Fort St. Joseph's blockhouse remains.

A long and winding road

David Mitchell - one of the first settlers in northern Simcoe County - took a circuitous route from his birthplace in Scotland before winding up in Huronia.

Illustration of the Battle of Montgomery's Tavern.

Montgomery's curse realized

There's no plaque and nothing fancy at John Montgomery's grave in Barrie's Union Cemetery. Even so, he's possibly the most famous tavern keeper in Canada.

SUBMITTED Simcoe County Warden Gerry Marshall, left, and Grey County Warden Alan Barfoot tour the Business to Retail Networking Event hosted jointly by both counties last week.

Counties partner for event

The counties of Simcoe and Grey partnered to host a unique and highly successful Business to Retail Networking Event last week at the Beaver Valley Community Centre in Thornbury.

Elmes Steele

Welcome to Steele country

Elmes Yelverton Steele was not Simcoe County’s most famous Steele – that honour belongs to his son, Samuel Benfield Steele.

Alexander Peter Cockburn

The Cockburn connection

Spring isn’t far off, and with the arrival of spring, cottage season will soon follow – and Simcoe County is the gateway to cottage country for much of Ontario.