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Our December 2014/January 2015 Issue is out!
the deadline for ads and contributions
to our next issue is January 7th for mailing on January 30th
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North Simcoe Community News is proud to announce that Deb Halbot will be our one and only staff photographer from this point on. Long time NSCN photographer Laura Proctor is now living in Toronto full-time and does not have the time to capture the local shots that we need for our magazine. Thank you so much to Laura for all she has done for us, and welcome Deb, we know our readers will enjoy seeing your photos throughout the NSCN each issue.
North Simcoe Community News has a new name! NORTH SIMCOE LIFE!
Watch for our new name, look, and logo in 2015.
Thanks to everyone who voted and suggested!
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...
Rotary Club of Washago & Area Recognizes an Everyday Hero
Recently the Rotary Club of Washago launched a campaign asking area residents to identify a local hero. The club was looking for nominees who had committed a ‘random act of kindness’ on a small scale – acts that might not otherwise be noticed but make a difference.Read more...
Tales of the Penetanguishene Road
Come out to share Tales of the Penetanguishene Road with the Craighurst Women’s Institute on Tuesday November 18. The CWI is hosting a special Show & Tell Simcoe County event to celebrate the designation of Penetanguishene Road as a historic route. Several Women’s Institute branches recently worked with other community groups to have the route designated with special signage in recognition of its importance to the War of 1812 and to the area’s settlement. The Women’s Institutes will also be installing larger signage with historical photos at strategic spots along the route, including the site of the former Craighurst village hall.Read more...