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...
Jun 17th, 2014
Town will be on the hook for any lawsuits related to site By Jenni Dunning Midland Mirror MIDLAND – The Town of Midland has officially approved the purchase of the former Unimin property for $3.4 million, but some councillors are concerned the agreement leaves the town vulnerable to lawsuits. The pur...
Dec 5th, 2013
Heather Wright, CTV Barrie With Faurecia in Bradford announcing it will close – leaving 550 people out of work – there are new worries about the manufacturing sector in our region. Come February, those workers will be added to Ontario’s unemployment list. That’s when operations at Faureci...
Dec 4th, 2013
CTV News A Bradford plant with more than 500 workers is shutting its doors in 2015. Faurecia North America told its workers today the Bradford seat mechanisms and frames plant will close in mid-2015. Stacie Tong, director of communications for Faurecia North America, says the plant has been hit by an...
Dec 2nd, 2013
By Peter Criscione Brampton Guardian Brampton Brick says it is working to scoop up a concrete and masonry company that recently went into receivership. The deal could be worth up to $14 million and includes a state-of-the-art facility located in Simcoe County. Over the weekend, Brampton Brick, Canad...
Feb 23rd, 2013
By Morgan Ian Adams, Collingwood Enterprise-Bulletin January 20, 2013 COLLINGWOOD – Ontario Liberal leadership candidate Kathleen Wynne says she supports giving municipalities more autonomy when it comes to siting green energy projects. In a stop at the studios of local radio station 97.7 The...
Feb 2nd, 2013
Lack of proper zoning protection loses valuable space to developer pressure JIM STANFORD Globe and Mail Jan. 28 2013Canada’s housing bubble has already set off many alarm bells. Economists fret over the risks of sky-high home prices, excessive consumer debt and the overbuilding of new condominiums.Bu...
Oct 30th, 2012
Local companies lose bus contractBy Laurie Watt Barrie Advance Oct 25, 2012 SIMCOE COUNTY - A provincial tendering process is throwing long-time local school bus companies under the bus, says Simcoe North MPP Garfield Dunlop....