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 23rd, 2015
From Utopia Hall A Fundraiser for the Utopia Gristmill Restoration Fund at The Utopia Cafe: Dinner & Concert with Dan Mckinnon When: Friday November 27, 2015 Where: Utopia Hall, 8396 6th Line, Utopia, ON Buffet Dinner starts at 7:00pm Concert starts at 8:00pm Advance Tickets: $20 each Groups of 3...
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...
Jul 31st, 2015
From the Friends of the Utopia Mill and Park The 5-kilometre Fun Run, 1-kilometre Walk/Run and 10-kilometre Bike Ride starts and finishes Sunday August 9 at the Utopia Hall, 8396 6th Line, Utopia. 8:30 am: Registration opens 9:30 am: The walk /run / ride starts 10:45 am: Recognition ceremony 11:00 am...
Jun 10th, 2015
New Tecumseth Free Press Online Essa Township mayor and Simcoe County Deputy Warden Terry Dowdall was elected to the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) Board of Directors during its 78th Annual Conference in Edmonton, held June 5 to 8. The Board of Directors, comprised of elected municipal o...
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...
Jun 8th, 2015
From the Friends of the Utopia Mill & Park Our work to begin Phase I of the restoration of Bell’s Gristmill in the Utopia Conservation Area has started! Thank you for helping make this possible. And special acknowledgement to both the NVCA and Essa Township for their help and approval of ou...
Jun 4th, 2015
from AWARE Essa The following is the text of a presentation to Essa Council on Wednesday June 3, 2015 Introduction and greeting AWARE Essa is here tonight to request that Essa council work toward creating a Tree Protection Strategy for the township. The Woodlands Resources Policy in Essa’s Official P...
Jun 1st, 2015
From Maggie Curran AWARE Essa Hello everyone! A municipality’s Official Plan reflects the goals and perspectives of our community here in Essa Township. Before there can be a tree ordinance protection strategy in Essa Township, we need the Mayor and Council to make additions to tree policy in the Off...