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Art Evans cuts ribbon

"Arthur Evans of Bradford, former Simcoe Centre MPP, was among the dignitaries at the official opening of the new Simcoe County courthouse in Barrie last Friday. Mr. Evans who represented Simcoe Centre for 16 years, was joined in the plaque unveiling and ribbon cutting by Roy McMurtry, Attorney General of Ontario, and George McCague, Minister of Government Services. The courthouse is in downtown Barrie and it cost $7.3 million. It contains four county courtrooms and five courtrooms for the criminal and family court divisions. The building also accommodates the office of the sheriff and Crown attorney, administration offices, and the Simcoe County Law Association. A large crowd braved snowy weather to watch the opening ceremony and tour the modern building."

John Slykhuis

Art Evans is returned for PCs

"A different type of campaign relying on door-to-door canvassing paid off for D. Arthur Evans last Thursday when he was returned to the Ontario Legislature. Mr. Evans, the Conservative incumbent, led New Democratic candidate Paul Wessenger by 1,934 votes and Liberal Marg Kelly by 4,443. Mr. Evans said he felt the race was closer this time both because he was running against two good candidates and a provincial trend which saw the Conservative majority cut and their number of seats reduced to 51."

Art Chamberlain

Arthur Evans appointed

"Arthur Evans, retired MPP for Simcoe Centre, has been appointed as investment counsellor with the Municipal Savings and Loan Corporation in Barrie. The president of the company, Maxwell L. Rotsetin, announced the appointment."

Davis announces Evans' appointment to MTC post

"Last week, Ontario Premier William Davis appointed Simcoe Centre MPP Art Evans, parliamentary assistant to the minister of transportation and communications, Jim Snow. Mr. Evans said Friday that he was pleased with the appointment and was looking forward to his new duties. In the past Evans has been involved in the energy field and was on the Board of Directors of Ontario Hydro for a number of years."

Ex-warden won riding 5 times

"Former warden of Simcoe County, D. Arthur Evans. MPP for Centre Simcoe, won the riding for the Progressive Conservative party five times during his 16 years as a member of the Ontario Legislature. Mr. Evans has announced he will be retiring at the end of his current term. George Taylor, Barrie lawyer, has been chosen the next party candidate to stand in the next provincial election. Simcoe County warden in 1958, Warden elected to the legislature on September 20, 1960, when the late Leslie M. Frost was Ontario premier. Mr. Evans ran in a by-election when the seat became vacant through the death of the late George G. Johnston."

George Jackson

It's open

"The Bradford Senior Citizens' complex was officially opened Friday. Residents, town and township officials all turned out to hear MPP D. Arthur Evans declare the building open."

George Jackson

It's time for

"Arthur Evans, retiring Simcoe-Centre MPP said Thursday night he was leaving politics because "we should have new blood". He was speaking at an all-candidates meeting held in Sir William Osler School by the Bradford and West Gwillimbury Progressive Conservative Riding Association. Three contestants for the nomination in Simcoe-centre spoke after Mr. Evans reminisced about his last 16 years at Queen's Park. Evans described his various duties, told a joke about Stuart Smith, and promised the nominees that the winner would have all his support and advice."

George Jackson

Large crowd at manor opening

"A crowd of more than 350 people were on hand last Wednessday in Beeton for the official opening of the Simcoe Manor. The guest of honor was the Provincial Minister of
Community and Social Services Rene Brunelle. His ministry paid half of the $1,750,000 cost of the addition to the manor. The rest of the cost was paid by the county. The Reeve of Tecumseth, Harry Cross officiated over the opening ceremony. The manor is located in Tecumseth near Beeton. He introduced the many people who have had a hand in bringing about the addition. He also introduced the present administrator, Ed Boynton. In his speech Mr. Brunelle mentioned that next week is senior citizen's week and suggested it should be a time to stress the positive aspects of old age. At the conclusion of his speech he received a number of presents, among them a handmade lamp. During the ceremony, a number of newspapers, including last week's Witness, were placed in the corner stone of the building. They were wrapped in plastic and sealed in a container to maintain them for posterity. Following the speeches and the ceremony the crowd was given a tour of the building and had an opportunity to see the new addition. The new wing includes a therapy room, an auditorium and a library as well as beds for 100 more patients. It brings the total number of beds to 158."

George Jackson

Me and my dad

"Art Evans, MPP for Simcoe Centre and his daughter Cathy enjoy a dance last Saturday evening. The event was a beef barbeque and meet your member night held in Barrie. More than 1,000 people were on hand for the event. In addition to the food, they enjoyed dancing to music by Kitty Meredith."

George Jackson

Seniors' opening

"MPP Art Evans presented Sid Gapp with a portrait of the queen to be hung in the Gay Sixties senior citizens' rooms at the old St. Mary's school. Municipal officials from West Gwillimbury and Bradford, and representatives of provincial and county senior citizens organizations, were on hand Sunday when the Gay Sixties held their official ribbon cutting ceremony."

George Jackson

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