The February issue of The Villager is now in mailboxes and at local distribution points in Washago and at some businesses in Orillia. The on-line version is also available on this site, accessible by clicking on The Villager logo at the top of the page. Continue reading
Bracebridge, Collingwood and Orillia residents can get free quit-smoking support, including a five-week supply of the nicotine patch, at February STOP Smoking Workshops being hosted by the health unit. Continue reading
By Kim Goggins
Clive Ness fully admits that he and his wife Bev were inexperienced and didn’t quite know what they were doing when they first came to Orillia, 30 years ago.
“When we moved here, I had a houseboat, a half-ton truck and a credit card that was over the limit. I got rid of the truck, I wish I still had the houseboat, but I still have the credit card – and it’s still over the limit,” jokes Clive, who very clearly is not in the same financial situation as he was as a 25-year-old guy just starting out. Continue reading
By Dr. Charles Gardner
When I was approached to participate in an alcohol-free challenge for the month of February as part of the health unit’s Ready to be Thirsty campaign, I saw it as a great opportunity to raise awareness about the impacts of immoderate alcohol consumption on people’s health in Simcoe Muskoka.
The trend in recent years has been an increase in harmful levels of alcohol consumption, with higher levels of consumption in our communities compared to the provincial average. This trend has been consistent in Simcoe Muskoka since 2003, with 25-30 per cent of adults reporting they consume more alcohol than recommended by Canada’s Low-Risk Drinking Guidelines. Continue reading
A 54-year-old Gravenhurst man faces multiple charges after the vehicle he was driving was involved in a single-car roll over on Highway 11, just north of County Road 169. Continue reading