University group looking to strike a ‘symbiotic’ relationship with Penetang

York University

A group of York University ecologists is eyeing Penetang’s eco gardens to further education around climate change solutions. José Etcheverry, professor at York University’s Environmental Studies faculty, presented the idea to council committee at its recent meeting. “We decided collectively to try to impress on you the benefits you will accrue on a community level,” […]

Physician launches new family practice in Penetanguishene

Village Clinic Penetanguishene

There’s a new doctor in town. Dr. Byron Song launched a new family practice at The Village Clinic on March 1, joining Dr. Obi Olisa inside the Georgian Village complex in Penetanguishene. Song is an honours graduate from the University of Toronto, where he earned his bachelor of science and a master of science in […]

Penetanguishene to host virtual 2021 Winterama

The 73rd Penetanguishene Winterama will be held virtually. With the province in the midst of a lockdown due to the continuation of the COVID-19 pandemic, Penetanguishene officials have made the decision to move the popular annual winter festival online. Winterama will run from February 12 to February 21, with most events taking place over the […]

Penetanguishene to begin planning redevelopment of waterfront

Finding ways to maximize the economic potential of the waterfront is a high priority for the Town of Penetanguishene in 2021. The municipality has hired Sajecki Planning and is set to begin work on a secondary plan for the town dock early next year. “The town dock has so much potential and we hope, as […]

Pier 21 restaurant opens in Penetanguishene

Nick Boudouris has opened another restaurant. The well-known restaurateur, who owns Dock Lunch and operates Restaurant Sainte-Marie, has opened up a new family restaurant on Main Street, Penetanguishene, called Pier 21. The casual, family restaurant will provide quality comfort food, said Boudouris. Its menu will be small at first, as COVID-19 restrictions limit the facility […]

Three new family doctors coming to Penetanguishene

Three new family physicians have established a group practice in Penetanguishene. WAVES Family Medicine is located at The Village Clinic, within the Georgian Village complex at 101 Thompson’s Rd. Founded by Dr. Amanda Murdoch, Dr. Julie Caron, and Dr. Adrian Stacy, the new practice hopes to reduce the number of orphaned patients in the region, […]

Midland, Penetanguishene get ‘win-win’ infrastructure funding

The Ontario government is providing up to $1.05 billion in combined federal-provincial funding through the new COVID-19 Resilience infrastructure stream to build or renovate health and safety-related projects in long-term care, education and municipalities. The funding is part of the federal government’s Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program and reinforces the commitment of both the federal […]

Midland, Penetanguishene hospitals to receive combined $2.15 million from province

Georgian Bay General Hospital and Waypoint Centre for Mental Health Care will be getting a combined $2.15 million from the province to complete critical upgrades and repairs, and tackle urgent maintenance projects. “This vital funding will help out hospitals maintain their infrastructure and ensure a safe and comfortable environment for hospital staff and patients,” said […]