Feb 28th, 2019
From the Federation of Ontario Cottagers’ Associations When the Province replaced the Ontario Municipal Board with the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (LPAT) in 2018, they created a Support Centre to provide information and guidance for participating in the land use planning and appeal process. ...
Feb 26th, 2019
Get your comment in – deadline is midnight, Thursday February 28, 2019 AWARE News Network The following is the Simcoe County Greenbelt Coalition submission on the Conservative government’s proposed changes to the Growth Plan that address policies it sees as “potential barriers to th...
Feb 15th, 2019
This forum is set for Friday February 22 – an incorrect date was published. AWARE Simcoe regrets the error. From the Simcoe County Greenbelt Coalition Housing Supply Forum What: Four speakers will examine Housing in our Communities – Supply, Affordability and Key Considerations When: Frid...
Feb 12th, 2019
The Hine’s Emerald Dragonfly is globally endangered, surviving in Canada only in the Minesing Wetlands, in Clearview, Essa and Springwater Townships. -Chris Evans photo Massive insect decline could have ‘catastrophic’ environmental impact, study says By Euan McKirdy, CNN February 12...
Feb 4th, 2019
Retired provincial planner Victor Doyle speaks in Guelph. -AWARE Simcoe photo Land-use planning may have a 25-year horizon, but ‘when we pave the landscape, that’s forever’ By Kate Harries AWARE News Network The focus of a meeting to stop Bill 66 changed – given the withdrawal of t...
Jan 28th, 2019
by Shane MacDonald Innisfil Journal Innisfil councillor comments re Bill 66: “The cost of this open for business — the risks to our lake, our wetlands, our greenbelt — they are too high,” said Coun. Donna Orsatti. “I’m not open for business.” Mayor Lynn Dollin mused it would be tempting to use an OFB...