Mar 27th, 2015
By Sara Carson Innisfil Journal There are 93 settlement areas listed in the County of Simcoe’s proposed official plan and they range from rural hamlets to villages and towns. “The hamlets and villages, in all likelihood, at most you may see a lot, here or there developed. It’s not going to bring on v...
Mar 26th, 2015
By Laurie Watt Barrie Advance Simcoe County staff have found an error in a $380,000 study on the labour force — a study that said the county is a net importer of workers. Two weeks ago, the county released the final labour market study report by Miller Dickinson Blais that examined commuting patterns...
Mar 26th, 2015
AWARE News Network Public consultation on the Ontario government’s coordinated land use planning review is under way. One of a series of regional town hall meetings is to be held in Barrie, on Wednesday April 1 2015 at the Army, Navy & Air Force Club,
7 George St., Open House 6-7pm, Meeting 7-9pm...
Mar 25th, 2015
From Earthroots, EcoSpark, Ontario Nature and STORM The Oak Ridges Moraine Conservation Plan, Greenbelt Plan, Niagara Escarpment Plan and Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe play a key role in protecting over 720,000 hectares of land extending around the province’s most populated region from...
Mar 25th, 2015
Considerations for the 10-year review From the Neptis Foundation In order to contribute to the 10-year review of the Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe, Neptis has prepared a discussion paper explaining key features of the Plan, highlighting questions surrounding its implementation, and pre...
Mar 24th, 2015
By Ian Adams Wasaga Sun CLEARVIEW Twp. — A development proposed for land beside the Collingwood Regional Airport has taken its first tentative steps toward receiving regulatory approval. On Monday night, Clearview Township held a public meeting on an official plan amendment that could lead to the dev...
Mar 19th, 2015
from County of Simcoe website The County of Simcoe will be hosting two Public Information Sessions on the status of the County Official Plan that was adopted in 2013 by County Council. The Official Plan is currently under appeal at the Ontario Municipal Board. The Public Information Sessions will tak...
Mar 12th, 2015
By Ian Adams Wasaga Sun The process of developing a strategic vision for the main beachfront area could end up playing second fiddle to the creation of a downtown core. On Tuesday, councillors were given an overview on the work that had gone into Opportunity Wasaga, the name given to the strategic vi...
Mar 11th, 2015
By Ian McInroy, Barrie Examiner A Simcoe County committee project looking at ways to get area residents into the workforce is being considered by county councillors. The Simcoe County 2015-19 Labour Market Strategy is a project by the county’s Ontario Works, the economic development department ...
Jan 4th, 2015
By Roberta Bell Orillia Packet & Times COLDWATER – Bolstering economic development in the region is going to be a challenge, but it’s one municipal politicians and their supporters hope to work with the provincial government on this year. Simcoe County is large and the concerns of constitu...