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...
Sep 15th, 2015
By Laura Finney Innisfil Journal The marina at Friday Harbour is finally full of water. A dam was put in place at the mouth of the marina and last week water from Lake Simcoe started flowing in slowly and naturally said Shauna Dudding, Geranium Corp. chief engineer and vice-president of land developm...
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 18th, 2015
By Rick Vanderlinde Innisfil Journal Innisfil council has backed off its plan to charge residents a $25 fee to file a code of conduct complaint against any of the town’s municipal politicians. Initiated by Coun. Donna Orsatti, residents will once again be able to complain to the town’s integrity comm...
Jun 17th, 2015
By Rick Vanderlinde Innisfil Journal Some taxpayers may flinch when they see how much the town pays its managers now, but keeping top talent means matching salaries with competing municipalities, council has heard. CAO John Skorobohacz warned council members attracting and keeping municipal administr...
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...
Apr 13th, 2015
By Rick Vanderlinde Innisfil Journal The president of Bremont Homes promises to crackdown on sub-contractors who are working outside of regular hours at an Alcona construction site. Gary Breda made the pledge Friday after learning his company received a tongue-lashing from council Wednesday for allow...
Feb 21st, 2015
By Rick Vanderlinde Innisfil Journal This year’s property tax increase has come in at 1.8 per cent, undercutting the 2.5 per cent ceiling set by the previous council last spring. The increase means taxes on the average home valued at about $301,000 will increase by about $60 for a total average bill...
Feb 19th, 2015
By Miriam King, QMI Agency INNISFIL — The massive Friday Harbour Resort development at Big Bay Point cleared another hurdle during Wednesday’s council meeting. Servicing and construction of residences at Friday Harbour Resort will begin this season, after council lifted the holding provision fr...