Dec 20th, 2018
News release from the Simcoe County Greenbelt Coalition and Rescue Lake Simcoe Local groups concerned about the future health of Lake Simcoe, Georgian Bay and protection of our drinking water are now calling on municipalities within Simcoe County and the Lake Simcoe watershed to take a stand against ...
Dec 17th, 2018
Government says Greenbelt will remain protected under Bill 66, but some aren’t buying it By Nathan Taylor Orillia Matters Environmentalists are sounding the alarm about a provincial bill that could allow municipalities to bypass certain regulations in the name of development. Bill 66, the Resto...
Dec 14th, 2018
News release from Tay Township It is with great sadness that Tay Township Mayor Ted Walker announces the passing of Deputy Mayor Jim Crawford. “We are deeply saddened by the terrible news,” said Mayor Ted Walker. “On behalf of Council, staff and Tay residents, I extend our condolences, thoughts and p...
Dec 13th, 2018
Water experts William Shotyk of the University of Alberta, left, and Ian Clark of the University of Ottawa, right, watch as samples are taken at the Elmvale flow in October. A documentary team, centre, records the event. More details. -AWARE Simcoe photo AWARE News Network The following letter has be...
Dec 10th, 2018
News release from Simcoe County Greenbelt Coalition, Rescue Lake Simcoe Coalition and Ontario Headwaters Institute On Thursday, December 6, the provincial government tabled legislation known as the “Open for Business Bill”, or Bill 66. This bill provides municipalities with powers that endanger the c...
Dec 5th, 2018
Drumming outside the township office before the start of the prehearing. -AWARE Simcoe photo AWARE News Network A Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (LPAT) prehearing conference regarding an application by CRH Group Inc. to expand the Teedon Pit has been put over until mid-summer or possibly next fall at...
Dec 1st, 2018
In a historic first, mayors from Great Lakes cities and leadership of the Anishinabek Nation band together to oppose new rules for water withdrawals set to be approved by a U.S-based Compact. – Erika Engel/CollingwoodToday photo by: Erika Engel Barrie Today First Nations leaders and Canadian an...
Nov 23rd, 2018
Ontario Green Party leader Mike Schreiner with some members of the Simcoe County delegation in his Legislature office. -AWARE Simcoe photo News release from Waterkeepers A delegation of Simcoe County residents attended proceedings at the Ontario Legislature yesterday and met with MPPs to underscore ...
Nov 16th, 2018
Speaking truth to power is not a conflict of interest for professional planners, board rules News release from Donnelly Law As the Globe and Mail reported on Nov 9, 2018, Mr. Victor Doyle MCIP, RPP has won his case against the Government of Ontario – he did not violate government ethics, his actions ...
Nov 16th, 2018
November 5 2017: water walk finishes at Teedon Pit entrance -AWARE Simcoe photo by Andrew Mendler Midland Mirror The proposed expansion of a Tiny Township gravel pit will be going in front of the Ontario Municipal Board. Dufferin Aggregates, a division of CRH Canada, which owns and operates the Teedo...