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County of Simcoe Paramedic Services Toy Drive Update Midhurst/ November 21, 2014 – Simcoe County Paramedics will be at events and locations across the County this weekend collecting toys and donations for the annual Paramedic Services Toy Drive. The County of Simcoe is composed of sixteen member municipalities and provides crucial public services to County ... Read More

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Waste Management Advisory Update - November 18th

Tuesday November 18, 2014: Waste collection services in the Townships of Tay and Tiny and the Towns of Midland and Penetanguishene continue to be impacted today due to road cond... Read more

Waste Management Update - November 18

Waste collection services in the Townships of Tay and Tiny and the Town of Penetanguishene are being impacted today, due to road conditions and poor visibility. Collection is be... Read more

Waste Management Advisory Update - November 14, 2014

Waste Management Advisory Update – November 14, 2014 Please note: waste collection services in some areas of Clearview, Springwater, and Wasaga Beach may have been impacted toda... Read more

Friends of the Simcoe County Museum present Christmas, Past and Present

Friends of the Simcoe County Museum present Christmas, Past and Present December 4 and 5, 2014 Minesing/November 14, 2014 – Christmas only comes once a year, and what better way... Read more

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Don't bet your butt C olon cancer (also known as colorec-tal or bowel cancer) is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in Canada. A new national survey has found more Canadians are being checke... Read More

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Child's Play

In a world increasingly filled with hustle and bustle—long hours of work, never-ending chores to do, and bills to pay—it can be chal-lenging to prioritize family time. While onl... Read more

Heads Up

Today helmets are common-place in most sports and on in-line skaters, skateboarders and cyclists, too. Wearing a helmet can reduce the risk of head injury from a fall by more th... Read more

Stress-free ways to improve health

“Being thin or losing weight is the number one desire of most girls and women because it is associated with being in control, desirable and successful,” says Merryl Bear, direct... Read more

Snack Attack

Most importantly, she says, price is no longer a barrier to getting your fill of healthy, fresh foods. Some big box retailers have Snack AttackSnacking helps prevent overeating ... Read more

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Cal Patterson
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It has been a tremendous honour to serve as your Warden for the past five years and to have sat on County Council for seventeen years. I am especially proud of the achievements that our current Council has accomplished during this term. 

Thanks to Council’s strategic guidance, as well as the work and strong collaboration by County staff, Simcoe County is stronger than ever and has become one of Ontario’s most desirable regions in which to live. Council has supported this regional progress through responsible initiatives, such as new affordable housing, increased support to those needing a helping hand, improved programs and facilities for our Long-Term Care residents, major improvements to our roads and bridges, enhanced and more efficient waste collection services, and economic development strategies that help attract innovation and economic growth to the region.

These are just a few service areas the County has worked diligently to ensure the best value for our taxpayers’ dollars, while implementing strategies that meet operational goals, avoid duplication of services, and cut unnecessary expenses.

As Warden, I am extremely proud of Simcoe County’s progress and growth; however, there is still work to be done.

As winter rolls in, we will see a new County Council and Warden sworn in to serve the greater good of our communities and residents. I am encouraged by their ambition and vision, and I wish our new Council the best of luck.

I am a strong believer in forging partnerships that strengthen and build healthy communities. My most treasured partnership is the one I have built with you, the great people of Simcoe County.

My wife Deb and I, together with our loving family, are so privileged to call this beautiful region our home. Thank you to my fellow County Councillors, County staff, regional partners, and Simcoe County residents for the opportunity and incredible honour to have served as your Warden.


Warden Cal Patterson