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...
May 27th, 2015
AWARE News Network From AWARE Simcoe’s submission on the 2015 Coordinated Planning Review “While well intentioned, the Growth Plan, Greenbelt Plan, Oak Ridges Moraine Conservation Plan and Niagara Escarpment Plan have not served to adequately protect water, food land and ecological health...
May 21st, 2015
County set to approve Honda OPA for next phase of current, future expansion New Tecumseth Free Press Online Honda of Canada Manufacturing (HCM)’s application to amend New Tecumseth’s Official Plan (OPA 50) and Zoning bylaw is scheduled for a May 26th Simcoe County council vote. The County...
May 17th, 2015
By Brad Pritchard Alliston Herald The hamlet of Everett will be allowed to grow bigger over the next two decades. Simcoe County council has approved a population increase from developer John Barzo, who owns lands within Everett’s settlement area in the community’s north end. A total of 1,952 addition...
Apr 17th, 2015
By Ian McInroy, Barrie Examiner Simcoe County wants residents to know more about its Official Plan (OP) and how it will affect them. To that end, the county is hosting two public information sessions on the status and approval process of its OP on Monday, April 20 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and again from...
Apr 12th, 2015
AWARE News Network AWARE Simcoe has been voicing concerns since 2012 about the lack of public consultation during the preparation of the revised Simcoe County Official Plan currently before the Ontario Municipal Board. Participant input at the OMB hearing was cut off several months ago even though t...
Apr 9th, 2015
One of my key points during last Fall’s election campaign was Agriculture. As soon as I was elected I requested to be the Simcoe County representative on the Simcoe County Federation of Agriculture and I am also an alternate on the County Agricultural Liaison Committee. Farming is the key economic dr...
Apr 3rd, 2015
By Simcoe County Warden Gerry Marshall Barrie Examiner Spring is here and I look forward to another successful green season of events, festivals, tourism and outdoor activities across our county. As warmer weather arrives, projects heat up at the County of Simcoe. Our planning department is responsi...