Jan 21st, 2016
New Tecumseth Free Press A commissioned review of Adjala-Tosorontio’s organizational structure, performed by BDO, concludes the Township’s public works is in “turmoil.” The 42-page ‘Current State Analysis and Recommendations’ was to be presented to councillors at a...
Jan 12th, 2016
AWARE News Network A free public event to discuss issues surrounding Simcoe’s water, farmland and natural heritage systems ,and how we can protect these important resources through expanding the Greenbelt in Simcoe County. Saturday, January 30, 2016, 9:30-11:30 am Liberty North, 100 Caplan Avenue, Ba...
Dec 8th, 2015
Cutting at Beeton Woods in March 2015 By Kate Harries AWARE News Network Monday, they started taking down more of the Beeton Woods. Stephanie MacLellan, one of the Beeton residents who spearheaded an effort to save the woodland just northwest of her village, watched in horror. “They’re not even cutti...
Sep 12th, 2015
How does the development industry work? Does the development industry buy up cheap farmland and then lobby small municipalities to rezone the land to build sprawling urban subdivisions where there is no employment, forcing home purchasers to commute? Does the development industry hire high priced law...
Aug 22nd, 2015
Revised plan meets township’s requirements By Brad Pritchard Alliston Herald ADJALA-TOSORONTIO – A public meeting held Thursday to address Nelson Aggregates’ proposal to build a large gravel pit south of Everett left many residents unsatisfied. One of the attendees, Adjala resident Marvin Breen...
Aug 18th, 2015
Public meeting set for Thursday night New Tecumseth Free Press Online Adjala-Tosorontio mayor Mary Small Brett has called a special public meeting for Thursday night starting at 6:30 pm to consider an Official Plan and Zoning By-law Amendment at 5556 and 5670 County Road 13 at 5 Sideroad, that would...
Jun 10th, 2015
By Sara Carson Orillia Today Ontario’s ombudsman will soon oversee all of Simcoe County’s councils and their hired integrity commissioners. On May 21, Ontario ombudsman André Marin announced when this oversight, under the Public Sector and MPP Accountability and Transparency Act, will come into force...
May 17th, 2015
By Brad Pritchard Alliston Herald The hamlet of Everett will be allowed to grow bigger over the next two decades. Simcoe County council has approved a population increase from developer John Barzo, who owns lands within Everett’s settlement area in the community’s north end. A total of 1,952 addition...
May 11th, 2015
Letter to New Tecumseth Free Press Online from John Barzo I am obliged to correct the information of David Strachan in his letter to the editor posted May 11, where he suggests that this development represents an expansion of the Everett Settlement Area Boundary. This is simply incorrect in that the ...