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Lake Couchiching and Couchiching Beach.

Couchiching Beach posted

As per the direction of the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit, Couchiching Beach, located at Couchiching Beach Park, has been posted due to higher than normal bacteria count.

MEHREEN SHAHID/THE PACKET & TIMES Simcoe North Green candidate Valerie Powell (wearing green) is pictured Thursday with supporters. Powell placed fourth in the provincial byelection.

Defeat apathy, defeat PCs: Powell

Voter apathy needs to be tackled in order to oust the long-serving Progressive Conservatives from Simcoe North, said Green party candidate Valerie Powell.

SUBMITTED PHOTO Oro-Medonte Township resident David Hawke is wondering why Simcoe North provincial byelection PC candidate Patrick Brown's office would direct him to a polling station (left) other than the one provided by Elections Ontario (right).

Pick your own poll?

An Oro-Medonte Township resident wants to make sure everyone is aware they should be voting at the polling address specified by Elections Ontario and ignore anything else that says otherwise.