Aug 13th, 2019
Joe Vaccaro By John Bleasby Daily Commercial News The Ontario Home Builders’ Association (OHBA) will return to the Blue Mountain Village and Conference Centre in Collingwood, two hours north of Toronto, for its 2019 Conference and Awards of Distinction. The three-day event, starting Sept. 22, will pr...
Jul 29th, 2019
Lake Erie’s green algal blooms — often attributed to agricultural pollution — have in some years caused thousands of dead fish to wash up on our shores. Most Canadians seem unaware of the lake’s newfound legal rights. But it begs the question of whether Ontario farmers bear responsibility for t...
Jun 20th, 2019
Mayor Harry Hughes Citizen makes official request for township to institute a registry of lobbyists; ‘My choice was to either be at a significant disadvantage or to accept donations,’ says mayor By Jessica Owen Orillia Matters Does money equal influence? A concerned citizen in Oro-Medonte...
Jun 13th, 2019
By Michael Sasso Bloomberg Investors from Singapore to Toronto are wondering why North America’s vaunted urban sprawl ebbed before the billions they pumped into a giant “land banking” firm could pay off. Walton Group of Companies, a Calgary-based real estate firm that had delivered 12 per cent annual...
Jun 12th, 2019
Councillor Jack Hanna by Kate Harries AWARE News Network Springwater Council has granted three-year extensions of the approval of draft plans for five subdivisions in the Midhurst Secondary Plan area. The subdivisions were approved by the Ontario Municipal Board on October 29 2014, with differing con...
Jun 12th, 2019
Burlington’s Marianne Meed Ward, Rick Bonnette of Halton Hills, Oakville’s Rob Burton and Gordon Krantz of Milton By Roland Cilliers InsideHalton.com Bill 108 the More Homes, More Choice Act, 2019 was passed by the Ontario government June 6. Described by the provincial government as its p...
Jun 6th, 2019
The Least Bittern is assessed as ‘threatened’ on Ontario’s Species at Risk list – which means it lives here in the wild and is not yet endangered, but is likely to become so if steps are not taken to address factors threatening it. -Brandon Trentler photo Endangered species to...