July 2020.


Green Briar Community Centre July 9, 2020


Contribution from Briars Computer Club 


Let's step away for a moment from technology. There are crafters and sewers in this community. Is anyone making Greenbriar Covid-19 masks that we can wear when the community centre is reopened? 


Briars Computer Club can't wait until the community centre is once again open so that we can meet in our usual way.

We took advantage of the closure by learning how to meet virtually and have explored several different methods. Zoom is our preferred method to meet at this point in time. During our meetings, we focus mostly on Windows 10 features and supplement that with Google apps like Gmail and Google Drive and Google Calendar. Sometimes we discuss new technology as it is presented in the media. Sorry, we don’t cover Apple products.

New members from the community are always welcome to join us.  We meet every Friday at 10:30 a.m. and are virtually finished between noon and 12:30. Drop in from the comfort of your own house and see what we are all about. Send us an email to join us virtually right away.


Do you have a group that may be able to benefit from virtual meetings during the community centre closure? Do you want some help getting your meetings set up? Send us an email and we'll see if we can't get you going as we patiently wait for the authorities to let us know that indoor group meetings can be resumed at the community centre.

Email: briarscomputerclub@gmail.com





Good afternoon,

This afternoon, our Chief Medical Officer of Health for the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit, Dr. Charles Gardiner announced that wearing a face covering in indoor public settings within Simcoe County and New Tecumseth will be mandatory, effective Monday, July 13, 2020. Public indoor spaces include grocery stores, community centre, shopping mall, hair salon, library, place of worship etc. 

A face covering means a medical or non-medical mask or other face covering such as a bandana that covers the mouth and nose.

As per Dr. Gardiner under regulation O. Reg 263/20 s.4(2) of the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act R.S.O. 1990, as follows:

The person responsible for a business or organization that is open shall operate the business or organization in compliance with the advice, recommendations and instructions of public health officials, including any advice, recommendations or instructions on physical distancing, cleaning or disinfecting.

The SMDHU has sent notification to area businesses and organizations as well as to the media and posted on their website.

The Town will assist with sharing the SMDHU’s information to our residents, visitors, organizations, BIAs, Chambers etc. re: mandatory mask wearing through our business partners, as well as our website and social media channels.

The SMDHU and the Town will be taking an educative and supportive approach in enforcing the mandatory requirement for wearing a face covering, however our Municipal Law Enforcement Officers as well as the Nottawasaga OPP do have the authority to enforce through fines, if required.

For more information and details, everyone is encouraged to visit the SMDHU’s website at: http://www.simcoemuskokahealth.org/Topics/COVID-19#a5a16119-5363-4543-961e-ff9510827460

Thank you,




Blaine G. Parkin, P.Eng.

Chief Administrative Officer

Town of New Tecumseth

10 Wellington Street East

Alliston, Ontario

705-435-3900 x 1223




Matthews House has virtual programs available for access by the public.