Apr 7th, 2019
Anne Learn Sharpe of AWARE Essa Groups have until mid-July to submit proposals for seed plant property by Brad Pritchard Alliston Herald The future of the seed plant property in Angus remains as uncertain since the day its closure was announced a year and a half ago. The province says it’s now in the...
Mar 15th, 2019
AWARE News Network Simcoe County Council holds a special meeting next week, to consider the governance review launched by the Ontario government. Here is the agenda. Note listed correspondence for useful background on communications between the province and the county. Special Council and Committee o...
Mar 5th, 2019
The Ontario Tree Seed Plant From AWARE Essa The Ontario government has closed the Tree Seed Plant in Angus. The 26-acre site of this unique historic facility is now in the government’s “disposition of realty” process. Organizations such as municipalities, conservation authorities an...
Mar 5th, 2019
Clause proposed for Springwater already adopted by Tiny, Clearview, Midland and Penetanguishene A code of conduct is being proposed for Springwater Township that would curtail councillors’ freedom to speak at hearings that make key decisions on land use and development. A clause in the code developed...
Feb 4th, 2019
Retired provincial planner Victor Doyle speaks in Guelph. -AWARE Simcoe photo Land-use planning may have a 25-year horizon, but ‘when we pave the landscape, that’s forever’ By Kate Harries AWARE News Network The focus of a meeting to stop Bill 66 changed – given the withdrawal of t...
Jan 28th, 2019
Premier Doug Ford Last week’s cancellation of a contentious section of Bill 66 is significant, Ford tells the Rural Ontario Municipalities Association conference By Robert Benzie Toronto Star The Progressive Conservatives’ retreat on controversial new planning legislation proves the government ...
Jan 27th, 2019
Hosted by Keep Simcoe Beautiful Tuesday February 5 7-9 pm We did it, Simcoe County! Following the news from the Ontario Government that it won’t be proceeding with Schedule 10 of Bill 66, the original Bill 66 Town Hall event has been modified. Instead of a Town Hall, please join us in a Communi...
Jan 24th, 2019
The Ford government withdrew Schedule 10 of Bill 66 yesterday, which still leaves much of this omnibus bill on the order paper. Each schedule – there are 12 – targets a different ministry. It’s the section dealing with land-use planning under the municipal affairs and housing ministry that is gone. T...