Jan 12th, 2016
AWARE News Network A free public event to discuss issues surrounding Simcoe’s water, farmland and natural heritage systems ,and how we can protect these important resources through expanding the Greenbelt in Simcoe County. Saturday, January 30, 2016, 9:30-11:30 am Liberty North, 100 Caplan Avenue, Ba...
Jan 6th, 2016
Text of January 4 2016 letter to Town of Collingwood from Collingwood Aviation Business Park president Remo Niceforo: Deputy Mayor Brian Saunderson and Councillor Mike Edwards I am responding to your media release issued December 29, 2015, titled ‘Collingwood’s Support for Regional Airport’. Having s...
Jan 6th, 2016
By Ian Adams Collingwood Connection Secrecy over the future of the Collingwood Regional Airport is troubling to at least one municipal councillor. Collingwood council discussed the airport behind closed doors at its Jan. 4 meeting, which marks the third time in three months the future of the facility...
Dec 8th, 2015
Cutting at Beeton Woods in March 2015 By Kate Harries AWARE News Network Monday, they started taking down more of the Beeton Woods. Stephanie MacLellan, one of the Beeton residents who spearheaded an effort to save the woodland just northwest of her village, watched in horror. “They’re not even cutti...
Nov 18th, 2015
By John Edwards Collingwood Connection Collingwood council turned down a request for a preemptive agreement allowing a proposed aviation park access to the regional airport, but that hasn’t scared away the developers. “We want to regroup and make a commitment to work with all of the regional municipa...
Sep 12th, 2015
How does the development industry work? Does the development industry buy up cheap farmland and then lobby small municipalities to rezone the land to build sprawling urban subdivisions where there is no employment, forcing home purchasers to commute? Does the development industry hire high priced law...
Jun 23rd, 2015
By Paul Brian, The Enterprise-Bulletin The Collingwood Public Utilities Services Board (CPUSB) is no more, following a close 5-3 vote Monday night. Deputy Mayor Brian Saunderson, Coun. Kathy Jeffery, Coun. Deb Doherty, Coun. Cam Ecclestone and Coun. Bob Madigan voted in favour of dissolving the CPUSB...
Jun 10th, 2015
By Sara Carson Orillia Today Ontario’s ombudsman will soon oversee all of Simcoe County’s councils and their hired integrity commissioners. On May 21, Ontario ombudsman André Marin announced when this oversight, under the Public Sector and MPP Accountability and Transparency Act, will come into force...
Mar 17th, 2015
By Paul Brian, Collingwoood Enterprise-Bulletin Collingwood residents may be looking at an approximately 1.5% tax increase. Coming out of the Strategic Initiatives Standing Committee meeting March 17, Treasurer Marjory Leonard outlined a final proposed increase of $35.91 for a single residence of ave...
Jan 29th, 2015
Collingwood Connection The election signs may have been put away three months ago, but the actions of Collingwood’s councillors haven’t shown they’re willing to work as a team – as they’ve been elected to do. For a group of people who spoke about vision, plans, roadmaps and strategies leading up to t...