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 ...
Jun 7th, 2015
from 350.org Canada needs an energy economy that respects Free Prior and Informed consent of Indigenous frontline communities and creates good, green jobsfor workers. It is morally indefensible for us to continue to pursue an economic growth strategy that brings our climate closer to an irreversible ...
Jun 1st, 2015
The following are the comments I submitted to the Ontario government on its 2015 Provincial Co-ordinated Review: There are four essential elements to supporting life in Ontario and the world: – Clean air – Clean water – Healthy food – Adequate housing T...