Dec 11th, 2019
From left, Ward 1 Councillor Ian Veitch, Ward 5 Councillor Randy Greenlaw, Mayor Harry Hughes, Ward 3 Councillor Cathy Keane and Ward 4 Councillor Shawn Scott. The electorate is weary, says Hughes AWARE News Network Citing fiscal responsibility, three of Oro-Medonte’s five members of council voted to...
Dec 9th, 2019
Oro-Medonte near Mount St. Louis – Wikipedia Creative Commons AWARE Simcoe The following statement has been released by the AWARE Simcoe board of directors: Having transparency and accountability in government as the first item in its mission statement, AWARE Simcoe shares the growing concern o...
Nov 21st, 2019
Scott Jermey By Nathan Taylor Barrie Today November 21 2019 The Township of Oro-Medonte is mourning the death of its deputy mayor, two weeks after the loss of one of its councillors. Scott Jermey died Wednesday morning. Mayor Harry Hughes said he was in “disbelief” when the township’s acting CAO call...
Nov 18th, 2019
Chain of bangles: Rules for making a case to municipal council are intimidating and process is archaic, says Jo By Allan Baker in Oro Medonte Rules and Codes in governance are commonly written in ambiguous language by lawyers and planners, seemingly for those who wish to rule. In decision making, pol...
Nov 9th, 2019
‘It’s a world-class facility and the decision today shows that they can have both agricultural and entertainment use of the property,’ says proponent By Dave Dawson Orillia Matters November 8 2019 The Ontario Municipal Board (OMB), now known as the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (LPAT), h...
Nov 9th, 2019
Councillor Scott Macpherson By Rick Vanderlinde Simcoe.com November 7 2019 Flags are flying at half-mast at Oro-Medonte’s township hall after Coun. Scott Macpherson died Nov. 6. A statement from the township said Macpherson passed away following a prolonged illness. Macpherson, 71, was elected to his...
Nov 7th, 2019
Teedon Pit – Erin Archer photo by Andrew Mendler Midland Mirror Tiny Township cottagers have joined in the fight against the Teedon Pit expansion. The Federation of Tiny Township Shoreline Associations (FoTTSA) has acquired legal representation and will be seeking a moratorium on the expansion ...
Oct 27th, 2019
The Teedon Pit today: Large pond visible with 2 adjacent wash ponds; newly seeded land in the foreground (green); facing west, Georgian Bay in the background – FoTTSA photo From the Federation of Tiny Township Shoreline Associations What would you do to protect our groundwater for future genera...
Oct 25th, 2019
Warden George Cornell ‘After what happened in Toronto… there was a lot of anxiety that amalgamation would happen (here),’ says Collingwood mayor By: Jessica Owen Barrie Today October 25 2019 Late last night, Simcoe County Warden George Cornell got a phone call. “It turns out, it was...