Nov 19th, 2014
New Tecumseth Free Press Online New Tecumseth Mayor-elect Rick Milne and re-elected Essa Mayor Terry Dowdall, intend to run for Deputy Warden at the Inaugural meeting next month of the incoming Simcoe County council. Mr. Milne will become the longest serving member (combined years – absent two ...
Nov 17th, 2014
I attended more than my fair share of all-candidates’ meetings during the recent municipal election. Here are a few good ideas gleaned from the campaign trail around the county. -Recorded votes: Make every council vote a recorded vote. This is an example of how electronic voting can serve democ...
Nov 3rd, 2014
By Ian McInroy, Barrie Examiner ORO-MEDONTE TWP. — A group of Horseshoe Valley residents continue to fight a proposal by Simcoe County to make changes to a stretch of County Road 22 (Horseshoe Valley Road) between Line 3 and Line 4. The county is proposing to improve intersections along the stretch, ...
Nov 2nd, 2014
By Andrew Philips Packet & Times Newly elected mayors and deputy mayors face a steep learning curve at more than just the municipal level. Oro-Medonte Township Mayor Harry Hughes said newcomers to those positions will find they have a lot to learn as incoming members of Simcoe County council. “Th...
Oct 29th, 2014
Simcoe County restructuring long past due New Tecumseth Free Press Online A 53 per cent change of the mayors and deputy mayors who also sit as Simcoe County councillors provides the ideal opportunity to affect real change at the upper tier level. Particularly since entrenched County baggage like soon...
Oct 28th, 2014
By Sara Carson Barrie Advance An “unbelievable” turnover at the County of Simcoe council table, including the loss of Warden Cal Patterson, has deputy warden and Oro-Medonte Mayor Harry Hughes considering the top job. Hughes, who has been deputy warden for four years, said it would be difficult for ...
Oct 20th, 2014
Township of Oro-Medonte election page Mayor – Harry Hughes – 705-487-2128 (Incumbent) ACCLAIMED Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Deputy-Mayor – Ralph Hough – 705-835-2770 (Incumbent) ACCLAIMED Email: email@example.com Ward 1 – Barbara Coutanche – 705-835-572...
May 22nd, 2014
By Roberta Bell Barrie Examiner ORO-MEDONTE TWP. — Horseshoe Valley residents are concerned ongoing discussions at the county about widening Horseshoe Valley Road could turn it into a major truck route, says the president of the Horseshoe Valley Property Owners Association. “This community was very v...