Connecting Lake Simcoe's Community

Starting June 1, 2020 the Trent-Severn Waterway National Historic Site will offer limited visitor access and basic services along the entire system, with the exception of Swift Rapids lockstation.<

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As the weather gets warmer, communities across Ontario are facing a potential influx of visitors seeking outdoor activities after weeks of staying inside due to COVID-19 restrictions.

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On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization declared coronavirus COVID-19 as a "pandemic." Our world hasn't been the same since, writes Barrie realtor Ian Woods.

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This week marks the start of May, and about seven weeks into enduring life under COVID-19 restrictions, writes Wil Wegman, pictured here in an earlier fishing season.

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