Jan 2nd, 2015
By Roberta Bell, Orillia Packet & Times The Ministry of the Environment is keeping an eye on Ramara Township after staff authorized potentially contaminated waste to be dumped at a decommissioned municipal quarry. After the drainage catch basins under the trucks in the bays at Ramara works yards ...
Dec 9th, 2014
Public will be able to flle complaints about municipalities, universities, school boards (but not Conservation Authorities!) Ontario Ombudsman news release Ontario Ombudsman André Marin today welcomed the historic passage of a new law that will allow his office to investigate complaints about municip...
Dec 9th, 2014
County of Simcoe news release County Council today elected Gerry Marshall, Mayor of the Town of Penetanguishene, to serve as Simcoe County Warden for 2015 and 2016. “I am honoured to be elected as Simcoe County Warden for 2015 and 2016,” said Warden Marshall. “I look forward to work...
Dec 7th, 2014
UPDATED twice on December 8 2014 Outspoken on issues of transparency and accountability By Kate Harries AWARE News Network Simcoe County elects a new warden on Tuesday. In the running are Basil Clarke, Ramara’s newly elected mayor, and second-term Penetanguishene Mayor Gerry Marshall. Councillors wil...
Nov 19th, 2014
New Tecumseth Free Press Online New Tecumseth Mayor-elect Rick Milne and re-elected Essa Mayor Terry Dowdall, intend to run for Deputy Warden at the Inaugural meeting next month of the incoming Simcoe County council. Mr. Milne will become the longest serving member (combined years – absent two ...
Nov 17th, 2014
I attended more than my fair share of all-candidates’ meetings during the recent municipal election. Here are a few good ideas gleaned from the campaign trail around the county. -Recorded votes: Make every council vote a recorded vote. This is an example of how electronic voting can serve democ...
Sep 21st, 2014
Township election page Mayor – Basil Clarke – 705-327-3426 Email: – Bill Duffy – 705-326-3915 (Incumbent) Email: – Arnold Guettler – 705-484-5403 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org – Shannon O’Donnell – 705-345-9177 ra-odonnell Email: shannonformayor@gmai...