Feb 3rd, 2016
Innisfil Journal While municipal leaders pull for the resurrection of a mothballed plan to build a bypass between highways 404 and 400, an environmental lawyer says the idea is outdated. Laura Bowman said she’s disappointed York Region and Simcoe County mayors are reverting back to a transportation o...
Jan 29th, 2016
By Brea Bartholet Bradford West Gwillimbury Topic A major imprint of Bradford West Gwillimbury has been left on Queen’s Park following a meeting involving Transportation Minister Steven Del Duca. Mayor Rob Keffer, joined by Simcoe County Deputy Warden Terry Dowdall, York Region chairperson Wayne Emme...
Jan 22nd, 2016
By Miriam King, Bradford Times “Tonight is a special night for us, and for Bradford West Gwillimbury as well… Years of work have unfolded to get us to this point.” The speaker was Darren Steedman, Vice President of DG Group (formerly Metrus), addressing a Public Planning Meeting on Januar...
Jan 21st, 2016
New Tecumseth Free Press Simcoe County Deputy Warden Terry Dowdell led a delegation Tuesday for an audience with Transportation Minister Steven Del Duca and representatives from the Ministry of Transportation (MTO) to press for moving forward on the Hwy 400/404 link – ‘Bradford bypassR...
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...
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 29th, 2015
By Miriam King, Bradford Times The annual Mayor’s Breakfast, held at the Lusitano Banquet Hall in Bradford, early on May 21, was not only a networking opportunity for members of the Bradford Board of Trade, senior Town Staff, Council and the community at large, but an opportunity to hear more about t...