Jun 26th, 2020
Those were the days: Danny Beaton at Gate 3 of the Site 41 Unity Protest Camp in Tiny Township, on August 14 2009. -Doug Glynn photo By John Bacher Sierra Club Canada — June 22, 2020 One of the great victories of the environmental movement of Ontario is now under attack — the Simcoe County […...
Jun 13th, 2020
Letter from Robert Wagner, Phelpston June 6 2020 In reference to the article which appeared in today’s edition of the Toronto Star, I note that the County’s spokesperson was Debbie Korolnek, General Manager of Engineering, Planning and Environment. Just to place Ms. Korolnek’s asser...
Jun 6th, 2020
AWARE News Network The Toronto Star takes a look at Simcoe County’s plan to locate a waste-processing facility in the heart of a pristine 200-acre woodland, the county’s request to the Municipal Affairs Minister Steve Clark for a Minister’s Zoning Order (MZO) to fast-track approval ...
May 30th, 2020
By Mike Nickerson If the clash of differing opinions brings forth the light of truth, Michael Moor’s new film, Planet of the Humans, will trigger revelations. There has been a clash! The film implies that the fossil energy required to build solar and wind generating equipment is greater than the amo...
May 21st, 2020
Ontario Farmland Trust photo Steamrolling the way for development, behind closed doors from Ontario Nature While Ontarians grapple with the social and economic impacts of a global pandemic, the Government of Ontario is quietly setting the stage for development projects to proceed without public consu...
May 3rd, 2020
Simcoe County’s solicitor Marshall Green Letter to Springwater News from R.W. Wagner, Springwater I note some misleading comments in the “County Council Highlights” which were presented by the County to Springwater News in its edition dated April 30. In those comments, County Staff...
May 3rd, 2020
Freele Tract AWARE Simcoe note about MZOs (Ministerial Zoning Orders): The Planning Act gives the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing the authority to zone any property in the province. Zoning orders were used in areas of Northern Ontario where there was no local municipality or local zoning b...
Apr 29th, 2020
Freele Tract – C. Rutherford photo Friends of Simcoe Forests Outraged as County of Simcoe uses COVID-19 in effort to avoid LPAT hearing over the proposed waste processing complex in the Freele County Forest News release from the Friends of Simcoe Forests The County of Simcoe is using the COVI...
Apr 21st, 2020
About 8 waste collection staff have been in self-isolation with symptoms of illness whether or not related to COVID-19: county official By Jessica Owen April 16 2020 Editor’s note: As a separated city, Barrie takes care of its own waste collection. The County of Simcoe, however, handles wastes ...
Apr 18th, 2020
A rendering of the proposed ERRC on Horseshoe Valley Road. ‘If we look at David and Goliath as an analogy, they’re taking away our slingshot and our rock,’ says one of the opponents of the Horseshoe Valley Road project ]By: Jessica Owen Orillia Matters With funding for the County of Simc...