May 26th, 2014
The following letter was sent to the Barrie Examiner. We at AWARE Simcoe feel compelled to defend the Midhurst Ratepayers’ Association from the unjust accusations in the letter from Cheryl Shindruk of Geranium Corporation and the Midhurst Landowners Group. First, the idea of characterizing the MRA as...
Feb 11th, 2014
If you happen to drop by the Simcoe County council chambers to see democracy in action, you might find it hard to figure out what’s going on. There are 32 councillors down there – do you know any of them? Hard cheese if you don’t, because the little signs bearing their names are facing away […...
Jan 7th, 2014
Councillors can effect massive change between elections. Nothing wrong with that – if that’s the mandate they were given by voters. But that was not the case in Springwater and Adjala-Tosorontio , two rural municipalities where residents are fighting plans for huge developments that would drastically...
Dec 6th, 2013
UPDATED – see below Does Premier Kathleen Wynne keep Linda Jeffrey in cabinet just to make herself look good? Our group’s recent contact with the two members of the Ontario Liberal government has been a study in contrasts. On October 24, Jeffrey, the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, a...