Jun 26th, 2020
AWARE News Network — June 25 2020 — Springwater council voted 4-3 last week to rescind a March 25 2020 bylaw that delegated its authority to CAO Jeff Schmidt during the COVID-19 pandemic. The return to pre-COVID 19 governance was not intended as a criticism of Schmidt, said Councillor Ani...
May 3rd, 2020
Tiny Council meets virtually Have an opinion you want to share with council? North Simcoe municipalities will let you participate in meetings virtually by Andrew Mendler Midland Mirror April 30 2020 Residents in Penetanguishene and Tiny Township will now be able to participate in council meetings ele...
Apr 17th, 2020
Queen’s University Public Health Sciences Current Master of Public Student student Izabelle Siqueira spoke out against provincial government budget cuts to public health in a letter to the editor published in Kingston’s The Whig Standard newspaper April 16, 2019 entitled “Public hea...
Apr 15th, 2020
Apr 2nd, 2020
Springwater council practices distancing in special session, attended remotely by some councillors. In the council chamber, from left, CAO Jeff Scmidt, Councillor Perry Ritchie, Mayor Don Allen and Deputy Mayor Jennifer Coughlin. Clerk Renee Ainsworth has her back to the camera. By Kate Harries AWAR...
Mar 5th, 2020
Deputy Mayor Jennifer Coughlin By Kate Harries Springwater News Springwater Township is taking a hard look at its Integrity Commissioner’s functions. A motion put forward by Deputy Mayor Jennifer Coughlin at the February 19 2020 meeting of council calls for staff to seek proposals for the services of...
Mar 2nd, 2020
Councillor Shawn Scott says move encourages engagement by citizens By Frank Matys Orillia Today Depending on who is weighing in, government transparency is either alive and well in Oro-Medonte or under increasing threat. Township resident Gene Stein is among those raising concerns that the latter is...
Feb 27th, 2020
Oro-Medonte’s ‘devious’ decision to stop live streaming of its municipal meetings leaves local resident fuming Letter from Holly Levinte, Oro-Medonte to OrilliaMatters Until this week, I didn’t think there was anything more this council could/would do that would prove to me the devi...
Feb 24th, 2020
Video broadcast of Oro-Medonte Council AWARE News Network The following alerts have been issued by AWARE Oro-Medonte From AWARE Oro-Medonte February 23 2020 To the residents of Oro-Medonte, A followup to the email below. We would like to thank all the people who have written to O-M council with their...
Feb 23rd, 2020
One of three proposed agglomerations AWARE News Network Simcoe County is to consider a plan that would transform the way local councils relate to the upper tier of municipal government, and how citizens participate in local representation. A February 14 2020 report from CAO Mark Aitken and Clerk John...