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...
Sep 27th, 2017
Fareed Amin brings a wealth of experience to his new job Former deputy minister to start Oct. 10 by John Edwards Collingwood Connection A former high-ranking provincial official has been named the new chief administrative officer for the Town of Collingwood. Fareed Amin was announced as the new CAO o...
Sep 27th, 2017
by John Edwards Collingwood Connection Collingwood’s mayor has received a federal appointment. Sandra Cooper has been appointed to the Great Lakes Water Quality Control Board, a group that reports to the International Joint Commission. Cooper said she made an application to the board and will not be ...
Sep 13th, 2017
Major salmon migration event includes nature walk with conservation experts, gourmet meal, FREE kids lunch and entertainment News release from the Blue Mountain Trust Foundation In the wake of last year’s resounding success, the Blue Mountain Watershed Trust is holding See the Salmon Run for a second...
Feb 2nd, 2017
Watershed-focused seminar to wrap up The Blue Mountain Watershed Trust’s year-long Silver Creek Stewardship Initiative New release from Blue Mountain Watershed Trust If you have ever wondered what stewardship looks like in action, here’s your chance to find out. Come to the Collingwood Library from 1...