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It’s in you to give

It’s in you to give

Thank you to the 99 participants at Bear Estate by Living Water Resorts for attending Safe, Fresh & Open, a blood donation event.  We are pleased to provide a safe and caring venue for the Canadian Blood Services team to carry out this important work. We applaud...

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Optimistic about Recyclefest

Optimistic about Recyclefest

Postponing their hugely successful annual Mother of All Yard Sales to 2021 was no doubt a difficult decision for the Collingwood Optimist Club to make, but it was the right one. Not to be deterred and yes ever optimistic, they decided to shift gears (bicycle pun...

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Ted Yoannou: In Your Corner

Ted Yoannou: In Your Corner

Trial by Zoom There has not been a great deal of good news arising from the Covid crisis in 2020, but one positive are the improvements happening in workplaces. Changes that were on the horizon, but incredibly slow moving, have been forced upon...

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All that jazz

All that jazz

The Town of Wasaga Beach has been launching small events with safety in mind. Jazz in the Park and More Concerts will run on Tuesday nights at the Rotary Pavilion, behind the Recplex. On August 11th, Mike McCarthy Band from Collingwood entertained the crowd of 100...

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Cancer Chat

Cancer Chat

The global pandemic is changing everything we do, but remember, cancer is not going away.  Despite the emergence of COVID19, the annual Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) CIBC Run for the Cure supporting breast cancer research will take place this year as a virtual event...

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Cut your own flowers

Cut your own flowers

Rural Roots Flowers hosted a ‘Cut Your Own’ event at their flower farm at 2674 County Rd. 42 near Creemore on August 15th. After purchasing a five dollar ticket, pickers received a mason jar and shears to cut and place the beautiful seasonal flowers in, to be wrapped...

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Home office must-haves

Home office must-haves

Remote work has been around for many years, though it certainly picked up steam in 2020. In an effort to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus COVID-19, in March 2020, government officials implemented stay-at-home measures that mandated many working...

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Tips for effective remote learning

Tips for effective remote learning

This year, school may look different as a result of continued efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19.  An increased reliance on virtual home instruction has many students rethinking their organizational strategies and daily school schedules. Learning at home is...

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Earwax: The Sticky Truth

Earwax, also known as cerumen, is a frequent topic of discussion in Audiology. Most often the discussions center around how to remove it. When earwax begins to cause problems, many people complain about decreased hearing or discomfort. In fact, cerumen impaction is...

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Fix wet spots in your landscape

Grass that is greener than green coupled with perfectly manicured shrubs set the tone for impressive curb appeal. Creating such landscapes requires hard work, and while doing such work, homeowners may find they have to contend with certain issues that are adversely...

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Farm fresh

Farm fresh

After many delays, the Wasaga Beach Farmers’ Market opened on August 11th. The market had its safety plan in place and met all Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit requirements. Visitors to the market enjoyed fresh produce, caramel corn, crafts, pet foods, jams and...

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Trolls invade the beach

Trolls invade the beach

On Wednesdays in August, the Town of Wasaga Beach hosted Outdoor Family Movie Nights on a big screen near the Rotary Bandshell, behind the Recplex. Spectators were encouraged to bring chairs and blankets and to practice social distancing and the audience was limited...

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Getting around just got easier

Getting around just got easier

Mike Wiggins and his partner Jess Sammons, along with Mayor Bifolchi, Deputy Mayor Bray, Terry Dowdall, MP, and members of town council and the Chamber of Commerce enjoyed launching Georgian Bay Recreation on August 7th at 1928 Mosley St. In Wasaga Beach. Georgian Bay...

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Sunday in the Vineyard with George

Sunday in the Vineyard with George

After months of restrictions on our social interactions, Erica Angus and Theatre Collingwood invited guests to spend an afternoon outdoors on August 23rd, in the beautiful setting of Georgian Hills Vineyards. The themed fundraising event was inspired by Sunday in the...

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A treasure trove

A treasure trove

The Kinette Club of Wasaga Beach hosted their Annual Yard Sale for Cystic Fibrosis on August 15th, at their new location, 1056 Mosley St. Shoppers took home gently used treasures with the proceeds going to Cystic Fibrosis Canada to aid those living with the disease....

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Walking their way

Walking their way

The results are in! Are you ready? After two months of fundraising, one whole week of celebrating your Walkathon stories, with 100 participants, and over 612 supporters... the Georgian Triangle Humane Society animals have over 91,000 (and counting!) reasons to be...

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Gallery opening

Gallery opening

The Stonebridge Art Gallery was officially opened by Mayor Bifolchi and Chairman Steve Wallace on August 1st. This may be the first Public Gallery to open in Wasaga Beach. Ten artists from the The Wasaga Society for the Arts exhibited their paintings and watercolours....

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Creating a healthy home

Creating a healthy home

A clean home is important for good health and wellbeing, but how you clean your home makes a difference.  With health and hygiene a top priority, it’s important to understand how to clean your home effectively.  How should we keep our homes clean? Let’s look at the...

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Cancer Chat

n this time of increasing uncertainty, one thing is indisputable, “Cancer is a f@&$#€” exclaims Narda Hunt, Collingwood mother of two. In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, Narda heads to Toronto’s Sunnybrook Hospital to undergo radiation...

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Fascinating facts about felines

Fascinating facts about felines

Many cat owners are fascinated by their feline friends. Cats can be quirky, and their behaviour often amuses their owners.  But, there is more to cats than their quirky personalities. The following are some interesting facts about felines, courtesy of Animal Planet....

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Ted Yoannou: In Your Corner

Ted Yoannou: In Your Corner

The Coopers:  Amy, Meet Christian On the morning of May 25, 2020, in Manhattan’s Central Park, Amy Cooper, a white woman, was walking her dog, unleashed, in a part of the park clearly marked otherwise.Bird watcher Christian Cooper (no...

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