Health unit warns against West Nile virus and ticks

Bites from mosquitoes and ticks are annoying, but in some cases they can also make you sick. Protect yourself from West Nile virus (WNv) and Lyme disease by preventing tick and mosquito bites.

Try to avoid tall grassy areas and shrubs in wooded areas where ticks may be found and stay in the center of walking and hiking trails. Avoid going outside when mosquitoes are most active. Continue reading

Sustainable speakers series to launch

Sustainable Severn Sound wants to start a new conversation on sustainability issues and the Severn Sound Sustainability Plan amongst the staff and councils of our watershed municipalities.

The environment was and remains a vital element of our sustainability journey, but multiple areas such as housing, recreation, local business, social and community services and volunteerism are all connected to the long-term sustainability of the watershed. Continue reading

E Fry seeks board members

Joy Thompson E FryBy Joy Thompson, Executive Director

The Elizabeth Fry Society of Simcoe County has been providing critical services across Simcoe County and in the Muskokas for 26 years. We are seeking new board members who will work toward achieving our mission to: “support, advocate for, and empower individuals at risk to enrich their lives and to inspire positive change in our community”.

We invite applications for this rewarding volunteer role who reflect the diversity of our communities, have a passion for social justice and will enhance the governance of our organization. Passion and expertise in such areas as: achieving social equality, human rights, governance best-practices, fundraising, community development and partnership building are needed. Continue reading