Dec 17th, 2018
Government says Greenbelt will remain protected under Bill 66, but some aren’t buying it By Nathan Taylor Orillia Matters Environmentalists are sounding the alarm about a provincial bill that could allow municipalities to bypass certain regulations in the name of development. Bill 66, the Resto...
Dec 10th, 2018
News release from Simcoe County Greenbelt Coalition, Rescue Lake Simcoe Coalition and Ontario Headwaters Institute On Thursday, December 6, the provincial government tabled legislation known as the “Open for Business Bill”, or Bill 66. This bill provides municipalities with powers that endanger the c...
Nov 16th, 2018
Speaking truth to power is not a conflict of interest for professional planners, board rules News release from Donnelly Law As the Globe and Mail reported on Nov 9, 2018, Mr. Victor Doyle MCIP, RPP has won his case against the Government of Ontario – he did not violate government ethics, his actions ...
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...