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 7th, 2018
by John Edwards Collingwood Connection Collingwood’s former top cop now wants the top political job in the municipality. John Trude announced on Wednesday that he plans to run for mayor in the 2018 municipal election. Trude served as detachment commander for the Collingwood OPP for about 14 years, be...
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...
Nov 23rd, 2017
From the Blue Mountain Watershed Trust Those attending the Blue Mountain Watershed Trust AGM next Wednesday November 29th are in for a treat. Acclaimed author Mark Zelinski will be on hand to speak about his newest book, Heart of Turtle Island, a spectacular photographic exposé on the Niagara ...
Nov 2nd, 2017
Before the clearcutting: Beeton Woods in spring Legal action continues to collect funds regarding effort to save Beeton Woods AWARE Simcoe news release Once again, Simcoe County Council has decided to use its considerable resources to try to extract funds from AWARE Simcoe, a citizens’ group that wor...