Oct 22nd, 2017
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 ...
Aug 18th, 2017
Run, Gerry, run Letter to the Orillia Packet & Times from Erin Chappelle, Victoria Harbour We are starting to see people positioning themselves to assume the role of the next MPP for Simcoe North. When it comes to this unique region of Ontario, there is clearly only one person, one politician tha...
Feb 24th, 2017
Mayor, deputy mayor and all councillors will be elected at-large in 2018 By Ian Burns Midland Mirror Voters in Penetanguishene will see a change to their ballot in the next municipal election. At its Feb. 22 meeting, council voted to abolish the town’s two electoral wards and move to an at-large syst...
Feb 23rd, 2017
New Tecumseth Free Press Simcoe County’s Governance Committee, which hadn’t met since November 2015, reassembled last Friday for the first time, and approved sending forward to council a recommendation to tap a provincial mediator and begin negotiations with its 16 lower tier municipaliti...
Dec 14th, 2016
By Sara Carson Barrie Advance Applause greeted Simcoe County Warden Gerry Marshall at a ceremony Tuesday afternoon as he was acclaimed to lead county council for a second two-year term Marshall said he has grown very passionate about the role and was ready to fight for the position if another council...
May 14th, 2016
Mayor says council ‘confused’ over nature of motion By Ian Burns Midland Mirror Tempers flared at a Penetanguishene council meeting May 11 when members of council accused Mayor Gerry Marshall of “misleading” the public on the Main Street redevelopment. Coun. Dan LaRose read a letter on behalf of a m...
Mar 22nd, 2016
Will help projects in Penetanguishene, Orillia, Collingwood and New Tecumseth By Ian Burns Midland Mirror SIMCOE COUNTY – The Ontario government is investing $5 million in Simcoe County infrastructure. Jeff Leal, minister of agriculture, food and rural affairs, was on hand to make the announcement Mo...
Feb 18th, 2016
New Tecumseth Free Press Online Simcoe County Warden Gerry Marshall was elected Vice-Chair of the Western Ontario Wardens’ Caucus (WOWC) at its Annual General Meeting held in Chatham on February 12. Warden Marshall, who is mayor of Penetanguishene, will continue to head up the SWIFT (South Wes...
Feb 13th, 2016
Rethinking citizen engagement in Peterborough will ‘knock your socks off’ Peterborough This Week February 3 2016 One of Canada’s leading voices for citizen engagement and new approaches to planning is coming to Peterborough on Feb. 10, as guest speaker and “provocateur” at two events hosted by local ...