Jun 4th, 2014
By Kate Harries AWARE News Network MIDHURST – The public has been shut out of the process to approve Simcoe County’s Official Plan, the Ontario Municipal Board heard Monday in presentations from several citizens’ groups. The groups – AWARE Simcoe, the Simcoe County Federation of Agriculture, Ontario ...
May 27th, 2014
Rebuttal of Mayor Linda Collins’ comments on the Midhurst Secondary Plan By David Strachan – Midhurst resident Thank you, Madame Mayor, for your insight into the Township’s plans for growth in Midhurst. (Springwater News, May 8). I believe that you genuinely “would like to get it right’, ...
May 26th, 2014
The following letter was sent to the Barrie Examiner. We at AWARE Simcoe feel compelled to defend the Midhurst Ratepayers’ Association from the unjust accusations in the letter from Cheryl Shindruk of Geranium Corporation and the Midhurst Landowners Group. First, the idea of characterizing the MRA as...
May 22nd, 2014
My View – It was great to see the two articles from Mayor Collins in the last edition of Springwater News. I have no real problem with Mayor Collin’s comments on the former Suncor (Petrocan) property at the main intersection in Elmvale. I only question why Suncor was given a tax break on what i...
May 21st, 2014
Community control over planning a long-standing priority for NDP candidate News release from Ontario NDP York-Simcoe Ontario NDP Candidate for York-Simcoe Laura Bowman is committing to working with the community in South Simcoe to implement the ‘Vision for Simcoe County’ that residents of...
May 14th, 2014
By David Hughes Northumberland Today Wednesday, May 14, 2014In 1973, Oregon State passed a law to protect farmland and they drew a circle around every town and city in order to curtail urban sprawl. This was at the height of suburbamania when “new towns” were spreading like spilt milk ac...
May 8th, 2014
Letter to the Springwater News from Mayor Linda Colllins In a continued effort to maintain the facts and clear the air about the plans for the Midhurst Growth, I offer the following. This Council is trying to get it right! We are not rushing items forward. The Township of Springwater must follow proc...
May 7th, 2014
Barrie Examiner SPRINGWATER TWP. – Green Party of Ontario Leader Mike Schreiner stopped on the campaign trail Wednesday to address supporters in a farm field near Midhurst where the local residents association is fighting developers who want to turn farmland into subdivisions. ...
May 7th, 2014
My View – During my career I had the opportunity of living in some nice cities and enjoyed it very much. I spent two years in London, England living in the Kensington High Street area in a lovely 3 bedroom flat. I lived for a year in Santa Monica in a beautiful Condo Complex at Marina […...
May 3rd, 2014
Letter to the Barrie Examiner (Re: ‘Midhurst residents seeking responsible growth’ in the May 1 edition of the Examiner – see below) This letter from Sandy Buxton of the Midhurst Residents Association (MRA) contains so many errors of fact it has hard to know where to begin in refu...