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...
Sep 14th, 2018
Cal Patterson Municipality maintains there are no restrictive covenants on further development at Marlwood by Ian Adams Wasaga Sun September 12 2018 Wasaga Beach’s former mayor has stepped forward and into the middle of a dispute between the owner of a Wasaga Beach golf course and the people who live...
Sep 7th, 2018
Nina Bifolchi at the recent launch of her campaign to be elected mayor of Wasaga Beach AWARE News Network Wasaga Beach Deputy Mayor Nina Bifolchi, now running for the position of mayor, has posted on her website an account of her past four years as a member of the Wasaga Beach Town Council. She raise...