Jan 23rd, 2020
The following is the text of a letter from CRH Canada Group Inc. to objectors who registered under the Aggregate Resources Act. Those who did not register can’t file objections under this process but can continue to fight to protect the water in the political arena – local, provincial an...
Jan 23rd, 2020
The 15 artesian flows that have been sampled since 1999 Open Letter to the General Public, regarding chemical analyses of artesian flows in the Elmvale area by William Shotyk and colleagues Springwater News At a public meeting early last year, the representative of an aggregate mining company (Duffer...
Jan 22nd, 2020
Maya Moore of Fridays for Future, Dr. Brent Elsey from Barrie DOCS, Barrie Councillor Keenan Aylwin and Margaret Prophet of the Simcoe County Greenbelt Coalition at today’s news conference in Barrie. Climate Emergency Declarations, Stopping Sprawl and Preserving Green Spaces Necessary Steps New...
Jan 17th, 2020
Staff reports on options to come back before Governance Committee likely by the end of January; change would see council reduced from 32 to either 21 or 23 members See below for warden’s top five priorities By: Jessica Owen Barrie Today The size of Simcoe County council could be changing by the...
Jan 6th, 2020
Graeme Davis By Brett Glover Barrie 360 As destructive forest fires rage on across much of Australia, thoughts here may turn to a more local wooded area. The Simcoe County Forest is the largest and one of the most productive municipal forests in Ontario, totaling over 33,000 acres. Much of that falls...
Dec 27th, 2019
By Bill French Springwater News Mayor Allen in the last SN edition noted the feedback from the Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks (MECP) in regard to the Part II bump up orders requested by a number of parties that were concerned about the negative impact of the Midhurst Secondary Pl...
Dec 27th, 2019
Margaret Atwood, MRA’s biggest sponsor From the Midhurst Ratepayers Association December 12 2019 As some of you may remember, the MRA submitted an appeal (Part II Order/Bump Up) of the Environmental Assessment that was conducted to determine potential environmental impacts caused by the Midhur...
Dec 20th, 2019
Council approves appointments despite concerns from some residents who wanted a byelection By Nathan Taylor Orillia Matters Oro-Medonte’s council is about to become whole again. At a special meeting this week, council approved the appointments of Ralph Hough as deputy mayor and Tammy DeSousa as Ward ...
Dec 11th, 2019
News release from Simcoe County Starting February 3, 2020, households will receive garbage and recycling collection on alternating weeks, while green bin collection will continue every week. Your curbside waste collection is changing To bring consistency and predictability back to your weekly waste c...