Coldwater hosts fall fair

Three-year-old Patrick tries his hand at the water pump.

Three-year-old Patrick tries his hand at the water pump.

It was a gorgeous weekend to attend the Coldwater Fall Fair. The sun shone almost as brightly as the smiles on the children’s faces. From Crown Amusements Midway to horse pulls, tractor pulls and the demolition derby, there was something for everyone to do, Sept. 26, 27 and 28, 2014.

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Traffic lights not warranted at Highway 12/Fairgrounds Road/Atlantis Drive intersection, says provincial consultant

By Kim Goggins

Severn Township Mayor Mike Burkett is sick of broken promises from the province.

He is referring to the promise he says former Ministry of Transportation Minister Glen Murray made to him that a set of traffic lights would be installed at the intersection of Highway 12 and Fairgrounds Road and Atlantis Drive. Continue reading

Low-cost rabies vaccines clinics in Simcoe County

Close up of KolaLocal veterinarians are offering their annual low-cost rabies vaccine clinics for dogs and cats over 3 months old.

The popular clinics have been running for more than 20 years in Simcoe County, offering local pet owners a convenient, inexpensive means of getting their pets vaccinated against the disease. Continue reading

Lakehead-Georgian expansion proposal submitted to province

On Sept. 26, 2014, Lakehead University, in partnership with Georgian University Partnership Centre, submitted its proposal for major capacity expansion to the Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU).

The joint proposal was developed in response to a call from the Province of Ontario to institutions to increase degree capacity in areas of the province with growing demand for post-secondary education.  Continue reading

Ramara family members arrested for drugs

A 53-year-old man and two women, 51 and 33 were arrested at a Ramara residence after police executed a warrant.

On Sept. 26, 2014 at approximately 3:15 p.m., members of the Orillia OPP Street Crime Unit in conjunction with the OPP Drug Enforcement Section (DES), Community Drug Action Team (CDAT) Emergency Response Team (ERT), Canine Unit and members of the Orillia OPP executed a warrant at an address on Monck Road in Ramara Township. Continue reading