Jul 10th, 2020
Initial estimates from the County of Simcoe indicate the new contract will cost taxpayers nearly double the previous contract By Jessica Owen Barrie Today July 2 Initial estimates from the County of Simcoe indicate the new contract will cost taxpayers nearly double the previous contract Editor’...
Jun 26th, 2020
From #Just Recovery Simcoe June 18 2020 More than 30 organizations and businesses from across Simcoe County have allied to send a message to local municipalities, provincial and federal politicians — focus on a green and just recovery for the region. This alliance, known as Just Recovery Simcoe...
Jun 7th, 2020
From the Wilderness Committee Aggregate mining — for gravel, sand and rocks — is big business in Ontario. The pits and quarries that go into getting these building blocks of construction also pose significant threats to wetlands, farmland, wildlife habitat and drinking water. The current Ontario gov...
May 27th, 2020
by Ian Adams Wasaga Sun The Minister of the Environment, Conservation and Parks won’t require a stricter environmental review of a township road improvement project. In a May 21 letter to Clearview Township chief administrative officer Steve Sage, Jeff Yurek said the township can proceed with plans t...
Apr 18th, 2020
A rendering of the proposed ERRC on Horseshoe Valley Road. ‘If we look at David and Goliath as an analogy, they’re taking away our slingshot and our rock,’ says one of the opponents of the Horseshoe Valley Road project ]By: Jessica Owen Orillia Matters With funding for the County of Simc...
Apr 8th, 2020
By Emma McIntosh National Observer The Ontario government has suspended key environmental protection oversight rules, saying they could hinder its response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The change allows the Progressive Conservative government to push forward projects or laws that could significantly imp...
Mar 8th, 2020
Clearview Mayor Doug Measures with Clearview’s Quench trailer News release from Clearview Township March 2 2020 Council supports the protection of the Clearview environment through the reduction and future elimination of single-use plastic shopping bags, plastic water bottles, plastic cutlery, ...
Feb 14th, 2020
Gillian Flies and Brent Preston of Creemore are members of Farmers for Climate Solutions. They call for new policies and a larger voice for farmers in addressing climate change. -CBC photo By Nick Boisvert CBC News February 11, 2020 After trudging through the thick layer of snow blanketing his farmla...
Jan 17th, 2020
Staff reports on options to come back before Governance Committee likely by the end of January; change would see council reduced from 32 to either 21 or 23 members See below for warden’s top five priorities By: Jessica Owen Barrie Today The size of Simcoe County council could be changing by the...