Jul 18th, 2018
Ian Adams Wasaga Sun Wasaga Beach’s long-time chief administrative officer has retired. During a special council meeting on July 18, following a two-and-a-half-hour session behind closed doors, councillors accepted the “early retirement” of George Vadeboncoeur. Vadeboncoeur was appointed the town’s C...
Jul 10th, 2018
Letter of Intent between Town and FRAM from Nina Bifolchi campaign website Please note: this post is in my opinion only. LOI – Letter of Intent RFEOI – Request for expression of interest RFP – Request for proposal If elected as your Mayor on October 22, 2018, I will support a review/audit of all act...
Apr 6th, 2018
Benjamin Dasti of Ontario Parks Wasaga Beach office – Ian Adams/Metroland photo Pretty River Provincial Park is a magnet for mountain bikers, an activity that’s putting pressure on the park by Ian Adams Wasaga Sun It features one of the highest points on the Niagara Escarpment, and more than 40...
Mar 26th, 2018
Nottawasaga River AWARE News Network A flurry of outrage has been the response of Simcoe County politicians and planners to the province’s proposed expansion of the Greenbelt. The report from Clearview (see below) is an example. The CBC Radio interview with Gord Wauchope (scroll down for link)...
Mar 17th, 2018
Springwater DM Don Allen By Kate Harries AWARE News Network Simcoe County councillors have voted overwhelmingly once again not to provide funds so local First Nations and Metis can engage in consultation on an archaeological management plan (AMP). On Tuesday March 13 2018, council voted 21-8 (a weigh...
Mar 17th, 2018
Developers Driving the Simcoe County Bus The comment period for the Province’s Growing the Greenbelt study areas proposal closed March 7. Simcoe County and most of the local municipalities are almost frothing at the mouth in opposition. They claim all the various existing pieces of legislation and of...
Mar 1st, 2018
AWARE News Network The March 7 deadline is fast approaching for you to let the government know what you think about expanding the Greenbelt into Simcoe County. Here’s a map of the area to be studied (we’re not at the stage of defining an expanded greenbelt yet). This is a simple explanation of what y...
Feb 3rd, 2018
Paddlers make their way through the Minesing Wetlands in Springwater, just west of Barrie. – Nature Conservancy phot0 Barrie Advance Already one of the largest and least disturbed wetlands in Ontario, even more land along the Minesing Wetlands could soon be protected. The Nature Conservancy of ...