Mar 15th, 2019
AWARE News Network Simcoe County Council holds a special meeting next week, to consider the governance review launched by the Ontario government. Here is the agenda. Note listed correspondence for useful background on communications between the province and the county. Special Council and Committee o...
Mar 5th, 2019
Clause proposed for Springwater already adopted by Tiny, Clearview, Midland and Penetanguishene A code of conduct is being proposed for Springwater Township that would curtail councillors’ freedom to speak at hearings that make key decisions on land use and development. A clause in the code developed...
Feb 4th, 2019
Retired provincial planner Victor Doyle speaks in Guelph. -AWARE Simcoe photo Land-use planning may have a 25-year horizon, but ‘when we pave the landscape, that’s forever’ By Kate Harries AWARE News Network The focus of a meeting to stop Bill 66 changed – given the withdrawal of t...
Jan 28th, 2019
by Ian Adams Wasaga Sun Wasaga Beach is dropping four committees created during the previous council term. Committees tasked with overseeing the downtown management master plan, the community hub, the campaign to get a high school, and the tourism and event advisory committee have been disbanded. Of ...
Jan 27th, 2019
Hosted by Keep Simcoe Beautiful Tuesday February 5 7-9 pm We did it, Simcoe County! Following the news from the Ontario Government that it won’t be proceeding with Schedule 10 of Bill 66, the original Bill 66 Town Hall event has been modified. Instead of a Town Hall, please join us in a Communi...
Jan 25th, 2019
by Ian Adams Wasaga Sun Wasaga Beach’s mayor is on the defensive after allegations that one of the potential locations for a casino could put her in a conflict of interest. Mayor Nina Bifolchi opened council’s Jan. 22 meeting of the committee of the whole with a “transparency disclosure,”...
Jan 24th, 2019
The Ford government withdrew Schedule 10 of Bill 66 yesterday, which still leaves much of this omnibus bill on the order paper. Each schedule – there are 12 – targets a different ministry. It’s the section dealing with land-use planning under the municipal affairs and housing ministry that is gone. T...