Aug 24th, 2018
Lake Simcoe Watch response from Barrie Advance I am a wife, mother, small business owner … and I love this city! My significant work experience and knowledge of municipal and provincial governments, not-for-profits (homelessness), entrepreneurship, seniors health and community mental wellness a...
Feb 20th, 2018
Alliston encroachment? New Tecumseth Free Press Online Essa Township is joining with its neighbour, Adjala Tosorontio, in opposition to the provoincial government’s proposed expansion of the greenbelt protection zone along the Nottawasaga River corridor. A report to council on tomorrow night&...
Oct 24th, 2016
Updated AWARE Network News The Ontario Municipal Board hearing into the bonus Chiarelli population allocations to be deployed in Springwater came to an abrupt end today, after Simcoe County lawyers presented a letter detailing an agreement reached with the Township of Springwater. They noted that nei...
Nov 3rd, 2015
Elmvale Fall Fair The 155th celebration was exactly that. It had all the usual activities, displays, competitions and fun for everyone. The organizers again need to be congratulated for another successful event. The parade was great and I thank Councillor Ritchie for arranging for the wagon float for...
Jul 6th, 2015
Former Springwater DM applies for audit of mayor’s election expenses Note: An earlier posting stated that the committee would meet Thursday July 9 at 1 pm and 3 pm. That has now been changed to Monday July 20 at 9 am and 10 am, with time held in reserve Tuesday July 21 if required. AWARE News [...
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...
Jan 28th, 2015
By Andrew Philips Barrie Examiner Simcoe County ratepayers will see a slight increase in their tax bills this year to help pay for major capital expenses and additional hiring in key departments like paramedic services. During their bi-monthly meeting Tuesday in Midhurst, county councillors approved ...
Nov 17th, 2014
I attended more than my fair share of all-candidates’ meetings during the recent municipal election. Here are a few good ideas gleaned from the campaign trail around the county. -Recorded votes: Make every council vote a recorded vote. This is an example of how electronic voting can serve democ...