Jan 9th, 2019
Collingwood Councillor Deb Doherty makes a point at Tuesday’s meeting in Midhurst. -AWARE Simcoe photo Concerns include loss of protection, lack of transparency By Kate Harries AWARE News Network Concern and even alarm were the predominant sentiments expressed at a Midhurst meeting on Bill 66 h...
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 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 6th, 2018
News release from Wasaga Beach George Vadeboncoeur is the Town of Wasaga Beach’s new chief administrative officer. Council appointed Vadeboncoeur to the position on December 6, 2018. “We are pleased to have George once again be a part of our team,” Mayor Nina Bifolchi said. “George is an experienced ...
Dec 5th, 2018
AWARE News Network The former Simcoe County warden has lost his job as interim CAO of Wasaga Beach. Newly-installed Mayor Nina Bifolchi made the announcement today in a news release. “Gerry joined us at the town towards the end of the last term of council when our long- term chief administrator retir...
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 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 ...
Oct 11th, 2018
Lack of transparency on casino project Bifolchi statement October 11 2018 Kudos to Past Mayor Cal Patterson, along with staff members George Vadeboncoeur and Jenny Legget who deserve the credit for the Casino coming to Wasaga Beach. It was them who created great relationships with the OLG representat...
Sep 19th, 2018
Piles of wood chips mark the site of what was a mature hardwood forest. There is no indication of any farming activity since the clear-cutting in December, 2015. By Kate Harries AWARE News Network ‘Favoured’ and “non-favoured’ municipal election candidates are listed on an Oro-Medonte website – it co...