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From left, Sandi Dickey of Dickey Bee Honey explains the importance of honey bees to Innisfil Deputy Mayor Lynn Dollin, Mayor Gord Wauchope and special guest Scott McGillivray, who filmed an episode of his new YouTube series in Innisfil, Ont. on Monday July 6, 2015. Miriam King/Postmedia Network

TV hosts pays a visit to Innisfil

INNISFIL - Best known as the star of HGTV's Income Property, Scott McGillivray has been described as a “triple threat” - real estate investor, contractor and entrepreneur.

A combination of Polynesian Dance and Yoga, Kelani Dance founder Ioana Aboumitri and her daughter lead a dance class at Exhale Spa & Salon in Bradford, Ont. on Thursday June 4, 2015. Miriam King/Bradford Times/Postmedia Network

Kelani Dance... A taste of the Islands

Inspired by the graceful swaying of the palm trees and the waves upon the shore... that's Polynesian dance: Graceful, hip-swaying – and incidentally, great exercise.

Lucas, 3, tries out the interactive toys at the Town of Newmarket's Recreation Pop-up Shop which opened at the Upper Canada Mall in Newmarket, Ont. on Monday June 1, 2015. Miriam King/Bradford Times/Postmedia Network

Pop-Up Recreation Shop at the Mall

There's a new “store” at Upper Canada Mall – a “Pop-Up Shop” that is a partnership between the Mall, and the Town of Newmarket.

They're off! All ages participated in the 3K Run/Walk at the Ahmadiyya Muslim community's annual Run for Bradford (BWG), held in Bradford, Ont. on Saturday May 23, 2015. Miriam King/Bradford Times/Postmedia Network

Celebrating Bradford West Gwillimbury!

May 23 was a day of celebration in Bradford – celebrating everything that gives the community its unique character, from its agricultural roots to its multi-cultural population.

Holy Trinity Catholic High School Students, members of Team Ecuador, serve dinner at the Beat the Winter Blahs fundraising dinner and silent auction, held Saturday, February 28, 2015 at Holy Martyrs of Japan Church in Bradford. MIRIAM KING/SUNMEDIA

Beating the Winter Blahs for Team Ecuador

Nineteen Holy Trinity Catholic High School students and 5 teacher chaperones will be heading to Ecuador in April, for a Me to We student leadership trip. Once in Ecuador, they will be working with local residents to build a new school – and experiencing the life and culture of another county, in what has been described as a life-changing trip.

Community Survey supports SSPS Business Plan

For the first time, the South Simcoe Police Service has developed not a “Strategic Plan”, but a “Business Plan” for 2015-2017- covering not only policy and future direction for the police service, but also the finances.

Marijuana production is going mainstream, under new "Medical Marihuana" Regulations approved by the federal government - but only for medicinal purposes. SOUTH SIMCOE POLICE/SUBMITTED

Medical Marijuana as a land use in BWG

Since the federal government changed the Regulations governing the production of Medical Marijuana, municipalities have been grappling with the issue of where to permit large-scale commercial marijuana production facilities.

Revisions to the Police Operating Budget planned

A management meeting on March 3, between South Simcoe Chief of Police Rick Beazley and the Police Services Board, and the Treasurers and CAOs of both Innisfil and Bradford West Gwillimbury, may have generated a solution to the impasse over the Police Operating Budget.

Cathy Nesbitt, founder of Cathy's Crawly Composters vermicomposting, gets help from Grade 3 students at Chris Hadfield Public School in Bradford on Monday, March 2, 2015 - setting up a "Worm Chalet" composter, using red wiggler worms. MIRIAM KING/SUNMEDIA

From "Ewww" to awe

When Cathy Nesbitt brings her red wiggler worms into the classroom, the initial response from students is “Ewww!”

Firefighters in Bradford were called out to Dominion Farm Produce, a produce packing and shipping plant on Dissette St., just before 10 a.m. on Sunday, February 22, 2015, to find smoke pouring from the building. They contained the structure fire to a loading dock and storage area, but damage was extensive. P.G.NOVOSAD/FREELANCE PHOTOGRAPHER

Fire on Dissette

Around 9:45 a.m. on Sunday, February 22, an employee at Dominion Farm Produce at 215 Dissette St. arrived at work to find thick black smoke pouring from the building.

The existing 5th Line BWG bridge over Highway 400 will be replaced, when the new interchange is constructed. The province of Ontario has committed $8.5 million as their share of the $54 million project - although, noted BWG Mayor Rob Keffer, they would have had to replace the bridge when MTO widened the 400. MIRIAM KING/SUNMEDIA

Province provides funding for 5th Line Interchange

The Town of Bradford West Gwillimbury has signed an agreement with the Province of Ontario, for the design, construction and funding of the new interchange at the 5th Line of BWG and Hwy. 400.

Joel Roberts, right, won the Lake Trout division in the Fishing for Tyler ice fishing derby on Lake Simcoe, Saturday, February 21, 2015, with a Laker that measured just shy of 32". The derby was a fundraiser for Innisfil teen Tyler French, who has Autism Spectrum Disorder; here, Tyler poses with Joel and his fish. MIRIAM KING/SUNMEDIA

Fishing for Tyler

When Innisfil youngster Tyler French was first diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder, the Province of Ontario was still hesitant to fund the intensive behavioural therapies needed to help kids with autism achieve their full potential - so the family organized the first Fishing for Tyler ice fishing derby at Innisfil Beach Park.

The Town of Bradford West Gwillimbury plans a new snow policy, that will provide more information to residents on the state of the roads and the status of the plows, in major storm events - hopefully before the complaints start to come in. MIRIAM KING/SUNMEDIA

New Snow Response program unveiled

The storm on December 11, 2014, dumped snow on Bradford West Gwillimbury over an extended period of time. Snowplows had to plow and re-plow major arterial roads, just to keep them passable – which meant that secondary and local roads were not cleared in a timely fashion.

From right, cyclist Nancy Bobala, riding in a Spin-a-thon with Town Councillors Raj Sandhu and Gary Baynes. It was all part of the Megathon for Heart & Stroke, held Saturday, February 21, 2015 at the BWG Leisure Centre in Bradford. MIRIAM KING/SUNMEDIA

Megathon for Heart

Cycling enthusiast Nancy Bobala signed up early to participate in the Spin-athon at the BWG Leisure Centre – part of the “Mega-thon” fundraiser for the Heart & Stroke Foundation, on February 21, that also included a Walk-athon, and Yoga-thon.