Sep 25th, 2018
From left, Scott Jermey, Ralph Hough, John Crawford, Harry Hughes, Sandy Agnew, Peter Beacock and Kelly Kramer. -AWARE Simcoe photo CORRECTION: Harry Hughes advises that he was misquoted. This report has been changed accordingly. AWARE Simcoe regrets the error. By Kate Harries AWARE News Network The ...
Apr 11th, 2018
‘All this money is coming out of our pockets’ Letter to New Tecumseth Free Press Online from Annette Bays, Loretto Once again, while attending the Adjala Tosorontio council meeting this Monday night, I noticed a contentious spending issue I felt compelled to speak on. A committee made up ...
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 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...
Apr 22nd, 2017
in Counter Solutions — by Samuel Alexander What does genuine economic progress look like? The orthodox answer is that a bigger economy is always better, but this idea is increasingly strained by the knowledge that, on a finite planet, the economy can’t grow for ever. But what is a steady-state econom...
Mar 10th, 2016
Springwater News Materials Management Facility (MMF) and Organics Processing Facility (OPF) The County of Simcoe announced its preferred location for a new MMF and OPF facility at 2976 Horseshoe Valley Road east of CR27. The facility would become a major transfer of waste and recyclables from the ind...
Dec 21st, 2015
Simcoe County news release The County of Simcoe is pleased to announce the launch of its new Arts, Culture and Heritage (Build, Natural and Environmental) Grant Program. The program, which was recently approved by County Council on December 8, 2015, aligns with the County’s goals to grow, suppo...
Nov 30th, 2015
The idea that talented people need to be incentivised to work to the best of their abilities by obscene salaries and bonuses is toxic at many levels By Fintan O’Toole Irish Times In the delicious recent documentary I Believe in Miracles, there’ s a clip of Brian Clough (English football player and ma...
Sep 24th, 2015
from the David Suzuki Foundation The federal leaders’ debate on the economy focused on important issues — jobs, deficits, infrastructure spending, pipelines, climate change — but no one talked about a different vision for Canada’s economy. What if we challenged our leaders to answer the ...