 1954, and was critical to the growth of the agricultural industry in Ontario. Over the years, it has grown into the largest wholesale produce market in Canada, and the third largest in North America. Over two billion pounds of produce are sold through the terminal annually to consumers and businesses locally, throughout Ontario, into Eastern Canada, and some of the Northern United States. Doug Downey - MPP
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Hillsdale Highlights w/Alissa Shanahan
• A Special Message: “St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church wishes a big THANK YOU to everyone for making Saturday, June 8th successful! Your kindness by supporting our Bake/BBQ/Yard sale was very much appreciated again, so thank you to all!” • Community Crosswalk: As residents of Hillsdale know, most people do not drive the speed limit driving through town, creating unsafe conditions for pedestrians. Two years ago, the MTO installed a crosswalk at the intersection of Hwy 93 and Albert Street. Neighbours have expressed their concerns about the ineffectiveness of this crosswalk amongst each other, but these concerns need to go higher. Mayor Allen is meeting with MPP Doug Downey soon to discuss the issue, so residents are being asked to put their concerns in writing. If possible, please write a short letter with your own personal story or concern about this crosswalk (photos are welcome), and send it to Laura (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Jacqueline (email@example.com) as these two wonderful ladies are compiling letters to present. • Hillsdale Fundraiser: Over the past four years, a small (yet mighty!) group have spent countless hours planning and orchestrating community fundraisers. The money obtained at these fundraisers have gone to many worthwhile initiatives, such as completely renovating the hall and putting boards around the pavilion. This year, it was decided that rather than have many, smaller events, Hillsdale would have one, large fundraiser, with proceeds going towards an updated community sign! So mark your calendars for Saturday, October 5th at 6pm for our first annual Music BINGO and Pasta Night! Tickets are $35 each which gets you a delicious pasta dinner at Orr Lake Golf Club, and a night of fun playing music BINGO! Email me at the email address below, or contact us through our Facebook page for tickets! • Hillsdale Community Recreation Association (CRA): The Hillsdale CRA meets the fourth Wednesday of each month at the hall at 7:00pm. There won’t be any meetings over the summer, making the next meeting on Wednesday, September 25th. Come out to have your input heard about our community, and get involved as much (or as little!) as you wish! The “Hillsdale Highlights” is a community news update, so please feel free to contact me at alissa.shanahan@ hotmail.ca with any information you would like the community to know about! Follow the official Hillsdale Community Recreation Association on Facebook for details about upcoming events and social gatherings at “Hillsdale Community Group.”
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We certainly cannot complain about the weather these past several weeks. Warm, sunny and just the right amount of precipitation has everyone happy as gardens are growing, the grass is green and the swimming pools overflowing with swimmers. Next week the Springwater Parks and Recreation department is bringing their Camp on Wheels to the Community Centre. This is a free camp operating from Monday to Friday, July 15 to 19, from 9AM to 5PM. The camp will feature the skateboard park and other fun activities for all ages. If your looking for something for the kids to do drop by and check it out. The initial planning meeting for the Fall Family Fun Day got off to a great start I am told. The date has been set for Saturday, September 7 from 11AM to 3PM at the Community Centre. If you were there last year you will recall that the inflatable obstacle course and henna tattoos were great hits. They will return along with horseshoes, a bbq and yet other unannounced events. Put a save the date in your calendar so you can attend and watch for more information here and on the Anten Mills community Facebook page. Summer weather doesn’t stop the planning for our Christmas in the Village which will be held December 7 and 8. We have been very fortunate in the past to have some great people come forward with generous donations which have allowed us to light up the tree and grounds, have a significant fireworks show and provide hot apple cider, hot chocolate and other treats to the attendees. If you would like more information on donating or sponsoring part of the event, feel free to contact me and I will be happy to provide details. Our community has many self employed entrepreneurs who provide a valuable service to the community near and far in the various industries they offer. Over the next several editions I will introduce you to some of them. Most have a website so you can check them out further. Jan Veenstra operates Vespra Electric and Vespra Security. Full Moon Plumbing is owned by Jay and Kenne Anne Milne. Jerrit Shaw owns and operates Shaw Heating and Cooling and Doug and Lorie Adams serve the community through Adams Funeral Home and Cremation Services. That’s all for this edition. If you have any announcements or news to share contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org I recently entered a competition to see who had gained the most weight and lost the most hair. Obviously, it wasn't called that. It was advertised as a 'School Reunion.'
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Mayor Don’s Update - by Don Allen There continue to be lots of great summer activities happening in Springwater now that summer has arrived. Some of them include: • The Phelpston Canada Day Fireworks were well-attended and enjoyed by all. Thanks to the Phelpston Recreation Association for organizing the event at O’Neill Park, and to the community members who generously contributed fireworks. The free BBQ was also a big hit! We look forward to next year. • The Springwater-Elmvale Farmers’ Market Grand Opening was a success. The sun was shining as patrons shopped and engaged with local farmers and artisans. The Farmers’ Market will continue until September 27 every Friday at the Elmvale Community Hall parking lot. Stop by from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. to support the local economy while buying the freshest local food and crafts for your family. • We held our 13th annual Springwater Swing on June 12 at Orr Lake Golf Club. Thanks to the 38 sponsors, those who donated prizes and those who joined us for golf, we raised approximately $37,615 to support local charitable initiatives. Save the date for the next Springwater Swing at the Barrie Country Club on Monday, June 15, 2020. • The Simcoe Federation of Agriculture is having its Summer BBQ and Tour on Friday July 12 at the Spring’s farm, 2438 County Rd 92, Elmvale, ON L0L 1P0. It starts at 1:30pm with a bus tour of the Spring family farm and the Spence and Langman family farms. The BBQ will start at 6pm and there will be a guest speaker starting at 7pm. • The Elmvale BIA is hosting free Music in the Park all summer long. Every Saturday (excluding July 20), a new local musician will be performing at the Elmvale Gateway Parkette from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Stop by for a listen, visit our local shops and grab a bite to eat. The Annual Phelpston Wing Dinger Horseshoe Tournament is coming up on Sunday, August 4 at the O’Neill Park ball diamond. More details to come soon. The Township is proud to announce a new Camp on Wheels program this summer. The mobile camp is at a new place each week, bringing camp games, crafts and activities to you. There will also be a mobile skate park. The program is free and operates from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. See the full summer schedule at www.springwater.ca/camps. All of our Springwater summer day camps are filled in Midhurst. However, we still have some spots in our Minesing and Elmvale camps. Call Alison 705-728-4784 ext 2028 and she will help you. Our Elmvale splash pad is open daily and available for free to help cool you down on hot summer days. The Elmvale BIA is hosting the 3rd annual Sci-Fi Fantasy Festival throughout downtown Elmvale on Saturday, July 20. There will be cosplayers, artists, authors, vendors and more. Additional details at www. scififestival.ca. Taking in a ball game in Springwater at the Coates Stadium off Hwy 26 on Nursery Road is always fun on Thursday nights and Sunday afternoons. Check www. Barriebaycats.com for more information. Speaking of baseball, it is time to gear up for the annual Minesing Mixed Slo-Pitch Labour Day Tournament. If you are interested in playing or advertising your business through sponsorship, please send an email to labourday@ minesing.ca Have a great and safe summer. The comments here reflect my perspective and do not necessarily represent those of the whole of Council. Check out my recent radio interview reviewing current Springwater news items with Rock95 and 107.5 KOOL FM news director Dan Blakeley. See https://barrie360. com/springwater-update/ Contact me at email@example.com or 705-7284784 ext. 2013 to set a time to meet or reach me directly at 705-302-4253. We can also stay connected on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @MayorDonAllen and review updates on www.donallen.ca. You may not be into horses, but chances are you still have a horse or two (or at least their cousins) lying around the house. A bidet is, literally, a pony (from French). An easel is, literally, an ass (from Dutch ezel). Horses have served us for thousands of years, but today you’re more likely to own a four-wheeled
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Cathy Abraham • President of OPSBA Toronto, July 8, 2019 – Following its Annual General Meeting held on July 5, 2019, in Toronto, the Ontario Public School Boards' Association (OPSBA) is pleased to announce that Cathy Abraham is returning as President for the 2019-20 school year. A five-term Trustee and three-time Chair of the Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board (KPRDSB), President Abraham's experience and knowledge of our public education system will be invaluable to OPSBA throughout the next year. The coming year will be her second as President. She was first elected OPSBA President in June 2018. “We’re looking forward to continuing our work with the government and federations in the coming months to achieve an agreement that will provide the best possible outcomes for families, students and our dedicated staff,” said President Abraham. “We are all committed to doing the very best for our students and public education because we know today’s young people are the future of our province.” In addition to her work with the KPRDSB, President Abraham has served OPSBA and the wider community in the following capacities: • Two terms as OPSBA Second Vice-President (2016-2018) • OPSBA Education Program Work Team Chair • OPSBA Policy Development Work Team Member • OPSBA Central East Region Vice-President (2007-2010) • OPSBA Trustee Labour Negotiation Representative • Variety of other leadership opportunities including with Rotary, Newcastle Community Hall, and as a founder of the Newcastle Family Connection resource centre. President Abraham will be supported in her role by Michael Barrett, Chair of the Durham District School Board, who is returning as First Vice-President, and Carol Ann Sloat, Trustee with the Grand Erie District School Board, who is returning as Second Vice-President. OPSBA's President and Vice-Presidents offer unique insights, school board expertise and commitment that will provide strong leadership for the Association in the year ahead. OPSBA's Executive Council/leadership team for the 2019-20 school year will also include: Donna Danielli, Regional Chair, Central West Region (Halton District School Board); Robert Hunking, Regional Chair, Western Region (Avon Maitland District School Board); Mark Mannisto, Regional Chair, Northern Region (Superior Greenstone District School Board); Corrie McBain, Regional Chair, Central East Region (York Region District School Board); David Shields, Regional Chair, Eastern Region (Renfrew County District School Board); Jennifer Story, Vice-President, Enrolment (Toronto District School Board); and David Green, Vice-President, Enrolment (Peel District School Board). Elaine Johnston, Indigenous trustee with the Algoma District School Board, was acclaimed as OPSBA's First Nations Director. Trustee Johnston’s dedication and commitment to the role will continue to strengthen public education for Indigenous students and foster broader perspectives for all students. The Ontario Public School Boards' Association represents public district school boards and public school authorities across Ontario, which together serve more than 1.3 million public elementary and secondary students. The Association advocates on behalf of the best interests and needs of the public school system in Ontario. OPSBA is seen as the credible voice of public education in Ontario and is routinely called on by the provincial government for input and advice on legislation and the impact of government policy directions. 100-horsepower horseless carriage (also known as a car) than a four-legged 1-horsepower version (also known as a horse). Given their long association with humans, horses continue to lurk around in our language. There’s so much named after horses. If you are called Philip, you are, literally speaking, a horse lover, from Greek philo- (love) + hippos (horse). A hippopotamus is, literally, a river horse, from Greek potamos (river). A walrus is, literally, a horse whale, from Old Norse hrosshvalr (horse whale). Hippocampus, a part of the brain, is named so because its cross-section looks like a sea-horse, from Greek kampos (sea monster).
Springwater News • July 11, 2019 • Edition 551 • E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org • www.springwaternews.ca GBGH Foundation celebrates success at AGM! HERE IS HOW THE MIDLAND LAWN BOWLING On June 25, the Georgian Bay General Hospital My-Life School: A first responder’s mental health CLUB CELEBRATED”CANADA DAY”, WITH (GBGH) Foundation held its Annual General journey, recounted her personal struggles with A SPECIAL 2 GAME TOURNAMENT FOR APMeeting (AGM) at Sainte Marie Among the mental health, addiction and posttraumatic stress PROXIMATELY 50 MEMBERS. Hurons. disorder as a first responder.
A clean audit report was presented, highlighting generous donations of more than $2,280,000 which enabled the hospital to purchase essential equipment, including a portable x-ray machine, vital signs monitors, portable ultrasound for the intensive care unit (ICU) and a surgical video tower. GBGH relies on community support to fund all the tools and technology required for patient care, as the government does not fund any equipment for hospitals. “We have had another successful year at the Foundation and it is due to the efforts of the many people who made generous financial contributions, and to the champions of our cause, who work tirelessly behind the scenes to support healthcare in our community,” says David Turner, president of the GBGH Foundation Board of Directors. “The highlight of the year for me was seeing the completion of the Emergency department redevelopment, and the addition of the new CT Scanner in October, knowing that our community saw these projects through to completion.”
In addition to other standard AGM agenda items such as donor recognition and annual highlights, the audience experienced a keynote presentation from Natalie Harris. Harris is a retired Simcoe County advanced care paramedic and current City of Barrie councillor. Harris, who authored Save-
The meeting’s audience of nearly 100 included first responders and staff from local police, fire, paramedics, Central North Correctional Centre and Waypoint Centre for Mental Health Care. This
year’s winners of the Robbert Hartog Innovation in Health Award were also announced at the meeting. This award is an opportunity to recognize and honour the outstanding achievements of staff and credentialed staff from GBGH. This year’s winners are Jennifer Moore (communications officer) and Dr. Vik Ralhan (ED physician and medical quality lead), who will each receive $2,500 toward furthering their professional learning and development. The GBGH Foundation Board is welcoming one new director this year. Kathy Elsdon Befort, who recently served as the Foundation’s interim Executive Director, will join the Board for a three-year term. Finally, three directors are leaving the Board as their term ends. We would like to thank and acknowledge Carey Moran, Roger Goddard and Janet Magee for their many valuable contributions during their time with us.
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Huronia Community Foundation launches Giving for a Cause 2019
The 2nd annual Giving for a Cause event is well underway. The goal this year is to raise $20,000 for a local charity, chosen by secret ballot on October 2nd at Restaurant Ste. Marie. The event runs from 6-8pm; there will be appetizers, a cash bar, and entertainment. New this year is an invitation for both men and women to participate. By donating $100 each person will receive a charitable receipt and a form to nominate their favourite charity. At the October 2nd event, the nomination forms are placed in a drum and three charity names are drawn at random. Everyone in attendance gets a ballot to vote for one of the three selected charities. The winning charity will receive the total amount of the donations, with 50% of the funds provided immediately and the remaining 50% placed in an Endowment Fund, with Huronia Community Foundation. The Endowment Fund will provide an on-going source of revenue for the charity, year after year, forever. Last year’s event raised over $10,000 and Hospice Huronia was the winning charity. Huronia Community Foundation hopes to double that amount this year. “Hospice Huronia is proud and grateful to HCF in being chosen as last year's recipient of the "Giving for a Cause" event. From this event, Hospice received a $10,000 donation with $5,000 going into our fundraising efforts to build a residential Hospice and the balance into Hospice's Endowment Fund. Because of the generosity of Huronia Community Foundation and its Board, it will be possible to serve the residents of our communities in the best possible way, now and in future years, whether it be palliative care, visiting volunteers or bereavement support” says Anne Murphy, Chair of Hospice. Sleeping at night after hot summer days! Wear cotton nightclothes and use cotton bed sheets. The simplest solutions are the best. Other fabrics like satin, silk and polyester won't help cool you down when it's too hot to sleep. Cotton is lightweight and allows for air circulation, making it the perfect fabric for bedding and nightwear. Use a hot water bottle. Just as you can fill it with boiling water to keep you toasty during winter, you can fill it with water and stick it in the freezer. Use as a cooling ice pack at the foot of your bed. Stay hydrated. Keep a glass of water by your bedside table. It sounds simple, but staying hydrated can really help cool you down during balmy nights. Have a cool shower Reduce your core temperature before you hop into bed with a cool or cold shower. You'd be surprised how well this works. Use fans I use my ceiling fan in the bedroom on the slowest setting. It doesn't take much circulation to make your skin feel cool and keep the air currents moving throughout your house. What is the warmest body of water on earth? The hottest ocean area is in the Persian Gulf, where water temperatures at the surface exceed 90 degrees Fahrenheit in the summer. Another hot area exists in the Red Sea, where a temperature of 132.8 degrees Fahrenheit has been recorded at a depth of about 6,500 feet. In the open ocean, maximum temperatures occur north of the equator. The zone of maximum water temperatures shifts with the seasons, but in only a few areas does it extend south of the equator.
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It’s been exactly two weeks since the conclusion of the NBA finals, and all I can say is wow, what a ride! Two months of NBA playoffs were nothing short of actionpacked gut-wrenching drama that made my heart stop on multiple occasions, and I wouldn’t trade these experiences for anything in the world. A lot of us in Raptors nation waited 25 years for this moment to come, and some of us maybe even thought it never would. The reality for most Raps fans was that tickets to watch our boys live were unattainable due to the egregious price it cost to see them bring home our first NBA title. But that’s fine because there was an alternative way to watch the games that still delivered a grade A viewing experience. In all my years of attending sporting events, Jurassic Park was something I’ve never been apart of. A thousand plus people waiting hours in line just to watch the game on a screen, coming together to create an atmosphere so electric you would think that you are actually at the game. Strangers to one another, people come from across the country congregate together in and around this small area to root on Canada’s team. Inside Maple Leafs Square where the main Jurassic Park was (there were another three sectioned off areas down Bremner Boulevard), there was no shortage of entertainment, food and retail options to keep fans busy during commercial breaks and intermissions. The main stage was where the action was, with live performances that included signing and dancing, an MC to pump up the crowd, as well as contests and t-shirt tosses. There were a variety of food and drink vendors, where one could enjoy anything from a hot dog and water to a cold beer or cider. Whether you’re a die-hard Raptors fan or somebody who just genuinely enjoys being part of an electric atmosphere, Jurassic Park is the place for you. There is no better example of this then the 50 or so Jurassic Parks that opened up from coast to coast during the finals. So next year when our beloved Raptors are making another run for the Larry O’Brien Trophy, I encourage you all to experience a different way to watch the game. Jurassic Park is officially Atmosphere approved! Currently, nuclear waste in the United States is stored in cooling pools of water and in dry storage casks at nuclear power plants. The United States government, however, hopes to bury its waste deep underground at Yucca Mountain, Nevada. Nevadans and surrounding states have protested this proposal. The United States has 71,862 tons of nuclear waste. Waste can stay dangerous for tens of thousands of years. The industry's nuclear pile of waste is growing about 2,200 tons a year. Some waste sites contain four times the amount of spent fuel they were designed to handle. The first nuclear-powered surface vessel was the Russian icebreaker Lenin. The largest nuclear powered surface ship is the 1,100-foot-long USS George H.W. Bush, the most recent of the Nimitz Class carriers which was commissioned in 2009. The U.S.S. Nautilus was the first nuclear-powered submarine and was put to sea in December 1954. Named after the submarine in Jules Verne's Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, she was the first vessel to travel submerged under the North Pole, on August 3, 1958. She was decommissioned in 1980 and has been preserved as a National Historic Landmark.
Revised Career Studies Course Launched to Inspire Next Generation of Skilled Workforce
TORONTO — Following a roundtable with students at SHAD, Ontario's Minister of Education announced the newly revised Grade 10 Career Studies Course is now available online, and will be implemented in schools in September 2019 with a central focus on the jobs of the future. The updated Career Studies course, which is a mandatory requirement for achieving an Ontario Secondary School Diploma, now includes learning on financial literacy and an enhanced focus on career pathways, such as apprenticeships in the skilled trades. It also takes a deeper look at: • Financial management and budgeting (including paying bills on time, the value of using credit responsibly, and options to pay for postsecondary education); • Careers in high-growth industries such as the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) disciplines; • Social media usage and its implications for students; and, • Cross-curricula transferable skills such as creativity, collaboration, and technological fluency. "Our mission is to ensure that our young people are better prepared to transition from the journey of learning seamlessly into the workforce," said Stephen Lecce, Minister of Education. "With an emphasis on STEM, financial literacy, and transferable skills, we are better aligning our curriculum with the labour market, to ensure our young people can optimize their skills and get access to goodpaying jobs." In addition to the new curriculum, the Ministry of Education will also begin work on integrating the seven transferable skills found in the Career Studies course across all curriculum expectations going forward. This work will make it easier for teachers to teach transferable skills and track student progression across grades. "The old system did not sufficiently support our young people, nor inspire them to consider the jobs of tomorrow," said Minister Lecce. "This transformation will help inspire our students to think big, to aspire for better jobs, and to support the creation of a credible career pathway so they can succeed in a competitive global marketplace." Following the province's largest consultation on education, the Career Studies course has been updated to reflect public feedback and research. Ontario is investing $2.25 million to support school boards with the implementation of revised curricula, including this course. Quick Facts • A Career Studies parent fact sheet is now available. It provides parents with information on the skills, knowledge and work habits that students will learn to plan for their future. • Specialist High Skills Majors allow students to focus on a career path that matches their skills and interests while meeting Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) requirements. • Dual Credits provide students apprenticeship training and postsecondary courses – while earning dual credits towards both their high school diploma and their postsecondary diploma, degree or apprenticeship certification. • School College Work Initiative (SCWI) helps to expose students to college and apprenticeship pathways, fostering a seamless transition for students from secondary school to college and apprenticeship. • Experiential Learning allows students to explore different career options and industries, while building real-world skills. Recently, I bought a cartridge for my printer. It came in a box mounted on a card and wrapped in plastic. When I took it apart, I found that the printer cartridge itself was actually quite small, but they made the packaging unnecessarily large to make it harder to steal and to make the customer feel better about the high price. I pointed this out to my wife and mentioned how my weight gain over the years of our marriage should have the same effect: It made me seem more valuable and also made me harder for other women to steal. She's still laughing.
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OPP Charge Thousands of Aggressive Drivers during Campaign (ORILLIA, ON) - What the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) hoped would be a safe, enjoyable Canada Day Long Weekend for everyone, ended up taking a tragic turn on and off the road for some families. The OPP responded to four (4) fatal (motor vehicle) collisions in which five (5) people lost their lives. Two motorcyclists were among those who died. The deceased, all males, ranged from 26 to 61 years of age. While the OPP is relieved to report zero boating deaths, officers did respond to three (3) drownings over the weekend. All three victims were males between 25 and 37 years old. The OPP also reported one (1) fatal off-road vehicle incident in which a 21 year-old male died. Among the OPP’s efforts to keep people safe, the OPP conducted a long weekend Aggressive Driving Campaign, laying more than 8,800 related (and other) traffic charges. Among the charges were: Speeding: 5,303 Stunt, racing: 180 Hazardous moving violations: 573 Seat belt: 418 Distracted driving: 116 Alcohol/drug-impaired driving: 96 With summer now in full swing, the OPP is reminding Ontarians and tourists to make safety their number one priority when travelling on roads and enjoying trails and waterways.
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Cash Stolen in Break and Enter OPP Kick Off "I Got Caught Wearing My LifeJack(ORILLIA, ON) - The Orillia Detachment of the Ontario et" Program (PENETANGUISHENE, ON) - The very popular and Provincial Police (OPP) are investigating a break and ensuccessful "I Got Caught Wearing My Lifejacket" marine ter to a Laclie Street business on July 03, 2019 in the early reward program for children was kicked off at 11:00 am hours. The business owner arrived at work in the morning to June 26, 2019 at the Penetanguishene Town Dock. OPP marine officers were joined by Command staff members find the lock on the front door broken and the office ranfrom OPP Central Region Headquarters, Federal, Provin- sacked. An amount of cash was stolen and video surveilcial and Municipal dignitaries, our partners in water safe- lance showed a lone male wearing a black baseball hat, a ty BoatSMART, all area Municipal Fire Chiefs, Boating grey hooded sweatshirt with the hood up over the hat, red gloves, blue jeans and dark shoes in the Ontario and most importantly the grade 6 class from Burkevale Protestant Separate If you want to drink, office area. Members of the Orillia Detachment of School. Area event sponsor Broker Link Inthat’s your business. the Ontario Provincial Police are comsurance was also on hand to see the launch If you want to stop, mitted to public safety, delivering proof the program which is soley funded by active and innovative policing in partthat’s ours. private and business donations. nership with our communities. Officers The program rewards children who are value your contribution to building safe wearing their lifejacket when the vessel communities. If you have information they are in is checked on the water by OPP about suspected unlawful activity, please marine officers started in 2005 and still encontact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or joys great attention on the water with boatOrillia 325-6385 visit Crime Stoppers at: www.crimestoping families. Midland 526-3305 perssdm.com or call 1-800-222-TIPS The kick off was well attended by area Bracebridge ~ (8477). media as getting the message out to the 705-646-2491 public of having and wearing your lifejackMANITOULIN OPP CANADA DAY et is so important in preventing drowning www.egbdaa.org
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Forgiveness may not change the past However it may alter your future
What if I have to interact with the person who hurt me but I don’t want to? These situations are difficult. If the hurt involves a family member, it may not always be possible to avoid him or her entirely. You may be invited to the same family function, holiday gatherings. If you’ve reached a state of forgiveness, you may be able to enjoy theses gatherings without bringing up the old hurts. If you haven’t reached the state of forgiveness, theses gatherings may be tense and stressful for everyone, particularly if other family members have chosen sides in the conflict. So how do you handle this? First remember that you do have a choice whether to attend or not attend family get-togethers. Respect yourself and do what seems to be best. If you choose to go, don’t be surprised by a certain amount of awkwardness and perhaps even more intense feelings. It’s important to keep an eye on those feelings. You don’t want them to lead you to be unjust or unkind in return for what was done to you. Also, avoid using substances as a way to escape, cope or numb feelings or to feel better. That will likely backfire. Keep an open heart and mind. People do change just not on our time, and perhaps the offender will want to apologies or even make amends. You also may find that the gathering helps you to move forward with forgiveness. Remind yourself why you are going to the event; it is to celebrate someone’s birthday, a graduation or perhaps a holiday. The thing to keep in mind is that you are attending this event to congratulate someone. So you are going there for them not the offender. Once you have provided congratulations you can always leave. What if I’m the one who needs forgiveness? It may help to spend some time thinking about the
offense you’ve committed and determine the effect it has on others. Unless it may cause harm or distress, consider admitting the wrong you’ve done to those you’ve harmed, speaking sincere sorrow or regret and specifically asking for forgiveness without making excuses or justifying. However if it seems unwise because it may further cause harm or distress, don’t do it. Remember it’s not about making you feel better by apologizing. You don’t want to add salt to a painful wound. Also keep in mind that you can’t force someone to forgive you. They will need to move towards forgiveness in their own time. In any case, we have to be willing to forgive ourselves. Holding onto resentments against you can be just as toxic as holding on to resentments against someone else. Recognizing that destructful behaviors or miss opportunities don’t make you worthless or bad, it becomes an opportunity to learn. Accept the fact that you – like everyone else – aren’t perfect. Accept yourself despite your faults. Admit and take responsibility and accountability. Commit to treating others with compassion, empathy and respect and talking with an Elder, professional or trusted friend may be very helpful. Forgiveness of your self or someone else, thought not easy, can transform your life. Instead of dwelling on the injustice and revenge, instead of being angry and bitter you can move forward toward a life of peace, joy, kindness and spiritual growth. I will continue with part five, in my next column. If you have any comments, questions or suggestions please write me or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. We are now offering home visit for individual or couple’s counselling. For appointments please call. (647) 964-3663. For more information on weekend workshops please contact Diane Marshall from Directional Vision (416) 418-0962, or email her at email@example.com
LONG WEEKEND STATISTICS (LITTLE CURRENT, ON) - Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Manitoulin Detachment was hard at work keeping the highways, trails and waterways safe over the Canada Day Long weekend between June 28 and July 1, 2019. The OPP focused their attention on the “Big Four” - aggressive driving, alcohol/drug impairment, inattentive driving, and lack of occupant restraint. Manitoulin OPP officers laid over 60 charges, including: 37 Speeding charges Three Hazardous Moving Violations Two Seatbelt charges Nine Other Highway Traffic Act Charges Five Liquor Licence Act Charges Two Marine (Small Vessel Regulation Charges) Two Off Roads Vehicle Act Charges Manitoulin OPP Detachment officers also investigated one fatality involving a dirt bike on June 29, 2019. Summer is here and the OPP would like to remind the public that with the summer months brings an increased flow of traffic. Please take extra time to get to your destination. Wear your lifejacket while out on the waterways and remain sober while travelling on the highways, trails and waterways. OPP Investigate ATV Crash in Georgian Bay Township (GEORGIAN BAY TOWNSHIP, ON)- Members of the Southern Georgian Bay detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a single vehicle ATV crash on King’s Farm Road at 12:23 am June 29, 2019. Attending officer’s located 2 males who were on the lone ATV when it entered the roadway ditch and flipped. The two males were treated at the scene by District of Muskoka Paramedic Services and later transported to Georgian Bay General Hospital for medical treatment of their injuries sustained in the crash. They were both later released from hospital after being treated. Cause of the crash is still under investigation. Police remind motorists that an essential part of the enforcement job is to save lives and reduce injuries on our roadways and trails. Educating the public about safe driving practices is a priority. OPP Marine Unit Keeping Boaters Safe The Collingwood and The Blue Mountains detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) has had its marine unit out on Georgian Bay and surrounding waterways since May ensuring the safety of boaters and raising awareness of boating rules and regulations. One of those rules is the no wake requirement for the Collingwood harbour where the maximum speed is 7 knots. Boat operators need to slow down as they enter the harbour. (See the attached photo, the orange lines indicates the location where the no wake regulation applies). This regulation needs to be adhered to as numerous warnings were issued but this continues to be a concern and a zero tolerance approach will have to be taken to get the message to certain boaters. Marine Unit officers did issue 18 tickets related to having no personal floatation device (PFD) on board, as well as equipment offences, licence infractions as well as one charge of Drive Conveyance While Prohibited. Over the Canada Day long weekend Marine Unit members responded to two vessels in distress. One being a personal water craft that was partially sunken in Georgian Bay but thankfully the operator was able to use his cell phone and call for assistance. The second vessel in distress The rest of this article and many more can be read in the police report at www.springwaternews.ca
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Investments will Help Improve Math Skills and Scores TORONTO - Ontario's government is launching efforts to strengthen math skills for all students in Ontario - especially for students in under-served communities. This initiative will help students develop the math skills they need to succeed and find good jobs when they enter the workforce. These programs will help students retain and build on the math knowledge and skills they have learned throughout the academic year. "We are listening to parents and educators. Ontario students need greater support to strengthen their math skills to achieve success in school and into their careers. This investment provides our young people with access to the skills they need to enter the workforce with confidence, and further underscores our government's focus on STEM in the classroom," said Stephen Lecce, Minister of Education. In response to consistently declining math scores in elementary school, our commitment is to help improve math scores by investing more than $6 million for summer initiatives throughout the province, including: Math-focused three-week Summer Learning Programs offered by school boards for students in Kindergarten to Grade 5 who need more support to minimize summer learning loss, build confidence, increase skills, and have greater success during the regular school year. Frontier College programs that support the development of foundational literacy and numeracy skills of high-priority students who live in under-served communities, including First Nations and remote communities. These programs also engage parents, volunteers, educators and community organizers to better prepare them in support of these students. Math at Home, a virtual summer learning refresher for students and parents. The online resource will help support student learning, mitigate against summer learning loss and ensure parents are aware of opportunities to help prepare their child for success in math. These initiatives support the government's four-year math strategy, which is focused on fundamental math concepts and skills, and how to apply them. In the first year of the strategy, Ontario will be supporting it with a $55-million investment. The strategy will ensure that students are prepared for success in the classroom and in their future, teachers are confident and capable in teaching math, and parents and families can support their kids. Other resources available throughout most of the year for students and parents include: TVO's Mathify: Ontario Certified Teachers provide free 1:1 English-language math tutoring for students in grades 7 to 10. SOS Devoirs: Ontario Certified Teachers provide free 1:1 tutoring and educational resources in all subjects for Frenchlanguage students from grades 1 to 12. Doing Mathematics with Your Child: a guide for parents to help their children from Kindergarten to Grade 6. Parent Engagement: innovative resources for math success. Quick Facts • Overall, provincial performance results based on the EQAO mathematics assessments have shown a decline in recent years at the Grade 3 and Grade 6 levels in the English-language school systems. • Over the next four years, Ontario is rolling out a revised math curriculum for all students in all grades that will focus on the fundamentals of mathematics and how to apply them. • In Spring 2020, new teachers will be required to pass a math content knowledge test before they enter the classroom in a professional capacity. This will ensure teachers are confident and capable in teaching math.
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Human Spirit Award • Ernest Matton On June 9th the Canadian College of Health Leaders awarded, the Human Spirit Award to Elder Little Brown Bear. This national award recognizes and honours the meaningful contributions of individuals or teams, who provide health services, for acts of caring and compassion that go above and beyond the call of duty, which inspire others and have a profound and lasting impact.
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Almost 200 people braved rainy weather to lace up for the second Oro-Medonte Kid’s Run on May 4 at Burl’s Creek Event Grounds. The event raised an incredible $11,392 in support of RVH’s Simcoe Muskoka Regional Child and Youth Mental Health Program. Twins Mikayla and Madison McDermott founded the Oro-Medonte Kids Run last year as part of a school change-maker project which highlighted the importance of supporting mental health for children and youth. “It was another incredibly successful year for the OroMedonte Kids Run,” said Neil McDermott, Race Director and Madison and Mikayla’s father. “It’s with the support of the community that we are able to continue raising funds and awareness for child and youth mental health and to help bring support to those in our community. We’d like to thank all our runners and sponsors for helping us surpass our fundraising goal.” Since January of 2018, the regional child and youth mental health program has provided care to more than 1,500 individual children and youth from across Simcoe Muskoka through the eight-bed inpatient unit, outpatient program or Day Program.
Heather Cochrane, RVH Manager of Adult Crisis Services and the Simcoe Muskoka Regional Child and Youth Mental Health Program, said she was honoured to participate in the race along with her eight-year–old daughter, Nora. “Mikayla and Madison have not only raised funds, they’ve raised awareness and continued the conversation around youth mental health amongst children, families and the community. RVH is extremely grateful for their efforts,” says Cochrane. Picture - Oro-Medonte Kids Run founders, Madison and Mikayla McDermot, are joined by their parents, Neil and Jennifer and brother, Ben to announce the final fundraising total raised from the 2019 Oro-Medonte Kids Run in support of the RVH Simcoe Muskoka Regional Child and Youth Mental Health Program.
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On any clear night, look to the southern portion of the sky after sunset and you will come across a bright object. This is not a star but the planet Jupiter. Of the eight major planets in our solar system, Jupiter is literally the “king”. This fifth planet from the sun is so large; eleven earths can line up across its equator and can hold a thousand more inside. Jupiter along with Saturn, Mars, Venus and Mercury can be seen with the unaided eye while Uranus and Neptune are telescopic objects. In fact these five planets have been seen for thousands of years and along with the sun and moon, were naked after gods. These seven celestial objects give us our seven days of the week. Jupiter has more than 70 moons that are small in size compared to the four giant Galilean moons named Io, Europa, Ganymede and Callisto. At 5,268 km wide, with Ganymede being the largest. Any telescope will show these very distinct worlds are they orbit its mammoth planet. Io is an extremely active moon with dozens of volcanoes that blast plumes of sulfurous material as high as 500 km high. These have been images by spacecraft orbiting or passing by the Jovian system. At various points in the moons orbits, they transit or cross in front of Jupiter and casts a small inky black dot on Jupiter’s cloud tops. At times there could be two or three shadows at the same time. These four objects were first observed by Galileo in 1609 with his newly built telescope. He also went on to observe the rings of Saturn, the crescent phases of Venus and the heavily cratered moon. The moon, it will be located near Jupiter on July 13 and Saturn two nights later on the 15th. With orbits of 11.8 and 29.5 around the sun, they nightly motion against the background stars is extremely slow. For those living in dark skies away from light pollution, the Milky Way is wedged between the two thus making a striking view. July 20 will be the 50th anniversary of humans landing on the surface of the moon. The last half century has seen tremendous advancement in technology and space exploration. We have sent Voyager 1 & 2 to give us a close up look in the gas giants, sent an array of orbiting satellites and rovers to Mars. For almost 30 years the Hubble Space Telescope has imaged the far depths of the Universe. Gravity waves have been detected over the past few years stemming from Einstein’s prediction in 1916. And finally imaging a black hole located 55 million light years away. This is a wonderful age to follow amazing discoveries and enjoy the night sky with today’s state of the art telescopes and cameras. Till next time, clear skies. Known as “The Backyard Astronomer”, Gary Boyle is an astronomy educator, guest speaker and monthly columnist for the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada. He has been interviewed on more than 50 Canadian radio stations and local Ottawa TV. In recognition of his public outreach in astronomy, the International Astronomical Union has honoured him with the naming of Asteroid (22406) Garyboyle. Follow him on Twitter: @astroeducator or his website: www.wondersofastronomy.com
ICTC and Georgian College establish partnership to promote workplace integrated learning
Gaining practical, and on-the-job experience is a crucial component for success for postsecondary education students studying in the fields of science, technology, engineering, mathematics and business. The opportunity to work in an industry setting also helps students align technical, foundational and work-ready skills that Canadian employers need. Georgian College and the Information and Communications Technology Council (ICTC) are delighted to announce a partnership agreement to help bridge the skills gap in highgrowth sectors in the digital economy and work toward providing opportunities for students to be better prepared for the digital workforce as part of ICTC’s Workplace Integrated Learning (WIL) Digital Program. Both organizations recognize the benefits of fostering collaboration between business, academia and associations to prepare students with the skills needs of business, both parties will work together to strengthen relations with industry and increase communications about the education perspective and needs. “Georgian is Ontario’s number one co-op college and a leader in work integrated learning,” said MaryLynn West-Moynes, President and CEO, Georgian College. “Today’s workplace requires advanced technical and social skills and through our collaborative partnerships with area employers and organizations like ICTC, we are ensuring our students are prepared to contribute, innovate and thrive when they graduate.” “ICTC is pleased to have signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Georgian College,” said Elizabeth Mills, ICTC’S Director Skills Development. “To preserve Canada’s competitiveness in response to rapid technological change and increasing global competition, industry and postsecondary education institutions must collaborate on the preparation of a highly skilled workforce. Georgian College is a leader in engaging business in this way and with facilitating work integrated learning opportunities for its students. Annually the college facilitates over 3,500 co-op and internship work terms. Through WIL Digital agreement, employers working with Georgian will be able to increase the number of work terms they offer and Georgian will be able to engage employers that have not been able to provide work terms.” About ICTC and WIL Digital ICTC is a not-for-profit national centre of expertise for the digital economy. It is the trusted source for evidencebased policy advice, forward looking research, and creative capacity building programs for the digital economy. The ICTC WIL Digital Program is designed to work with academic institutions and industry to give students the skills needed to work in emerging technology sectors. Over four years, WIL Digital will create over a thousand high-quality work experiences for students across Canada. The program is funded by the Government of Canada’s Student Work Placement Program. About Georgian College Degrees, diplomas, certificates, apprenticeships and more – Georgian College offers more than 130 market-driven programs to accelerate your success. Georgian is a recognized leader in co-operative education and has one of the highest graduate employment rates among Ontario colleges. We're known as a trailblazer in entrepreneurship and social innovation education. Georgian is home to 13,000 full-time students, including over 3,600 international students from 85 countries.
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Happy birthday wishes go out to Chad Moreau, Greg Webb, Lorne Belesky, Kitty Burnett, Peter Sicanger, Jackie Stott, Doug Blow, Yvonne & Glen Molto, Daikan Johnson, David Price, Greg Withall, Rebecca Lawler, Jeff Crawford and Nicky Gamble. Sympathy goes out to Ken and Debbie Bertram in the passing of Ken’s father Paul Bertram. He was well known in this area for years and will be missed by many. The BBQ Dinner was well attended and a great big thank you to all who donated food and helped in any way. We all enjoyed left over pie after church. Left over full pies were donated to different ones to enjoy, compliments of Wyevale United Church. There will be plenty of corn on the cob again this year in August, with a live band playing music. All Wyevale residents are welcome to this event. I will put another notice again in August with the date. There is a family fun day in Balm Beach on Sunday July 28th. Come out and bring your family. Anyone with news items for the paper, please call me and leave a message at 705.527.5274.
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Page 18 Springwater News • July 11, 2019 • Edition 551 • E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org • www.springwaternews.ca Building tools for better nutrition Southern Georgian Bay region home The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit is using the sales perk up in June Residential sales recorded through the MLS® system for the Southern Georgian Bay region totaled 351 units in June 2019. This was an increase of 12.1% from June 2018. On a year-to-date basis, home sales totaled 1,558 units over the first six months of the year, up 6.6% from the same period in 2018. The Southern Georgian Bay region comprises two distinctive markets. Home sales in the Western Region, which includes Wasaga Beach, Clearview Township, Collingwood, The Blue Mountains, the Municipality of Meaford, and Grey Highlands, numbered 185 units in June 2019. This was up 5.1% (nine sales) from June 2018. On a year-to-date basis, home sales in the Western Region numbered 929 units over the first six months of the year, rising 1.2% (11 sales) from the same period in 2018. Meanwhile, home sales in the Eastern Region, encompassing the Towns of Midland and Penetanguishene, the Townships of Tay and Tiny, Severn, and Georgian Bay Townships, numbered 166 units in June 2019. This was a larger 21.2% increase from June 2018. On a year-to-date basis, home sales in the Eastern Region numbered 629 units over the first six months of the year, up 15.8% from the same period in 2018. “Home sales posted one of the best showings in the last couple of years in June,” said Stan Reljic, President of the Southern Georgian Bay Association of REALTORS®. “In what has become a recurring theme in the more supplystarved parts of Ontario, the increase in sales came alongside a nice bounce in new listings that buyers quickly snapped up. Sales trends in the months ahead will no doubt remain heavily dependent on how many properties become available for sale.” There were 721 new residential listings in June 2019. This was an increase of 12.7% on a year-over-year basis and marked a four-year high for new supply in June. Active residential listings numbered 1,450 units at the end of June, an increase of 20.2% from the end of June 2018. That said, aside from 2017 and 2018, inventories at the end of June 2019 were below the same time in all other years going back 25 years. Months of inventory numbered 4.1 at the end of June 2019, little changed from the 3.9 months recorded at the end of June 2018 and well below the 10-year average of 6.9 months for this time of year. The number of months of inventory is the number of months it would take to sell current inventories at the current rate of sales activity. The dollar value of all residential transactions in June 2019 was $180.6 million, jumping 19% from this time in 2018. Sales of all property types numbered 402 units in June 2019, an increase of 12.9% from June 2018. The total value of all properties sold was $194.9 million, rising 20.1% from June 2018. Consult your Local REALTOR® for market conditions and home value information specific to your neighbourhood. Our REALTORS® live, work and play in Southern Georgian Bay and have the local knowledge you simply need to know! Encompassing several communities along the shores of southern Georgian Bay, approximately 1½ to 2 hours from Greater Toronto, the area is one of Canada’s premier four season recreational playgrounds. The Southern Georgian Bay Association of REALTORS® represents an estimated 600 REALTORS® registered with its member offices. The geographical area served by the Association includes the Towns of Midland and Penetanguishene, the Townships of Tay and Tiny and parts of Severn and Georgian Bay Townships; Wasaga Beach, Clearview Township, Collingwood, The Blue Mountains and portions of the Municipality of Meaford and Grey Highlands. Provided by: Stan Reljic, President Southern Georgian Bay Association of REALTORS® email@example.com
new Canada’s Food Guide as the basis for planning the agency’s healthy eating initiatives internally and community wide. The new Food Guide is based on current evidence and contains a variety of tools and resources that reflect Canada’s social, cultural, economic and physical diversity. Changes place an emphasis on vegetables and fruit, whole grains and plant-based protein foods such as nuts and legumes. It includes guidance for individuals regarding what and how to eat to achieve optimal health. It can also help health professionals, policy makers and stakeholders make decisions that support healthy food and beverage choices. The health unit plans to increase awareness of the new Food Guide and work with various groups and organizations to increase awareness about the new dietary guidelines and to make healthy food and beverages more accessible. Vanessa Hurley, a Registered Dietitian and Public Health Nutritionist working on the health unit’s Food Guide plan, told the Simcoe Muskoka Board of Health there is a need for education and training about the value of the new Food Guide and creating environments that support healthy eating where people live, work and play. Health professionals, policy makers and the community in general all have a role in this. Hurley noted that one estimate placed the cost of direct health care from unhealthy eating and the resulting chronic diseases at $2.9 billion in 2011 in Ontario. Public health standards must remain Health units and boards of health across Ontario believe that the Ontario Public Health Standards need to be maintained without any reduction in content in a possible effort to reduce local resources in the reorganization of public health. The Simcoe Muskoka Board of Health was briefed that, at its annual conference on June 9 to 11, the Association of Local Public Health Agencies (alPHa) approved a resolution asking the province to maintain the entire Ontario Public Health Standards. It also called for a staged approach to the increased requirement for municipal funding for public health, to take place over five years commencing in 2021. Carolyn Shoreman, the health unit’s Vice-President of Public Health Transitions, noted that revisions to the Ontario Public Health Standards, made in 2018, were to be more relevant to current issues being addressed by public health across the province. Any reduction of the Standards now could defeat the intention of the revisions. Each year at the annual conference of alPHa, health units are invited to draft resolutions to improve public health in Ontario. The resolutions are debated and endorsed by the membership. Next Meeting The next meeting of the board of health takes place on July 17 at 9:15 a.m. location to be determined.
GBGH Board of Directors welcomes new members and releases annual community update June 28, 2019 – Georgian Bay General Hospital (GBGH) held its June Board of Directors meeting June 27, during which the chair, vice chair were determined and new Board members were welcomed. Dr. Patrick McNamara will remain as chair, while Tim Kastelic takes on the vice chair role. “I’m very pleased to continue as the chair of GBGH’s Board of Directors,” says Dr. McNamara. “The hospital has made great progress over the past year, with some exciting developments toward improving the care GBGH provides our patients. The hospital still faces some challenges and I look forward to working toward a resolution which works for both the hospital and the community.” GBGH’s Board also welcomed two new members – Britt McKerrow and Jerry Van Dyk. McKerrow comes to the Board with extensive experience in the financial industry, having spent the past 25 years in both personal and commercial banking. McKerrow is already an active member of the community, having dedicated her time and expertise to Rotary Club of Midland, Life4Kids Canada, Midland Minor Hockey Association and the Georgian Bay Tall Ships Festival. Jerry Van Dyk joins the GBGH Board of Directors having worked in Finance for Franke Kindred since 2000, most recently as chief financial officer for Franke
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Springwater News • July 11, 2019 • Edition 551 • Phone/Fax: 705.322.2249 Cell: 705.321.2653 Death Threats in La Tolva Prison: Political Prisoners in Extreme Danger Growing Resentment over Minister Freeland’s Latin American Policy More Signs Erected to Advocate for Edwin Espinal’s Release
For the past three weeks, Edwin Espinal and Raul Alvarez have received death threats in La Tolva Prison. Since these threats were first made, international human rights organizations, and Edwin and Raul’s lawyers, have done all they can to demand that Edwin and Raul, as well as a new young teacher and political prisoner – Romel Portillo – have protective measures inside the prison. They have submitted written requests to the courts, the National Penitentiary Institute yet with no results. Karen appeared on the Honduran National Television Network UNETV Friday July 5 on a talk show sponsored by the National Committee for the Freedom of Political Prisoners to denounce this lack of movement on safety measures by the government as well as the disregard for prison violence and due legal process. As tensions mount around the country due to the intense repression by special military forces, military police and local law enforcement, so is the tension inside the prison. It was revealed earlier this week that inmates in the two maximum-security prisons of La Tolva and El Pozo, announced a strike to protest recent transfers of prisoners and the severe living conditions they are enduring. As many prisoners await trial with no hope in sight of legal resolution, arbitrary transfers (families are not informed of these and must travel to the prison to find out) and severe conditions regarding food, water, heat, lack of fresh air and very restricted sunlight, violence can erupt at any moment; since Edwin and Raul have death threats against them, they are at great risk as are others. For further information on the dangers they face in La Tolva, refer to: www. freeedwinespinallibertad.blogspot.com In addition, Honduran human rights defenders and their family members are at great risk for they are targeted by the Juan Orlando Hernandez government for speaking against human rights violations occurring across the country. This past weekend, the 11-year-old daughter of human rights defender and government opposition leader Gabriel Quiroz was shot and killed while she was traveling by car in her home city of Choluteca. There is fear in the streets and in the homes of all Honduras for they are scared. Minister Chrystia Freeland held an event for Canada Day in her federal riding of University-Rosedale at Christie Pits in Toronto. She was met with a crowd of protesters who are very concerned about her “hard-line hawk” Canadian foreign policy regarding Central and South America. In a recent article by Information Clearing House found at: www.informationclearinghouse.info/51874.htm Freeland has been accused of promoting the United States “America First Foreign Policy.” She has strengthened ties with US allies of Saudi Arabia and Israel, and followed the US bidding through the Lima Group to back coup attempts in Venezuela against the Maduro government. Following US foreign policy leads, the Canadian government through hardline tactics initiated by Freeland, has become a bully bystander of the human rights violations occurring in Central America, in Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador. With the lack of our Canadian government’s voice denouncing these, it leaves all Central Americans at great risk, hence forcing many Honduran families to flee in migration caravans seeking asylum in the north. Furthermore, this disregard of ongoing human rights abuses makes Canadians seem to be the enemy of the Honduran people. To further advocate for Edwin and other political prisoners’ release, the Simcoe County Honduras Rights Monitor has erected two more ‘Free Edwin Espinal’ signs in our community, one on County Rd 92 on our farm property and the other on Mosley Street, Wasaga Beach. Thank you to Datamax Outdoor Advertising for the sign donation and Wasaga Veterinary Clinic for allowing us the advertising space. We thank the Springwater, greater Simcoe County residents, and those from afar for their continued support and ask all of you to spread the word about the atrocities occurring in Honduras. 2019 is an important election year, so we are asking fellow Canadians to demand that all political candidates bring human rights around the world into the political discussion. Very serious decisions are being made by our government that do not reflect Canada’s role of the past as a ‘peacekeeping nation’ and one that cares for fellow human beings. We must force our politicians to take note of our demands and to act accordingly. Leader of the Green Party of Canada, Elizabeth May, has sponsored a paper petition to demand Edwin and others’ release. If you can help us out by circulating the petition, please email email@example.com for a copy. Janet Spring and the Simcoe County Honduras Rights Monitor www.simcoecountyhondurasrightsmonitor.wordpress.com Grilling tips...Warm it up. Take meat out of the fridge and let it sit out at room temperature for 20-30 minutes. The colder the steak is when it hits the grill, the longer it will take to cook it. And the more time it spends over the heat, the tougher it gets. Ideally, you want the interior of the meat to be a bit cool when it hits the grill. This helps you to achieve the perfect medium-rare steak. Create heat zones. On a charcoal grill, bank coals to one side. This is sometimes called the 'two-zone method'. This lets you sear your food on one side, where the heat is highest, then move it to the other side of the grill to perfectly cook without burning. On a gas grill, leave one burner on high, another on medium. Learn to use your vents (on a charcoal grill). Fire needs oxygen. Leaving the vents on your grill wide open means your fire will
burn hotter and faster. If you start to get flare ups move your food to the less hot side of the grill, close those vents down and cover it up. Your fire will slow down within seconds. Don't sauce too soon Be careful not to sauce food too early, especially if you are using a sweet sauce, as the sugars will burn. Wait until the last few minutes of grilling if using a sauce that contains sugar. Use a Thermometer. You can get a good idea how well your meat is done by poking it with your finger, but for accurate results you should always use a thermometer. You can buy a reliable meat thermometer for under 10 dollars. A thermometer is the only way to guarantee that your meat has been cooked to the correct internal temperature and it makes it really easy to get consistently
Page 19 Drop the Ball Raffle raises funds for critical care needs at GBGH!
This summer, residents of North Simcoe have a unique opportunity to support their local Georgian Bay General Hospital (GBGH)…and win some incredible prizes! On August 4, 2019, Midland Golf & Country Club will host our region’s first ever Helicopter Golf Ball Drop Raffle, organized by a group of volunteers who wanted to do something impactful for healthcare in our community. “We know residents of North Simcoe have an important role to play in how patient care is delivered at GBGH”, says Gerard La Chapelle, chair of the Drop the Ball organizing committee. “With this raffle, we are raising funds for equipment and staff education, and bringing awareness to the needs of our community hospital.” GBGH relies on the community - residents, businesses and municipalities - to fund 100% of the equipment required for patient care. This year, the hospital needs donations to replace one of the aging ultrasound machines, buy 100 IV infusion pumps, purchase 10 telemetry packs for the ICU and upgrade the portable ultrasound used in the Emergency department. “We are committed to providing exceptional care, for every person, every time at GBGH, but we cannot accomplish our vision without modern medical equipment and technology,” says Gail Hunt, president and CEO at GBGH. “Community support through events like the Drop the Ball raffle are so important in providing the funds we rely on to improve the hospital experience for thousands of patients each year.” The goal for the Drop the Ball Raffle is to sell 16,000 golf balls and drop them from a helicopter hovering at 100 feet above the Midland Golf & Country Club’s first fairway. There will be nine flags and cups within the drop area, each representing one of the prizes. Each golf ball will be marked with a ticket number, and the ball which lands in the hole or is closest to the pin wins. If multiple balls land in a hole, one ball will be drawn for the prize. Prizes for the raffle include: - SEA-DOO and trailer (Early bird prize – drawn July 4, 2019) - 2019 Ford Mustang Convertible - $1,000 Boathouse Eatery Gift Certificate Weber BBQ - 75” Samsung Smart TV - Highfield Inflatable & Yamaha Motor - Dewalt 12” Mitre Saw - Trip to Mexico - Weekend for 2 in Niagara on the Lake Tickets are $20 each or three for $50, and can be purchased at Bourgeois Motors, Factory Recreation, Scotiabank Penetanguishene, Elmvale Home Building Centre and Georgian Bay General Hospital. Tickets will also be on sale during the Buttertart Festival and Canada Day celebrations in Tay, Midland and Penetanguishene. Call 705526-GIVE (4483) for more information.
Drop the Ball Raffle volunteers visited Georgian Bay General Hospital (GBGH) to sell tickets for the fundraiser, supporting new and much-needed equipment purchases at the hospital. Accompanied by one of the prizes – a 2019 Ford Mustang Convertible – the volunteers sold tickets on the front lawn of GBGH. The ball drop takes place August 4 at Midland Golf & Country Club. Tickets are $20 each or three for $50 and are available at Bourgeois Motors, Factory Recreation, Scotiabank Penetanguishene, Elmvale Home Building Centre and GBGH. From left – Gail Hunt, president and CEO, GBGH; Mike La Chapelle, Drop the Ball volunteer; Chris Hoy, staff member, GBGH; and Gerard La Chapelle, chair, Drop the Ball committee. great results from your grilling efforts. Let it rest. Once your meat is off the grill, wait at least 5 minutes before slicing This gives the juices a chance to settle back into the meat. But don't place them directly onto a plate or tray. To preserve the crispy grill marks you worked so hard to achieve, place the meat on a cooling rack. This allows enough air to circulate underneath that it doesn't have to rest quite as long. Works perfectly every time! Clean your grill grate. A clean grill will allow for non-stick grilling. Invest in a good grill brush and at the beginning of each cooking session, after you've preheated your grill, give it a good scrub down with the brush to remove any remains from the previous session. After scrubbing the grate, dip a wadded paper towel in a little oil and, using tongs, wipe the oil evenly over the grate. KEEP it clean. You can keep the mess to a minimum by using a BBQ grill mat like this one. You can use them right on top of your grill grates on any type of grill. This allows you to cook things like shrimp and veggies without the food falling through the grates. Plus, things like chicken wings and delicate fish won't still to your grill making everything easier to clean up.
The $10,000 Pyramid An Arizona man said it took him three years to build a Guinness record-breaking pyramid from 1,030,315 pennies. Cory Nielsen, known on YouTube as the Penny Building Fool, said a Guinness official is due to pay him a visit in Phoenix this week to verify that his 44.6-inch pyramid breaks the record previously set in Lithuania, where a pyramid was assembled from just over 1 million pennies. Nielsen said the pyramid took him exactly three years to assemble and weighs 6,360 pounds. He said the pyramid is composed of 93,665 small stacks of 11 pennies. He said the world record attempt was inspired when a coworker asked if his previous penny pyramid, made from about 47,000 coins, was a world record. "I originally had built a smaller one, 47,000 pennies on my desk in my office," he reported. "I thought that was pretty big, and I saw people work, and they ask me if that's a world record. I'm like, I don't know, but if it isn't, I will make it one." Sounds like a good investment of time. Man must evolve for all human conflict a method which rejects revenge, aggression and retaliation. The foundation of such a method is love. --Martin Luther King Jr
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Simply drop-in! 526-4216 or firstname.lastname@example.org Mon: 7 pm Midland District Railroad Club at Huronia Airport - basement of white building 705-526-3461 Mon: 7:30 Bingo at Bayshore Seniors Club Woodland Beach for the months of July and August. Everyone Welcome Every Monday: MCC 8-10:30 FREE Midland Jams Plugged In 527 4420 www.midlandculturalcentre.com FB @Midland Jams Every Tues & Thurs year round 8:30-12 noon – Georgian Bay Heritage League meet in Perkinsfield behind Country Bath & Kitchen on Cty Rd 6. Join us to restore wooden boats built in this area. 705.526.5039. Facebook Georgian Bay Heritage League . Tues: 9:30 Coffee Club - 12:30 Bid Euchre @ The Place Tues 1:30 pm Coldwater Legion Euchre, www.coldwaterlegion. com 705 686 3388 Branch email@example.com Tues. 1:30-3:30 & 6:30-9:00 pm Adult Pickleball - $10 Homer Barrett Park, Elmvale Equipment provided For info contact: firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com 3rd Tues: Elmvale Legion 2-4 pm Veteran’s Drop In Day. Tues: 5:30 Ages 4-8 and 6:30 ages 9-14. Art Classes Creative Madness Art Studio 705 322 6588 Elmvale First Tuesday: 6.30 – 8.30 PM Georgian Bay Coin and Stamp Club North Simcoe Sport/Recreation Centre. 705-534-3771 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month: Elmvale District Lions Club dinner and General Meeting, 7 pm at Lions Hall Flos Conc 7. New members welcome. 705-734-4350 Tues: 7 pm Bid Euchre Bayshore Seniors Club Woodland Beach. 1st Tues: 7 pm Elmvale Legion General Meeting 322 1042 Tues: 7:30 pm: Bid Euchre and darts Barrie Legion Wed: 9 am Coffee Club - 10 am Pool - 12:30 pm Games Afternoon 2nd Wed: 1:30 pm Camera Club Georgian Bay Swinging Seniors “The Place” 300 Balm Beach Road Every Wed morning 10 am Spirit Café for a time of fellowship and conversation. All welcome. St John’s United Church. First Wed/Month: Regular meeting of the Georgian Bay Métis Council at 355 Cranston Cres. Midland 526-6335 Wed: CHAIR YOGA 10:00 - 11:00 am. Gentle exercises with soothing music. Georgian Shores Swinging Seniors 300 Balm Beach Road West 705 526 5074 Wed: 12-1:00 Lunch, $8 at Barrie Legion. 728-1412 Every Wed: 1 pm Bridge at Bayshore Senior Citizens’ 2000 Tiny Beaches Rd S Woodland Beach Wed: 1 pm Royal Canadian Legion Elmvale District 262 Legion Seniors (55+). Table Shuffleboard and social. First Wed 7 - 9 PM Progressive Euchre: Join us for a fun filled evening at St Paul’s Anglican Church, 5 Noraline Ave. Midhurst Everyone is welcome! 2nd Wed: 7 pm LA General Meeting Elmvale Legion. 2nd and last Wed: 7 - 8:30 pm.- Wasaga Cancer Support group meetings open to all cancer survivors, caregivers and family members at Body‘n Balance Physiotherapy (705) 429 - 9619. Wed. 7:30 pm Fun darts at Coldwater Legion Wed: 7:30 pm Cribbage at Barrie Legion. 4th Wed: 7:30 pm Horticultural Society meets Elmvale Legion Thurs: 9 am Coffee Club- 10-3 p.m. Tiny Stitchers, The Place Perkinsfield, 526-5074 2nd Thursday each month 9:30 - noon PROBUS (Professional Business) club consisting of people 55 plus meet at the Wasaga Stars arena for coffee, a business meeting and a guest speaker. Probus is a non fund-raising organization. Every Third Thurs 10 am -noon - Barrie Kempenfelt Probus Club meets at the Royal Canadian Legion – Branch 147, 410 St. Vincent Street – Barrie Ontario – (Entrance on Ferris Lane) 3rd Thurs: Free Community Breakfast at All Saints Anglican Church Hall 1 Peel St. Penetanguishene 549 2223 3rd Thurs: 10 am - noon - The raging grannies meet at Woods Park retirement facility 110 Lillian Cres. in Barrie. 322-1575 4th Thurs: 1-3 Nottawasaga Bay Stroke Recovery meet at 135, 32nd St. Wasaga Beach Guests speakers 429-9571 Thurs: Shuffleboard at 1 pm at the Coldwater Legion Every Thurs: 1:30 pm Darts at Bayshore Senior Citizens’ 2000 Tiny Beaches Rd S Woodland Beach 4th Thurs: 1:30 pm Diabetes support group meets at the Health and Wellness Center at Penetang General Hospital 549-0881 4th Thurs: 3-5 pm Parkinson’s support group meetings at the Superstore Midland 526-9170. Third Thurs: 6.30– 8.30 PM Georgian Bay Coin and Stamp Club meets at the Prime Time Club, 1724 Mosley Street, Wasaga Beach. 705-429-4948 3rd Thurs 5:15 Elmvale BIA meet in Elmvale Library Thurs: 7 - 10 pm Good Vibes Coffeehouse at Mount St. Louis Road and 4th of Oro-Medonte Thurs: 7 pm Bid Euchre at the Georgian Shores Swinging Seniors Centre, 526-5074 Thurs: 7 pm - Elmvale Com Hall Euchre/Bid Euchre Lunch. Thurs: Darts at 7:30 pm at the Coldwater Legion Fri June 14 to Sept 27 9 am - 2 pm Springwater Elmvale Farmers Market at the Community Hall. Fri: 9:30 a.m. Coffee Club - 9:30 Pool, 12:30 p.m. Bridge –
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Try It Out Tuesdays at the Simcoe County Museum Tuesday evenings from July 2 – August 27, 2019 Minesing/July 4, 2019 – Tuesday evening visitors to Simcoe County Museum can now pick up a pastime between 7 and 9 p.m. Join us next week, socialize and experience new activities at Try It Out Tuesdays. Inspired by the emerging concept of social prescriptions, Simcoe County Museum has created Try It Out Tuesdays. Each Tuesday evening in July and August between 7 and 9 p.m. will be dedicated to a variety of activities for adults that promote emotional and physical wellness. Make new friends and discover new pastimes that will give you joy. Get your hands dirty and learn about the health benefits of gardening, or partake in an interactive art activity. Join a Pilates session on the museum grounds, or listen to stories around the campfire. Find your Zen while trying a new craft like knitting, weaving, rug hooking, or embroidery. Socialize over light refreshments, and maybe even pick up a new hobby or two! The Simcoe County Museum is located at 1151 Highway 26, just minutes north of Barrie. For more information, please contact the Simcoe County Museum at (705) 7283721 or visit museum.simcoe.ca. Admission to this new program is by donation. Take the infinite journey with the Simcoe County Museum, a cultural exploration of our historical past and exciting future The Simcoe County Museum is owned and operated by the County of Simcoe and offers year-round exhibits, events and educational programs for visitors of every age. Visit our website at museum.simcoe.ca for further details. 1
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Initial Review Findings Highlight Importance of Current Location
TORONTO - Today, Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Ernie Hardeman and Etobicoke-Lakeshore MPP Christine Hogarth were at the Ontario Food Terminal to announce the initial findings of the government's review on modernizing and enhancing the terminal. Early findings show the advantages of its location in South Etobicoke and Minister Hardeman confirmed the Food Terminal will stay at its current location. These preliminary findings mirror information from MPP Hogarth on the importance of the Food Terminal in Etobicoke as a key economic hub for Ontario food and local jobs. "We spoke with everyone who uses the facility: farmers, buyers, distributors, consumers, and restaurant owners and they all agreed our agri-food sector is best served by working to improve the Ontario Food Terminal at its current location," said Minister Hardeman. "This terminal is a key pillar of success for Ontario agriculture and I look forward to working with the industry to help grow our province's agri-food sector and ensure its long-term prosperity for the next five, ten and fifty years." "I am pleased Minister Hardeman reaffirmed my position that the Ontario Food Terminal continue to operate at its location in Etobicoke-Lakeshore," said MPP Hogarth. "I know its continued success and growth right here in Etobicoke will create even more local job opportunities." Today, the Toronto Wholesale Produce Association also announced, that working with the government, it will make a significant investment to modernize the Ontario Food Terminal with a focus on the Farmer's Market. "We are excited about the future of the Ontario Food Terminal and building on the success we have had at this location," said Steve Bamford, Toronto Wholesale Produce Association. "We are proud to be making a significant investment in the modernization and future of the terminal and the farmers market." As the review of the Ontario Food Terminal continues, the government will look to capitalize on modern food distribution systems, infrastructure enhancements for Ontario farmers, and promotion of local food that keeps pace with consumer demand. Quick Facts • Established in 1954, the Ontario Food Terminal has played a critical role in providing Ontario farmers with a market to get their produce to Ontario families. • The terminal has grown to become the largest wholesale produce market in Canada while serving Eastern Canada and some of the Northern States. Over two billion pounds of produce are sold through the terminal annually. • The Ontario Food Terminal is the largest wholesale produce market in Canada and the third largest in North America. • For more information on the Ontario Food Terminal, please visit Ontario Food Terminal Board. *-- Scientists develop tire-grade rubber that repairs itself --* DRESDEN, Germany - Material scientists in Germany have developed a rubber capable of self-repairing. The development could pave the way for a world without flat tires. Currently, all modern auto tires are made of rubber created using a process called sulfur vulcanization. Adding sulfur or other similar curatives or accelerators makes rubber stronger and more elastic, but the process also eliminates rubber's ability to repair itself. A cut in a modern car tire typically can't be patched. The tire must be replaced. But scientists have now developed sulfur-free tire-grade rubber, made using a process called ionic modification. By treating bromobutyl rubber with carbon and nitrogen additives, scientists were able to create rubber with strength and elasticity, avoiding the need for vulcanization. The new rubber can reform these properties as it repairs itself in the wake of a cut. In lab experiments, the new rubber healed at room temperature, but healed faster when heat was applied. Scientists say other additives like silica or carbon black could be added to bolster the rubber's strength without sacrificing its self-healing properties. The new research was published this week in the journal ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces.
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Love you always and forever. Mother Pat Stone - July 13th 2017 We look upon your picture Sweet memories we recall, Of a face so full of sunshine And a smile for one and all. Sweet Jesus take this message, To our dear loved one up above, Tell him how we miss him, And give him all our love. Loved and missed by Mary, Cindy and Marc, Wendy and Kevin, Heather and Roger, Gerald and Christie and their Families
Andy & Carmen Lalonde's 60th Wedding Anniversary, 80/85 birthdays, 50 years at Cameron Farms and the retirement of Andy's 18 years at Barrie Hill Farms.
Thank you! The family of Craig French would like to give a sincere thank you to friends and family for their support during this difficult time. Thank you to the OPP officers and Simcoe County Paramedics who responded May 14; Kim and Debbie and the Lynn Stone Funeral Home; the great ladies of the Wyevale UCW who provided the food; and all the family and friends who attended the Celebration of Life. Sincerely Debbie, Vanda and families.
Sunday July 28,2019 Snow Valley Ski Resort, 1-4 pm. Hope to see you there!
Congratulations on your 35th Anniversary
Paula and Stephen Gardner!
Many best wishes and blessings as you continue walking life’s paths hand-in-hand and heart-in-heart.
A big thank you to Springwater Township for assisting us with the removal of the 2018 Christmas tree at the Gateway Park. Thanks again. Doug Kirton (for the Christmas tree boys!)
Tips To Keep In Mind While Shopping. Buy locally grown foods; they are fresher, more nutritious and ecologically smart. Shop the sales! Take advantage of each store's loss leaders. Most bargains are found on the higher and lower shelves. Most expensive brands are at eye level (to get your attention). Watch for unadvertised specials. Shop for items that you use regularly at all times. If you run out, you will have to pay whatever the supermarket may be th charging when you need it. Stockpile! If a product you use is on sale, buy as much as you can afford and store to last you until the next sale. This is a BIG money saver! This is mostly true for nonperishable items, but if you have enough freezer space you can stock up on foodstuffs too. Wait if you can until the item is on sale. If you know your products and stores, you can have enough to last until the item is discounted again. Meat is a good source of protein but it's expensive. Cheese, poultry, eggs, peanut butter, dried peas, beans, lentils, and some fish are less expensive and excellent sources of protein. Buy whole chickens. If you want only breasts, save the dark quarters, freezing for later use. Buying breasts alone is very expensive How do I keep rabbits from eating my flowers? Try one of the following methods: (1) Dust the flowers with sulfur. (2) Sprinkle them with red pepper. (3) Spray them with a mixture of 1 teaspoon Lysol and 1 gallon water. (4) Spray them with a mixture of 1 ounce tartar emetic, 3 ounces sugar, and 1 gallon water. (5) Get a cat or a dog!
HUNT - Thank you to our wonderful, caring neighbours on Mertz, Marshall and Baseline Roads, Tiny and our friends in Wyevale, Elmvale and Midland. We appreciated your cards, inquiries, plants, visits, food and assistance, the Elmvale Remax Georgian Bay Team and Minister Paul from the Elmvale Presbyterian Church who helped organize the “Celebration of Life” for Harry on June 15th. Thank you: · to Simcoe County Paramedics Stanley and coworker who transported Harry from home to GBGH on May 5th with care, kindness and compassion. · For donations to Elmvale Food Bank, Hospice Huronia, Elmvale High School Expansion and Wyevale United Church. · to Elm Flower Shop for their floral expertise. · to Elmvale Valley Farm for the delicious lunch provided to our celebration · to Kim and the Lynn – Stone Funeral Home, for your guidance and professionalism. Barb Hunt and Family
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Obituary Agent for Sanderson Monument Co. BERTRAM, Duncan Paul - Honourary Director of Flos Agricultural Society 60+ yrs. Lifelong Farmer and Supporter of the Local & County Agricultural Community Passed away peacefully and surrounded by love on Tuesday, June 25, 2019 at Georgian Bay General Hospital, Midland. Paul Bertram of Elmvale, in his 88th year, loved husband of Lois (nee Dixon). Cherished father of Ken (Debbie) of Wyevale, the late Del (survived by Lori Robertson) of Bracebridge, Glenda Geloso of Elmvale and Peggy (John) Bosanac of Hamilton. Lovingly remembered by his grandchildren Melissa (Kevin), David (Angela), Natalie (Dan), Cassie (Chris), Cody, Lauren (Nate), Kevin (Lydia), and Paul (Julia). Proud great grandfather of Brendan, Kinsey, Jack, Alex and Mason. Dear brother of the late Grace (late Harold) Adams, Don (Thelma), Joy (Ed) Reynolds, Dave (Lynda), Ann (late Ken) McDougall, Ruth (late Nelson) King and Jack (late Nancy). Paul will be missed by the Dixon family and his many nieces and nephews. Visitation will be at Lynn-Stone Funeral Home, Elmvale, on Thursday, June 27th from 7 to 9 pm and on Friday from 2 to 5 pm. Funeral Service at St. John’s United Church, Elmvale, on Saturday, June 29th at 2 pm. Cremation to follow with inurnment, Elmvale Cemetery, at a later date. If desired donations to St. John’s United Church or Georgian Bay General Hospital Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Messages of sympathy may be sent to www.lynnstonefuneralhome.com HOFMAN, Jean Leslie - Passed away peacefully and suddenly at her home on Saturday, July 6, 2019. Jean Hofman of Hillsdale in her 86th year. Beloved wife of Peter Hofman. Dear mother of Dave (Mae) Hofman and Peter Jr (late Patty) Hofman. Grandmother of Samantha (Alex), David Jr, Michelle (Trevor), Jon (Brittany), Chris (Lisa), Pete (Victoria), Paul (Mindy), Brandon (Taylor), Jacob (Katie), and Caley. Proud great-grandmother of 10, with 2 more on the way. Sister of Betty Montgomery, Doreen Robinson, and the late Jack and Betty. Sisterin-law of Dick (Hendrica) Hofman. Jean will be fondly remembered by the Hofman families in Holland. A visitation was held at the Lynn-Stone Funeral Home in Elmvale from 12 pm – 2 pm on Wednesday, July 10, followed by a funeral service in the chapel at 2 pm. Interment Mt. St. Louis Cemetery. Memorial donations in Jean's memory may be made to Sick Kids Foundation. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to www.lynnstonefuneralhome.com
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Simcoe County Council Highlights
Committee of the Whole: June 11 & 25, 2019 County Council: June 25, 2019 Trails Connecting Communities Program The Trails Connecting Communities Program (TCCP) was established in 2009, to assist municipalities in the development of active transportation and recreational opportunities, with a focus on enhancing and/or expanding trail networks for non-motorized uses. The TCCP operates through a 50/50 matching structure, whereby County funds are matched with local municipal investment. Since its inception, the TCCP has provided over $1,673,608 in funding to local municipalities to assist in the completion of 67 trail and active transportation projects. Council reviewed a summary of the trails projects and initiatives completed in 2018, and those proposed to be funded in 2019. The 2019 TCCP budget is $250,000. In the first quarter of 2019, the County received 10 municipal trail applications, all of which were determined to have met the program’s eligibility criteria. These projects result in a commitment of approximately $257,500. Council approved that the funding for the proposed 2019 TCCP trails be allocated from the Planning, Economic Development and Transit budget and the remaining $7,500 from Economic and Planning reserve. Building Hope Project, Orillia Building Hope, Orillia, operating under the legal umbrella of the Orillia Christian Centre, is working to create a Community Services Hub, located at 75 Queen Street East, Orillia. The Community Services Hub will include 40 emergency shelter beds for men, women and youth, mental health support beds, medical room and community kitchen, as well as a separate 20-unit Supportive Housing Project for people who have experienced homelessness. Approximately $11.3 million is currently available during construction through a combination of government funds and fundraising. However, based on a project budget of $14 million for both the homelessness hub and supportive housing phases, there is a gap of $2.7 million in funds. County Council voted in favour of providing Building Hope with a forgivable loan of $226,000, funded through Home for Good (HFG) Program administration fees, and a $2.5 million interest-free repayable loan during construction, to be repaid within three years of project completion, which will enable the project to proceed. Security Guard Services - Barrie Ontario Works Office The Ontario Works office, which is located at 136 Bayfield Street, Barrie, and serves a caseload of 3,047 benefit units, is increasingly dealing with challenging behaviours and incidents with individuals entering the office and common area. Council voted in favour of the procurement of full-time security guard services on pilot basis for a period of one year, with a report back to Council on the outcome of this initiative. Projected annual costing to contract security guard services will be shared 50/50 with the Province, and further cost shared with the cities of Barrie and Orillia. 2019 Long Term Financial Plan and 2020 High Level Budget Assumptions Council approved the Long Term Financial Plan (LTFP) a forecast based on previously approved strategic directions
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along with any new initiatives approved by Council. The LTFP has been developed for both the operating and capital programs based on the forecasted needs for each program and/or service delivery areas. The LTFP is a high-level view, based on known or evidence based assumptions and is updated annually or as significant events occur. Council also provided initial direction for the development of the 2020 budget draft, with final approval scheduled to take place in November 2019. Based on the known Provincial funding details, Council approved the 2020 Budget Assumptions and Directions, including a proposed 2.0% tax levy increase. Adjustments will be made as new detailed information from the Province is provided and staff will consider efficiencies and areas to further reduce costs as the budget process continues for 2020. Ontario Health Teams Bill 74: The People’s Health Care Act, 2019, received Royal Assent April 18, 2019. The Act contains major changes related to health system transformation including the establishment, mandate and powers of the new superagency, Ontario Health, and the integrated delivery systems the government is proposing called Ontario Health Team (OHTs). OHTs will be responsible for providing a co-ordinated continuum of care for all but the most specialized conditions and procedures, such as transplant or neurosurgery. County staff have been engaged in the completion of OHT readiness assessments by South Simcoe, Couchiching, Central Simcoe, South Georgian Bay and Central Ontario Regional Specialized Care for Vulnerable Populations. The County is also represented on the North Simcoe Sub-Region Planning Table, which is planning to submit its readiness assessment in fall 2019. It is the County’s understanding that it is the government’s intention to select five submissions from the initial group of readiness assessments submitted in May 2019, with the plan to have 50 OHTs operating within the province over the next few years. To view the full Committee of the Whole or Council Agenda visit: https://simcoe.civicweb.net/Portal/ To view the County Council Highlights online visit https://www.simcoe.ca/dpt/ccd/newsletters The moon formed as a result of a collision known as the Giant Impact or the Big Whack, scientists figure. It went like this: A giant Mars-sized object hit Earth 4.6 billion years ago shortly after the birth of the sun and the solar system. A cloud of vaporized rock was kicked up (a mix of Earth and the other object) and went into orbit around Earth. The cloud cooled and condensed into a ring of small, solid bodies, which then gathered together, forming the moon. The moon is about 27 percent the size of Earth and far less massive. Gravity on the moon is only about 1/6 of that on Earth. If you drop a rock on the moon, it falls more slowly (and astronauts can hope much higher). If you weigh 150 pounds on Earth, you'd weigh 25 pounds on the moon.
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Georgian administrators recognized with province-wide awards Two Georgian College administrators have been honoured with awards from the College Administrators Network for their outstanding accomplishments and contributions to the Ontario college system. The association recognized Michele McConney with the Doug Light Lifetime Achievement Award and Lisa Buchanan with the Emerging Leader Award. Both awards were presented at the College Administrators Network annual conference on June 24 in King City. Georgian College President and CEO MaryLynn WestMoynes congratulated McConney and Buchanan for their accomplishments. “Both Michele and Lisa are extremely dedicated to the success of Georgian students and well respected across the Ontario college system,” she said. “All of us at Georgian are inspired by their leadership and very proud.” The Doug Light Lifetime Achievement Award, presented to McConney, Manager of Athletics at Georgian, pays tribute to an administrator who has significantly influenced college education throughout his or her career. McConney, who has spent over 38 years at Georgian, has played an integral role in enhancing the student experience from raising money for awards and scholarships through the Georgian Golf Classic to the development and expansion of the Athletic Centre and J.C. Massie Field. She has also earned a reputation for having a student-centred, collaborative approach. McConney has participated on the Ontario Colleges Athletic Association Executive for 16 years and was a dedicated VP Governance for the Canadian Colleges Athletic Association. “I was very surprised and honoured to be nominated for this prestigious award,” said McConney. “But when they notified me that I had won, I was shocked. There have been some impressive administrators who have already received this award and I’m humbled to join this group. During my years at Georgian I’ve been involved with a number of wonderful projects to enhance student life at the college and I’ve had the privilege to work with a great team of passionate and dedicated people to execute student programming.” The Emerging Leader Award, presented to Buchanan, recognizes administrators who are newer to management, are positively influencing the college through their leadership and have earned the respect of their colleagues. Buchanan has been instrumental in providing leadership around work-integrated learning for students in her three years at Georgian. She has provided operational oversight of the Clinical Placement Office and took on additional responsibilities as manager of the health clinics in the Sadlon Centre for Health, Wellness and Sciences. She has also been a strong advocate for employee engagement, motivating and empowering her staff to take on new challenges and continuously develop. Buchanan is recognized at the college for being solution focused with a strong work ethic and approaching everything she does from the lens of student success. Each day, though not at the same time, the moon comes up in the East and goes down in the West - much like the sun and other stars and for the same reason Earth rotates, on its axis, toward the East, pulling celestial objects into view and then forcing them to slip away. The moon's orbit around Earth is an oval, not a circle, so the distance between the center of Earth and the moon's center varies throughout each orbit. At perigee (PEHR uh jee), when the moon is closest to Earth, that distance is 225,740 miles (363,300 kilometers). At apogee (AP uh jee), the farthest position, the distance is 251,970 miles (405,500 kilometers). The craters on the moon reveal its violent history. Because there is almost no atmosphere and little activity inside the moon, the crater trace a record of impacts back billions of years. By dating the moon's many craters, scientists figured out that the moon (and Earth) underwent a Late Heavy Bombardment around four billion years ago.
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Announcements Elmvale Sales Barn & Flea Market
3 km west of Hwy. 27 on Hwy. 92. Open weekly from Thursday June 27th & Sundays 9-4. We have vendors selling veggies, meats, clothes, Larry’s cheese etc. If you need extra cash, set up a booth & start selling. For info call 705.322.6941. Centre Flos Women's Institute host Coffee in the Park Mark your calendar and come and support Centre Flos Women's Institute at Heritage Park in Elmvale on the last Thursday of June, July and August. Bring your own mug and enjoy some fresh Coffee and Homemade Coffee cakes, Biscuits and Jam. All proceeds from the parties will support our local Food Bank and 4-H Lifestyles Club Hope to see you Thursday June 27, July 25 and August 29th from 9-11 am
Affordable, supported living for seniors in North Simcoe available Are you a senior looking for an affordable, supported living solution in North Simcoe? The Lorna Tomlinson Residence for Seniors has vacancies. This non-profit residence is located in Penetanguishene. All rooms are private with a private bathroom. Monthly fees from $1041.35 for single rooms and from $1630.39 for double rooms. Fees cover rent, all meals and light housekeeping. Additional personal support services available. Specific eligibility criteria related to finances and care needs will be determined through an application and assessment process. For more information, please contact Kathy Jolie at 705-355-1022 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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Rev. Paul Sakasov's Community Farewell Party Saturday, July 13/19 - 7:00 pm Elmvale Presbyterian Church Come join us ! Gospel Night Supports Food Bank Building Fund On Sunday July 28th, Elmvale Presbyterian Church will be hosting Gospel Night at Heritage Park. There will be a BBQ beginning at 5pm and a concert beginning at 6pm featuring the Praise teams from Elmvale Community Church. A community chorus will also be part of the concert. As usual, part way through the evening, the hat will be passed and these donations along with the proceeds from the BBQ will be given to support the Food Bank in the building of a new facility to serve those of the area who need its assistance. So bring your appetite and a chair and prepare to have a relaxing evening in the Park. If there should be inclement weather, the BBQ and concert will be held at the church, 22 Queen St. E.
RVH surgeries resume tomorrow after air conditioning malfunction Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre’s (RVH) operating rooms will resume their normal schedule tomorrow following Friday night’s brief air conditioning system malfunction which temporarily caused high humidity levels in the original part of our health centre. As a precaution RVH cancelled most scheduled, nonemergency surgical procedures over the weekend and today to allow for re-sterilization and/or replacement of all instruments, supplies, equipment and linens that were stored in affected areas of the hospital. “RVH apologizes for any inconvenience resulting from the cancellation of non-emergency procedures, but patient safety is our highest priority and we will always err on the side of caution,” explains RVH president and CEO Janice Skot. “While this situation impacted RVH’s scheduled surgeries, it’s important to note that there has been no impact on most of our patients who continue to be cared for as safely and compassionately as always.” To ensure operating rooms can be fully functional tomorrow, RVH will postpone most procedures in the Surgical Treatment Clinic for one more day, hopefully resuming a normal schedule on Wednesday. The health centre is working with physicians to reschedule missed procedures as quickly as possible. What is the difference between moths and butterflies? There are many differences, but the most obvious ones are that moths have feathered antennae, fly mostly at night, and rest with their wings open. Butterflies have knob-ended antennae, fly during the day, and rest with their wings closed.
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SIMCOE MUSKOKA – With high heat and humidity continuing over the next few days, the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit reminds people to put some precautions in place to protect their health. Infants and young children, people 65 years and older, people with chronic lung conditions and those on certain medications are the most vulnerable to heat-related illness. Try these measures to keep you and your family healthy during a heat wave: • Be sure to drink plenty of fluids (non-caffeinated). Don’t wait until you feel thirsty – that’s a sign that your body is already becoming dehydrated • Stay cool indoors and if possible, seek out an airconditioned place • If you must be outside, stay in the shade and make sure you wear and reapply sunscreen, a broad-brimmed hat, sunglasses and wear lightweight, light-colored, loosefitting clothing • Electric fans provide comfort by increasing evaporation; however, when the conditions are extreme, fans will not prevent heat-related illness • Keep physical activity to a minimum • Draw blinds/curtains to prevent radiant heat from entering homes. The initial signs of heat exhaustion include feeling hot, uncomfortable or lethargic and experiencing a loss of appetite. If symptoms such as dizziness, nausea, throbbing headache, chest pain, dry skin (no sweating), problem breathing and/or confusion develop, you should seek medical attention. More information about coping with extreme heat can be found on the health unit’s website at www.simcoemuskokahealth.org or by calling call Health Connection, at 721-7520 (1-877-721-7520) Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Caution issued about increased carfentanil deaths across Ontario SIMCOE MUSKOKA – Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health is warning that in the first four months of this year there has been a 50 per cent increase in deaths in Ontario from carfentanil, a powerful synthetic opioid. Carfentanil is many times more potent than other opioids. Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit recommends that anyone who uses drugs should take specific precautions. • Make sure there is a supply of overdose treatment such as Naloxone close at hand. • Carry Naloxone and know how to use it to help anyone in an opioid overdose. • Don’t use drugs alone. If that’s not possible, ask a friend to check in on you. The numbers reported by the province are only preliminary, and may not be complete. In Simcoe Muskoka the figures are not available related to carfentanil deaths this year. Accurate data on opioid poisoning has only been verified up the end of 2018. Last year there were 73 confirmed and five probable deaths from opioids in Simcoe Muskoka. For the last two years there have been sharp increases in opioid-related deaths in the month of August in Simcoe Muskoka. For more information about opioids see www.simcoemuskokahealth.org/opioids or call Health Connection weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. A timid person is frightened before a danger, a coward during the time, and a courageous person afterward. Jean Paul Richter
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For rent (WANTED) - apt., houses, and halls Elmvale 2 bdr. apt. for rent • Available July 15 $1150 plus hydro • Fridge and stove included. Another 2 bdr. apt. on ground floor • Available Aug 15 $1200 plus hydro • Fridge and stove included Both apt. - No pets and no smoking. Credit checks will be done. Call 705 322 3008 Elmvale Lions Club Hall – Country setting. No bar license worries…we do it all and at reasonable prices! Outdoor smoking area; Horseshoe pits; Full kitchen. Ideal for family celebrations; Buck and Does; Birthday Parties; fundraising events; business meetings etc. Call Bob 705-322-4484
Elmvale Legion Banquet Hall. 100% Accessible.
Specializing in weddings, all types of parties, business functions and community service groups. We can accommodate up to 125 dinner guests. Catering is available through the branch. Excellent parking. Call 705-322-1042 for a quotation.
Elmvale Community Hall - capacity 220 for great dances, beautiful weddings and other super events. Stage and kitchen facilities. For rental call 728-4784 ext. 2036 or 2063
Weddings, Anniversary Parties, & Birthdays
Orr Lake Golf Club is now renting out its hall for weddings, anniversary parties & birthdays. Seating for up to 175 people. Dancing for up to 200 people. Basic setup, cleanup, in-stock utensils/dishes/linens, and bartender included in rental fee. Catering done fresh in house. Call 705-322-1664, email: email@example.com. c Web Site: www.orrlakegolfclub.com Perpetual devotion to what a man calls his business, is only to be sustained by perpetual neglect of many other things. --Robert Louis Stevenson
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We have just completed the first three sessions of Music in the Park! The Gateway Parkette played host to three awesome musical talents with Shane Cloutier, Miranda Journey and Jason Redman. Join us for the Next Music in the Park -Saturday July 13, 1-4 pm featuring: Carling Lesperance (sponsored by the Springwater News) Carling is a 28 year old singer, songwriter, who enjoys frequenting local open mic’s. She has a deep passion for music and loves captivating the audience with her authentic voice and heart felt lyrics. If Carling can convey emotion to her listeners the way her favourite artists do for her, then she thinks being completely open and vulnerable in her song writing makes it all worth it. She is looking forward to experiencing life, writing and sharing more songs that make people cry, laugh, smile and just simply feel. In her spare time she enjoys a healthy active lifestyle and time spent outdoors!
Ask a Therapist with Sarah Joy Covey, RP Q: My work seems to be taking over my life. How can I create a better work-life balance? A: We live in a world where busyness is a badge of honour and overwork is rewarded with greater opportunities professionally. Unfortunately, this culture around work is not conducive to a healthy life. More and more people are taking leaves from their jobs to recuperate from the toxic stresses of the workplace environment and the pressure of unrealistic expectations. It is becoming increasingly imperative that individuals take steps to guard their wellness to promote sustainability in their careers and to ensure that they are effective in the work that they do. Of course, wellness is also an important factor in the ability to enjoy your life outside of work! As mentioned in last issue's column, self-care is the foundation of a healthy life, but we can only practice self-care if we make space in our lives to do so. Creating margin and time to rest is essential to maintain work-life balance and establishing boundaries is the best way to ensure that work doesn't continue to take over your life. Boundaries on your time: Work will expand to fill whatever time it is allotted and so you need to set reasonable time limits on your working hours, especially if you find yourself in a career that doesn't have a fixed work day. Studies have revealed that the quality of one's work (and, consequently, one's life) diminishes significantly after more than 50 hours of work in a week; interestingly, the optimal work week for personal health and professional satisfaction is actually slightly under 40 hours a week. The message is clear: working long hours is neither helpful nor healthy. Unhealthy workers are less effective and engaged, make more mistakes, and tend to miss more work due to sick time. In contrast, productivity and quality often increase when we work smarter with fewer hours rather than harder with a never-ending slog. Many find the practice of sabbath-keeping, even if it is not for religious reasons, a helpful boundary to ensure that at least one day in seven is protected for rest and rejuvenation. Taking regular vacations from work is important but even something as simple as actually taking your lunch break and getting out of the office for an hour can be an excellent way to promote balance in your work day. Boundaries on your technology: Another common challenge in creating balance in our work schedules is the way that technology - primarily the smartphone - has made it possible to be accessible 24/7. However, just because this is possible, it doesn't mean that it is beneficial. Technology is a tool to be managed; it should not manage us. If you find yourself compulsively checking work emails, consider blocking the notifications so that you are not alerted each time an email arrives in your inbox. Decide in advance when you will check your email and how much time you will allow for that part of your work. Maybe your job requires you to do some overtime or work from home but make a conscious decision to say how much is reasonable and when that time is up, shut down and walk away from the computer. Designate a spot in your home where your phone is left each night so work doesn't go to bed with you. You may decide to only start work after you have had your own personal or family time each morning, even if you could log in earlier. Technology use in the bedroom can cause significant sleep difficulties and going to work well-rested is an important part of minimizing your workplace stress. When it comes to managing your work, you have the power to make changes through the implementation of boundaries. Taking action that will protect your time and
10 Yonge St S Elmvale • 705.322.3663 If your business or organization would like to become a sponsor Music in the Park, please email BIA President Jay Schell jayschell@ icloud.com Elmvale Sci Fi Fantasy Street Party is Almost HERE!!! The event of the summer is almost here. Join us Saturday July 20th for all that is Sci Fi, Cosplay and Fantasy. Great prizes, spectacular vendors and amazing events are planned. Note we are asking attendees to park in municipal parking areas during the event not on main streets to help local businesses that are open.
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The song "Happy Birthday to You" dates back to 1893, but was originally called "Good Morning to You" and was written by two sisters living in Kentucky, Mildred and Patti Smith Hill. The melody to "Good Morning" is the same melody we use today, but its copyright expired in 1949.
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Information from the North Simcoe Area from Barrie to Midland including Tiny Township, Springwater, Elmvale, Craighurst and more
Published on Jul 13, 2019
Information from the North Simcoe Area from Barrie to Midland including Tiny Township, Springwater, Elmvale, Craighurst and more