Dec 7th, 2017
Margaret Prophet of the Simcoe County Greenbelt Coalition, Bernard Pope of the Ontario Farmland Trust and Springwater Mayor Bill French. -SCGC photo Discussion welcomed on Greenbelt expansion over areas of hydrological significance Simcoe County Greenbelt Coalition news release Today, the province an...
Dec 6th, 2017
AWARE Simcoe note: Cornerstone Standards Council has responded to concerns raised by Gravel Watch Ontario in a letter circulated to municipalities across Ontario. Here is a link to the GWO letter and some other information. Here is the Cornerstone letter: RE: Gravel Watch Ontario Correspondence Regar...
Nov 10th, 2017
From Environmental Defence Environmental Defence is hosting a workshop and free dinnner: When: Tuesday December 5 20017 5:30-8:30 pm Where: Oro Station Community Hall, 31 Ridge Road East, Oro Station, ON We will: -Share information about Cornerstone Standards Council Responsible Aggregate Standard, a...
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...
Mar 25th, 2017
Bond Head before From Environmental Defence March 21 2017 The tiny village of Bond Head, just outside the Greenbelt, is not the kind of place you would expect massive urban growth to happen. With a population of 500, surrounded by farm fields, and largely still on septic and private wells, Bond Head ...
Mar 25th, 2017
Marcy Burchfield AWARE News Network Toronto Star, March 9 2017, Is Ontario’s growth plan intensifying urban sprawl? TVO, March 10 2017, How one stray sentence blew a hole in Ontario’s Growth Plan Toronto Star, March 10 2017, Environmental group slams GTA developers for sprawl Barrie Examiner, M...
Mar 25th, 2017
Should rural settlements in the Greater Golden Horseshoe be a focus for growth? from the Neptis Foundation March 9 2017 Ontario’s Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe states that “population and employment growth will be accommodated by… directing major growth to settlement areas that offer m...
Dec 14th, 2016
By Sara Carson Barrie Advance Applause greeted Simcoe County Warden Gerry Marshall at a ceremony Tuesday afternoon as he was acclaimed to lead county council for a second two-year term Marshall said he has grown very passionate about the role and was ready to fight for the position if another council...
Oct 7th, 2016
Packet & Times photo By Mehreen Shahid, Orillia Packet & Times Severn Township has begun the process of repealing a zoning bylaw that had residents of Carlyon Line up in arms. But that could open the door to lawsuits against the municipality. “I think council voted the right way,”...
Oct 3rd, 2016
From Danial Boyce, Severn Township Mark your calendars! We are on the agenda this Thursday night at 7. October 6th 2016 Council will be revoting on repealing the bylaw after they hear township lawyer and planning staff recommendations They vote sept 14 2016 to repeal the by law they had passed and re...