Apr 2nd, 2020
Cleared trees – AWARE Simcoe file photo By Kate Harries AWARE News Network Is tree clearing part of the development process? Not according to Springwater. If it is development, a request by the developer Geranium to be allowed to clear 1 hectare of land (2.5 acres) to provide for access to the ...
Mar 19th, 2020
Location of retirement complex east of Elmvale planned by a non-profit group. Separately, a seniors’ care provider company is proposing a complex on Bayfield St. By Kate Harries AWARE News Network Two proposals for seniors’ facilities in Springwater Township were under discussion recently by l...
Feb 27th, 2020
The Canadian Press Canada’s old-fashioned city sewer systems dumped nearly 900 billion litres of raw sewage into this country’s waterways over five years, enough to fill up an Olympic-sized swimming pool more than 355,000 times. The amount of raw sewage being vented is increasing every ye...
Jan 26th, 2020
From BTC The Be the Change Film Series (BTC) has become a Collingwood institution. Now in its 12th year, BTC has added a month on either end, extending the season from September to May. BTC screens environmentally and socially conscious movies at 5pm and 7:30pm every third Wednesday of the month at t...
Jan 21st, 2020
By Rob Ferguson Toronto Star Critics are blasting a proposal from Premier Doug Ford’s government to let developers hire and pay their own building inspectors, bypassing municipal inspectors in a bid to speed construction. Industry sources said the idea is to create a special training program to certi...
Jan 19th, 2020
by Ian Adams Collingwood Connection A Collingwood councillor wants to see stricter rules when it comes to having big homes replace smaller ones. Coun. Yvonne Hamlin, following a concern about an infill project presented to council’s development and operations committee, suggested the perception is th...