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 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 11th, 2018
The 2018-2022 Simcoe County Council. – Orillia Matters photo County Council elects George Cornell as Simcoe County Warden News release from Simcoe County County Council today elected George Cornell, Mayor of the Township of Tiny, to serve as Simcoe County Warden for 2019 and 2020. “I am ...
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 5th, 2018
by Gisele Winton Sarvis Midland Mirror The talk of the Tiny Township inaugural council meeting was that acclaimed Mayor George Cornell is running for Simcoe County warden. So far there are two candidates for warden: Cornell and James Leduc, deputy mayor of the Town of Bradford West Gwillimbury. Candi...
Dec 3rd, 2018
Simcoe Uplands Moraine from Site 41. -AWARE Simcoe photo AWARE News Network There will be a prehearing conference this week on an application to change the zoning of properties on the Simcoe Uplands Moraine to allow for the expansion of the Teedon gravel pit owned by CRH Canada Group Inc. The Simcoe ...
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 21st, 2018
by Andrew Mendler Midland Mirror To Erin Archer, Tiny Township’s new official plan doesn’t do enough to protect the pristine aquifer than runs through the municipality. Archer addressed council on behalf of a small group of residents fighting to protect local water during a Nov. 14 committee meeting,...