Sep 20th, 2018
by John Edwards Collingwood Connection The 2014-2018 term of Collingwood council was one of change. In addition to four first-time members to the group, including Deputy Mayor Brian Saunderson and councillors Bob Madigan, Tim Fryer and Cam Ecclestone, the term also saw changes to Collingwood’s govern...
Jun 26th, 2018
Collingwood Connection photo by John Edwards Collingwood Connection As members of council entered the chambers for their meeting, a crowd chanted “We want answers.” This was a portion of a group of a about 90 people who rallied outside town hall prior to the June 25 meeting. The rally came on the hee...
Jun 19th, 2018
Unsealed police documents from 2014 allege fraud and breach of trust involving Collingwood town hall By Dave Seglins · CBC News A former Liberal MP may have used his connections with municipal officials in a popular vacation town northwest of Toronto — including his sister, the mayor — to secure a $7...
May 31st, 2018
by John Edwards Collingwood Connection Collingwood’s deputy mayor wants the top job. Brian Saunderson will be running for mayor in the municipal election this October. “After serving a term as deputy mayor, I’ve had experience learning the ropes,” he said. “I don’t think it’s a job you just jump int...
May 28th, 2018
Cone collection at the Ontario Tree Seed Facility -Financial Post photo AWARE News Network At a Friends of Simcoe Forests all-candidates’ meeting last week in Midhurst, the question was raised as to whether the candidates for the riding of Barrie-Springwater-Oro-Medonte would support a moratori...
Apr 26th, 2018
Residents Loretta McGuirk and Rebecca Cormier in front of site where all the trees were destroyed. -Collingwood Connection photo Unexpected tree-cutting sparks anger by John Edwards Collingwood Connection A group of residents are concerned about the impact a proposed commercial development will have ...
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...