Jan 16th, 2019
York Region municipalities wade into debate over Ontario’s ‘Open for Business’ act by Kim Zarzour Richmond Hill Liberal Gloria Marsh can’t believe that, at her age, she is fighting this battle all over again. Twenty years ago, the Richmond Hill resident was arrested and spent severa...
Jan 16th, 2019
AWARE News Network The following are the changes being proposed for the Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe, affecting settlement area boundary expansions, intensification and density targets, Official Plan Amendments and much more. For full details, follow the links to the Environmental Reg...
Jan 15th, 2019
Brant MPP Will Bouma By Adam Ballah and Margaret Prophet, Simcoe County Greenbelt Coalition There has been a lot of controversy recently regarding Premier Ford’s proposed Bill 66, also called “An Act to Restore Ontario’s Competitiveness”. On the surface, it is presented as a way to increase employmen...
Dec 9th, 2018
Premier Doug Ford By Edward Keenan Toronto Star December 7 2018 Pretty much everyone hates “red tape.” The problem is, we don’t all agree on what it is. I mean, to me, the phrase calls to mind layers of useless paperwork that must be filled out in triplicate and filed in person to 27 different depart...
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...