Jan 30th, 2012
Essa Township firm hiring at least 50 people Barrie Examiner January 30 2012 Munro Ltd. is significantly expanding its workforce for the second time in less than a year. Located five minutes from Barrie, Munro Ltd., one of Canada?s largest concrete and steel manufacturers for the infrastructure secto...
Dec 12th, 2011
But some councillors worry taping would be intimidating to some residents By Richard Blanchard Innisfil Scope December 7 2011 There was mixed response from Essa council about taping council meetings, and playing them on the Internet for residents. Read more ...
Aug 29th, 2011
A fair shake Simcoe.com editorial August 25 2011 A much anticipated decision was handed down last week by the Ontario Municpal Board giving the Barrie Agricultural Society (BAS) the right to move its fairgrounds to a site in Essa Township near Ivy at the 20th Sideroad and 10th Line. Read more OMB ap...
Mar 31st, 2011
By Richard Blanchard Innisfil Scope March 23 2011 After going without an increase in its water rate for seven years, Essa Township council has approved a jump of four per cent. Read more Essa water/sewer rates increasing 4 per cent Simcoe.com March 22 2011 ESSA – Just as council finishing pa...
Mar 6th, 2011
By Brad Pritchard Simcoe.com Feb 22, 2011 ESSA TOWNSHIP – Essa residents are likely looking at a 1.5 per cent increase in their residential tax levy for 2011 as budget talks continue. Council has been working to finalize this year’s budget since the new year and it’s expected the final stamp of...
Mar 6th, 2011
By Brad Pritchard Simcoe.com Feb 22, 2011 ESSA TOWNSHIP – Council heard not one, but two proposals at its committee of the whole meeting last week for the creation of off-leash dog parks. Resident Angie Wishart, a dog owner for 40 years, told council she has been inspired to create a dog park i...
Dec 17th, 2010
AWARE Simcoe December 17 2010Thanks to diligent voting by hundreds of supporters, Utopia’s Bell’s Gristmill is one of 30 finalists in the Aviva Community Fund competition. It will now be evaluated by a panel of judges who will choose the winners, to be announced January 25. Congratulation...
Dec 11th, 2010
Fiscal strategy needed for new term of council, says Dowdall By Richard Blanchard Innisfil Scope December 8 2010With the largest crowd in attendance in recent memory, the new Essa Township council was sworn into office last Wednesday afternoon in Baxter. ...
Dec 7th, 2010
AWARE Simcoe December 7 2010Voting has been fast and furious in the Aviva Community Fund contest. Latest news is that the project is in second place in its category, behind “Putting Youth in Boats.” Keep on voting!...
Dec 5th, 2010
AWARE Simcoe December 5 2010The restoration of Bell's Gristmill in Utopia, Essa, is one of the finalists in the Aviva Community Fund, where success depends on the number of votes from the public. With 10 days to go, the project is one of the leaders in its category. ...