Mar 2nd, 2018
A Stage 4 archeological assessment is scheduled for the spring by Chris Simon Barrie Advance The historic Allandale train station is sitting on an Aboriginal burial ground, a local Indigenous leader claims. Keith Doxsee, a representative of the Ontario Coalition of Indigenous Peoples, is calling on ...
Mar 1st, 2018
AWARE News Network The March 7 deadline is fast approaching for you to let the government know what you think about expanding the Greenbelt into Simcoe County. Here’s a map of the area to be studied (we’re not at the stage of defining an expanded greenbelt yet). This is a simple explanation of what y...
Jan 12th, 2018
AWARE News Network The province has organized a series of open houses (not meetings, as previously posted) to get feedback on its plans for “Protecting water for future generations: Growing the Greenbelt in the outer ring.” Further information as well as a list of public open houses being...
Jan 5th, 2018
The city has the second most expensive rental market in the province and home ownership is unaffordable for residents with average incomes by Patricia Kozicka TVO Barrie, a central Ontario city nestled on the west shore of Lake Simcoe, has somehow become one of Canada’s hottest — in other words, cost...
Dec 7th, 2017
Springwater Mayor Bill French interviewed at coalition news conference -SCGC photo Ontario is studying the impact of development on water sources in seven areas, from Simcoe County to Niagara By Tess Kalinowski Toronto Star The Ontario government is looking at expanding the 810,000-hectare environmen...
Dec 7th, 2017
Margaret Prophet of the Simcoe County Greenbelt Coalition, Bernard Pope of the Ontario Farmland Trust and Springwater Mayor Bill French. -SCGC photo Discussion welcomed on Greenbelt expansion over areas of hydrological significance Simcoe County Greenbelt Coalition news release Today, the province an...
Aug 18th, 2017
Letter to the Barrie Examiner from Mayor Jeff Lehman August 18 2017 Re: ‘Lehman throws support behind HST increase’ I wanted to clarify my position on the need for more municipal revenue. I’m sending this letter because I was not specific enough with my comments to the Examiner as r...
Aug 16th, 2017
Ontario Coalition of Indigenous Peoples demands inquiry By Bob Bruton, Barrie Examiner Barrie’s Allandale Station land needs a public inquiry, or a criminal investigation, to determine if an Indigenous burial site was desecrated, says a governor with the Ontario Coalition of Indigenous Peoples....
Jun 23rd, 2017
By Bob Bruton, Barrie Examiner Land developers are seeing red about new calculations for green-space dedication, or cash-in-lieu of parkland, in Barrie. The Building Industry and Land Development Association (BILD) says it was unaware the changes were coming and is disappointed there was no consultat...