Connecting Lake Simcoe's Community

Attention all Coffee Lovers!

Attention all Coffee Lovers!

What do you get when you cross a physicist, a food chemist, and a cup of coffee? As a university student, coffee is one of my main food groups, so I couldn’t wait to find out the answer to this question.

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Pumping out precious water

Pumping out precious water

For about nine months now, around the clock, water has been pumped out of the ground near my Bradford home as a former farm/wetland is "de-watered" in preparation for a water treatment plant and a housing development.

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Historic "Emily May" replica unveiled at Innisfil Town Hall

Historic "Emily May" replica unveiled at Innisfil Town Hall

On Jan. 6, 2015, the Innisfil Historical Society unveiled the "Emily May" a replica of the paddlewheeler that plied Lake Simcoe in the late 1800s. The unveiling took place in the lobby of the Innisfil Town Hall where the boat will be permanently on display.

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Lakehead Research Highlights of 2014

Lakehead Research Highlights of 2014
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2014 was an exceptional year for research at Lakehead University’s Orillia campus. Here are some photos that help depict the many achievements that helped make 2014 one of the best years yet!

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Looking at microorganisms to improve water quality

Looking at microorganisms to improve water quality

If you ask any Ontario resident what some of their favourite pastimes are, I guarantee many answers would involve being in and around water.

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What is the best of the holiday season?

What is the best of the holiday season for you? Food,  presents, decorations, social events, spiritual renewal? Or just the chance to spend some time reading and relaxing?

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What exactly is a Sustainable Community?

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My name is Stephanie Edwards and I am a third year Honours Bachelor of Arts & Science/Anthropology student at Lakehead University’s Orillia campus. I will be writing this blog alongside some of Lakehead’s exceptional professors who are involved in many different kinds of research. Much of their research is focused on the development of sustainable communities.

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Muskie love

Muskie love


Muskelunge are one of Ontario’s top gamefish and are at the top of the food chain wherever they reside. They are known as the "fish of a thousand casts" but highly skilled muskie anglers will dispute this notion.

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Stretch your knowledge about muscles

It used to be common knowledge that you were supposed to stretch before and after your workouts. That was how you “warmed up your muscles” and prepared them for activity.

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The good news about back pain

Lumbar disc bulges and herniations are without a doubt one of the more challenging conditions I see in my office.

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Fishing action in May and June

May is a BIG Opening Month for Lake Simcoe Anglers
May 10 — the second Saturday of the month — is huge on Simcoe! Lake trout, whitefish, northern pike and walleye season all open. For those who can’t wait and want to wet a line before then, they can fish Simcoe’s yellow perch, sunfish, rock bass, brown bullhead, bowfin, black crappie and even common carp as they all have a year round open season. These fish are found in good numbers – both in the lake and her many tributary rivers.

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Exercise is simpler than you think!

I usually introduce myself as a exercise-based chiropractor, but what does that really mean?

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Head and shoulders, knees and toes. As well as backs!

Are you not sure what to do about the shoulder injury you have? Or the recurrent sprained ankle?

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Winter's leftovers

Winter's leftovers

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It's never too late to feel better!

Let's see how many people this next sentence resonates with:
“I'm ___ years old now, there's no way I can _______”.

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Where will the deer go?

Anyone travelling along Highway 11, Yonge Street, north of Newmarket, can't miss the signs of progress.
Over the winter months, the forest on the northern side of the hill between Newmarket and Bradford has been stripped of trees, the logs piled, then taken away.
Many driving this route have seen the deer wandering through the barren acres, seeming puzzled, looking for food and the familiar forest.
At dusk tonight, a herd of about eight or nine filed one behind the other down the hill, through the snow, glancing over at the double row of northwest-bound headlights, cars headed for Bradford and beyond. I watched with sadness and dismay, hoping they would not try to cross, tempted by the wooded areas on the other side of the road.
I don't know what is going to be built on this land. Houses? Roads? Industrial buildings?
What does it matter?
In all the planning, surveying, designing, there was no plan for these deer and the other creatures who called this forest home. Where will they go?

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Walk amongst the Swans at Burlington Bay

On Boxing Day of 2012, my husband and I did our yearly tradition of sitting down by the docks at Sibbald Point Provincial Park and drinking coffee.

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Medicine and Chiropractic can get along

There is a long history of animosity between the Chiropractic and Medical professions.

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Lake Simcoe needs its own RTO

For some reason that I will never understand (Oh, to save money...?), when the Ontario government sliced up the tourism pie a few years back, parts of the Lake Simcoe Watershed were put into three different RTOs - Regional Tourism Organizations.

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Olympic Party on Lake Simcoe

 On Sunday, Feb. 9 at 2 p.m., an Olympic Party took place on Lake Simcoe.

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