• Protecting Water and Farmland in Simcoe County

Council Watch

Jan 25th, 2022
0 Comments
27 Views
Keurig K-Cup pods, which were the focus of an investigation by Canada’s Competition Bureau, are not allowed in Orillia’s recycling program.  | FRANK MATYS/METROLAND From the Toronto Star, January 24, 2022 By Frank Matys A popular single-use coffee pod that was at the centre of an investig...
Jan 24th, 2022
0 Comments
32 Views
‘The general public, when they are part of these committee meetings, I’m not so sure they’d all be comfortable having their face available on archive,' says Harry Hughes...
Jan 24th, 2022
0 Comments
29 Views
From MidlandToday, January 21, 2022 A Letter to the Editor Dear Editor, Tay also needs to be more vigilant when it comes to the “Miracle of Nature” water. I only just learned about a new housing development: ‘WAVERLEY HEIGHTS’ (32 estate homes) going up in Tay Township. I am i...
Jan 24th, 2022
0 Comments
36 Views
Stock Image From OrilliaMatters, January 24, 2022 A Letter to the Editor I can understand why so many of my fellow citizens presume that adding highways makes sense as a way to accommodate more people and more vehicles. This is the template that many of us have grown up with and that we have been [&h...
Jan 21st, 2022
0 Comments
59 Views
File photoErika Engel/CollingwoodToday From OrilliaMatters, January 17, 2022 By OrilliaMatters Staff As of Jan. 17, Simcoe County residents can now submit online requests to exchange their existing garbage and recycling carts for a smaller size. This does not pertain to Orillia residents, but applies...
Jan 21st, 2022
0 Comments
70 Views
Former Environmental Commissioner says time to stop Ford’s dismantling of environmental protections. By Gord Miller The time has come to put the brakes on the Ford government’s rampant dismantling of the environmental laws, policies, and approvals that have protected Ontario for 50 years. This ...
In Barrie
Jan 20th, 2022
0 Comments
67 Views
Join former Ontario Environmental Commissioner, Gord Miller, and Ecojustice environmental lawyer, Laura Bowman, for a discussion about the Bradford Bypass aka “Holland Marsh Highway”. This webinar will also feature a call to action phone zap led by Margaret Prophet, Simcoe County Greenbel...
In Barrie
Jan 19th, 2022
0 Comments
63 Views
The City of Barrie’s wastewater treatment facility on Bradford Street. | Raymond Bowe/BarrieToday From BarrieToday, January 16, 2022 By Peter Bursztyn Organic waste is everything which started out as either plant or animal matter. It includes wilted cabbage, banana peel, corn stubble, excess fa...
Jan 17th, 2022
1 Comment
79 Views
An aerial view of the Teedon Pit at 40 Darby Road in Tiny Township. From MidlandToday, January 13, 2022 By Derek Howard Payback can be sweet, whether figuratively or literally. During a recent committee of the whole meeting, Coun. Gibb Wishart brought forward resident correspondence relating to a let...
Jan 16th, 2022
0 Comments
60 Views
A man who goes by Xavier Bergeron, an alias used to protect his identity, was protesting RBC’s involvement with the fossil fuel industry on Monday afternoon at the bank’s branch in west Orillia. | Contributed photo Orillia OPP officers were called to the RBC Royal Bank in west Orillia on ...