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...
Nov 25th, 2015
By Ian Adams Wasaga Sun The Niagara Escarpment Commission has thrown up a roadblock to a plan to upgrade the road network around County Road 91. At the NEC’s Nov. 19 meeting, commissioners went against the advice of their planner and said no to Clearview Township’s application to upgrade the 26-27 Si...
Nov 18th, 2015
By John Edwards Collingwood Connection Collingwood council turned down a request for a preemptive agreement allowing a proposed aviation park access to the regional airport, but that hasn’t scared away the developers. “We want to regroup and make a commitment to work with all of the regional municipa...
Sep 13th, 2015
AWARE News Network The first of five public informations sessions on Simcoe County’s search for a site for a composting and materials handling facility will be held Tuesday October 6 at the Simcoe County Museum. All the session will run twice on each day, from 2-4 pm and 6-8 pm.The format will includ...
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...
Sep 1st, 2015
By Ian McInroy, Barrie Examiner The process to determine where the county’s proposed organics processing and materials management facilities will be located was recently approved by Simcoe County councillors – evaluating a shortlist of 7 sites, considering whether to co-locate an Organics...
Aug 31st, 2015
Announce public consultation dates and locations News release from Simcoe County During its meeting on August 25, 2015, County Council approved a recommendation to move forward with the siting process for both the Organics Processing Facility (OPF) and Materials Management Facility (MMF), as well as ...
Jul 13th, 2015
By Ian Adams Wasaga Sun Clearview Township’s mayor is denying accusations of nepotism after the municipality hired his daughter’s boyfriend as its communications coordinator. However, Mayor Chris Vanderkruys acknowledged that he understood “the optics are not good.” In a statement issued to the media...
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 7th, 2015
Wasaga Sun Simcoe County will host a public information session on the replacement of the Collingwood Street Bridge, Wednesday, May 13. The meeting will be held at the Creemore Arena from 4 until 7 p.m. The purpose of the meeting is to inform the public about the upcoming construction, and design of...