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...
Mar 15th, 2018
Tiny Township and Sustainable Severn Sound -Midland Mirror photo by Andrew Mendler Midland Mirror Tiny Township is continuing to be at the forefront of sustainability and climate change initiatives. The municipality is the first in the region to officially join the Partners for Climate Protection Pr...
Mar 2nd, 2018
Water Keepers gather at the flow by Highway 27, north of Elmvale By Melanie Robitaille Friends of the Waverley Uplands Somewhere between the whir of passing cars and the gushing of one of the purest flowing aquifers in the world is where I stood, surrounded by new faces, but everyone I now call frien...
Mar 1st, 2018
AWARE News Network The March 7 deadline is fast approaching for you to let the government know what you think about expanding the Greenbelt into Simcoe County. Here’s a map of the area to be studied (we’re not at the stage of defining an expanded greenbelt yet). This is a simple explanation of what y...
Feb 16th, 2018
Vicki Monague By Kate Harries AWARE News Network The Ontario government has extended by two months the comment period on an application by CRH Canada Group for a 10-year renewal to its permit to take water (PTTW) at the Dufferin Aggregates Teedon pit. The pit is on the French’s Hill recharge area for...
Feb 12th, 2018
Margie Green, Sue Wilson, Graham Coulter and Josh Warriner are fighting to save a 30-acre urban woodland. –Metroland photo by Andrew Mendler Midland Mirror Public opposition of a proposed 117-unit residential subdivision west of Church Street in Penetanguishene is gaining momentum. Queen’s Court Dev...
Feb 1st, 2018
Jennifer Howard photo From the Simcoe County Greenbelt Coalition We are pleased to partner with the Canadian Environmental Law Association (CELA), the Ontario Headwaters Institute, and the Ontario Environment Network to present, “WaterScapes – A Community Discussion on Water Protection...
Nov 2nd, 2017
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 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...