Nov 5th, 2017
by Shane MacDonald Barrie Advance The County of Simcoe is undertaking a significant forest and habitat restoration project in the Township of Springwater, but it will look a little more like destruction than restoration at first. In late October the first steps of the project were underway — cutting ...
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...
Oct 31st, 2017
Letter from Cindy Mercer, Springwater I was very interested and intrigued to read that the County of Simcoe submitted a bid to invite Amazon to build their new facility in Simcoe County. The County website states “Simcoe County meets all of the key requirements to satisfy the needs of Amazon HQ2.” In...
Oct 22nd, 2017
By Patrick Bales, The Orillia Packet & Times Nearly six dozen well wishers could have been anywhere else in Simcoe County Sunday, enjoying a picture perfect warm fall day. But they – a group that included 11 members of municipal councils from the area – chose to be in Midland to show ...
Oct 19th, 2017
Simcoe County news release The County of Simcoe is open for business and received support from the Government of Ontario towards the County’s efforts to secure the development of Amazon’s newest North American facility within Simcoe County borders. Amazon, which currently has Canadian loc...
Oct 13th, 2017
-Financial Post photo Planned closing date is too soon – and there’s a core function that can’t be privatized News release from AWARE Essa and Friends of Utopia The audience filled Utopia Hall on October 11 to hear representatives from the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry present the busin...
Oct 12th, 2017
Rod Northey from the Midhurst Ratepayers’ Association Over the summer, your MRA continued fighting to protect and preserve our beloved village. Right now, the Township is awaiting feedback from the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change (MOECC) on the DRAFT Environmental Status Report (...
Oct 12th, 2017
Municipal Elections Matter! From the Lake Simcoe Association You are invited to a public meeting aimed at getting more people involved in municipal elections – as voters, campaigners, candidates, or active residents. When: Saturday, October 21, 2017 – 10am to 12pm Where: Bond Head Community Memorial ...
Oct 6th, 2017
AWARE News Network Simcoe Grey MPP Jim Wilson’s question to Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry Kathryn McGarry, MPP (Cambridge) in the legislature on October 4, 2017 Re: Closure of the Ontario Tree Seed Facility MPP Jim Wilson: “Has this government decided it is no longer important to protect...
Oct 5th, 2017
News release from MPP Jim Wilson Today in question period, Simcoe-Grey MPP Jim Wilson challenged the Liberal government over the recently announced closure of the Ontario Tree Seed Plant in Angus. The facility is slated to close September 2018. “If the announced closure goes ahead we will be lo...