Yet More Changes!
—by Anna Proctor
As I look back over the editorials of 2013 and 2014 there seems to be a continuing theme of change, and this editorial will be no different! Whereas my past editorials seemed to be rooted in personal change and changes in scenery-Hawkestone to Washago to Orillia- this one involves changes in our very own North Simcoe Community News.Read more...
Samuel Lount: His Life, His Death and His Place in Canadian History
—by Peter Howden
Meanwhile, Sam Lount was marched back to York and to the Toronto Jail.
On March 8, 1838, the Special Commission for Trial of Treason and Misprison of Treason began. The presiding judge was Chief Justice John Beverley Robinson. The Chief Justice had apprenticed with D’Arcy Boulton of York in 1807-10. By 1812, he was Attorney-General for Upper Canada, and by 1815, Solicitor-General. He later served as the member of the Assembly for York. He was a well-ensconced member of the Family Compact.Read more...
THERE IS A VACCINE FOR POLIO
So NOBODY Needs Suffer from this Horrific Disease–But Still They Do
—submitted by the Rotary Club of Washago & Area Centennial
While polio is a distant memory here in Canada, the disease still exists in some places and mainly affects children under 5. One in 200 infections leads to irreversible paralysis (usually in the legs). Among those paralysed, 5% to 10% die when their breathing muscles become immobilized.Read more...