Mar 15th, 2019
AWARE News Network Simcoe County Council holds a special meeting next week, to consider the governance review launched by the Ontario government. Here is the agenda. Note listed correspondence for useful background on communications between the province and the county. Special Council and Committee o...
Mar 12th, 2019
This graphic of an idealized geological cross section shows the interception of rain by the forests of the uplands (Simcoe Uplands) to the east. These hills are composed of coarse-grained sediments (rocks, gravel, sand) left behind by glaciers: rainwater percolates through the soils, becoming filtere...
Mar 8th, 2019
In her comment letter on the proposed Teedon Pit expansion – Donna Baylis of Food and Water First presents a comprehensive indictment of the aggregate industry and the exceptional accommodation offered to it under provincial legislation Attn: Hon. John Yakabuski, Minister minister.mnrf@ontario....
Mar 5th, 2019
Clause proposed for Springwater already adopted by Tiny, Clearview, Midland and Penetanguishene A code of conduct is being proposed for Springwater Township that would curtail councillors’ freedom to speak at hearings that make key decisions on land use and development. A clause in the code developed...
Feb 18th, 2019
Dave Stock and Beth Brass Elson after flag is raised at the Elmvale flow. -AWARE Simcoe photo By Kate Harries AWARE News Network February 20 2018 Someone took the Unity Flag within a day of its being raised at the Elmvale flow – but the word is out and increasing numbers are rallying to the […...
Feb 4th, 2019
Retired provincial planner Victor Doyle speaks in Guelph. -AWARE Simcoe photo Land-use planning may have a 25-year horizon, but ‘when we pave the landscape, that’s forever’ By Kate Harries AWARE News Network The focus of a meeting to stop Bill 66 changed – given the withdrawal of t...
Jan 28th, 2019
Premier Doug Ford Last week’s cancellation of a contentious section of Bill 66 is significant, Ford tells the Rural Ontario Municipalities Association conference By Robert Benzie Toronto Star The Progressive Conservatives’ retreat on controversial new planning legislation proves the government ...
Jan 28th, 2019
by Andrew Mendler Midland Mirror Gerard LaChapelle will be filling the vacant deputy mayor’s chair in Tay Township. At the Jan. 23 meeting, council observed a moment of silence for Jim Crawford, the former deputy mayor who died on Dec. 14. They then talked about whether they should fill the vacancy t...
Jan 27th, 2019
Hosted by Keep Simcoe Beautiful Tuesday February 5 7-9 pm We did it, Simcoe County! Following the news from the Ontario Government that it won’t be proceeding with Schedule 10 of Bill 66, the original Bill 66 Town Hall event has been modified. Instead of a Town Hall, please join us in a Communi...