Jun 14th, 2023
Map of Simcoe County. | Screenshot From BarrieToday, June 8, 2023 By Nikki Cole There has been a lot of speculation and unanswered questions in recent weeks as to what the provincial government’s decision to dissolve the Regional Municipality of Peel could mean for other municipalities, including the...
Jun 4th, 2023
Steve Clark (left), Ontario’s minister of municipal affairs and housing, will be receiving a letter based on a motion by Clearview Township Mayor Doug Measures that was passed May 23 by Simcoe County council. From Simcoe.com, May 24, 2023 By Travis Mealing Midland Mirror Steve Clark, Ontario...
May 16th, 2023
Simcoe County ForestMarg. Bruineman/BarrieToday file photo From BarrieToday, May 12, 2023 NEWS RELEASE COUNTY OF SIMCOE ************************* Starting May 18, 2023, residents and visitors are invited to provide their input on the 10-year update to the forest management plan for the Simcoe County ...
May 14th, 2023
Kevin Lamb for BarrieToday files From BarrieToday, May 8, 2023 Water is the lifeline of all life on Earth. The United States Geological Survey shows 71 per cent of Earth is covered in water, 96.54 per cent is salt water found in oceans, and a mere 1.69 per cent is groundwater, while less than one [&h...
May 8th, 2023
Release from Friends of the Waverley Uplands THE FIRST SCIENTIFIC STUDY OF ITS TYPE! Do our Federal/Provincial Legal and Environmental requirements/regulations for aggregate mining go far enough to protect the purest groundwater known to science; how about for digging below the water table? Until mor...
Mar 1st, 2023
Council approves fee in licence hike from $1,000 to $3,000 per year; ‘The fee increase is sizable enough to amount to a de facto prohibition on ownership,’ says lawyer From OrilliaMatters DaveDawson Despite the vocal objections of seven local short-term rental (STR) owners, Ramara Townshi...
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 15th, 2023
‘It’s really, totally undemocratic and muzzles … the taxpayers,’ says resident of MZO request for proposed residential development that would include 12 buildings From OrilliaMatters, Gregg McGrath-Goudie, Jan12, 2023 phot: screenshot Ramara residents have raised numerous concerns about a...
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 4th, 2023
Fawkham was once a strategic location for the Longford Lumber Company, but not much remains of this settlement near the Severn River From OrilliaMatters Bob Bowles, Jan 1 2023,Photo Bob Bowles I first became fascinated by ghost towns in the area in the late 1970s when living in Muskoka. I started com...