Apr 22nd, 2020
Square-foot growing. -Free Spirit Gardens photo Community gardens across Ontario have been closed due to COVID-19, however a number of community groups say it’s a service essential for food security By Jennifer Golletz Collingwood Today Local communities throughout the Southern Georgian Bay are...
Apr 21st, 2020
About 8 waste collection staff have been in self-isolation with symptoms of illness whether or not related to COVID-19: county official By Jessica Owen April 16 2020 Editor’s note: As a separated city, Barrie takes care of its own waste collection. The County of Simcoe, however, handles wastes ...
Apr 20th, 2020
Sustainable Orillia creates food map and directory by Frank Matys Orillia Today Even in a land of plenty, securing healthy, affordable food can prove a challenge for many in the community. The coronavirus pandemic has only served to intensify that difficult reality as physical distancing measures bri...
Apr 18th, 2020
A rendering of the proposed ERRC on Horseshoe Valley Road. ‘If we look at David and Goliath as an analogy, they’re taking away our slingshot and our rock,’ says one of the opponents of the Horseshoe Valley Road project ]By: Jessica Owen Orillia Matters With funding for the County of Simc...
Apr 16th, 2020
By Bill French Springwater News I read and commented on the excellent articles by Kate Harries posted recently on this site. I did post a brief comment and would like to elaborate. It did not surprise me that Council approved the tree cutting on the MSP development lands in the Carson Road area. Mos...
Apr 15th, 2020
Apr 8th, 2020
By Emma McIntosh National Observer The Ontario government has suspended key environmental protection oversight rules, saying they could hinder its response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The change allows the Progressive Conservative government to push forward projects or laws that could significantly imp...
Apr 2nd, 2020
Springwater council practices distancing in special session, attended remotely by some councillors. In the council chamber, from left, CAO Jeff Scmidt, Councillor Perry Ritchie, Mayor Don Allen and Deputy Mayor Jennifer Coughlin. Clerk Renee Ainsworth has her back to the camera. By Kate Harries AWAR...
Apr 2nd, 2020
Cleared trees – AWARE Simcoe file photo By Kate Harries AWARE News Network Is tree clearing part of the development process? Not according to Springwater. If it is development, a request by the developer Geranium to be allowed to clear 1 hectare of land (2.5 acres) to provide for access to the ...