Apr 3rd, 2018
Mayor Gord McKay by Andrew Mendler Midland Mirror After back-to-back terms as head of the Town of Midland, Mayor Gord McKay has announced he will not be seeking re-election. “I have been your mayor for nearly eight years and am very pleased with the significant accomplishments that my councils have m...
Mar 17th, 2018
Springwater DM Don Allen By Kate Harries AWARE News Network Simcoe County councillors have voted overwhelmingly once again not to provide funds so local First Nations and Metis can engage in consultation on an archaeological management plan (AMP). On Tuesday March 13 2018, council voted 21-8 (a weigh...
Mar 17th, 2018
Developers Driving the Simcoe County Bus The comment period for the Province’s Growing the Greenbelt study areas proposal closed March 7. Simcoe County and most of the local municipalities are almost frothing at the mouth in opposition. They claim all the various existing pieces of legislation and of...
Mar 2nd, 2018
Water Keepers gather at the flow by Highway 27, north of Elmvale By Melanie Robitaille Friends of the Waverley Uplands Somewhere between the whir of passing cars and the gushing of one of the purest flowing aquifers in the world is where I stood, surrounded by new faces, but everyone I now call frien...
Mar 1st, 2018
AWARE News Network The March 7 deadline is fast approaching for you to let the government know what you think about expanding the Greenbelt into Simcoe County. Here’s a map of the area to be studied (we’re not at the stage of defining an expanded greenbelt yet). This is a simple explanation of what y...
Feb 16th, 2018
Vicki Monague By Kate Harries AWARE News Network The Ontario government has extended by two months the comment period on an application by CRH Canada Group for a 10-year renewal to its permit to take water (PTTW) at the Dufferin Aggregates Teedon pit. The pit is on the French’s Hill recharge area for...
Feb 11th, 2018
From Sustainable Severn Sound A Conversation on Climate Change with Dr. Dianne Saxe. Join SSS on Thursday February 22 from 2:30pm-4:30pm as we welcome Dr. Saxe, the Environmental Commissioner of Ontario, & Ian McVey, Regional Climate Advisor. Midland Cultural Centre, 555 King St., Midland. Price:...
Feb 1st, 2018
Jennifer Howard photo From the Simcoe County Greenbelt Coalition We are pleased to partner with the Canadian Environmental Law Association (CELA), the Ontario Headwaters Institute, and the Ontario Environment Network to present, “WaterScapes – A Community Discussion on Water Protection...
Jan 24th, 2018
Julie Barker and Midland Mayor Gord Mackay From the Town of Midland “Julie is someone whose passion and commitment to environmental sustainability, creativity and education expands beyond Midland’s boundaries. As one of the founding members of the Midland Community Garden in Little Lake ...