5th Annual Explore the Trades Event

The OMA and ODCA, in a continued response to help build the local skilled trades’ workforce have partnered with Orillia Area Secondary Schools to organize the 5th Annual Explore the Trades Event. The trade show style event is being held on March 19, 2019 at Twin Lakes Secondary School. This event provides an opportunity for…

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How this 31-year-old’s business rakes in $100K a year removing gum

Meades Restoration is 1 of 16 2018 Community Capacity Building Fund grant recipients. Andrew Meades, owner of commercial cleaning company Meades Restoration, Image courtesy of Andrew Meades/Meades Restoration This is the first instalment of BNN Bloomberg’s five-part series on odd jobs and the Canadians who work them. Gum removal might not be the most glamorous…

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CDC Holiday Hours

  Our staff and volunteers would like to wish you & your family a very safe, and happy holiday season! Our offices will be closed on Monday, December 24 at 12:00 pm and will reopen for regular business hours on Wednesday, January 2, 2019. Here’s to a successful New Year!

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GIVEAWAY TIME!

  Head over to our Facebook Page for your chance to win a night’s stay in a yurt at Black River Wilderness Park and 2 tickets to Huronia Cultural Campus’ Cottagers and Indians on February 1! Contest runs DECEMBER 3 – DECEMBER 14 Full details at:

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Funding will help owners buy and sell businesses

When owners are looking to sell their businesses, confidentiality is often key. If word gets out ahead of time, staff might leave and other problems could arise. Realizing these risks, the County of Simcoe has made a commitment to keep funding a pilot project that helps business owners with that transition and succession process. During…

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New Legal Requirements for Health Unit Inspected Premises

The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit (SMDHU) is sharing with you the new legal requirements under the Health Protection and Promotion Act (HPPA) that came into effect July 1, 2018. These new requirements mean that all businesses in the health unit’s region operating an inspected premise under the HPPA are now required to notify the…

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