Dec 22nd, 2014
By Suzanne Carlaw, Chair, Horseshoe Valley Road Project Committee Simcoe County has proposed a project to spend millions of dollars to build truck lanes on Horseshoe Valley Road/County Road 22 within 4 kilometres, between 3rd Line and 4th Line, through the densely-populated residential, recreational ...
Dec 9th, 2014
Public will be able to flle complaints about municipalities, universities, school boards (but not Conservation Authorities!) Ontario Ombudsman news release Ontario Ombudsman André Marin today welcomed the historic passage of a new law that will allow his office to investigate complaints about municip...
Dec 9th, 2014
County of Simcoe news release County Council today elected Gerry Marshall, Mayor of the Town of Penetanguishene, to serve as Simcoe County Warden for 2015 and 2016. “I am honoured to be elected as Simcoe County Warden for 2015 and 2016,” said Warden Marshall. “I look forward to work...
Dec 7th, 2014
UPDATED twice on December 8 2014 Outspoken on issues of transparency and accountability By Kate Harries AWARE News Network Simcoe County elects a new warden on Tuesday. In the running are Basil Clarke, Ramara’s newly elected mayor, and second-term Penetanguishene Mayor Gerry Marshall. Councillors wil...
Dec 3rd, 2014
By Sara Carson Orillia Today Oro-Medonte Mayor Harry Hughes will not seek to become Simcoe County’s next warden. As deputy warden the past four years, Hughes was the leading contender for the top job. “I really thought I was going to do it until I really sat down and said, ‘What are you doing?” Hugh...
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...