Jan 30th, 2023
From the Municipal Leaders for Stronger Communities, a project of the Greenbelt Alliance and Ecospark Please join us for our next panel discussion: Best Practices for Protecting Farmland and Natural Heritage on Thursday, February 16th at 4 pm. The discussion features: Anne Bell, Ontario Nature Phil M...
Jan 10th, 2023
Letter writer says making a FOI request is like ‘pulling teeth, but far more agonizing given incessant quibbling and endless time delays’ From OrilliaToday, Jan9 2023 In my capacity as a researcher, my investigative team has reviewed over a million pages of municipal documentation since M...
Jan 3rd, 2023
It will take 411 units being built every day for 10 years to reach provincial population targets — we must look past GTA to accomplish that. From the Toronto Star. By Shawn Watters Contributor, Tue., Jan. 3, 2023 Living in a place we can call home remains a big issue for Canadians this holiday season...
Dec 28th, 2022
Bill is part of province’s plan to build 1.5 million homes in 10 years From CBC News Protesters rallied against Bill 23 in Orillia on Nov. 20.Connor Earl Photo Allison Jones · The Canadian Press · Posted: Nov 28, 2022 12:29 PM ET Ontario passed a housing bill Monday intended to spur deve...
Dec 28th, 2022
Letter writer says city should use more buildings as temporary shelters, or allow people to set up tents in small campground-style area for low fee until winter From BarrieToday, Dec 27, 2022. Stock imagePhoto by Brett Sayles via Pexels I have noticed a lot of homelessness and it seems to be only inc...
Oct 27th, 2022
File photo. Raymond Bowe/BarrieToday From BarrieToday, October 25, 2022 By Erika Engel Yesterday, voters in the 444 municipalities in Ontario elected their new councils and school boards from a slate of more than 6,300 candidates running province-wide. In the Grey and Simcoe County area, voters elect...
Oct 27th, 2022
From Simcoe.com, October 24, 2022 By Sara Carson RESULTS Click a municipality below to see results: MUNICIPALITIES: CITY OF BARRIE CITY OF ORILLIA TOWNSHIP OF ADJALA-TOSORONTIO BRADFORD WEST GWILLIMBURY TOWNSHIP OF CLEARVIEW TOWN OF COLLINGWOOD TOWNSHIP OF ESSA TOWN OF INNISFIL TOWN OF MIDLAND TOWN O...
Sep 17th, 2022
From the Simcoe County Greenbelt Coalition By Margaret Prophet,Executive Director Our free lunch ‘n learn webinars for municipal candidates are beginning next week. They feature topics that candidates told us were important to them: housing policy, supporting local food systems and protecting ...
Aug 28th, 2022
From Simcoe.com, August 10, 2022 Barrie Advance Municipal council and school board elections will take place on Monday, October 24, 2022. The nomination period to be a council or school trustee candidate began May 1 and the deadline to file a nomination is Friday, August 19 at 2 p.m. The new term of ...
Aug 27th, 2022
Penetanguishene Town Hall. Staff photo/MidlandToday From BarrieToday, August 22, 2022 By Derek Howard Penetanguishene will have a new mayor and deputy mayor following the Oct. 24 municipal election. The deadline to file for candidacy passed on Friday and there are many contenders for the positions th...