Tay Township continues to support Georgian Bay General Hospital Foundation

Georgian Bay General Hospital Foundation

Tay Township continued its commitment to local healthcare at its July Council meeting, presenting a $25,000 donation to Georgian Bay General Hospital Foundation. The donation is the third installment of a total of $100,000 committed to local healthcare during this council term. Executive Director of Georgian Bay General Hospital Foundation Nicole Kraftscik was able to […]

Stanton urges colleagues to keep historic ship in Port

Simcoe North MP Bruce Stanton has made his bid to keep the SS Keewatin in Port McNicoll. The long-time MP presented an e-petition in the House of Commons Wednesday afternoon. The petition was signed by 1,585 residents with most living in Simcoe County. In his presentation, Stanton first outlined how the Keewatin was built in […]

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 […]

Friends of Keewatin finds financial backer in fight to keep ship in Port McNicoll

The Friends of Keewatin are as tenacious as pirates. In June, Skyline Development put the last surviving Edwardian steam ship, the SS Keewatin, up for sale, scrap or donation, and put a fence around it to lock out the volunteers at Port McNicoll’s dock. The donation could only go to a historical organization with a […]

Shopping locally, supporting small businesses ‘more important now than ever’

Businesses and organizations across north Simcoe are urging residents to invest in their communities to help the local economy rebound from the shutdown caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. “It is always important that people shop locally, but it is crucial right now,” said Debbie Levy, a Penetanguishene councillor and owner of The Reading Room bookstore. […]

Southern Georgian Bay Farmers’ Markets open June 5 and 7

The Southern Georgian Bay Farmers’ Markets operating in Victoria Harbour on Friday afternoons 3 to 7 p.m. and Midland on Sunday morning, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. is opening June 5 and 7, respectively. The Victoria Harbour market is located adjacent to the Tay Public Library and the Midland market is located in the Bay […]

Farmers’ markets allowed to open but it’s not ‘business as usual’ in Midland area

The Southern Georgian Bay Farmers’ Markets in Midland and Victoria Harbour will be opening Victoria Day weekend, said president Steve Fosters. “Farmers’ markets have been added again to the list of essential businesses,” said Fosters. New this year will be wash stations for the public and social distancing will be asked of all customers. “More […]

Maple syrup ‘right up there with hockey, apples and good beer’

Most people only know to use maple syrup on pancakes. They need to meet Tracy Nadeau. The founder and co-owner of Everything Maple & More creates 240 homemade products out of maple syrup – for a total of 22,000 bottles of product a year from her Tay Township property. “Every product here is 30-90 per […]

Tay Township promotes Lindsay Barron to CAO

The Township of Tay has named their next chief administrative officer. Lindsay Barron, who worked as a financial analyst with the Township since 2012, has been promoted to CAO and will take over the position effective March 2. Barron’s appointment ends an extensive two-month long search, which commenced in November when then-CAO Robert Lamb resigned. […]

Province dishes out ‘important funding’ to help improve Simcoe North infrastructure

Eight Simcoe North municipalities are receiving a combined $4.1 million in provincial funding to help address infrastructure needs. Simcoe North MPP Jill Dunlop was in Tiny Township on Feb. 5 to announce the funding, which is divvied out to municipalities annually via the Ontario Community Infrastructure Fund (OCIF). “I am committed to supporting our local […]