Oct 28th, 2020
Baldwick Bluffs in the Minesing Wetlands – NCC photo News release from the Nature Conservancy of Canada The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) announced today the protection of 32 hectares (80 acres) in the globally important Minesing Wetlands, just 15 kilometres west of Barrie. The newly creat...
May 21st, 2020
Ontario Farmland Trust photo Steamrolling the way for development, behind closed doors from Ontario Nature While Ontarians grapple with the social and economic impacts of a global pandemic, the Government of Ontario is quietly setting the stage for development projects to proceed without public consu...
Nov 10th, 2019
Springwater Council meet on November 6 2019. From left, Councillors George Cabral and Perry Ritchie, Deputy Mayor Jennifer Coughlin, Mayor Don Allen, Clerk Renee Chaperon, Councillors Wanda Maw-Chapman, Anita Moore and Jack Hanna, with Jeffrey Abrams of consultant Principles Integrity at right. Memo...
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 [...
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...
Nov 8th, 2014
Mayor Linda Collins 2468 Bill French 3426 Elected Tony Guergis 581 Deputy Mayor Don Allen 3133 Elected Dan McLean 2811 Les Stewart 408 Ward 1 Katy Austin 537 Elected Julie Columbus 253 Donna Kenwell 454 Ward 2 Barry McGrady 246 Perry Ritchie 811 Elected Ward 3 Jennifer Coughlin 821 Elected Connie Spe...
Oct 29th, 2014
By Susan Swail Environmental Defence Greenbelt Program Manager On Monday night, as election results were tallied across the GTA, there was at least one trend: where citizens were engaged on development issues incumbents often lost and new greener councils were elected. This isn’t surprising given tha...
Oct 28th, 2014
from Midhurst Ratepayers’ Association via Change.org petition update Despite the character assassinations, splashy ads from the developers and their friends, the PEOPLE of Springwater and Midhurst spoke loud and clear. We elected a new mayor, and a new deputy mayor. Out of our list of 5 endorse...