Miller Worsley was not some cast-off from the Royal Navy, sent off to Canada to fulfill some half-hearted commitment to the defence of British North America when the United States declared war in 1812.
On March 22, 1902, Orillia council met to secretly plan the takeover of the Ragged Rapids generating station on the Severn River, north of the town.
Sir Thomas Wardlaw Taylor became one of the country’s leading legal lights, as Canada grew from provinces scattered across the top of the continent to a single united nation.
The Boys family from Barrie had quite an impact on not just Simcoe County, but also the rest of the province.
As Simcoe County was evolving and growing, individuals often left their marks on the region.
On July 22, Celebrate Lake Simcoe returns to Innisfil Beach Park - with a significant cultural celebration, in partnership with the Barrie Native Friendship Centre. The Festival will present Innisfil's first-ever Pow Wow.
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.