Dec 3rd, 2009
By Laurie Watt Collingwood ConnectionEssa Mayor David Guergis got caught in a round of the classic children’s game of telephone last week.In an effort to support his brother’s re-election for a fourth year as Simcoe County warden, Guergis admitted he didn’t check his facts and spread misinformation a...
Dec 2nd, 2009
Barrie ExaminerMIDLAND — One of the 18 people facing mischief charges in relation to last summer’s Site 41 protest is in hospital after suffering a stroke. Ina Wood, 76, and her husband, Keith, were the first two people to be charged by provincial police at the landfill, located north of ...
Dec 2nd, 2009
By Laurie Watt Barrie AdvanceThe stench of Site 41 continues to cloud Simcoe County’s image and fill county councillors’ inboxes, some county councillors say.Tiny Township Mayor Peggy Breckenridge told her council colleagues she received 30 e-mails one day asking about what winterization of the Conc....
Nov 30th, 2009
By Travis Mealing Midland MirrorMIDLAND – A Midland social activist and three women who helped stop a controversial Tiny Township landfill received the YMCA Peace Medallion last week in recognition of their efforts.“I’m both honoured and quite humbled,” Gord McKay said after receiving the award Nov....
Nov 28th, 2009
By Anne Ritchie-Nahuis WaterWatchEarlier this week I attended the Ontario Federation of Agriculture annual convention as a delegate of the Simcoe County Federation of Agriculture, I made a point of talking to Agriculture Minister Leona Dombrowsky, who was the guest speaker. Many of you will remember ...
Nov 26th, 2009
‘Rant’ New Tecumseth Free Press OnlineSimcoe County’s roots as an organized territory, reach back to 1843, when 19 townships, including Adjala, Essa, Innisfil, Tecumseth and Tosorontio, and the islands in Lakes Huron and Simcoe were proclaimed a District. In 1845 Simcoe District gre...
Nov 25th, 2009
By Kate Harries WaterWatchPublic representatives were slapped down at the first meeting of the new waste strategy steering committee as county councillors demonstrated that they don’t intend to yield any authority on the advisory body.There are 10 voting members on the committee – five from council a...
Nov 24th, 2009
By Kate Harries WaterWatch Another Simcoe County meeting, another outburst from Adjala-Tosorontio Deputy Mayor Doug Little attacking the campaign to get the Site 41 Certificate of Approval revoked.Little told county council that the supporters are “tiresome,” he’s “frustrated,” he doesn’t want staff ...
Nov 23rd, 2009
By Nicole Million Midland MirrorMIDLAND – Opponents who stopped controversial plans to build a Simcoe County dumpsite have secured one more small victory.Supporters of the “Stop Dump Site 41” movement gathered at Queen’s Park on Nov. 19 to rally in support of Bill 32, a private member’s bill put forw...
Nov 23rd, 2009
Site 41 resistance seeks revocation of environmental permitby Dan Kellar The Dominion November 20 2009The Dominion – http://www.dominionpaper.caWATERLOO, ON—The “People’s Fire” has been allowed to burn to ashes at the 150-day-old protest camp on 2nd Concession Road in Simcoe County, across from...