Oct 26th, 2011
By ROBERTA BELL Midland Free Press October 21 2011 Since the arrival of the controversial water and sewage plant, Cumberland Beach has turned into a hotbed for development in Severn Township. Read more ...
Jan 9th, 2011
By NATHAN TAYLOR, THE PACKET & TIMES January 8 2010The concerns of residents in a south-end Severn Township neighbourhood will not be ignored, the mayor says.Lawrence Shaw has been on the township's case for four years about addressing the "disgraceful" road conditions and flooding situation in the a...
Jan 7th, 2011
West Shore 88-lot subdivision plan overcomes final hurdle By JENNIFER BURDEN The Packet & Times January 6 2010SEVERN — A new Simcoe Estates Ltd. subdivision in West Shore was given the green light after a final appeal to the development was dismissed by the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) on Thursday.T...
Nov 27th, 2010
By JENNIFER BURDEN Orillia Packet and Times November 26 2010The Township of Severn is on the lookout for a new chief administrative officer (CAO).Eric Peterson retired from the position he held since 2001 at the end of October.The career opportunity opened up last week.Mayor Phil Sled, who is being r...
Nov 20th, 2010
NATHAN TAYLOR Packet & Times November 20 2010Mike Burkett was born and raised in Severn Township, but he had no idea just how big the municipality was -- and how many people he actually knew -- until he started his door-to-door campaigning during the municipal election race. ...
Oct 18th, 2010
Citizens have lots of concern about township By JENNIFER BURDEN, THE ORILLIA PACKET & TIMES October 18 2010Along the main streets of Severn Township, in hockey arenas, bowling alleys, restaurants and barber shops, residents are buzzing about the municipal election that is only one week away....
Sep 17th, 2010
By JENNIFER BURDEN THE Orillia PACKET & TIMES September 16 2010Election candidates in Severn Township are facing some competition this year compared to 2006, when all but one member of council was acclaimed.Incumbent Phil Sled is up against three others for the position of mayor. Colin Bidmead, Mike ...
Sep 7th, 2010
Letter - Concerned Citizens Group of Severn Township - September 7 2010This is a reminder that Recurrent Energy are hosting a repeat first information meeting on Wednesday, September 8th for the proposed Waubaushene 3 Solar Project (1216 Wood Rd. R.R.1, Wyebridge). ...
Aug 11th, 2010
To whom it may concern:Thank you for the opportunity to offer my opinion on the installation of large-scale and large acreage solar projects on agricultural lands.To begin with let me make it clear that I do not oppose solar energy and believe there is abundant space available on rooftops and non pro...
Aug 11th, 2010
July 14, 2010I am opposed to solar panel farm installations on Classes 1, 2, 3, and 4 farmland in OntarioThere is such a small quantity of good productive farmland available to grow food in Ontario and farmers only have access to 13% of this private land for producing crops and raising animals. These...