Nov 13th, 2020
Collingwood judicial inquiry in session last year. Rogers TV screenshot Recommendations include expansion of definition of family under conflict of interest act This is the second in a series of three reports on the Collingwood judicial inquiry, dealing with recommendations of interest in other munic...
Nov 3rd, 2020
Ontario Nature, Simcoe County Greenbelt Coalition, Couchiching Conservancy write letter asking township to keep zoning the same By Nathan Taylor Barrie Today Opposition to a proposed quarry in Severn Township continues to grow. The township recently received a letter jointly submitted by Ontario Natu...
Oct 25th, 2020
This sign, erected in August on Highway 11 at the Grayshott Drive exit, sparked concerns among residents on the west shore of Lake Couchiching about a proposed development on land which includes a marsh. OrilliaMatters photo ‘Any time a wetland is developed it’s of concern because so litt...
Oct 14th, 2020
Public engagement could be ‘really difficult’ as county moves toward its zero-waste goal By: Bob Bruton Barrie Today Editor’s note: Because Barrie is a separated city, the County of Simcoe does not handle waste collection for Barrie residents. This only affects people living in the ...
Aug 30th, 2020
Updated October 2 2020 AWARE News Network The Alliston BIA’s RURBAN Farmers Market at Centre and Victoria Streets is open every Saturday from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. The Barrie Farmers’ Market is is open for pedestrians and on-site shopping. Vendors are set up in the City Hall parking lot from 8 a.m. t...
Jul 10th, 2020
Initial estimates from the County of Simcoe indicate the new contract will cost taxpayers nearly double the previous contract By Jessica Owen Barrie Today July 2 Initial estimates from the County of Simcoe indicate the new contract will cost taxpayers nearly double the previous contract Editor’...
Jun 26th, 2020
From #Just Recovery Simcoe June 18 2020 More than 30 organizations and businesses from across Simcoe County have allied to send a message to local municipalities, provincial and federal politicians — focus on a green and just recovery for the region. This alliance, known as Just Recovery Simcoe...
Jun 7th, 2020
From the Wilderness Committee Aggregate mining — for gravel, sand and rocks — is big business in Ontario. The pits and quarries that go into getting these building blocks of construction also pose significant threats to wetlands, farmland, wildlife habitat and drinking water. The current Ontario gov...
Apr 18th, 2020
A rendering of the proposed ERRC on Horseshoe Valley Road. ‘If we look at David and Goliath as an analogy, they’re taking away our slingshot and our rock,’ says one of the opponents of the Horseshoe Valley Road project ]By: Jessica Owen Orillia Matters With funding for the County of Simc...
Apr 8th, 2020
By Emma McIntosh National Observer The Ontario government has suspended key environmental protection oversight rules, saying they could hinder its response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The change allows the Progressive Conservative government to push forward projects or laws that could significantly imp...