Sep 13th, 2017
Aerial view of the land acquired by Simcoe County in BWG County Forests officially opens Kirkup Woods Tract Simcoe County news release Simcoe County Forests is celebrating the official opening of the 104-acre Kirkup Woods Tract in the Town of Bradford West Gwillimbury. Located within a County “...
Sep 4th, 2017
Province’s new plan for Greater Golden Horseshoe would protect a continuous base of agricultural land By AINSLIE CRUICKSHANK Toronto Star The whiz of cars on Kennedy Rd. cuts through the sound of crickets singing and wind rustling through soy fields at Empringham Farms. The busy north-south corridor ...
Aug 30th, 2017
from Nature Conservancy Canada Minesing Wetlands, West of Barrie, ON Thursday August 31, 2017 10:0A0 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Join the Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority (NVCA) and NCC for a wet and wild day of installing wing deflectors along Willow Creek in Minesing Wetlands. Once installed, t...
Aug 24th, 2017
From the Nature Conservancy of Canada Event Details August 25th, 2017, 9:00 AM – 2:30 PM Carden Alvar Natural Area, Ontario Habitat Restoration Calling all conservation superheroes! The vigorously-growing, invasive dog-strangling vine (DSV) is creeping its way onto the globally rare habitats of...
Aug 22nd, 2017
The Freele Tract – AWARE Simcoe photo From the Friends of Simcoe Forests The Friends of Simcoe Forests are reaching out to you for your help in completing a very short survey prepared by The County of Simcoe pertaining specifically to our forests. We strongly encourage everyone to participate ...
Aug 21st, 2017
For the greater good Letter to the Orillia Packet & Times from Don Morgan, Midland August 21 2017 As chair of AWARE Simcoe, I am disappointed that several recent letters to you by Mr. Doyle and Mr. McKee paint our organization in such negative terms. The references to AWARE and political interfer...
Aug 18th, 2017
Letter to the Barrie Examiner from Mayor Jeff Lehman August 18 2017 Re: ‘Lehman throws support behind HST increase’ I wanted to clarify my position on the need for more municipal revenue. I’m sending this letter because I was not specific enough with my comments to the Examiner as r...
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...
Aug 15th, 2017
Orillia Packet & Times The County of Simcoe is encouraging anyone who spends time in the Simcoe County Forest to complete a brief survey to provide input into a review being undertaken of the recreation policy. The policy governs the public use of the Simcoe County Forest. The policy was approved...
Aug 3rd, 2017
First annual showcase of local talent and resources By Tiny Township Councillor Cindy Hastings The inaugural Farm Fresh Food Fest is fast approaching! The volunteer association has been working very hard to put the finishing touches on what promises to be a successful annual celebration of agricultur...