Jun 26th, 2020
From #Just Recovery Simcoe June 18 2020 More than 30 organizations and businesses from across Simcoe County have allied to send a message to local municipalities, provincial and federal politicians — focus on a green and just recovery for the region. This alliance, known as Just Recovery Simcoe...
Jun 7th, 2020
From the Wilderness Committee Aggregate mining — for gravel, sand and rocks — is big business in Ontario. The pits and quarries that go into getting these building blocks of construction also pose significant threats to wetlands, farmland, wildlife habitat and drinking water. The current Ontario gov...
Apr 18th, 2020
A rendering of the proposed ERRC on Horseshoe Valley Road. ‘If we look at David and Goliath as an analogy, they’re taking away our slingshot and our rock,’ says one of the opponents of the Horseshoe Valley Road project ]By: Jessica Owen Orillia Matters With funding for the County of Simc...
Apr 8th, 2020
By Emma McIntosh National Observer The Ontario government has suspended key environmental protection oversight rules, saying they could hinder its response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The change allows the Progressive Conservative government to push forward projects or laws that could significantly imp...
Mar 1st, 2020
From left, David McKeown, Greenbelt Foundation Board Chair; Shelley Petrie, Greenbelt Foundation Program Director; Edward McDonnell, Greenbelt Foundation CEO, Caroline Schultz, Executive Director of Ontario Nature; Robert Messervey, Interim Board Chair of Oak Ridges Moraine Foundation Newly expanded...
Jan 17th, 2020
Staff reports on options to come back before Governance Committee likely by the end of January; change would see council reduced from 32 to either 21 or 23 members See below for warden’s top five priorities By: Jessica Owen Barrie Today The size of Simcoe County council could be changing by the...
Jan 17th, 2020
By Brad Pritchard Alliston Herald New rules will soon come into effect that will give New Tecumseth greater control over fill operations. Director of engineering Rick Vatri made a presentation to council Jan. 13 outlining recommended changes to strengthen the town’s site alteration and fill byl...