Feb 7th, 2018
by John Edwards Collingwood Connection The Town of Collingwood is currently $36 million in debt. Councillors received a financial update during the strategic initiatives committee meeting on Feb. 5. Mike Switzer said the town’s debt management policy is calling for no new debt until the ratio of debt...
Aug 18th, 2017
Letter to the Barrie Examiner from Mayor Jeff Lehman August 18 2017 Re: ‘Lehman throws support behind HST increase’ I wanted to clarify my position on the need for more municipal revenue. I’m sending this letter because I was not specific enough with my comments to the Examiner as r...
Dec 9th, 2016
Adjala-Tosorontio councillor questions CAO’s mileage payments By Brad Pritchard Alliston Herald An Adjala-Tosorontio councillor is raising new questions about how public money is being spent at the township. Ward 1 Coun. Floyd Pinto is criticizing the monthly mileage expense reports filed by chief ad...
Mar 19th, 2016
Our Town Council met on Monday March 7, 2016. The gallery was full, some regulars, lots of community volunteers, some new faces wanting to see how our Council operates, and even Deputy Warden Dowdall. Well, they put on quite the show Monday night! And no wonder, Grants and Donations have been a hot t...
Mar 2nd, 2016
New Tecumseth Free Press The 32 members of Simcoe County councillors cost ratepayers $759,241 in salaries and expenses in 2015, according to the annual treasurer’s report. Simcoe County Warden Warden Gerry Marshall topped out $76,734, including his $67,075 annual salary. Deputy Warden Terry Dow...
Apr 22nd, 2015
By Katherine Ward CTV News Barrie The mayor of Wasaga Beach is defending the town’s decision to seek the purchase of seven properties along the municipality’s main drag. Brian Smith says the town has seen a downward spiral in the number of tourists coming to Wasaga Beach each year. Something he hope...
Apr 20th, 2015
New Tecumseth Free Press Online Every month, New Tecumseth’s finance department produces the running tally of all invoices paid out for that period called the Cheque Summary Report. Up until about 2004, it was published monthly as part of the regular public council agenda, but was pulled withou...
Feb 13th, 2015
By Brad Pritchard Alliston Herald ADJALA-TOSORONTIO – An Adjala-Tosorontio councillor believes the township needs to take a stronger stance over a company’s proposal to create a large gravel pit south of Everett. Ward 3 Coun. Bob Meadows, whose ward contains the property of the proposed pit, sa...
Jan 27th, 2015
Simcoe County news release Simcoe County Council today approved a $432-million budget for 2015, which focuses on major capital expenditures, including County roads and related infrastructure, housing, and facilities. The 2015 budget ensures the County remains on a path of long-term fiscal stability,...
Nov 9th, 2012
By Nicolas Van Praet National Post Nov 6, 2012MONTREAL — Police raided the Laval, Que. offices of U.S. Fortune-500 company Aecom Technology Corp.and TSX-traded Genivar Inc. as allegations of kickbacks and corruption that have shaken the province seep into the capital markets....