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 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 5th, 2018
Mayor questions councillor’s motives By Dave Dawson Orillia Today For almost two hours Monday night, city council and staff met behind closed doors – a meeting that Coun. Mason Ainsworth says should never have been held in secret. “I don’t think people would be happy if they knew what was going...
Dec 7th, 2017
Springwater Mayor Bill French interviewed at coalition news conference -SCGC photo Ontario is studying the impact of development on water sources in seven areas, from Simcoe County to Niagara By Tess Kalinowski Toronto Star The Ontario government is looking at expanding the 810,000-hectare environmen...
Jan 15th, 2017
By Ian McInroy Barrie Examiner Would you like a plastic straw with that? More and more customers are saying no, thanks to an innovative project by the Explore Lake Simcoe Sustainable Tourism project. The project was developed in partnership with the Government of Ontario, the RT07 tourism area and To...
Sep 7th, 2016
By Dave Dawson, Orillia Packet & Times Kelly Clune believes something stinks at city hall. The long-time local crusader, who has, for decades, been a tenacious watchdog of all things related to the environment, has decided to resign from the city’s environmental advisory committee (EAC) bec...
Apr 26th, 2016
Orillia Packet & Times The City of Orillia’s draft five-year waste-minimization plan is available for public review. The draft plan evaluates methods to reduce waste disposal at the Orillia Waste Diversion Site (landfill) and ways to improve diversion and recycling programs. Based on the pu...
Mar 22nd, 2016
Will help projects in Penetanguishene, Orillia, Collingwood and New Tecumseth By Ian Burns Midland Mirror SIMCOE COUNTY – The Ontario government is investing $5 million in Simcoe County infrastructure. Jeff Leal, minister of agriculture, food and rural affairs, was on hand to make the announcement Mo...
Mar 3rd, 2016
By Andrew Philips,The Orillia Packet & Times Orillia has come a long way when it comes to diverting waste, but there’s still more to be done. That concept loomed large during a public information forum held at city hall Thursday afternoon to address the city’s waste-management plan fo...