Oct 22nd, 2018
51 municipalities across Ontario reported to have extended election by a day AWARE Simcoe note: Voters, check how candidates have responded to questions from AWARE Simcoe. To find their responses, go to: Candidates / Election 2018 on the menu bar and click on the required municipality. Then open the ...
Oct 5th, 2018
by Andrew Mendler Midland Mirror The process of defending Penetanguishene council’s decision to turn down a proposed residential subdivision will start in early January. In March, council shot down a draft plan and zoning amendments for a potential subdivision that would have wiped out 30 acres of wo...
Sep 26th, 2018
AWARE News Network We’re saddened to report the passing of Bert Reynolds, a stalwart of the 2009 Stop Dump Site 41 resistance Bert died peacefully on Monday, September 10, 2018 at his home in Penetanguishene, Ontario at the age of 91. Bert is survived by his devoted wife of 37 years, Lin...
Aug 24th, 2018
Penetanguishene ‘surprised’ by Gerry Marshall’s abrupt resignation as mayor Resigned Aug. 22, started work as chief administrative officer in Wasaga Beach Aug. 23 by Gisele Winton Sarvis Midland Mirror August 24 2018 Town of Penetanguishene staff were “surprised” by the announcement...
May 15th, 2018
by Andrew Mendler Midland Mirror Penetanguishene councillors have changed their minds. Council won’t be adding $300,000 to the 2018 budget for legal fees to defend the decision to reject a residential subdivision proposed for woodland between Fox and Church streets. “I don’t think we need to raise th...
May 1st, 2018
by Andrew Mendler Midland Mirror Penetanguishene could have to spend up to $300,000 on legal fees to defend the decision to reject a residential subdivision proposed for 30-acres of woodland between Fox Street and Church Street. Queen’s Court Development Ltd. is appealing council’s decision to refuse...
Apr 5th, 2018
Penetanguishene Mayor Gerry Marshall -Midland Mirror photo by Andrew Mendler Midland Mirror Penetanguishene council upheld a committee decision and has officially refused the applications for a proposed 118-unit residential subdivision west of Church Street. Although overwhelming public opposition to...
Mar 19th, 2018
by Andrew Mendler Midland Mirror Penetanguishene residents spoke and councillors listened. The overwhelming opposition of a proposed subdivision, which would have annihilated a 30-acre woodland to build a 118-unit residential subdivision between Fox and Church streets, swayed council’s vote at a Marc...
Mar 17th, 2018
Springwater DM Don Allen By Kate Harries AWARE News Network Simcoe County councillors have voted overwhelmingly once again not to provide funds so local First Nations and Metis can engage in consultation on an archaeological management plan (AMP). On Tuesday March 13 2018, council voted 21-8 (a weigh...
Mar 17th, 2018
Developers Driving the Simcoe County Bus The comment period for the Province’s Growing the Greenbelt study areas proposal closed March 7. Simcoe County and most of the local municipalities are almost frothing at the mouth in opposition. They claim all the various existing pieces of legislation and of...