Oct 20th, 2016
from the Springwater News October 20 2016 On October 6 we had an opportunity to see the OMB Minutes of Settlement which outlined the deal the County made with the Midhurst Landowners. In summary it permits development on another 400 acres of good agricultural land for residential development. We also...
Oct 6th, 2016
from the Springwater News October 6 2016 As you may have heard, read or saw, I have strong words for the way a decision was made behind closed doors that negatively impacts Springwater. The County was provided the authority from the Province to approve and allocate a total of 20,000 extra population ...
Sep 26th, 2016
Simcoe County waste management staff are struggling to find ways to increase waste diversion rates from the current 60% to reach the target of 71% by 2020. The struggle isn’t so much with how to do it as it is to persuade their bosses, County Council, to give them the go ahead. Staff are presenting [...
Sep 24th, 2016
As a long time local resident of Springwater Township I am very concerned about the health of our renowned Minesing Wetlands, often referred to as the “Minesing Swamp.” This jewel of a wetland, home to many rare and endangered species, is under increasing pressure from human activities. W...
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 14th, 2016
Springwater Council has good reason to be concerned about Simcoe County’s decision to locate a massive organics processing facility in their Township, especially if that facility accepts disposable diapers. Disposable diapers are made up of chemicals, dyes, fragrances, and drying agents. These ingred...
Mar 14th, 2016
Locating the Organics Processing and Materials Management Facilities I view these new facilities as an opportunity to showcase how the County is progressing toward a zero waste municipality. I agree with Warden Gerry Marshall when he says there will be no odour problems. Other compost facilities ope...
Mar 10th, 2016
Springwater News Materials Management Facility (MMF) and Organics Processing Facility (OPF) The County of Simcoe announced its preferred location for a new MMF and OPF facility at 2976 Horseshoe Valley Road east of CR27. The facility would become a major transfer of waste and recyclables from the ind...