Jun 12th, 2018
from Sandy Buxton, president, Midhurst Ratepayers Association After a year-long review, the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change (MOECC) has raised a lot of concerns regarding the Environmental Assessment (EA) for the Midhurst Secondary Plan. They point to superficial and missing stu...
Jun 9th, 2018
from Friends of Simcoe Forests After over a year of silence, no sufficient responses to questions and concerns, FSF just became aware of an upcoming County Council meeting in regards to the ERRC proposed for the Freele forest. The County is spearheading this project and attempting to change their own...
Jun 4th, 2018
from Friends of Simcoe Forests In the matter of the ERRC (Environmental Resource Recovery Centre) proposed for the Freele County Forest Tract in Springwater, THE COUNTY OF SIMCOE has received high levels of public interest and participation well-deserving of guiding decisions to reflect the desires o...
May 30th, 2018
Former Springwater deputy mayor Dan McLean confers with his lawyer Jack Siegel before last Friday’s compliance audit committee hearing -Kate Harries photo Update By Kate Harries AWARE News Network The Springwater Compliance Audit Committee has decided to start legal proceedings against Springwa...
May 29th, 2018
Traffic nightmare on Yonge St. -Dean Northey photo From Terry Northey Terry Northey, Elmvale’s Cheese Guy, has sent up a blogspot to assist individuals and businesses affected financially from the two back-to-backroad construction projects on Hwy # 27 ( Yonge St South and North .Elmvale Ontario...
May 28th, 2018
Cone collection at the Ontario Tree Seed Facility -Financial Post photo AWARE News Network At a Friends of Simcoe Forests all-candidates’ meeting last week in Midhurst, the question was raised as to whether the candidates for the riding of Barrie-Springwater-Oro-Medonte would support a moratori...
May 26th, 2018
From Lake Simcoe Watch We asked the provincial election candidates in the 11 Lake Simcoe watershed ridings what they are willing to do to protect Lake Simcoe – and where they stand on four issues that are vital to the health of the watershed . Their responses are now posted on our web site: www...
May 25th, 2018
Waiting outside La Tolva jail -Ben Powless photo Update May 28 from the Simcoe County Honduras Rights Monitor delegation The Simcoe County Honduras Rights Monitor, from rural Ontario, has returned from their seven-person fact-finding delegation (May 22-27) to Honduras to demand the release of polit...
May 22nd, 2018
By Kate Harries AWARE News Network Springwater’s compliance audit committee meets on Friday to receive the second audit of Mayor Bill French’s 2014 campaign expenses, completed by Glen Davison of Froese Forensic Partners. The committee members, appointed jointly by Springwater and Oro-Med...
May 21st, 2018
Experts: Drs. John Cherry and Bill Shotyk after Shotyk’s presentation in Elmvale last week. -Kate Harries photo By Kate Harries AWARE News Network Scientist Bill Shotyk may be getting some company in his 25-year study of the exceptional water that flows out of artesian wells in the Waverley are...