Apr 16th, 2018
Associate Chief Justice Frank Marrocco by John Edwards Collingwood Connection Collingwood’s judicial inquiry into the 2012 sale of Collus is moving forward. In a letter to Mayor Sandra Cooper, Chief Justice Heather Smith said she has appointed associate chief justice Frank Marrocco as commissioner. S...
Mar 26th, 2018
Nottawasaga River AWARE News Network A flurry of outrage has been the response of Simcoe County politicians and planners to the province’s proposed expansion of the Greenbelt. The report from Clearview (see below) is an example. The CBC Radio interview with Gord Wauchope (scroll down for link)...
Mar 17th, 2018
Springwater DM Don Allen By Kate Harries AWARE News Network Simcoe County councillors have voted overwhelmingly once again not to provide funds so local First Nations and Metis can engage in consultation on an archaeological management plan (AMP). On Tuesday March 13 2018, council voted 21-8 (a weigh...
Mar 17th, 2018
Developers Driving the Simcoe County Bus The comment period for the Province’s Growing the Greenbelt study areas proposal closed March 7. Simcoe County and most of the local municipalities are almost frothing at the mouth in opposition. They claim all the various existing pieces of legislation and of...
Mar 4th, 2018
Deputy Mayor Brian Saunderson by John Edwards Collingwood Connection Collingwood council wants all of its meetings to be live streamed. Council passed a motion on Feb. 26, asking for staff to take all necessary steps to allow council and standing committee meetings to be live streamed. Council meetin...
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...
Feb 27th, 2018
Lawyer expects inquiry would cost more than $1 million by John Edwards Collingwood Connection The Town of Collingwood is calling for a judicial inquiry into the events surrounding the sale of 50 per cent of the town’s hydro company in 2012. The town received a presentation on Monday from William McDo...
Feb 7th, 2018
by John Edwards Collingwood Connection The Town of Collingwood is currently $36 million in debt. Councillors received a financial update during the strategic initiatives committee meeting on Feb. 5. Mike Switzer said the town’s debt management policy is calling for no new debt until the ratio of debt...
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...