Oct 8th, 2021
The Collingwood water treatment plant is located at Sunset Point. From OrilliaMatters, October 7, 2021 By Jessica Owen ‘We have been pushed too hard by top-down planning that has set arbitrary targets,’ said Collingwood resident Ulli Rath during County of Simcoe’s municipal comprehensive ...
Sep 6th, 2021
York-Simcoe candidates in the federal election will debate matters related to the environment on Wednesday, September 8th, from 7 – 8:30 PM. The Rescue Lake Simcoe Coalition is co-hosting this debate, online on Zoom. Media are invited to attend! Registration is required via this link https://us...
Aug 7th, 2021
From the Toronto Star, August 5, 2021 By Brian Lockhart The Simcoe County Greenbelt Coalition and the Simcoe County Environmental Youth Alliance have announced the launching of a survey intended for youth to gather input about the future of the region. They are encouraging youth under the age of 25 t...
Jul 1st, 2021
Johnny Hawke has started an encampment on Thunder Beach where Carolyn Bennett has a cottage || Andrew Philips/MidlandToday From OrilliaMatters June 28 2021 By Andrew Philips Johnny Hawke sets up encampment over land claim, just down the beach from Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canad...
Mar 8th, 2021
Western University privacy expert Aleksander Essex Investigation of Ontario’s online voting for municipal elections finds numerous issues and irregularities By Jeff Renaud Western News Ontario is considered a world leader for online voting. Upward of one million people voted electronically in the 20...
Dec 31st, 2020
From left: Kate Harries, John Beaucage (then Grand Council Chief of the Anishinabek Nation), Carolynn and Wayne Fishleigh at the Site 41 camp in 2009. -Mary Rajapakse photo By Kate Harries AWARE News Network Carolynn Fishleigh was a determined defender of the water and the Stop Dump Site 41 group was...
Dec 4th, 2020
Flat user-fee would result in an estimated 63% of residents paying more By: Jessica Owen Barrie Today Simcoe County is reconsidering the way residents pay for waste collection and, if passed through county council, most residents will be hit harder in the wallet for the same service. During a recent ...
Nov 13th, 2020
Collingwood judicial inquiry in session last year. Rogers TV screenshot Recommendations include expansion of definition of family under conflict of interest act This is the second in a series of three reports on the Collingwood judicial inquiry, dealing with recommendations of interest in other munic...
Oct 14th, 2020
Public engagement could be ‘really difficult’ as county moves toward its zero-waste goal By: Bob Bruton Barrie Today Editor’s note: Because Barrie is a separated city, the County of Simcoe does not handle waste collection for Barrie residents. This only affects people living in the ...