Kids learn boxing moves from an Olympic athlete, at the launch of the Pedometer Project at W.H.Day Elementary School in Bradford, January 12, 2017. Miriam King/Bradford Times/Postmedia Network

Launching the Pedometer Project

The logistics are impressive: 21,000 students at 45 public schools in the Simcoe County District School Board will be participating in The Pedometer Project, thanks to a partnership between the Board and Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities.

Scaffolding went up at Trinity Anglican Church in Bradford, earlier this month. Miriam King/Bradford Times/Postmedia Network

Repairing the Bell Tower

The scaffolding is up at Trinity Anglican Church in Bradford, marking the start of repairs to the church's Bell Tower, after a successful campaign raised approximately $60,000 in the community.

Bigger share of the costs

The figures are out, and Bradford West Gwillimbury will be paying a slightly higher share of the Operating costs for Policing, in 2017.

New home prices have soared in Bradford, leaving lower-income families, renters and first-time buyers scrambling. MIRIAM KING/BRADFORD TIMES/POSTMEDIA NETWORK

Affordable Housing Strategy... Not much for BWG?

Gregory Bishop, General Manager of Social and Community Services, and John Connell, Acting Implementation Manager for Social Housing, came before BWG Council on January 10 to provide an update of Simcoe County’s “Our Community 10-Year Affordable Housing and Homelessness Prevention Strategy.”

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Community-wide influenza activity

Simcoe Muskoka Medical Officer of Health Dr. Charles Gardner has issued a declaration of widespread influenza activity in Simcoe Muskoka, and has informed the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, and Public Health Ontario of the situation.

Justin Trudeau. (Etienne Oliveau/Getty Images)

Justin Trudeau booed in Edmonton

While Hayley Wickenheiser may have appreciated the sendoff Prime Minister Justin Trudeau gave her during her retirement ceremony ahead of the Edmonton Oilers-Calgary Flames game Saturday night, not everyone in the audience was that ecstatic.