My sister and I search Innisfil Beach Park, east of the picnic pavilion. Where is the blue spruce tree?It was planted on June 28, 1947, 70 years ago, to commemorate 100 years since the Black family first emigrated from Tyrone, Ireland. We left without finding the tree.
When George Back walked through what would soon be Barrie, mid-spring of 1825, he'd already lived an extraordinary life full of adventure and historic acts.
For a place with such a small population, Simcoe County made an incredible contribution to the formation of Canada and Confederation. This column highlights just four of those people.
INNISFIL – Jordan and Karen Springford know what is so important about Father’s Day: their two daughters.
One of Simcoe County’s early politicians was a fireplug of a man, gifted athlete and admired lawyer.
Georgian Bay, despite being a far flung area, was a tightly knit neighbourhood. And Collingwood, as a solid and speedy link south from Georgian Bay through Collingwood and Simcoe County, played a prominent role in building and linking that community.
A man who did much to keep Canada together grew up on a farm just outside of Barrie and later honed his skills as a negotiator and religious leader in northern Simcoe County – especially in the area of Rama and Orillia.
According to the Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention (CASP), approximately 11 people will end their lives by suicide today in Canada. That equals approximately 4,000 per year. Suicide affects people of all ages and backgrounds and its impact on families and communities can be devastating.
Shots of tequila aren't just good for kicking the party up a notch. New research suggests tequila can also help boost bone health.