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The Friends of the Simcoe County Museum present Skate and Sweetshttps://www.simcoe.ca/CorporateCommunications/Pages/friends-of-the-scm-present-skate-and-sweets-20-1-22.aspx1/22/2020 7:46:19 PMThe Friends of the Simcoe County Museum present Skate and Sweets<span class="ms-rteFontSize-2"><strong>​Minesing/January 22, 2020 </strong>– The Friends of the Simcoe County Museum invite residents to enjoy a romantic evening under the stars on February 14, 2020. Beginning at 6:30 p.m., glide around our lamp-lit skate trail, then indulge in delicious treats and a cup of hot chocolate. Tickets are $20 per person and we recommend that guests pre-purchase online to avoid disappointment. In the event of inclement weather, an alternate date of Tuesday, February 18 has been selected.</span><br class="ms-rteFontSize-2"><br class="ms-rteFontSize-2"><span class="ms-rteFontSize-2">​To purchase tickets in advance or for more information on the Simcoe County Museum, visit museum.simcoe.ca or call the Simcoe County Museum at 705-728-3721. The Simcoe County Museum is located at 1151 Highway 26, just minutes north of Barrie.</span><br class="ms-rteFontSize-2"><br class="ms-rteFontSize-2"><span class="ms-rteFontSize-3"><strong>Event:    Skate and Sweets at the Simcoe County Museum</strong></span><br class="ms-rteFontSize-2"><br class="ms-rteFontSize-2"><span class="ms-rteFontSize-2"><strong>Where:</strong>     Simcoe County Museum</span><br class="ms-rteFontSize-2"><span class="ms-rteFontSize-2">                 1151 Highway 26, Minesing, Ontario</span><br class="ms-rteFontSize-2"><p><span class="ms-rteFontSize-2"><strong>When:</strong>      Friday, February 14, 2020</span><br class="ms-rteFontSize-2"><span class="ms-rteFontSize-2">                 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.</span><br></p><p><span class="ms-rteFontSize-2">Take the Infinite Journey with the Simcoe County Museum, a cultural exploration of our historical past and exciting future. The Simcoe County Museum is owned and operated by the County of Simcoe and offers year-round exhibits, events and educational programs for visitors of every age. Visit our website at museum.simcoe.ca for further details.​<br></span></p><p style="text-align:center;"><span class="ms-rteFontSize-2"><strong>- 30 - </strong></span></p><p><span class="ms-rteFontSize-2"><strong>CONTACTS:</strong></span><br></p><span class="ms-rteFontSize-2">Shaughna Crew, Events Programmer</span><br class="ms-rteFontSize-2"><span class="ms-rteFontSize-2">Simcoe County Museum</span><br class="ms-rteFontSize-2"><span class="ms-rteFontSize-2">County of Simcoe, Service Simcoe Branch</span><br class="ms-rteFontSize-2"><span class="ms-rteFontSize-2">705-728-3721 ext. 1304</span><br class="ms-rteFontSize-2"><a href="mailto:shaughna.crew@simcoe.ca"><span class="ms-rteFontSize-2">shaughna.crew@simcoe.ca</span></a><span class="ms-rteFontSize-2">​</span><div><span class="ms-rteFontSize-2"></span><br class="ms-rteFontSize-2">Forrest Patenaude or Meredith Patterson<br> Supervisor, Education & Visitor Engagement <br>Simcoe County Museum, Service Simcoe Branch <br>705-728-3721 ext. 1320 <br><a href="mailto:%20education@simcoe.ca">education@simcoe.ca​​</a><br><br></div>
Lace up your skates! The Simcoe County Museum Skate Trail opens todayhttps://www.simcoe.ca/CorporateCommunications/Pages/lace-up-your-skates!-the-scm-skate-trail-opens-today-20-1-17.aspx1/17/2020 5:35:39 PMLace up your skates! The Simcoe County Museum Skate Trail opens today<p style="text-align:justify;"><span class="ms-rteFontSize-2"><strong>M</strong><strong>i</strong><strong>dhu</strong><strong>r</strong><strong>st</strong><strong> </strong><strong>/</strong><strong> </strong><strong>January 17, 2020</strong><strong> </strong>– The scenic Simcoe County Museum Skate Trail, which travels around the Museum's heritage buildings, historic equipment displays, and forest pathways, officially opens today for the 2020 winter season.</span></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><span class="ms-rteFontSize-2">Spanning more than one kilometre in length, the outdoor Skating Trail is open Tuesday, Thursday and Friday evenings from 6 to 9 p.m., and Saturdays and Sundays 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. (<em>weather permitting</em>).  </span></p><p><span class="ms-rteFontSize-2">Please visit the Museum website, Facebook and Twitter accounts for the latest updates on Skate Trail operations. Rates can be found on the website and include admission to the Museum. The Simcoe County Museum is located at 1151 Highway 26, just minutes north of Barrie.</span></p><ul><li><span class="ms-rteFontSize-2">Website: museum.simcoe.ca</span></li><li><span class="ms-rteFontSize-2">Facebook: @SimcoeCountyMuseum</span></li><li><span class="ms-rteFontSize-2">Twitter: @SimcoeCountyMUS</span></li><li><span class="ms-rteFontSize-2">Telephone: (705) 728-3721</span></li></ul> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:6pt;"><span class="ms-rteFontSize-2" style="font-family:"arial", sans-serif;">Take the Infinite Journey with the Simcoe County Museum, a cultural exploration of our historical past and exciting future. The Simcoe County Museum is owned and operated by the County of Simcoe and offers year-round exhibits, events and educational programs for visitors of every age. Visit our website at <strong>museum.simcoe.ca</strong> for further details.</span></p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong class="ms-rteFontSize-2">- 30 -</strong><br></p><p></p><p><strong>CONTACTS:</strong></p><span class="ms-rteFontSize-2">Meredith Patterson </span><br class="ms-rteFontSize-2"><span class="ms-rteFontSize-2"> Events Programmer </span><br class="ms-rteFontSize-2"><span class="ms-rteFontSize-2"> Simcoe County Museum, Service Simcoe Branch</span><br class="ms-rteFontSize-2"><span class="ms-rteFontSize-2"> 705-728-3721</span><br class="ms-rteFontSize-2"><div><span class="ms-rteFontSize-2"> meredith.patterson@simcoe.ca</span></div><br class="ms-rteFontSize-2"><span class="ms-rteFontSize-2">Forrest Patenaude</span><br class="ms-rteFontSize-2"><span class="ms-rteFontSize-2">Supervisor, Education & Visitor Engagement</span><br class="ms-rteFontSize-2"><span class="ms-rteFontSize-2">Simcoe County Museum, Service Simcoe Branch</span><br class="ms-rteFontSize-2"><div><span class="ms-rteFontSize-2">705-728-3721 ext. 1320 <span class="ms-rteThemeFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-2" style="font-family:"times new roman", serif;"><br></span></span></div><div><span class="ms-rteFontSize-2">forrest.patenaude@simcoe.ca</span><br></div>
County accepting applications for its 2020 Tourism, Culture and Sport Grant Programhttps://www.simcoe.ca/CorporateCommunications/Pages/county-accepting-applications-for-its-2020-tourism-culture-and-sport-grant-program.aspx1/17/2020 5:01:02 PMCounty accepting applications for its 2020 Tourism, Culture and Sport Grant Program<p>​</p><p><strong>Midhurst/January 17, 2020 </strong>– The County of Simcoe is now accepting applications for its 2020 Tourism, Culture and Sport Grant Program. Grants will be awarded to qualified organizations that cultivate collaborations to develop tourism, culture and sport programs and initiatives.</p><p>“The County is pleased to give a boost to arts, culture and sports initiatives through our 2020 Tourism, Culture and Sport Grant Program," said Warden George Cornell. “Supporting local talent, entrepreneurs and organizations helps to enhance our local communities and grow regional tourism."</p><p>The new 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.</p><p>Through this grant program, the County will support and enhance 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>Interested applicants are asked to submit their forms by Friday, February 28, 2020 at 4:30 p.m. Applications will be accepted under two category streams: Capacity-Building; and Project/Campaign.</p><p>All applications will be reviewed by the County of Simcoe's Grant Program Task Force, consisting of appointed County Councillors with support from County staff. The grant program will provide up to $300,000 in funding, which will be divided among successful candidates based on program requirements, objectives and overall benefit to the entire region. Details and application guidelines can be found at <a href="http://www.simcoe.ca/dpt/fin/grants"><strong>http://www.simcoe.ca/dpt/fin/grants</strong></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>​<br></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 Branch<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><span style="font-size:1em;"><a href="mailto:Chris.Hedley@simcoe.ca" style="font-size:1em;">Chris.Hedley@simcoe.ca</a></span></p><p style="text-align:left;"><span style="font-size:1em;"><a href="mailto:Chris.Hedley@simcoe.ca"></a></span><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;">705-726-9300 ext. 1430<br></span><span style="font-size:1em;">705-734-8386 (mobile)<br></span><span style="font-size:1em;"><a href="mailto:Collin.Matanowitsch@simcoe.ca" style="font-size:1em;">Collin.Matanowitsch@simcoe.ca</a></span></p>
County receives grant to purchase trio bike for long-term care and supportive housing residents at Simcoe Manorhttps://www.simcoe.ca/CorporateCommunications/Pages/county-receives-grant-to-purchase-trio-bike-for-long-term-care-and-supportive-housing-residents-at-simcoe-manor.aspx1/15/2020 9:26:19 PMCounty receives grant to purchase trio bike for long-term care and supportive housing residents at Simcoe Manor<p><strong>​Midhurst/January 15, 2020 – </strong>Thanks to the generosity of the Cowan Home Town Program grant, the County of Simcoe is purchasing another rickshaw​ to help residents stay connected with the great outdoors. The $5,000 donation from Frank Cowan Company Ltd. will fund the purchase of the County's third trio bike, which will serve residents at the Simcoe Manor Long Term Care Home and Supportive Housing Complex in Beeton.</p><p>In 2019, the County received a grant from the Government of Canada – New Horizons for Seniors Program, which enabled the Simcoe Cycling Without Age (SCWA) program to be established at Sunset Village in Collingwood and Georgian Village in Penetanguishene. The SCWA program involves a specialized trio bike used to take up to two residents for a ride to experience the surrounding Simcoe County trails and connect to their communities. </p><p>The SCWA program relies on community members to volunteer their time to pilot the trio bikes. Volunteers can register to take part in this program at <strong>simcoe.ca/dpt/ltc/volunteer</strong>, or by calling 1-800-263-3199 to be connected to the Program and Support Services Supervisor or Community Programs Supervisor at a local County owned and operated long-term care facility.   </p><p><strong>About the Cowan Home Town Program<br></strong><span style="font-size:1em;">The Home Town Program provides financial support to municipal-related community focused, grassroots initiatives across Canada that help to improve the safety and quality of life in your home town. The Frank Cowan Company does this in collaboration with business partners and The Cowan Foundation. Learn more at </span><strong style="font-size:1em;">frankcowan.com</strong><span style="font-size:1em;">.</span><strong><br></strong></p><p><strong>Quotes<br></strong><span style="font-size:1em;">“Thanks to the Cowan Home Town Program grant and our local volunteers, more residents will benefit from the Simcoe Cycling Without Age program, and experience the joy of getting back out into their communities. We are grateful to the Frank Cowan Company Ltd., for supporting our residents helping us deliver this popular and impactful activity at Simcoe Manor." – </span><em style="font-size:1em;">County of Simcoe Warden George Cornell </em><em style="font-size:1em;"> </em><strong><br></strong></p><p>“The County of Simcoe and Frank Cowan Company have had a partnership that spans decades. We're proud to be able to assist the County, through our Home Town Program, with funding that enables senior members of the community to be active with the assistance of special bicycles. Innovative ideas such a Simcoe Cycling Without Age provide opportunities for social interaction and physical activity in a safe and creative way especially in smaller towns and rural areas." <em>– Larry Ryan, President, Frank Cowan Company</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<br></strong></p><p>Chris Hedley<br>Public Relations Consultant<br>County of Simcoe, Service Simcoe Branch<br>705-726-9300 ext. 1030<br>705-715-7654 (mobile)<br><a href="mailto:Chris.Hedley@simcoe.ca">Chris.Hedley@simcoe.ca</a> <br></p><p>Collin Matanowitsch<br>Manager, Public Relations<br>County of Simcoe, Service Simcoe Branch<br>705-726-9300 ext. 1430<br>705-734-8386 (mobile)<br><a href="mailto:Collin.Matanowitsch@simcoe.ca">Collin.Matanowitsch@simcoe.ca</a> <br></p><p>​<br></p>
Change is coming to restore consistency of curbside waste collection in the County of Simcoehttps://www.simcoe.ca/CorporateCommunications/Pages/change-is-coming-to-curbside-waste-collection-in-the-county-of-simcoe.aspx1/13/2020 8:47:43 PMChange is coming to restore consistency of curbside waste collection in the County of Simcoe<p>​</p><p><strong>​​​Midhurst/December 11, 2019</strong> – The County of Simcoe is changing curbside waste collections to bring consistency and predictability back to pick-up schedules and support the growth of the County's green bin program. Starting February 3, 2020, garbage and recycling collection will occur on alternating weeks, while green bin collection will continue every week.</p><p>During the week of February 3 to 7, residents will receive garbage and green bin collection only. The following week (February 10 to 14), residents will receive recycling and green bin collection only. Collections will alternate on this schedule moving forward. Collection days are not changing; however, collection times will be adjusted. Residents are reminded to have materials out to their curb by 7 a.m. on their regular collection day.</p><p>“Resolving the impacts to waste collections and restoring consistency and predictability to pick-up schedules are top priorities for County Council and our staff," said Warden George Cornell. “We sincerely apologize for the delays that our residents have experienced for the last few months and these changes will assist our contractor with their staffing challenges by reducing the number of drivers required each day. This transition will also mitigate the need to increase our costs for alternate solutions, benefit the environment and help restore confidence that your waste materials will be collected on schedule."</p><p>What this means <span style="text-decoration-line:underline;">starting February 3, 2020</span>:                                      </p><ul><li>No change to your regular collection day. Collection times will change, so have your materials out by 7 a.m. on your collection day</li><li>Green bin collection will continue to occur every week</li><li>Garbage and recycling collection will alternate every other week (one week garbage the next week recycling)</li><li>Residents can set out <span style="text-decoration-line:underline;">two</span> bags/containers of garbage every other week (weight and size restrictions still apply)</li><li>Recycling no longer needs to be separated into different bins. Materials will be sorted later in the process</li><li>Excess recyclables can be placed in bins, cardboard boxes or see-through plastic bags</li></ul><p>In addition to restoring predictability to curbside waste collections, this change will help lead to long-term environmental benefits, encourage residents to positively adjust their waste habits, and control costs, since it:</p><ul><li>Encourages use of green bins and promotes increased diversion (40 per cent of the average garbage bag consists of items that should go in the green bin)<br></li><li>Helps keep organic materials out of landfills and thereby extends the lifespan of landfills</li><li>Encourages reduction of single-use plastics, cans and containers</li><li>Lowers greenhouse gas emissions produced by collection vehicles by reducing the number of trucks on the road each day</li><li>Helps control contractual costs</li></ul><p>While many Ontario municipalities have already transitioned successfully to bi-weekly collection services, the County recognizes that this is a significant change for residents. To support this change, a voucher for a FREE Blue Bin will be mailed to County residents to help store recyclables. One voucher per household can be redeemed at County Waste Management Facilities until February 28, 2020, while quantities last. Broad marketing and communication to residents will occur, including the annual waste calendar, which will be mailed to households in January. The best way to track your collection week is through the Simcoe County Collects App. You can also call 1-800-263-3199 to sign up for weekly phone reminders and alerts.</p><p>For full details about this change to curbside waste collections and why it is happening now, please visit <a href="http://www.simcoe.ca/collectionschange"><strong>simcoe.ca/collectionschange</strong></a><strong>.</strong></p><p><em>These changes do not apply to the 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 style="font-size:1em;">CONTACTS</strong></p><p>Chris Hedley<br>Public Relations Consultant <br>County of Simcoe, Service Simcoe Branch<br>705-726-9300 ext. 1030<br>705-715-7654 (mobile)<br><a href="mailto:Chris.Hedley@simcoe.ca">Chris.Hedley@simcoe.ca</a><br><strong style="text-align:right;font-size:1em;"><br></strong></p><p>Collin Matanowitsch<br>Manager, Public Relations<br>County of Simcoe, Service Simcoe Branch <br>705-726-9300 ext. 1430<br>705-734-8386 (mobile)<br><a href="mailto:Collin.Matanowitsch@simcoe.ca">Collin.Matanowitsch@simcoe.ca</a>​​<br></p><p><br></p>
Winter Collection Remindershttps://www.simcoe.ca/SolidWasteManagement/Pages/Winter-Collection-Reminders.aspx1/8/2020 9:01:05 PMWinter Collection Reminders<p>​Waste must be placed in a visible location at the end of your driveway, not on a snowbank.  If necessary, clear a small area.</p><p>To prevent material from freezing, line your green bin with newspaper or a paper carry- out tray and keep recyclables in a dry location.</p><p>Stack recycling boxes and do not overfill to prevent materials from blowing out.</p><p>If materials are hit by snow removal equipment or are filled with snow prior to collection, it is the resident's responsibility to clean up the materials.</p><p>When inclement weather or poor road conditions result in the cancellation or delay of collection services, get notified directly by downloading the Simcoe County Collects App <span style="font-size:1em;">through </span><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=ca.simcoe.recollect.waste" style="font-size:1em;"><font color="#0066cc">Google Play</font></a><span style="font-size:1em;"> or the </span><a href="https://apps.apple.com/app/id1460808130" style="font-size:1em;"><font color="#0066cc">App Store</font></a>​ or sign up for service alerts <a href="/SolidWasteManagement/Pages/schedules.aspx">here</a>.</p>
Christmas Tree Collectionshttps://www.simcoe.ca/SolidWasteManagement/Pages/Christmas-Tree-Collections.aspx1/8/2020 8:52:14 PMChristmas Tree Collections<p>​Christmas tree collection occurs biweekly in January and must be placed out by 7 am on the Monday of your Christmas Tree Collection Week.  Remove plastic bags, decorations and stands. The maximum size is 2 m; if longer, cut into smaller sections.</p><p>To determine your Christmas tree collection schedule download the Simcoe County Collects App <span style="font-size:1em;">through </span><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=ca.simcoe.recollect.waste" style="font-size:1em;"><font color="#0066cc">Google Play</font></a><span style="font-size:1em;"> or the </span><a href="https://apps.apple.com/app/id1460808130" style="font-size:1em;"><font color="#0066cc">App Store</font></a>​ or <a href="/SolidWasteManagement/Pages/schedules.aspx"><font color="#0066cc">click here​</font></a> to view your schedule.</p><p><a href="/SolidWasteManagement/Pages/leaf.aspx"><font color="#0066cc">Click here</font></a> for more information about Christmas tree collection.</p><div> </div>
County of Simcoe Paramedics wrap-up the 2019 Toy Drivehttps://www.simcoe.ca/CorporateCommunications/Pages/county-of-simcoe-paramedics-wrap-up-the-2019-toy-drive.aspx12/24/2019 4:51:11 PMCounty of Simcoe Paramedics wrap-up the 2019 Toy Drive<p><strong>Midhurst/December 24, 2019</strong> – County of Simcoe Paramedic Services is wrapping-up its 17<sup>th</sup> annual Toy Drive having collected 5,806 toys, 5,776 lbs of food, and $13,352 in cash and gift cards.</p><p>“Thank you to all those who have contributed their time and money to the 17<sup>th</sup> annual County of Simcoe Paramedic Services Toy Drive," said Warden George Cornell. “Thanks to the generosity of Simcoe County residents and the amazing efforts of our Paramedics who volunteered their time to make the Toy Drive possible, hundreds more families will experience joy and holiday cheer across our region this year."</p><p>With this year's totals, the Toy Drive has collected 84,265 toys, 37,180 lbs of food, and approximately $172,257 in monetary and gift card donations for families across Simcoe County over the last 17 years.<br></p><p>“I am extremely proud of our County of Simcoe Paramedics, their families and friends, and the students from the Paramedic programs at Georgian College and CTS Canadian Career College, who volunteered more than 1,000 hours to make this year's campaign such a success," said Andrew Robert, Director and Chief, County of Simcoe Paramedic Services. “Thanks to their efforts and our incredibly generous community, this will be a Christmas to remember for many more local children and families."<br></p><p>All Toy Drive donations are distributed to local children and families in need by charitable organizations working in partnership with County of Simcoe Paramedic Services. Charities supported by the County of Simcoe Paramedic Services Toy Drive include the Salvation Army, Wasaga Beach Kinettes, Simcoe Muskoka Family Connexions, Barrie Christmas Cheer, a number of local food banks and Innisfil Community Church.</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><br></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 Branch<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><span style="font-size:1em;"><a href="mailto:Chris.Hedley@simcoe.ca" style="font-size:1em;">Chris.Hedley@simcoe.ca</a>​​​​​​​</span></p><p style="text-align:left;"><span style="font-size:1em;"></span><span style="font-size:1em;text-align:right;">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;">705-726-9300 ext. 1430<br></span><span style="font-size:1em;">705-734-8386 (mobile)<br></span><span style="font-size:1em;"><a href="mailto:Collin.Matanowitsch@simcoe.ca" style="font-size:1em;">Collin.Matanowitsch@simcoe.ca</a></span></p>