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...
Dec 27th, 2019
By Bill French Springwater News Mayor Allen in the last SN edition noted the feedback from the Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks (MECP) in regard to the Part II bump up orders requested by a number of parties that were concerned about the negative impact of the Midhurst Secondary Pl...
Dec 27th, 2019
Margaret Atwood, MRA’s biggest sponsor From the Midhurst Ratepayers Association December 12 2019 As some of you may remember, the MRA submitted an appeal (Part II Order/Bump Up) of the Environmental Assessment that was conducted to determine potential environmental impacts caused by the Midhur...
Dec 9th, 2019
Growth never pays for itself and the cost is even worse in rural areas like Springwater, as everything starts from scratch By Bill French I attended the Public Statutory Meeting on the new Official Plan being developed by the Township of Springwater to gather further information as the Township moves...
Nov 22nd, 2019
AWARE News Network Environment Minister Jeff Yurek has turned down five bump-up applications that would have ordered the Midhurst Secondary Plan proponents to address specific environmental issues under Part II of the Environmental Assessment Act. 20191122—Letter-from-Jeff Yurek-re-MSP-EA Yurek...
Nov 20th, 2019
Ontario Auditor General Bonnie Lysyk found Ontario’s home warranty agency ‘favoured the interests of builders at the expense of homebuyers’ Tarion Warranty Corporation has overseen the industry for the past 40 years The Canadian Press Ontario has announced changes for new home warr...