• Protecting Water and Farmland in Simcoe County

Council Watch

Nov 2nd, 2017
0 Comments
292 Views
By Cheryl Browne Barrie Examiner TINY TWP. – Peter Anderson wants to protect his water for the next generation. After buying land in Waverley 11 years ago, Anderson discovered the underground Alliston Aquifer he draws water from is also being used by the nearby gravel pit. “We feel we’re experi...
Nov 2nd, 2017
2 Comments
255 Views
Before the clearcutting: Beeton Woods in spring Legal action continues to collect funds regarding effort to save Beeton Woods AWARE Simcoe news release Once again, Simcoe County Council has decided to use its considerable resources to try to extract funds from AWARE Simcoe, a citizens’ group that wor...
Oct 31st, 2017
1 Comment
133 Views
Letter from Cindy Mercer, Springwater I was very interested and intrigued to read that the County of Simcoe submitted a bid to invite Amazon to build their new facility in Simcoe County. The County website states “Simcoe County meets all of the key requirements to satisfy the needs of Amazon HQ2.” In...
Oct 30th, 2017
1 Comment
475 Views
News release from the Water Walkers of Beausoleil Island First Nation Hundreds are expected to gather this weekend to protest the expansion of an aggregate open pit mine on a pure fresh water resource known as the Alliston Aquifer. The water is some of the purest to have been tested on Earth. Protest...
Oct 30th, 2017
0 Comments
77 Views
  New Tecumseth Free Press Online October 31 2017 New Tecumseth is now accepting applications for the Ward 5 council vacancy created when Donna Jebb was elevated to Deputy Mayor on Oct. 12th. Anyone eligible to vote in New Tecumseth is qualified to apply. The winner will be determined by a counc...
Oct 27th, 2017
0 Comments
49 Views
Nursery owner says more time needed to come up with transition plan by Brad Pritchard Alliston Herald The provincial government is receiving major blowback from businesses, industry experts and environmental groups over its plan to close the Angus seed plant next fall. The province has announced it w...
Oct 25th, 2017
3 Comments
2113 Views
News release from the Friends of the Waverley Uplands Local residents in the Waverley and Township of Tiny areas have fought for 25 years to stop Simcoe County from putting a dump site on top of the Alliston Aquifer, and concerns have begun to mount again as gravel extraction companies take aim at Fr...
Oct 24th, 2017
5 Comments
666 Views
UPDATE from Vicki Monague: Boozhoo Relatives, This is the official poster for the Water Walk coming up on November 4th & 5th, 2017. Water Walk Poster 2017 This walk is in response to a threat of the Alliston Aquifer. There is a proposal to significantly expand an existing quarry on the Alliston A...
Oct 22nd, 2017
0 Comments
122 Views
By Patrick Bales, The Orillia Packet & Times Nearly six dozen well wishers could have been anywhere else in Simcoe County Sunday, enjoying a picture perfect warm fall day. But they – a group that included 11 members of municipal councils from the area – chose to be in Midland to show ...
Oct 19th, 2017
0 Comments
32 Views
Simcoe County news release The County of Simcoe is open for business and received support from the Government of Ontario towards the County’s efforts to secure the development of Amazon’s newest North American facility within Simcoe County borders. Amazon, which currently has Canadian loc...