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High flying fun at the GNE

The GNE is in full swing and so are the rides as the 162th edition of the Fair brought crowds and lots of heat to see the displays, animals and to enjoy a turn on the rides. The Fair continues tomorrow on Fairgrounds Road.

Submitted photo Hastings Stewardship Council is providing free seedlings to area residents once again. The community trees program aims to encourage residents to plant native trees in appropriate locations.

Plant a tree challenge

With ash trees being the second most common tree in Collingwood, the community is already seeing the destructive evidence of the emerald ash borer.

The battle of Fort Oswego in upper New York state, was a success for the Royal Navy, thanks in part to the actions of Miller Worsley.

Navy hero remembered locally

Miller Worsley was not some cast-off from the Royal Navy, sent off to Canada to fulfill some half-hearted commitment to the defence of British North America when the United States declared war in 1812.

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Still ready to say I do

This past July, Judy and I celebrated our 54th wedding anniversary. One of us deserves a medal. Perhaps both.

Smile cookie campaign kicks off

Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) executive director Robing Heald, right and staff are loaded with Smile Cookies as the annual Tim Hortons campaign kicked off Monday. The BBBS are being supported by Tim Hortons in Meaford and the three locations in Wasaga Beach. In Collingwood the Georgian Triangle Humane Society and CGMH are the benefactors. At BBBS

The dam at Swift Current on the Severn River was built as a replacement to the poorly sited Ragged Rapids facility and had the advantage of being built with more federal funds and being part of the Trent-Severn Waterway.

Orillia played hardball

On March 22, 1902, Orillia council met to secretly plan the takeover of the Ragged Rapids generating station on the Severn River, north of the town.

Georgian celebrates 50 years

Staff, students and officials pose with the giant 50 signifying the 50th anniversary of Georgian College celebrations in the area. Although the college was created in Barrie, there has been a presence in Collingwood since 1970. Georgian holds the distinction this year of having the largest percentage of graduates find jobs in their chosen fields of

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