Dec 10th, 2018
News release from Simcoe County Greenbelt Coalition, Rescue Lake Simcoe Coalition and Ontario Headwaters Institute On Thursday, December 6, the provincial government tabled legislation known as the “Open for Business Bill”, or Bill 66. This bill provides municipalities with powers that endanger the c...
Dec 5th, 2018
by Gisele Winton Sarvis Midland Mirror The talk of the Tiny Township inaugural council meeting was that acclaimed Mayor George Cornell is running for Simcoe County warden. So far there are two candidates for warden: Cornell and James Leduc, deputy mayor of the Town of Bradford West Gwillimbury. Candi...
Dec 1st, 2018
In a historic first, mayors from Great Lakes cities and leadership of the Anishinabek Nation band together to oppose new rules for water withdrawals set to be approved by a U.S-based Compact. – Erika Engel/CollingwoodToday photo by: Erika Engel Barrie Today First Nations leaders and Canadian an...
Nov 18th, 2018
Christian Island, Georgian Bay from the Blue Mountain Watershed Trust Foundation The Blue Mountain Watershed Trust Foundation will hold its annual general meeting on Tuesday, November 27, 2018 at the Craigleith Community Centre, 132 Lakeshore Road East, The Blue Mountains. Agenda: 4:00 PM – Social ...
Nov 16th, 2018
Speaking truth to power is not a conflict of interest for professional planners, board rules News release from Donnelly Law As the Globe and Mail reported on Nov 9, 2018, Mr. Victor Doyle MCIP, RPP has won his case against the Government of Ontario – he did not violate government ethics, his actions ...
Oct 31st, 2018
Paul Bonwick by John Edwards Collingwood Connection One of the key figures in Collingwood’s judicial inquiry isn’t likely to be able to participate if he doesn’t receive funding from the Town of Collingwood. This was the message of David O’Connor, representative for Paul Bonwick during a status heari...
Oct 22nd, 2018
51 municipalities across Ontario reported to have extended election by a day AWARE Simcoe note: Voters, check how candidates have responded to questions from AWARE Simcoe. To find their responses, go to: Candidates / Election 2018 on the menu bar and click on the required municipality. Then open the ...
Sep 27th, 2018
Update from the Collingwood Judicial Inquiry In preparation for the public hearings, Inquiry counsel have begun meeting and interviewing participants, potential witnesses and others who have information about the subject of the Inquiry. That process started on September 4, 2018. This important step a...
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...