Dec 7th, 2017
Springwater Mayor Bill French interviewed at coalition news conference -SCGC photo Ontario is studying the impact of development on water sources in seven areas, from Simcoe County to Niagara By Tess Kalinowski Toronto Star The Ontario government is looking at expanding the 810,000-hectare environmen...
Dec 7th, 2017
Margaret Prophet of the Simcoe County Greenbelt Coalition, Bernard Pope of the Ontario Farmland Trust and Springwater Mayor Bill French. -SCGC photo Discussion welcomed on Greenbelt expansion over areas of hydrological significance Simcoe County Greenbelt Coalition news release Today, the province an...
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...
Jul 12th, 2017
Cigarette butts are the most common litter item found on Lake Huron beaches -Lake Huron Centre for Coastal Conservation photo Let’s get the butts off the beach! From Environmental Defence Join us on Friday, July 21 at 10:00 a.m. to get the butts off Wasaga Beach! Cigarette butts, that is. Did y...
Jul 7th, 2017
News release from Keep Hydro Public After months of community involvement, on July 7, 2017, Wasaga Beach council voted unanimously to keep Wasaga Distribution Inc. (WDI) public. With the help of the Keep Hydro Public Coalition, local residents successfully pressured their municipal council to retain ...
Jul 6th, 2017
Collingwood Enterprise Bulletin After months of research and public consultation, Wasaga Beach council unanimously decided to retain and grow Wasaga Distribution Inc. Council wasn’t slated to make a decision about the utility provider until a special meeting on July 18. However, during another specia...
Feb 23rd, 2017
Nina Bifolchi says she’s following her obligations to represent residents By Ian Adams Wasaga Sun Wasaga’s deputy mayor says she’ll continue to ask questions in the best interests of the community, even if the answers prove to be embarrassing. In a statement issued Feb. 22 in response to counci...
Feb 21st, 2017
Comments on Wasaga Beach, Beach Management Proposed Secondary Plan EBR # 012-9248 AWARE Simcoe is a citizens’ group that works to protect water, the environment, health, and food land through transparency and accountability in government. Please visit our website www.aware-simcoe.ca. The Federal Gove...
Jan 25th, 2017
Andrew McNeill says ‘common practice’ to reach out to consultants for input on RFPs By Ian Adams Wasaga Sun Wasaga Beach officials met with the consultant brought in to lead the downtown master planning process months before they were hired to find out what went wrong with a previous visi...
Jan 25th, 2017
Integrity report sparks clashes, threat from mayor to clear the room by Catherine Thompson 977 the beach A Wasaga Beach councillor wants sanctions to be brought against the town’s Deputy Mayor. Integrity Commissioner Robert Swayze presented his report to council on Tuesday night to do with comp...