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Proclamation: RBC Race for the Kids

Posted on Saturday, October 16, 2021 03:27 PM

WHEREAS RBC annually hosts the RBC Race for the Kids, which supports children and youth-focused causes around the world; and

WHEREAS for the first time ever, RBC Race for the Kids will be coming to Simcoe Muskoka and raising funds to support emergency child and youth mental health services at RVH; and

WHEREAS funds raised will support youth mental health emergency services through specialized mental healthcare, designed for the unique needs of young people; and

WHEREAS support...

Snow clearing robot coming to Cookstown

Posted on Wednesday, October 06, 2021 11:56 AM

Innisfil, ON – Just in time for winter, a new snow clearing robot will be joining the Cookstown community to help clear sidewalks for residents.

The Town of Innisfil is partnering with Swap Robotics to pilot an exciting and environmentally sustainable venture. Residents will notice the robot out on our sidewalks using its v-mounted plows and onboard salt to clear sidewalks. The onboard suite of technology uses sensors and pin-point GPS to navigate a network of sidewalks. As the pilot begins, you...

Proclamation: Mental Illness Awareness Week

Posted on Sunday, October 03, 2021 03:36 PM

WHEREAS mental health is part of overall health; and

WHEREAS one in five adults experiences a mental health problem in any given year; and

WHEREAS approximately one-half of chronic mental illness begins by the age of 14 and three-quarters by age 24 and long delays—sometimes decades—often occur between the time symptoms first appear and when individuals get help; and

WHEREAS early identification and treatment can make a difference in successful management of mental illness and...

Proclamation: National Bullying Prevention Month

Posted on Friday, October 01, 2021 03:34 PM

WHEREAS, bullying is physical, verbal, sexual, or emotional harm or intimidation intentionally directed at a person or group of people; and

WHEREAS, bullying occurs in neighbourhoods, playgrounds, schools, and online through technology; and

WHEREAS, various researchers have concluded that bullying is the most common form of violence, affecting millions of American children and adolescents annually; and

WHEREAS, thousands of children and adolescents are affected by bullying annually;...

Mayor's Golf Tournament raises 69K for Innisfil Community Foundation

Posted on Tuesday, September 14, 2021 05:50 PM

Innisfil, ON – The Innisfil Mayor’s Golf Tournament returned yesterday, after a year-long hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This year’s tournament was held at the Nest at Friday Harbour Resort and raised $69,000 for the Innisfil Community Foundation.

While the format of the tournament was different due to COVID-19 safety protocols, the spirit of the community was out in full force.

“I am amazed and inspired by the generosity of all the golfers, sponsors, donors, volunteers, and our hosts at The...