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County’s Electronics Collection program returns June 21 to July 2https://www.simcoe.ca/CorporateCommunications/Pages/countys-electronics-collection-program-returns-june-21-to-july-2.aspx6/16/2021 7:00:36 PMCounty’s Electronics Collection program returns June 21 to July 2<p>​<strong style="font-size:1em;">Midhurst/June 16, 2021 </strong><span style="font-size:1em;">– Back by popular demand, County residents will have the option to recycle their old or unused electronics through a convenient curbside collection program.</span></p><p>Simcoe County residents will have received clear teal plastic bags for electronic waste in the mail throughout May. Collection will occur by zones over a two-week period, with zone 1 receiving collection the week of June 21 and zone 2 the week of June 28. Pick-up will take place on your regular waste collection day. To determine your collection week and for more information on other special collection days, download the new Simcoe County Collects app or visit our website, <strong>simcoe.ca/swm</strong>. The app is available free of charge from the App Store and Google Play.  </p><p>Teal electronics bags or larger loose electronics should be placed at the curb by 7 a.m. on your collection day, regardless of the time that your regular waste is normally collected, as electronics will be collected by a different truck. Further detail on solid waste management programs, including the electronics pick-up, are available online at <strong>simcoe.ca/dpt/swm</strong> </p><p>Acceptable items include:</p><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li>Computers</li><li>Monitors</li><li>Printers</li><li>Televisions</li><li>Cellular phones</li><li>Video gaming consoles</li><li>Small appliances (toasters, vacuums, kettles, electric mixers and coffee makers)</li><li>Personal care items (hair dryers, electric shavers and toothbrushes)</li><li>Cords and small corded power tools</li></ul><p>Please delete all personal data from items placed at the curb. The County is not responsible for personal information contained on computer hard drives, motherboards or other electronic devices that may potentially store information. Electronic items collected will be processed at an approved electronics recycling facility where they are sorted, and recyclable materials are sent out for reuse.</p><p>Electronics are among the largest and fastest growing contributors to global waste. Globally, 53.6 million metric tonnes of electronic waste are generated each year, which equates to 13.3 kg per capita. In 2019, prior to COVID-19, the County collected 99 metric tonnes of electronic waste. Many of these electronics are harmful to the environment when not recycled properly, and the goal of this program is to offer residents an easy solution to properly recycle common electronic items.</p><p>To find out how you can recycle your electronic waste to help prevent toxic elements such as mercury and lead leaching into our environment and conserve energy, visit <a href="/_layouts/15/FIXUPREDIRECT.ASPX?WebId=a41fbfa1-82ca-4939-9932-d97b8d6ad3e9&TermSetId=fb933945-005d-43ad-bb62-b84ef1fa9284&TermId=5d07ac0a-4d63-4f47-adf5-032298b1b0f9">www.simcoe.ca/electronicscollection</a>.</p><p><em>Please note, this program does not apply to residents of the separated cities of Barrie and Orillia.</em></p><p>County of Simcoe is composed of sixteen member municipalities and provides crucial public services to County residents in addition to providing paramedic and social services to the separated cities of Barrie and Orillia. Visit our website at <strong>simcoe.ca</strong>.</p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>- 30 -</strong></p><p style="text-align:left;"><strong>CONTACTS</strong></p><p style="text-align:left;"><span style="font-size:1em;">Chris Hedley<br></span><span style="font-size:1em;">Public Relations Consultant<br></span><span style="font-size:1em;">County of Simcoe, Service Simcoe Department<br></span><span style="font-size:1em;">705-715-7654 (mobile)<br></span><a href="mailto:Chris.Hedley@simcoe.ca" style="font-size:1em;">Chris.Hedley@simcoe.ca</a></p><p style="text-align:left;"><span style="text-align:right;font-size:1em;">Collin Matanowitsch<br></span><span style="text-align:right;font-size:1em;">Manager, Public Relations<br></span><span style="text-align:right;font-size:1em;">County of Simcoe, Service Simcoe Department<br></span><span style="text-align:right;font-size:1em;">705-734-8386 (mobile)<br></span><a href="mailto:Collin.Matanowitsch@simcoe.ca" style="text-align:right;font-size:1em;">Collin.Matanowitsch@simcoe.ca</a><span style="text-align:right;font-size:1em;"> </span><span style="text-align:right;font-size:1em;"> </span></p><p style="text-align:left;"><strong></strong></p>
Ask an Expert Series: Digital Productivity and Automationhttps://www.simcoe.ca/CorporateCommunications/Pages/ask-an-expert-series-digital-productivity-and-automation.aspx6/16/2021 5:08:32 PMAsk an Expert Series: Digital Productivity and Automation<p><strong>​Midhurst/June 16, 2021 </strong>– On June 23, between 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m., the County of Simcoe and area partners will present another Ask an Expert virtual session, focused on how to go digital with your business and best practices when it comes to your marketing strategy.<strong style="font-size:1em;"> </strong></p><p>Digital marketing strategies and tactics are extremely important to the success of a business; however, keeping consistent, impactful and timely strategies in place is often time consuming. This session will share how technology adoption and automation can make your digital marketing practices easier. Whether you're managing your social media, your online store, advertising, or content creation, this session will share tips and technology to reach your customers and clients using real time local stories. </p><p>Speaker Ben Frisch has been working in Marketing and Communications for more than 15 years. Since launching BFresh Media in 2015, Ben has worked with many local, national, and even global brands and organizations, producing content and providing digital marketing solutions. In early 2019, Ben was honoured to represent the Digital Main Street Program and become this area's first Digital Service Squad representative. Since then, Ben has helped hundreds of businesses transform their digital marketing and has built a team of amazing squad members to help even more local businesses achieve their digital goals.<br></p><table cellspacing="0" width="100%" class="ms-rteTable-default"><tbody><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:25%;"><strong>EVENT:</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:75%;"><strong>Digital Productivity and Automation</strong></td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:25%;"><strong>Where:</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:75%;">Virtual – details to be provided upon registration</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:25%;"><strong>When:</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:75%;">Wednesday, June 23 ~ 10:00 to 11:30 a.m.</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:25%;"><strong>Who:</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:75%;">Businesses and organizational leaders, interested in learning about going digital and digital marketing best practices</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:25%;"><strong>Register:</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:75%;">This is a FREE event, but registration is required. To register, visit  <a href="https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/ask-an-expert-digital-productivity-and-automation-using-real-time-local-tickets-157655478781">https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/ask-an-expert-digital-productivity-and-automation-using-real-time-local-tickets-157655478781</a>  </td></tr></tbody></table><p>The “Ask an Expert" webinar series is presented by the <a href="http://www.simcoe.ca/">County of Simcoe</a>, member municipalities, the Cities of Barrie and Orillia, the Province of Ontario, the <a href="http://www.sandboxcentre.com/">Sandbox Centre</a>, the Small Business Centre of Barrie, Simcoe County and Orillia, the South Georgian Bay Small Business Enterprise Centre, Orillia Area Community Development Corporation, Nottawasaga Futures, North Simcoe Community Futures Development Corporation and the Community Futures South Georgian Bay, and Georgian College. </p><p>County of Simcoe is composed of sixteen member municipalities and provides crucial public services to County residents in addition to providing paramedic and social services to the separated cities of Barrie and Orillia. Visit our website at simcoe.ca. </p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>- 30 -</strong></p><p style="text-align:left;"><strong>CONTACTS</strong><strong style="font-size:1em;">​</strong></p><p style="text-align:left;"><span style="font-size:1em;">Chris Hedley<br></span><span style="font-size:1em;">Public Relations Consultant<br></span><span style="font-size:1em;">County of Simcoe, Service</span><span style="font-size:1em;"> </span><span style="font-size:1em;">Simcoe Department<br></span><span style="font-size:1em;">705-715-7654 (mobile)<br></span><a href="mailto:Chris.Hedley@simcoe.ca" style="font-size:1em;">Chris.Hedley@simcoe.ca</a></p><p style="text-align:left;"><span style="text-align:right;font-size:1em;">Collin Matanowitsch<br></span><span style="text-align:right;font-size:1em;">Public Relations Manager<br></span><span style="text-align:right;font-size:1em;">County of Simcoe, Service Simcoe Department<br></span><span style="text-align:right;font-size:1em;">705-734-8386 (mobile)<br></span><a href="mailto:Collin.Matanowitsch@simcoe.ca" style="text-align:right;font-size:1em;">Collin.Matanowitsch@simcoe.ca</a></p>
County awards 2021 Tourism, Culture and Sport Grantshttps://www.simcoe.ca/CorporateCommunications/Pages/county-awards-2021-tourism-culture-and-sport-grants.aspx6/15/2021 7:51:13 PMCounty awards 2021 Tourism, Culture and Sport Grants<p></p><p><strong>Midhurst/June 16, 2021 </strong>– The County of Simcoe has approved 89 successful applications totalling more than $470,000 through the 2021 Tourism, Culture and Sport Grant Program to enhance existing tourism, culture and sport projects throughout the County.</p><p>“We know how anxious everyone is to get back to “normal" as soon as it is safe, including our outstanding tourism, culture and sport sectors, which have been severely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic," said Warden George Cornell. “Council was pleased to roll over our 2020 funds to allow us to award 89 grants and grow local talent, entrepreneurs and organizations committed to expanding regional tourism and enhancing our local communities."</p><p>In 2020, the County received 99 applications requesting a total of almost $1.1 million in financial support. However, due to COVID-19, in April 2020, Council voted to suspend the Tourism, Culture and Sport Grant and apply the allocated $300,000 for 2020 to the 2021 envelope, increasing the 2021 budget to $600,000. The County received 104 applications in total for 2021, requesting $628,256.64. Council approved 89 applications for funding in the amount of $ 471,396.93. The unspent funds in 2021 will be added to the 2022 funding envelope. For a list of successful applicants, visit <a href="https://experience.simcoe.ca/resources">https://experience.simcoe.ca/resources</a>.</p><p>Through this grant program, the County supports and enhances tourism, culture and sport in Simcoe County by:</p><ul><li>Investing in tourism, culture and sport activities that promote awareness, access, participation and appreciation of the distinct, diverse offerings within the County of Simcoe</li><li>Building organizational capacity in local existing and new organizations</li><li>Encouraging collaborative opportunities and partnerships</li><li>Contributing to the County of Simcoe's overall economic health and sense of place</li><li>Enhancing participants' experiences by supporting innovative and accessible programming</li></ul><p><strong>About the Tourism, Culture and Sport Grant Program</strong><br><strong> </strong>The Tourism, Culture and Sport Grant Program is the result of a merger between the Simcoe County Tourism Development Fund (SCTDF) and the Arts, Culture and Heritage (Built, Natural and Environmental) Grant, and is accessible to municipalities and not-for-profit organizations within Simcoe County. For more information on the Grant program, visit <a href="/_layouts/15/FIXUPREDIRECT.ASPX?WebId=a41fbfa1-82ca-4939-9932-d97b8d6ad3e9&TermSetId=fb933945-005d-43ad-bb62-b84ef1fa9284&TermId=75c5c7d0-1441-495c-b8db-460a62512edc">https://www.simcoe.ca/dpt/fin/grants</a>. </p><p>County of Simcoe is composed of sixteen member municipalities and provides crucial public services to County residents in addition to providing paramedic and social services to the separated cities of Barrie and Orillia. Visit our website at <strong>simcoe.ca</strong>. </p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>- 30 -</strong></p><p style="text-align:left;"><strong>CONTACTS</strong></p><p>Chris Hedley<br>Public Relations Consultant<br><span style="font-size:1em;">County of Simcoe, Service Simcoe Department<br></span><span style="font-size:1em;">705-715-7654 (mobile)<br></span><a href="mailto:Chris.Hedley@simcoe.ca" style="font-size:1em;">Chris.Hedley@simcoe.ca</a></p><p style="text-align:left;">Collin Matanowitsch<br><span style="font-size:1em;">Manager, Public Relations<br></span><span style="font-size:1em;">County of Simcoe, Service Simcoe Department<br></span><span style="font-size:1em;">705-734-8386 (mobile)<br></span><a href="mailto:Collin.Matanowitsch@simcoe.ca" style="font-size:1em;">Collin.Matanowitsch@simcoe.ca</a><span style="font-size:1em;"> </span></p>
County investing in affordable housing in Bradford West Gwillimburyhttps://www.simcoe.ca/CorporateCommunications/Pages/County-investing-affordable-housing-in-Bradford-West-Gwillimbury.aspx6/14/2021 5:34:39 PMCounty investing in affordable housing in Bradford West Gwillimbury<p>​<strong style="font-size:1em;">Midhurst/June 14, 2021 –</strong><strong style="font-size:1em;"> </strong><span style="font-size:1em;">County of Simcoe County Council has approved a 50-unit affordable housing project including a mixed family and seniors building in Bradford West Gwillimbury. This land was generously donated to the Simcoe County Housing Corporation (SCHC) for this purpose by the Town of Bradford West Gwillimbury.</span></p><p><span style="font-size:1em;"><img src="/CorporateCommunications/PublishingImages/Pages/County-investing-affordable-housing-in-Bradford-West-Gwillimbury/Rendering%20-%20Bradford%20West%20Gwillimbury.jpg" alt="CORNER VIEW - DRONE - May 02, 2021.jpg" class="ms-rtePosition-2 ms-rteImage-0" style="margin:5px;width:250px;height:183px;" />These donated lands at 125 Simcoe Road, at the intersection of Simcoe Road and Marshview Boulevard, will create an attractive streetscape with good connectivity to transit and adjacent walking trails. The building will be within walking distance of the Town's future civic plaza, downtown commercial amenities, elementary schools, ample green space parks, and the nearby GO Station. </span><span style="font-size:1em;">This building will have a high energy efficiency rating, incorporating passive house design elements to move more closely to a net zero design.</span><br></p><p>In the spirit of collaboration, the Town of Bradford West Gwillimbury has also approved the waiving of fees for the site plan, development engineering, and building permit applications. In addition, the Town has generously offered to contribute toward the cost of relocating the overland storm water flow route through the site. <br></p><p><strong>Quotes:</strong></p><p>“This project aligns with our 10-Year Affordable Housing and Homelessness Prevention Strategy, creating new affordable housing units in a high demand area of the County. Since the inception of this Strategy, our staff has been focused on the creation of affordable units that fit into our communities and address the needs of our residents."<br><em style="font-size:1em;">– George Cornell, County of Simcoe <em style="font-size:1em;">Warden </em>and Mayor of Tiny Township</em></p><p>"I am excited about this opportunity and the investment that the County is making to increase access to affordable housing in Bradford West Gwillimbury, and across Simcoe County. The Town is pleased to partner with the County on this important initiative and construct a building design that our residents can be proud of, while also addressing growing needs within our community."<br><em style="font-size:1em;">– Rob Keffer, County Councillor (Human Services Business Section Chair) and Mayor of the Town of Bradford West Gwillimbury​</em></p><p><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Quick Facts:</strong></span></p><p><strong>Anticipated Timeline:</strong></p><ul><li>Planning approvals and site plan application will take approximately nine months</li><li>Design development and working drawings can be prepared simultaneously and be ready by December 2021 to early 2022</li><li>Construction is expected to begin in early spring 2022<br></li><li>Anticipated completion date of end of 2023<br></li></ul><p><strong>Impact on Housing Targets:</strong></p><ul><li>In 2014, the County set a target to create 202 new homes in BWG</li><li>As of December 31, 2020, 2,364 new affordable housing units have been created across the County of Simcoe</li><li>Once this development is complete in 2023 (pending approvals), the County and our partners will have achieved 63% of our housing goals for the Town of Bradford West Gwillimbury<br></li></ul><p><strong>Development Construction – highlights of our drive towards 2,685 new units:</strong></p><ul><li>2015: </li><ul><li>38 affordable rental units (Barrie)</li></ul><li>2016: </li><ul><li>75 affordable rental units (54 in Barrie, 21 in Penetanguishene)</li></ul><li>2017: </li><ul><li>5 affordable rental units (Barrie)</li></ul><li>2018: </li><ul><li>4 affordable rental units (Wyevale)</li></ul><li>2019: </li><ul><li>80 affordable rental units (20 in Alliston, 55 in Innisfil, 5 in Barrie)</li><li>117 affordable rental/mixed use units, plus 30 replacement Rent-Geared-to-Income units (Collingwood)</li><li>23 supportive housing units (18 in Barrie, 5 in Midland)</li></ul><li>2020: </li><ul><li>140 affordable rental units (99 in Wasaga Beach, 41 in Tay)</li></ul></ul><p><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><em>In process:</em></span></p><ul><li>2021: </li><ul><li>20 supportive housing units in Orillia</li></ul><li>2023:</li><ul><li>127 net new affordable rental/mixed use units in Orillia, plus 3 replacement Rent-Geared-to-Income units</li><li>50 affordable rental/mixed use units in Bradford West Gwillimbury</li></ul></ul><p>County of Simcoe is composed of sixteen member municipalities and provides crucial public services to County residents in addition to providing paramedic and social services to the separated cities of Barrie and Orillia. Visit our website at <strong>s</strong><strong>i</strong><strong>mco</strong><strong>e</strong><strong>.</strong><strong>ca</strong>.<br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>- 30 -</strong></p><p><strong>CONTACTS:</strong></p><p></p><p>Collin Matanowitsch<br>Manager, Public Relations<br><span style="font-size:1em;">County of Simcoe, Service Simcoe Department<br></span><span style="font-size:1em;">705-734-8386 (mobile)<br></span><a href="mailto:Collin.Matanowitsch@simcoe.ca" style="font-size:1em;">Collin.Matanowitsch@simcoe.ca</a><br></p><p>Andre​a Walasek<br>Public Rela​​tions Consultant​​<br><span style="font-size:1em;">County of Simcoe, Service Simcoe Department<br></span><span style="font-size:1em;">​249-535-3511 (mobile)<br></span><a href="mailto:Jennifer.Straw@simcoe.ca" style="font-size:1em;">Andrea.Walasek@simcoe.ca</a><span style="font-size:1em;">​​</span></p>
Volatus Aerospace accelerates investment in Simcoe Countyhttps://www.simcoe.ca/CorporateCommunications/Pages/Volatus-Aerospace-accelerates-investment-in-Simcoe-County.aspx6/2/2021 6:16:02 PMVolatus Aerospace accelerates investment in Simcoe County<p>​<strong style="font-size:1em;">​​​Mi</strong><strong style="font-size:1em;">d</strong><strong style="font-size:1em;">h</strong><strong style="font-size:1em;">u</strong><strong style="font-size:1em;">r</strong><strong style="font-size:1em;">s</strong><strong style="font-size:1em;">t</strong><strong style="font-size:1em;">/</strong><strong style="font-size:1em;">June 3</strong><strong style="font-size:1em;">, 2021 </strong><strong style="font-size:1em;">–</strong><strong style="font-size:1em;"> </strong><span style="font-size:1em;">One of the County's newest employers is already taking flight, announcing new manufacturing contracts that reinforce its planned growth and job creation in Simcoe County. </span><span style="font-size:1em;">Volatus Aerospace, Inc., which in March 2021 announced it would be moving some of its operations to the Lake Simcoe Regional Airport (LSRA) employment lands, has formed an agreement to build up to 1200 FIXAR VTOL drones at the LSRA manufacturing facility. </span><span style="font-size:1em;">This new agreement will reinforce the </span><span style="font-size:1em;">company's </span><span style="font-size:1em;">investment in manufacturing space at the airport and lead to high-quality aerospace </span><span style="font-size:1em;">jobs in Simcoe County. Volatus will also be developing their other proprietary aircraft </span><span style="font-size:1em;">systems including the Velos and Vedette.</span></p><p><span style="font-size:1em;">“</span><span style="font-size:1em;">We are thrilled that Volatus will be manufacturing these innovative drones right here in Simcoe County," said Warden George Cornell. “When Council approved the proposal from Volatus Aerospace to move to the LSRA and create local jobs, we were excited about the possibilities. With this development, it brings many of those possibilities to fruition and advances our plans to make the LSRA a key driver of our regional </span><span style="font-size:1em;">e</span><span style="font-size:1em;">conomy."</span></p><p><span style="font-size:1em;">T</span><span style="font-size:1em;">he Volatus Aerospace Centre of Excellence was brought to the LSRA earlier this year </span><span style="font-size:1em;">with support through the County's LSRA Aerospace Development Fund approved by County Council. </span><span style="font-size:1em;">The initial investment by Volatus Aerospace was anticipated to generate 17-20 high paying jobs in the aerospace sector, helping to transform the LSRA into an economic and innovation hub, creating strong synergies and encouraging further</span><span style="font-size:1em;"> sector/industry development while enhancing talent attraction to Simcoe County.</span></p><p><span style="font-size:1em;">V</span><span style="font-size:1em;">olatus Aerospace has accelerated their plans to grow their company's labour force in the County of Simcoe, bringing approximately 20-25 high paying jobs in the community.</span></p><p>"I am delighted to be joining Volatus Aerospace during such an exciting time," stated Andy Buck, Vice President for Volatus Flight Systems. "I look forward to introducing our proprietary systems to the market and helping grow our reach internationally. It's rewarding to see so much investment in my hometown."</p><p><strong style="font-size:1em;">About Volatus Aerospace Operations at the LSRA</strong></p><p>Volatus Aerospace has coast-to-coast Canadian operations, as well as offices in Colombia, South America, and Albany, NY. Known as the 'Volatus Aerospace Centre of Excellence', the company is leasing a 32,000 sq.ft. hangar at the LSRA for assembly/integration of drone components and systems integration, along with research and development. Additionally, their crewed aircraft business will operate as a charter service out of the LSRA. Expected employment for the assembly/integration of drone components will continue to double for the next 2-3 years, based on projected growth. <br></p><p><strong>About FIXAR</strong></p><p>FIXAR is a developer and manufacturer of integrated Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS) aerial solutions for industrial uses. The company was founded in 2018 by aviation engineer and European champion of drone combat games, Vasily Lukashov. FIXAR designs and builds innovative, solution-oriented commercial drones and proprietary embedded Autopilot and xGroundControl Station software. <br></p><p><strong>​​</strong></p><p>In January 2020, the County became the majority shareholder of the Lake Simcoe Regional Airport (LSRA), with a 90 per cent ownership stake, and is leading investment initiatives to help propel the airport forward. In addition to the Volatus Aerospace project, the ongoing investment in the LSRA strategic plan has supported the progression of the MediCA Park development and the Oro Station Automotive Innovation Park development, both adjacent developments to the LSRA that utilize airport services. </p><p>The County has completed the first phase of an investment of more than $3.5 million towards widening the LSRA runway from 100 ft to 150 ft, and other upgrades including LED high intensity runway lighting. The widening is expected to be completed in summer 2021. Future phases of the airport's expansion include a proposal to lengthen the runway from 6,001 ft. to 7,000 ft., which will allow for larger aircrafts to utilize the airport. The County continues to make other strategic investments to enhance airport operations and support the needs of key industries in the area. <br></p><p><strong>About County of Simcoe</strong></p><p>County of Simcoe is composed of sixteen member municipalities and provides crucial public services to County residents in addition to providing paramedic and social services to the separated cities of Barrie and Orillia. Visit our website at <strong>s</strong><strong>i</strong><strong>mco</strong><strong>e</strong><strong>.</strong><strong>ca</strong>.<br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>- 30 -</strong></p><p><strong>CONTACTS:</strong></p><p></p><p>Collin Matanowitsch<br>Manager, Public Relations<br><span style="font-size:1em;">County of Simcoe, Service Simcoe Department<br></span><span style="font-size:1em;">705-734-8386 (mobile)<br></span><a href="mailto:Collin.Matanowitsch@simcoe.ca" style="font-size:1em;">Collin.Matanowitsch@simcoe.ca</a><br></p><p>Andre​a Walasek<br>Public Rela​​tions Consultant​​<br><span style="font-size:1em;">County of Simcoe, Service Simcoe Department<br></span><span style="font-size:1em;">​249-535-3511 (mobile)<br></span><a href="mailto:Jennifer.Straw@simcoe.ca" style="font-size:1em;">Andrea.Walasek@simcoe.ca</a><br><br></p>
County to hold a virtual Special Meeting of Council on Municipal Comprehensive Reviewhttps://www.simcoe.ca/CorporateCommunications/Pages/county-to-hold-a-virtual-special-meeting-of-council-on-municipal-comprehensive-review.aspx6/3/2021 7:55:38 PMCounty to hold a virtual Special Meeting of Council on Municipal Comprehensive Review<p></p><p><strong>Midhurst/June 3, 2021 – </strong>The County of Simcoe will hold a virtual Special Meeting of Council on Tuesday, June 8, 2021 at 10 a.m. to discuss the County's Municipal Comprehensive Review (MCR) exercise. The MCR is part of a process to update the County Official Plan and align it with the changes that have occurred to the Provincial Growth Plan.</p><p>The County's current Official Plan was approved by the Ontario Municipal Board on December 26, 2016 and is a long-range planning document that sets out policy to guide growth, land use planning and development approvals in the County to the year 2031. The Growth Plan now requires that the County plan for a population of 555,000 and 198,000 jobs by 2051 (these figures apply to the 16 member municipalities within the County; while the separated cities of Barrie and Orillia have their own targets and policies). <br></p><p>In accordance with section 26(3) of the Planning Act, R.S.O. 1990, c.P.13, the County will hold a special meeting on the MCR on June 8 to update our County Official Plan to conform with the Provincial Growth Plan, <em>A Place to Grow: Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe (Office Consolidation 2020), </em>and ensure that it has appropriate regard for matters of Provincial interest and is consistent with the<em> Provincial Policy Statement, 2020. </em>Notice of the virtual Special Meeting of Council was advertised in local newspapers across the County in April and May and is posted on our website, <strong>www.simcoe.ca</strong>.  </p><p>The MCR will involve the preparation of topic-specific technical reports and recommendations to address: <br></p><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li>Growth management;</li><li>Employment;</li><li>Refinements to the provincial natural heritage system and agricultural system mapping;</li><li>Climate change; and</li><li>Watershed management.<br></li></ul><table cellspacing="0" width="100%" class="ms-rteTable-default"><tbody><tr class="ms-rteTableEvenRow-default"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default" style="width:25%;text-align:right;"><strong>EVENT:</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default" style="width:75%;"><strong>Virtual Special Meeting of Council on MCR</strong></td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableOddRow-default"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default" style="width:25%;text-align:right;"><strong>Where</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default" style="width:75%;">Live on the County's YouTube channel <a href="https://www.youtube.com/CountyofSimcoe">https://www.youtube.com/CountyofSimcoe</a> </td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableEvenRow-default"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default" style="width:25%;text-align:right;"><strong>When </strong></td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default" style="width:75%;">Tuesday, June 8, 2021 at 10 a.m.</td></tr></tbody></table><p><strong>Participating in the MCR process</strong></p><p>This Special Meeting of Council is a high-level, introductory public meeting intended to outline and discuss the MCR process. It is the first of the statutory meetings to be held in relation to the MCR and will include an overview presentation by the County's MCR consultant. Additional opportunities for the public to review and comment on draft documents regarding specific components of the MCR will occur prior to County Council considering the adoption of any proposed new County Official Plan or Official Plan Amendment(s). </p><p>Additional information relating to the Municipal Comprehensive Review project is available for viewing on the County of Simcoe website at <a href="/_layouts/15/FIXUPREDIRECT.ASPX?WebId=a41fbfa1-82ca-4939-9932-d97b8d6ad3e9&TermSetId=fb933945-005d-43ad-bb62-b84ef1fa9284&TermId=e4a554c0-1dfa-45aa-bb4f-02b3b143c150">https://www.simcoe.ca/mcr</a>.</p><p>County of Simcoe is composed of sixteen member municipalities and provides crucial public services to County residents in addition to providing paramedic and social services to the separated cities of Barrie and Orillia. Visit our website at <strong>s</strong><strong>i</strong><strong>mco</strong><strong>e</strong><strong>.</strong><strong>ca</strong>. </p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>- 30 -</strong></p><p style="text-align:left;"><strong>CONTACTS</strong></p><p>Chris Hedley​<br><span style="font-size:1em;">Public Relations Consultant<br></span><span style="font-size:1em;">County of Simcoe, Service Simcoe Department<br></span><span style="font-size:1em;">705-715-7654 (mobile)<br></span><a href="mailto:Chris.Hedley@simcoe.ca" style="font-size:1em;">Chris.Hedley@simcoe.ca</a></p><p><span style="text-align:right;font-size:1em;">Collin Matanowitsch<br></span><span style="text-align:right;font-size:1em;">Manager, Public Relations<br></span><span style="text-align:right;font-size:1em;">County of Simcoe, Service Simcoe Department<br></span><span style="text-align:right;font-size:1em;">705-734-8386 (mobile)<br></span><a href="mailto:Collin.Matanowitsch@simcoe.ca" style="text-align:right;font-size:1em;">Collin.Matanowitsch@simcoe.ca</a><span style="text-align:right;font-size:1em;"> </span><span style="text-align:right;font-size:1em;"> </span></p>
County of Simcoe to safely extend waste facility hourshttps://www.simcoe.ca/CorporateCommunications/Pages/county-of-simcoe-to-safely-extend-waste-facility-hours.aspx5/3/2021 6:28:36 PMCounty of Simcoe to safely extend waste facility hours<p><strong>​​Midhurst/May 3, 2021 </strong>– Starting May 3, 2021, the County of Simcoe​ is safely extending operating hours at our local waste facilities to support residents and businesses during COVID-19.  All sites except Mara and Matchedash will move to six-days-a-week service effective May 3, 2021. </p><strong style="font-size:1em;">​​All Waste Facilities </strong><span style="font-size:1em;">– Hours of operation increasing from 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. to 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.</span><br><ul><li><strong>Collingwood, West Gwillimbury and Tosorontio Waste Facilities</strong> – Effective May 3, 2021, sites will also be open on Mondays, providing six-day Monday through Saturday service</li><li><strong>North Simcoe, Nottawasaga and Oro Waste Facilities </strong>– Effective May 8, 2020, sites will also be open on Saturdays, providing six-day Monday through Saturday service</li><li><strong>Mara Waste Facility </strong>– Continues to operate Thursday through Saturday </li><li><strong style="font-size:1em;">Matchedash Waste Facility </strong><em style="font-size:1em;">– </em><span style="font-size:1em;">Continues to operate at pre-COVID levels on Sunday and Monday schedule</span></li></ul><span style="font-size:1em;">The County and our front-line staff ask that residents continue to follow all Public Health recommendations. If you are in self isolation, please stay at home. Please don't make any unnecessary visits to the sites and adhere to physical distancing when interacting with staff and other site users. When physical distancing is not possible, Public Health strongly recommends wearing a mask in all settings. Traffic volumes will be monitored to ensure physical distancing can be maintained. This may lead to longer wait times during peak periods. Significant safety measures are in place to protect staff and customers; however, we ask that all customer do their part to keep our critical frontline landfill workers safe.</span><div><span style="font-size:1em;"><br></span></div><div><span style="font-size:1em;"></span><span style="font-size:1em;">The full schedule can be found at </span><a href="/_layouts/15/FIXUPREDIRECT.ASPX?WebId=a41fbfa1-82ca-4939-9932-d97b8d6ad3e9&TermSetId=fb933945-005d-43ad-bb62-b84ef1fa9284&TermId=b02bb469-59e9-4f40-b373-50a0573763e9" style="font-size:1em;">simcoe.ca/covid19</a><span style="font-size:1em;">. The County also encourages residents to download the Simcoe County Collects app to view your waste calendar and to receive updates on our waste services. Servi​ce Simcoe is also open to field inquiries by phone and email Monday to Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 705-735-6901 or </span><a href="mailto:service@simcoe.ca" style="font-size:1em;">service@simcoe.ca</a><span style="font-size:1em;">.  </span><br style="font-size:1em;"><br style="font-size:1em;"><span style="font-size:1em;">County of Simcoe is composed of sixteen member municipalities and provides crucial public services to County residents in addition to providing paramedic and social services to the separated cities of Barrie and Orillia. Visit our website at simcoe.ca.</span><br style="font-size:1em;"><div style="text-align:center;"><strong style="font-size:1em;"><br></strong></div><div style="text-align:center;"><strong style="font-size:1em;">-</strong><strong style="font-size:1em;"> 30 -</strong></div><div style="text-align:center;"><strong style="font-size:1em;"><br></strong></div><div style="text-align:left;"><strong style="font-size:1em;">CONTACTS</strong></div><div style="text-align:left;"><strong style="font-size:1em;"><br></strong></div><div style="text-align:left;"><strong style="font-size:1em;"></strong><span style="font-size:1em;">Chris Hedley<br></span><span style="font-size:1em;">Public Relations Consultant<br></span><span style="font-size:1em;">County of Simcoe, Service Simcoe Branch<br></span><span style="font-size:1em;">705-715-7654 (mobile)<br></span><a href="mailto:Chris.Hedley@simcoe.ca" style="font-size:1em;">Chris.Hedley@simcoe.ca</a></div><div style="text-align:left;"><span style="text-align:right;font-size:1em;"><br></span></div><div style="text-align:left;"><span style="text-align:right;font-size:1em;">Collin Matanowitsch​<br></span><span style="text-align:right;font-size:1em;">Manager, Public Relations<br></span><span style="text-align:right;font-size:1em;">County of Simcoe, Service Simcoe Branch<br></span><span style="text-align:right;font-size:1em;">705-734-8386 (mobile)<br></span><a href="mailto:Collin.Matanowitsch@simcoe.ca" style="text-align:right;font-size:1em;">Collin.Matanowitsch@simcoe.ca</a>​​<br><br></div></div>
County increasing LINX transit service on Route 3 (Barrie to Orillia)https://www.simcoe.ca/CorporateCommunications/Pages/county-increasing-linx-transit-service-on-route-3.aspx6/2/2021 6:22:55 PMCounty increasing LINX transit service on Route 3 (Barrie to Orillia)<p> <strong>​​​​​​​​​Mi</strong><strong>d</strong><strong>h</strong><strong>u</strong><strong>r</strong><strong>s</strong><strong>t</strong><strong>/</strong><strong> June 2,</strong><strong> 2021 </strong> <strong>–</strong><strong> </strong>Starting June 7, 2021, the County is increasing service on LINX Transit Route 3 (Barrie to Orillia) to support riders and better serve our partners. Throughout the pandemic, the County has been assessing ridership and adapting transit service levels accordingly. This frequency increase will move transit closer to pre-pandemic service levels on Route 3. </p><p>Route 3 currently operates five trips per day, including morning and afternoon services. Starting June 7, 2021, the County is adding three additional trips to provide consistent service throughout the day. Route 3 moved to a reduced schedule as a result of lower ridership as Lakehead University and Georgian College transitioned to online classes. The County is working with our partners to enhance services and assist students returning to in-class learning. Scheduling information is available on our website, <strong>nextlinx.simcoe.ca</strong>, or through our free Transit app, available on the AppStore or via GooglePlay.   </p><p> <strong>Additional trips: </strong></p><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li>Northbound: 5:45 a.m., 10:45 a.m., 12:25 p.m., 14:05 p.m. </li><li>Southbound: 10:05 a.m., 11:45 a.m., 13:25 p.m.</li></ul><p> <strong>About LINX Transit Safety Measures</strong></p><p>Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, LINX Transit has prioritized the health and well-being of transit users and staff. Transit staff have worked hard to continue to deliver this essential service and implement additional safety measures, including:</p><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li>A minimum of six feet between the driver and the first seat on the bus<br></li><li>Enhanced cleaning and disinfecting practices on our vehicles</li><li>Masking requirements and hand sanitizer on our vehicles</li><li>Modified seating capacity to promote physical distancing</li><li>Daily active screening of all employees for COVID-19 symptoms</li></ul><p>Remember to stay home when sick, wear a mask in public places, wash and sanitize your hands frequently and observe physical distancing.<br></p><p>County of Simcoe is composed of sixteen member municipalities and provides crucial public services to County residents in addition to providing paramedic and social services to the separated cities of Barrie and Orillia. Visit our website at <strong>s</strong><strong>i</strong><strong>mco</strong><strong>e</strong><strong>.</strong><strong>ca</strong>.</p><p style="text-align:center;"> <strong>- 30 -</strong></p><p style="text-align:left;"> <b>CONTACTS</b></p><p style="text-align:left;"> <span style="font-size:1em;">Chris Hedley<br></span><span style="font-size:1em;">Public Relations Consultant<br></span><span style="font-size:1em;">County of Simcoe, Services Simcoe Department<br></span><span style="font-size:1em;">705</span><span style="font-size:1em;">-</span><span style="font-size:1em;">715-7654 </span><span style="font-size:1em;">(</span><span style="font-size:1em;">m</span><span style="font-size:1em;">o</span><span style="font-size:1em;">b</span><span style="font-size:1em;">i</span><span style="font-size:1em;">le</span><span style="font-size:1em;">)<br></span><span style="font-size:1em;"></span><span style="font-size:1em;"><a href="mailto:Chris.Hedley@simcoe.ca" style="font-size:1em;text-align:right;">Chris.Hedley​@simcoe.ca</a>​</span></p><p style="text-align:left;"> <span style="text-align:right;font-size:1em;">Collin Matanowitsch<br></span><span style="text-align:right;font-size:1em;">Manager, Public Relations<br></span><span style="text-align:right;font-size:1em;">County of Simcoe, Service Simcoe Department<br></span><span style="text-align:right;font-size:1em;">705-734-8386 (mobile)<br></span><a href="mailto:Collin.Matanowitsch@simcoe.ca" style="text-align:right;font-size:1em;">Collin.Matanowitsch@simcoe.ca</a></p><p style="text-align:left;"> <b></b></p>
County’s Textiles Collection program returns June 7 to 18https://www.simcoe.ca/CorporateCommunications/Pages/county’s-textiles-collection-program-returns-june-7-to-18-21-5-31.aspx5/31/2021 2:18:37 PMCounty’s Textiles Collection program returns June 7 to 18<p></p><p><strong>Midhurst/May 31, 2021 </strong>– In June, the County of Simcoe is bringing back its curbside collection program for clothing and textiles to help divert these materials away from landfills. During this two-week program, running June 7-18, the County will collect clean, dry, and odour free clothes from households including those that cannot be re-used. </p><p>Simcoe County residents will have received pink plastic bags for clothing and textiles in the mail throughout May. The collection will occur between June 7 and 18. Pick-up will take place on your regular collection day during your clothing collection week. To determine your exact collection date, and for more information on other special collection days, download the Simcoe County Collects app. The app is available free of charge from the App Store and Google Play. Information is also available on <strong>simcoe.ca/dpt/swm</strong>.</p><p>As with regular waste collection, pink clothing bags or clear plastic bags containing clothes and textiles should be placed at the curb by 7 a.m. on your collection day. Bags must be sealed and weigh less than 20 kgs. Items must be clean, dry and odour free. Further detail on solid waste management programs, including the clothing pick-up, are available online at <strong>simcoe.ca/dpt/swm</strong>. </p><p>Acceptable materials include: </p><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li>Clean clothing including torn, unfashionable, stained, and missing buttons or broken zippers</li><li>Towels, linens and pillows</li><li>Coats and outerwear</li><li>Hats, belts and scarves</li><li>Purses, backpacks, sleeping bags and luggage</li><li>Shoes, socks and mittens in pairs (wrap with elastic to hold together)</li></ul><p>The County continues to encourage residents to donate usable clothing and apparel whenever possible. North Americans send over 10 million tonnes of clothing to landfill annually, 95 per cent of which could have been reused or recycled. Despite local donation programs, approximately 85 per cent of unwanted textiles end up disposed of in County Waste Management sites, which is equivalent to 37 kg of textiles annually. The purpose of this collection program is to collect clothing and textiles that wouldn't otherwise be passed on, including those items with stains, tears and broken zippers which are not suitable for donation. During the last Textiles Collection in 2019, the County collected 122 metric tonnes of clothing.</p><p>Collected clothing and textiles are sent to a facility for sorting/grading. Some materials are sent for reuse in Ontario and overseas while other materials are made into rags and acoustic fill. Ninety-eight per cent of material collected is able to be reused/recycled. For more information on our clothing collection, visit <a href="http://www.simcoe.ca/clothingcollection">www.simcoe.ca/clothingcollection</a>. </p><p>A reminder also that the County will be collecting electronics during a two-week period from June 21 to July 2. Information about this program was communicated in the Spring Managing Your Waste and will be shared through media and social media in mid-June as a reminder.  </p><p><em>Please note, this program does not apply to residents of the separated cities of Barrie and Orillia.</em></p><p>County of Simcoe is composed of sixteen member municipalities and provides crucial public services to County residents in addition to providing paramedic and social services to the separated cities of Barrie and Orillia. Visit our website at <strong>simcoe.ca</strong>.</p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>​- 30 –</strong></p><p><strong>CONTACTS</strong></p><p><span style="font-size:1em;">Chris Hedley<br></span><span style="font-size:1em;">Public Relations Consultant<br></span><span style="font-size:1em;">County of Simcoe, Service Simcoe Department<br></span><span style="font-size:1em;">705-726-9300 ext. 1030<br></span><span style="font-size:1em;">705-715-7654 (mobile)<br></span><a href="mailto:Chris.Hedley@simcoe.ca" style="font-size:1em;">Chris.Hedley@simcoe.ca</a></p><p>Collin Matanowitsch<br><span style="font-size:1em;">Manager, Public Relations<br></span><span style="font-size:1em;">County of Simcoe, Service Simcoe Department<br></span><span style="font-size:1em;">705-726-9300 ext. 1430<br></span><span style="font-size:1em;">705-734-8386 (mobile)<br></span><a href="mailto:Collin.Matanowitsch@simcoe.ca" style="font-size:1em;">Collin.Matanowitsch@simcoe.ca</a>​<span style="font-size:1em;">​</span></p>
REMINDER: Job seekers invited to attend Work in Simcoe County Virtual Job Fairhttps://www.simcoe.ca/CorporateCommunications/Pages/job-seekers-invited-to-attend-work-in-simcoe-county-virtual-job-fair.aspx5/28/2021 5:02:43 PMREMINDER: Job seekers invited to attend Work in Simcoe County Virtual Job Fair<p> <strong>Mi</strong><strong>d</strong><strong>h</strong><strong>u</strong><strong>r</strong><strong>s</strong><strong>t</strong><strong>/</strong><strong> May 28</strong><strong>, 2021 </strong> <strong>–</strong><strong> </strong>The County and area partners, including member municipalities, the Cities of Barrie and Orillia, Georgian College, Lakehead University, Employment Ontario and the Province of Ontario, are collaborating to deliver an online “Work in Simcoe County" Job Fair on Wednesday, June 2, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Individuals seeking employment in Simcoe County are welcome to attend this interactive virtual Job Fair to connect with some of our local businesses that are actively seeking to engage prospective employees.</p><p>The pandemic has had a significant impact on our local economy and labour market, and area partners, including the County of Simcoe, are collaborating to assist residents in gaining employment and help our local employers fill quality positions across our region. <br></p><p>Data collected from the County of Simcoe's Work in Simcoe County website, <a href="https://workinsimcoecounty.ca/">workinsimcoecounty.ca</a>, shows that in the month of April there were close to 6,800 active job openings in our region. The Virtual Job Fair is an opportunity to connect job seekers and local employers in key sectors, including: manufacturing and distribution; agriculture and food processing; healthcare and social assistance; transportation; hospitality and tourism; communications and IT; not-for-profit organizations; construction and the trades; education and training and professional services. </p><p>Seventy-five regional employers are already signed up to attend, including Honda of Canada Manufacturing, Maple Leaf Foods, MiTek Canada, MacLean Engineering, Reinhart Foods Limited, Vins Plastics, SYDNIC Computer Systems, YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka, Innovative Automation, Glueckler Metal Inc., Tempo Plastics, HJV equipment, CANPLAS, DECAST Ltd, Dr. Parekh and Associates, Sienna Senior Living, Compass Group Canada, Landmark Bus Lines, Brotech Precision, Community Builders Construction, Baxter, Friday Harbour Resort, Napoleon, County of Simcoe, City of Barrie, Town of Innisfil and Town of New Tecumseth. </p><p>The County and our area partners are encouraging employers and job seekers to sign up to the event. Registration details for employers looking to participate and recruit, as well as for job seekers, are included below. </p><table cellspacing="0" width="100%" class="ms-rteTable-default"><tbody><tr class="ms-rteTableEvenRow-default"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default" style="width:25%;text-align:right;"> <strong>EVENT:​</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default" style="width:75%;"> <strong>Work in Simcoe County Virtual Job Fair</strong></td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableOddRow-default"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default" style="width:25%;text-align:right;"> <strong>Where:</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default" style="width:75%;">Virtual – details to be provided upon registration</td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableEvenRow-default"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default" style="width:25%;text-align:right;"> <strong>When:</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default" style="width:75%;">Wednesday, June 2 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.</td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableOddRow-default"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default" style="width:25%;text-align:right;"> <strong>Register:</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default" style="width:75%;"><p>This is a FREE event, but registration is required. </p><ul><li> <a href="https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=VlKuunNa8kCMTXbzrpcUY0DVBel-Yt9Lp6PVMqn564dUMVZCUlVXUzE5MFE5UEYzV05RRlBXTURKUy4u">Employer Registration</a></li><li> <a href="https://app.brazenconnect.com/a/county_of_simcoe/e/5PM5Q">Job Seeker Registration</a></li></ul></td></tr></tbody></table><p>The Virtual Job Fair is limited to those employers offering employment within the 16 member municipalities of the County of Simcoe and the separated Cities of Barrie and Orillia. Space is limited, so reserve your spot today! For questions about the job fair, please contact <a href="mailto:edo@simcoe.ca">edo@simcoe.ca</a>. </p><p>County of Simcoe is composed of sixteen member municipalities and provides crucial public services to County residents in addition to providing paramedic and social services to the separated cities of Barrie and Orillia. Visit our website at <strong>s</strong><strong>i</strong><strong>mco</strong><strong>e</strong><strong>.</strong><strong>ca</strong>.</p><p style="text-align:center;"> <strong>- 30 -</strong></p><p style="text-align:left;"> <strong>CONTACTS</strong></p><p style="text-align:left;"> <span style="font-size:1em;">Chris Hedley<br></span><span style="font-size:1em;">Public Relations Consultant<br></span><span style="font-size:1em;">County of Simcoe, Service Simcoe Department<br></span><span style="font-size:1em;">705</span><span style="font-size:1em;">-</span><span style="font-size:1em;">715-7654 </span><span style="font-size:1em;">(</span><span style="font-size:1em;">m</span><span style="font-size:1em;">o</span><span style="font-size:1em;">b</span><span style="font-size:1em;">i</span><span style="font-size:1em;">le</span><span style="font-size:1em;">)<br></span><span style="font-size:1em;"></span><span style="font-size:1em;"><a href="mailto:Chris.Hedley@simcoe.ca" style="font-size:1em;text-align:right;">Chris.Hedley@simcoe.ca</a> </span></p><p style="text-align:left;"> <span style="font-size:1em;text-align:right;">Collin Matanowitsch<br></span><span style="font-size:1em;text-align:right;">Manager, Public Relations<br></span><span style="font-size:1em;text-align:right;">County of Simcoe, Service Simcoe Department​<br></span><span style="font-size:1em;text-align:right;">705-734-8386 (mobile)<br></span><a href="mailto:Collin.Matanowitsch@simcoe.ca" style="font-size:1em;text-align:right;">Collin.Matanowitsch@simcoe.ca</a></p>