Nov 15th, 2017
AWARE Simcoe board member Stephanie MacLellan is among those who have applied to represent Ward 5 New Tecumseth Free Press Online New Tecumseth council will hold a special meeting on Mon., Nov. 20, beginning at 7 pm to fill the Ward 5 seat left vacant following the elevation of Donna Jebb to Deputy M...
Nov 2nd, 2017
Before the clearcutting: Beeton Woods in spring Legal action continues to collect funds regarding effort to save Beeton Woods AWARE Simcoe news release Once again, Simcoe County Council has decided to use its considerable resources to try to extract funds from AWARE Simcoe, a citizens’ group that wor...
Oct 30th, 2017
New Tecumseth Free Press Online October 31 2017 New Tecumseth is now accepting applications for the Ward 5 council vacancy created when Donna Jebb was elevated to Deputy Mayor on Oct. 12th. Anyone eligible to vote in New Tecumseth is qualified to apply. The winner will be determined by a counc...
Aug 7th, 2017
from the Concerned Citizens of Adjala-Tosorontio Come join the fun and watch the CCAT float in the Alliston Potato Festival Parade on Friday August 11th starting at 7pm. The parade begins at Banting Memorial High School on Victoria Street, travels to Ontario Street, then to Nelson Street where its en...
Aug 1st, 2017
Politician renowned for sense of humour Alliston Herald A stalwart supporter of the community who was renowned for his leadership skills, wit and love of sharing stories is no longer with us. Deputy Mayor Jamie Smith died Aug. 1 at home after suffering a heart-related complication, according to his w...
Mar 25th, 2017
Bond Head before From Environmental Defence March 21 2017 The tiny village of Bond Head, just outside the Greenbelt, is not the kind of place you would expect massive urban growth to happen. With a population of 500, surrounded by farm fields, and largely still on septic and private wells, Bond Head ...
Mar 25th, 2017
Marcy Burchfield AWARE News Network Toronto Star, March 9 2017, Is Ontario’s growth plan intensifying urban sprawl? TVO, March 10 2017, How one stray sentence blew a hole in Ontario’s Growth Plan Toronto Star, March 10 2017, Environmental group slams GTA developers for sprawl Barrie Examiner, M...
Mar 25th, 2017
Should rural settlements in the Greater Golden Horseshoe be a focus for growth? from the Neptis Foundation March 9 2017 Ontario’s Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe states that “population and employment growth will be accommodated by… directing major growth to settlement areas that offer m...
Feb 24th, 2017
Lawsuit prompted by Facebook posts By Brad Pritchard Alliston Herald An Alliston councillor has filed a $1.25-million defamation lawsuit against the owner of a local news website. A statement of claim filed by Coun. Marc Biss seeks $1 million in general damages and $250,000 in punitive, aggravated an...
Jan 18th, 2017
Councillor says pipeline will solve three problems By Brad Pritchard Alliston Herald A Tottenham resident isn’t backing down from her decision to request the province review the solutions in the town’s master water plan to fix the community’s water problems. Nancy McBride said she asked the Ministry...