Nov 8th, 2017
New Tecumseth Free Press Online Simcoe County and the Building Industry and Land Development Association (BILD) reached a settlement recently on the latter group’s appeal of the upper tier’s updated development charges, knocking $625 off the per unit rate for single and semi detached home...
Nov 2nd, 2017
Before the clearcutting: Beeton Woods in spring Legal action continues to collect funds regarding effort to save Beeton Woods AWARE Simcoe news release Once again, Simcoe County Council has decided to use its considerable resources to try to extract funds from AWARE Simcoe, a citizens’ group that wor...
Oct 31st, 2017
Letter from Cindy Mercer, Springwater I was very interested and intrigued to read that the County of Simcoe submitted a bid to invite Amazon to build their new facility in Simcoe County. The County website states “Simcoe County meets all of the key requirements to satisfy the needs of Amazon HQ2.” In...
Oct 24th, 2017
News release from Ontario Nature Today, the Environmental Commissioner of Ontario raised serious concerns about the government’s willingness and ability to protect endangered plants and animals across the province. Hundreds upon hundreds of harmful activities are going forward without any government ...
Oct 19th, 2017
Simcoe County news release The County of Simcoe is open for business and received support from the Government of Ontario towards the County’s efforts to secure the development of Amazon’s newest North American facility within Simcoe County borders. Amazon, which currently has Canadian loc...
Oct 12th, 2017
Rod Northey from the Midhurst Ratepayers’ Association Over the summer, your MRA continued fighting to protect and preserve our beloved village. Right now, the Township is awaiting feedback from the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change (MOECC) on the DRAFT Environmental Status Report (...
Oct 3rd, 2017
Simcoe County Greenbelt Coalition submission to the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry The Simcoe County Greenbelt Coalition represents 30 community groups from across Simcoe and the province that have agreed in principle that the Greenbelt needs to expand into Simcoe County to ensure ...
Oct 1st, 2017
UPDATE: Link to submission from the Simcoe County Greenbel Coalition AWARE News Network Ontario Nature is calling on you to urge Kathryn McGarry, Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry, to guide stronger protection for nature across the Greater Golden Horseshoe (GGH)! The decisions made now will ...
Sep 4th, 2017
Province’s new plan for Greater Golden Horseshoe would protect a continuous base of agricultural land By AINSLIE CRUICKSHANK Toronto Star The whiz of cars on Kennedy Rd. cuts through the sound of crickets singing and wind rustling through soy fields at Empringham Farms. The busy north-south corridor ...
Aug 30th, 2017
by Andrew Mendler Midland Mirror Over the past four years the Town of Midland has discharged 1.3 million litres of raw sewage into Georgian Bay. During severe storms, the sanitary sewer system gets overwhelmed by the inflow of storm water, given the fact that some storm sewers and sump pumps are impr...