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     Midhurst/​2017 - Our bid to bring Amazon's second world-headquarters to Simcoe County appears to have formally ended, but our efforts to promote our region to business investors ​....​


 

 

County to make significant economic development announcement on October 19http://www.simcoe.ca/Pages/ec-dev-2017-10-16.aspx10/16/2017 2:11:40 PMCounty to make significant economic development announcement on October 19<p>​<strong>Mi</strong><strong>d</strong><strong>h</strong><strong>u</strong><strong>r</strong><strong>s</strong><strong>t</strong><strong>/October 16, </strong><strong>2017</strong><strong> </strong><strong>–</strong><strong> </strong>Media are invited to attend a significant regional economic development announcement being held by the County of Simcoe on Thursday, October 19, 2017 at 11:30 a.m. at the Lake Simcoe Regional Airport.  <br><br>Attendees will learn about the County's emergence as a major provincial player in economic development and hear details about a substantial new opportunity being pursued by regional partners.   </p><table class="ms-rteTable-0" cellspacing="0" style="width:100%;"><tbody><tr class="ms-rteTableEvenRow-0"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-0" style="width:8%;"><strong>EVENT:</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-0" style="width:50%;"><strong>Regional Economic Development Announcement</strong><br></td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableOddRow-0"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-0" style="width:8%;"><p><strong>Where</strong></p></td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-0"><p>Lake Simcoe Regional Airport<br>G&G Jet Centre Hangar<br>224 Line 7 North<br>Oro-Medonte, Ontario</p></td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableEvenRow-0"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-0" style="width:8%;"><p><strong>When</strong></p><p><strong></strong> </p><p><strong><br>Who</strong></p></td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-0"><p>October 19, 2017<br> 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.</p><p> </p><p>Guests will hear from County of Simcoe Warden Gerry Marshall and receive an update from the County's Economic Development Office. <em>Lunch is being provided.</em>  </p></td></tr></tbody></table><p>Quick Facts – Simcoe County has impressive qualifications including:        </p><ul><li>a 50 per cent population growth rate forecasted</li><li>home to 16,000 businesses</li><li>a growing available workforce of approximately 230,000 people</li><li>creation of 14,000 new jobs in last 5 years</li><li>a wide variety of development options ranging from major industrial greenfield opportunities to waterfront and downtown mixed use and commercial development</li><li>a competitive advantage with close proximity to GTA – 9 million people within an one-hour drive and that number grows to 130-million within a one day drive</li><li>access to international markets through the Lake Simcoe Regional Airport in Oro-Medonte and Pearson International Airport</li><li>being known for its high quality of life, welcoming more than 9-million visitors each year to experience area amenities and attractions</li></ul><p style="color:#444444;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;font-family:"droid sans", sans-serif;font-size:16px;font-style:normal;font-weight:normal;word-spacing:0px;white-space:normal;orphans:2;widows:2;background-color:#ffffff;text-decoration-style:initial;text-decoration-color:initial;">Learn more at <a href="http://edo.simcoe.ca/" target="_blank">edo.simcoe.ca</a></p><p style="color:#444444;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;font-family:"droid sans", sans-serif;font-size:16px;font-style:normal;font-weight:normal;word-spacing:0px;white-space:normal;orphans:2;widows:2;background-color:#ffffff;text-decoration-style:initial;text-decoration-color:initial;">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<span> </span><strong>simcoe.ca</strong>. </p><p style="text-align:center;color:#444444;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;font-family:"droid sans", sans-serif;font-size:16px;font-style:normal;font-weight:normal;word-spacing:0px;white-space:normal;orphans:2;widows:2;background-color:#ffffff;text-decoration-style:initial;text-decoration-color:initial;">- 30 -</p><p style="font:16px/32.85px "droid sans", sans-serif;text-align:left;color:#444444;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;word-spacing:0px;white-space:normal;orphans:2;widows:1;font-size-adjust:none;font-stretch:normal;background-color:#ffffff;text-decoration-style:initial;text-decoration-color:initial;"><strong style="line-height:27.37px;">Contacts:</strong></p><span style="font:16px/32.85px "droid sans", sans-serif;color:#444444;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;word-spacing:0px;white-space:normal;orphans:2;widows:1;font-size-adjust:none;font-stretch:normal;background-color:#ffffff;text-decoration-style:initial;text-decoration-color:initial;"><p style="font:16px/27.37px "droid sans", sans-serif;color:#444444;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;word-spacing:0px;white-space:normal;widows:1;font-size-adjust:none;font-stretch:normal;background-color:#ffffff;">Allan Greenwood<br>Director, Corporate Communications<span class="Apple-converted-space"><span class="Apple-converted-space"> </span></span><br>705-726-9300 ext. 1230<br>705-794-9301 (mobile)<span class="Apple-converted-space"><span class="Apple-converted-space"> </span></span><br><a style="color:#00539b;text-decoration:underline;">Allan.Greenwood@simcoe.ca</a></p><p style="font:16px/27.37px "droid sans", sans-serif;text-align:left;color:#444444;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;word-spacing:0px;white-space:normal;widows:1;font-size-adjust:none;font-stretch:normal;background-color:#ffffff;">Collin Matanowitsch<br>Communications Co-ordinator<br>705-726-9300 ext. 1430<br>705-734-8386 (mobile)<br><a href="mailto:Collin.Matanowitsch@simcoe.ca" style="color:#00539b;text-decoration:underline;">Collin.Matanowitsch@simcoe.ca</a></p><p style="font:16px/27.37px "droid sans", sans-serif;text-align:left;color:#444444;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;word-spacing:0px;white-space:normal;widows:1;font-size-adjust:none;font-stretch:normal;background-color:#ffffff;"> </p></span>
County and Warden recognized for economic development effortshttp://www.simcoe.ca/CorporateCommunications/Pages/edco-2017-02-10.aspx2/10/2017 8:03:12 PMCounty and Warden recognized for economic development efforts<p>​<strong>Midhurst/February 10, 2017</strong> – The Economic Developers Council of Ontario recognized the County of Simcoe's Economic Development Office, Warden Gerry Marshall and staff during its annual President's Dinner and Awards of Excellence Ceremony held Thursday, February 9, 2017 in Toronto, Ontario. </p><p>The County and area partners received a Collaboration and Partnership Award (Public – Private Partnership) for co-ordinating the Simcoe Muskoka Skilled Trades Expo in June 2016. The Expo, which also received a 2016 Marketing Canada Award from the Economic Developers Association of Canada, helped showcase skilled trades in Simcoe County and introduced approximately 1,600 Grade 7 and 8 students to more than 30 skilled trades.</p><p>Warden Gerry Marshall received the Community Leader Influencer of the Year Award for his continued advocacy and leadership efforts to attract, grow and support economic development, job creation and entrepreneurship in Simcoe County. Since being elected as Warden in 2014, Warden Marshall has worked with his Council to make a stronger commitment to economic development—adding staff resources, increasing funding, building relationships with area businesses and advocating on behalf of Simcoe County with other levels of government. </p><p>County of Simcoe Economic Development Officer Becky Breedon also received the Young Professional Influencer of the Year Award for her contributions to the County's many successful projects and initiatives. </p><p>"This is a true testament to all the hard work, achievements and exciting momentum going on in Simcoe County," said Warden Gerry Marshall. "We are working with our area partners from all sectors to generate investment and ultimately create jobs and sustainable labour opportunities. I thank EDCO for recognizing all our hard work, our Economic Development Committee and all of County Council for their ongoing commitment and staff for executing our vision." </p><p>With support and investment from County Council, County of Simcoe's Economic Development Office is taking a more active role in growing, supporting and attracting business to the region at a County-wide level. Key initiatives and accomplishments in 2015-2016 include:</p><ul><li>Launch of Simcoe County's first online land inventory system to help businesses find properties, expand or relocate to Simcoe County</li><li>Support of various labour related activities including the creation of JobCentral Simcoe Muskoka and the first online job fair for the County</li><li>Supported the training for approximately 800 existing or aspiring food entrepreneurs through various workshops including the province-wide Food Entrepreneurs: Building Ontario Innovation One Product at a Time conference</li><li>Development and launch of a new economic development grant program which will provide support to member municipalities</li><li>Continue to establish closer partnerships with municipalities, local Chambers of Commerce and area businesses</li></ul><p>Visit <a href="http://edo.simcoe.ca/">edo.simcoe.ca</a> to learn more.   </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;color:#444444;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;font-family:"droid sans", sans-serif;font-size:16px;font-style:normal;font-weight:normal;word-spacing:0px;white-space:normal;orphans:2;widows:2;background-color:#ffffff;">-30-</p><p style="font:16px/32.85px "droid sans", sans-serif;text-align:left;color:#444444;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;word-spacing:0px;white-space:normal;orphans:2;widows:1;font-size-adjust:none;font-stretch:normal;background-color:#ffffff;"><strong style="line-height:27.37px;">Contacts:</strong></p><span style="font:16px/32.85px "droid sans", sans-serif;color:#444444;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;word-spacing:0px;white-space:normal;orphans:2;widows:1;font-size-adjust:none;font-stretch:normal;background-color:#ffffff;"><p style="font:16px/27.37px "droid sans", sans-serif;color:#444444;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;word-spacing:0px;white-space:normal;widows:1;font-size-adjust:none;font-stretch:normal;background-color:#ffffff;">Allan Greenwood<br>Director, Corporate Communications<span class="Apple-converted-space"><span class="Apple-converted-space"> </span></span><br>705-726-9300 ext. 1230<br>705-794-9301 (mobile)<span class="Apple-converted-space"><span class="Apple-converted-space"> </span></span><br><a href="mailto:Allan.Greenwood@simcoe.ca" style="color:#00539b;text-decoration:underline;">Allan.Greenwood@simcoe.ca</a></p><p style="font:16px/27.37px "droid sans", sans-serif;text-align:left;color:#444444;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;word-spacing:0px;white-space:normal;widows:1;font-size-adjust:none;font-stretch:normal;background-color:#ffffff;">Collin Matanowitsch<br>Communications Co-ordinator<br>705-726-9300 ext. 1430<br>705-734-8386 (mobile)<br><a href="mailto:Collin.Matanowitsch@simcoe.ca" style="color:#00539b;text-decoration:underline;">Collin.Matanowitsch@simcoe.ca</a><br></p></span>
Simcoe County partnership takes home national marketing award for promotion of skilled tradeshttp://www.simcoe.ca/CorporateCommunications/Pages/edac-award-2016-11-23.aspx11/23/2016 5:42:52 PMSimcoe County partnership takes home national marketing award for promotion of skilled trades<p><strong>Midhurst/November 23, 2016 – </strong>In addition to attracting, growing, and supporting our economy, the County's Economic Development Office, and its partners, are also acquiring new hardware. The Economic Developers Association of Canada (EDAC) recently recognized the Simcoe Muskoka Skilled Trades Expo with a 2016 Marketing Canada Award.  </p><p>"We're open for business, supportive of growth and working with our business partners to address labour challenges, particularly in the skilled trades and manufacturing sectors," said Warden Gerry Marshall. "We have great momentum coming off the heels of a tremendously successful economic development familiarization tour and manufacturers forum and we thank EDAC for recognizing the efforts of so many local partners who made our first Skilled Trades Expo possible." </p><p>The Skilled Trades Expo, which was held in June 2016 at the Elmvale Community Centre, helped showcase skilled trades in Simcoe County and introduced approximately 1,600 Grade 7 and 8 students to more than 30 skilled trades.</p><p>The goal of the Simcoe Muskoka Skilled Trades Expo, a partnership between the County of Simcoe, Simcoe County District School Board, Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board, Simcoe Muskoka Workforce Development Board, City of Orillia, City of Barrie, Springwater Township, and the Flos Agricultural Society, was to provide students with the opportunity to participate in hands-on demonstrations and interactive displays relating to dozens of skilled trades available in Simcoe County.</p><p>Based on feedback from exhibitors, partners, and students who took part in the Expo, the County of Simcoe and our area partners are pleased to announce that we are hosting the next Skilled Trades Expo on Wednesday, May 24, 2017. Contact the County's Economic Development Office at <a href="mailto:edo@simcoe.ca">edo@simcoe.ca</a> for more information.    </p><p>With support and investment from County Council, County of Simcoe's Economic Development Office is taking a more active role in growing, supporting and attracting business to the region at a County-wide level. Key initiatives and accomplishments in 2015-2016 include:</p><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li>Launch of Simcoe County's first online land inventory system to help businesses find properties, expand or relocate to Simcoe County</li><li>Support of various labour related activities including the creation of JobCentral Simcoe Muskoka and the first online job fair for the County</li><li>Supported the training for approximately 800 existing or aspiring food entrepreneurs through various workshops including the province-wide Food Entrepreneurs: Building Ontario Innovation One Product at a Time conference</li><li>Development and launch of a new economic development grant program which will provide support to member municipalities</li><li>Continue to establish closer partnerships with municipalities, local Chamber of Commerce centers and area businesses</li></ul><p>Visit <a href="http://edo.simcoe.ca/">edo.simcoe.ca</a> to learn more.   </p><p>The Economic Developers Association of Canada (EDAC) is Canada's national association of economic development professionals, representing every province and territory across Canada with nearly 1,000 members. The Association's mission is to enhance the professional competence of economic development professionals and ensure placement of qualified people in the field of economic development, to advance economic development as a distinct, recognized, and self-governing profession and to contribute to Canada's well-being. EDAC recognizes that marketing a community is an integral part of the economic development profession, therefore provides The Marketing Canada Awards competition as an opportunity to exchange and review promotional and marketing material produced by municipalities across the country. </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="font:16px/32.85px "droid sans", sans-serif;text-align:center;color:#444444;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;word-spacing:0px;white-space:normal;orphans:2;widows:1;font-size-adjust:none;font-stretch:normal;background-color:#ffffff;"><strong style="line-height:27.37px;">-30-</strong></p><p style="font:16px/32.85px "droid sans", sans-serif;text-align:left;color:#444444;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;word-spacing:0px;white-space:normal;orphans:2;widows:1;font-size-adjust:none;font-stretch:normal;background-color:#ffffff;"><strong style="line-height:27.37px;">Contacts:</strong><strong><br></strong></p><span style="font:16px/32.85px "droid sans", sans-serif;color:#444444;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;word-spacing:0px;white-space:normal;orphans:2;widows:1;font-size-adjust:none;font-stretch:normal;background-color:#ffffff;"><p style="font:16px/27.37px "droid sans", sans-serif;color:#444444;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;word-spacing:0px;white-space:normal;widows:1;font-size-adjust:none;font-stretch:normal;background-color:#ffffff;">Allan Greenwood<br>Director, Corporate Communications<span class="Apple-converted-space"><span class="Apple-converted-space"> </span></span><br>705-726-9300 ext. 1230<br>705-794-9301 (mobile)<span class="Apple-converted-space"><span class="Apple-converted-space"> </span></span><br><a href="mailto:Allan.Greenwood@simcoe.ca" style="color:#00539b;text-decoration:underline;">Allan.Greenwood@simcoe.ca</a></p><p style="font:16px/27.37px "droid sans", sans-serif;text-align:left;color:#444444;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;word-spacing:0px;white-space:normal;widows:1;font-size-adjust:none;font-stretch:normal;background-color:#ffffff;">Collin Matanowitsch<br>Communications Co-ordinator<br>705-726-9300 ext. 1430<br>705-734-8386 (mobile)<br><a href="mailto:Collin.Matanowitsch@simcoe.ca" style="color:#00539b;text-decoration:underline;">Collin.Matanowitsch@simcoe.ca</a></p><p style="font:16px/27.37px "droid sans", sans-serif;text-align:left;color:#444444;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;word-spacing:0px;white-space:normal;widows:1;font-size-adjust:none;font-stretch:normal;background-color:#ffffff;"> </p></span>
Warden Patterson proclaims December 3 as International Day of Persons with Disabilitieshttp://www.simcoe.ca/CorporateCommunications/Pages/international-day-of-persons-with-disabilities---2014-12-3.aspx12/3/2014 6:30:48 PMWarden Patterson proclaims December 3 as International Day of Persons with Disabilities<p><strong>Midhurst/December 3, 2014 –</strong> Warden Cal Patterson has proclaimed December 3, 2014 as International Day of Persons with Disabilities, with the theme "Sustainable Development: The Promise of Technology". </p><p>By observing this day, the County of Simcoe is encouraging residents to further their understanding of disability issues and to mobilize support for the dignity, rights, and well-being of persons with disabilities. The County also hopes to increase awareness of gains to be derived from the inclusion of all people in every aspect of political, social, economic, and cultural life.</p><p>"By proclaiming December 3 as International Day of Persons with Disabilities, we hope to increase the awareness of the many gains that can be made by including all people in every aspect of political, social, economic, and cultural life across our region," said Warden Patterson. "Council continues to strive to defend the dignity and rights of all our residents and we are committed to ensuring that the needs of persons with disabilities are met in Simcoe County." </p><p>The 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;">-30- </p><p><strong>Contacts:</strong></p><p> Allan Greenwood<br>Director, Corporate Communications<br>705-726-9300 ext. 1230<br><a href="mailto:Allan.Greenwood@simcoe.ca">Allan.Greenwood@simcoe.ca</a></p><p>Jennifer Straw<br>Communications Co-ordinator<br>705-726-9300 ext. 1036<br><a href="mailto:Jennifer.Straw@simcoe.ca">Jennifer.Straw@simcoe.ca</a></p><p> </p>
County launches new Land Inventory website to attract investors and support economic growthhttp://www.simcoe.ca/CorporateCommunications/Pages/land-inventory-2016-03-09.aspx3/9/2016 1:54:34 PMCounty launches new Land Inventory website to attract investors and support economic growth<p>​<strong style="font-size:1em;line-height:1.54;">Midhurst/March 9, 2016 – </strong><span style="font-size:1em;line-height:1.54;">The County of Simcoe's Economic Development Office has launched a new Land Inventory </span><span style="font-size:1em;line-height:1.54;">website to support economic growth and investment in the region. The Land Inventory portal is designed to assist potential investors, businesses or site selectors in researching and identifying properties for potential new locations, expansion or relocation of their operations in Simcoe County. The new tool improves the investment readiness of the area by providing quick, convenient and accessible information about available properties suited for non-residential development.  </span></p><p>"This new website serves as a one-stop-shop property portal that provides immediate information to potential investors looking to grow and contribute to our economy," said Warden Gerry Marshall. "We know the County can play an important role in working with our municipalities and businesses to foster economic prosperity. This is one of the first steps in our renewed commitment to attract investment, support our businesses, create jobs and promote all we have to offer outside our borders." </p><p>The Land Inventory website can be accessed at <strong></strong><a href="http://www.edo.simcoe.ca/properties" target="_blank">www.edo.simcoe.ca/properties </a> </p><p><strong>Features<br></strong>The website includes the following features to support non-residential property research:</p><ul><li><span style="font-size:1em;line-height:1.54;">Ability to conduct a property search by land type (commercial, industrial, farm, institutional and non-residential vacant land), size and price</span><br></li><li><span style="font-size:1em;line-height:1.54;">Co</span><span style="font-size:1em;line-height:1.54;">mmunity profile data containing information regularly requested by site selectors and potential businesses to help them understand the current business climate within Simcoe County including demographics, labour force and consumer expenditures</span><br></li><li><span style="font-size:1em;line-height:1.54;">Ability to save 'favourite' properties and review at a later time</span><br></li><li><span style="font-size:1em;line-height:1.54;">Identification of municipal incentive information</span><br></li><li><span style="font-size:1em;line-height:1.54;">A draw function to allow users to focus property searches on a particular area</span><br></li><li><span style="font-size:1em;line-height:1.54;">Map layers with additional information such as boundaries for hydro distributors</span><br></li><li><span style="font-size:1em;line-height:1.54;">New property detail documents in html and pdf format</span><br></li></ul><p><strong style="font-size:1em;line-height:1.54;">How it works <br></strong><span style="font-size:1em;line-height:1.54;">The County of Simcoe has fo</span><span style="font-size:1em;line-height:1.54;">rm</span><span style="font-size:1em;line-height:1.54;">ed agreements with local Real Estate Boards including the Barrie & District Association of Realtors, the Southern Georgian Bay Association of Realtors and the Lakelands Association of Realtors. As realtors from these participating Boards update their commercial, industrial, institutional, farm or vacant land (non-residential) listings, these postings appear on the Land Inventory site and are updated automatically as listings become available. If a property is not represented by a realtor from one of these participating Real Estate Boards, the owner or property representative can submit their property details directly to the County of Simcoe Economic Development Office.  Interested parties can contact the Economic Development Office at edo@simcoe.ca. Moving forward, the County will continue to identify opportunities to partner with additional Real Estate Boards representing properties in Simcoe County.    </span></p><p>The Land Inventory website will continue to be updated and revised by the County's Economic Development Office and GIS Department as information becomes available and based on feedback from users. </p><p>The 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="font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:normal;font-size:16px;line-height:32.85px;font-family:'droid sans', sans-serif;color:#444444;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;word-spacing:0px;white-space:normal;widows:1;font-stretch:normal;text-align:center;background-color:#ffffff;"><strong>- 30 -<br></strong><strong style="line-height:27.37px;"></strong></p><p style="font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:normal;font-size:16px;line-height:32.85px;font-family:'droid sans', sans-serif;color:#444444;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;word-spacing:0px;white-space:normal;widows:1;font-stretch:normal;text-align:left;background-color:#ffffff;"><strong style="line-height:27.37px;">​Contacts:</strong><strong><br></strong></p><span style="font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:normal;font-size:16px;line-height:32.85px;font-family:'droid sans', sans-serif;color:#444444;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;word-spacing:0px;white-space:normal;widows:1;font-stretch:normal;background-color:#ffffff;"><p style="font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:normal;font-size:16px;line-height:27.37px;font-family:'droid sans', sans-serif;color:#444444;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;word-spacing:0px;white-space:normal;widows:1;font-stretch:normal;background-color:#ffffff;">Allan Greenwood<br>Director, Corporate Communications<span class="Apple-converted-space"><span class="Apple-converted-space"> </span></span><br>705-726-9300 ext. 1230<br>705-794-9301 (mobile)<span class="Apple-converted-space"><span class="Apple-converted-space"> </span></span><br><a href="mailto:Allan.Greenwood@simcoe.ca" style="color:#00539b;text-decoration:underline;">Allan.Greenwood@simcoe.ca</a></p><p style="font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:normal;font-size:16px;line-height:27.37px;font-family:'droid sans', sans-serif;text-align:left;color:#444444;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;word-spacing:0px;white-space:normal;widows:1;font-stretch:normal;background-color:#ffffff;">Collin Matanowitsch<br>Communications Co-ordinator<br>705-726-9300 ext. 1430<br>705-734-8386 (mobile)<br><a href="mailto:Collin.Matanowitsch@simcoe.ca" style="color:#00539b;text-decoration:underline;">Collin.Matanowitsch@simcoe.ca</a></p></span><p><br> </p>

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