Feb 13th, 2023
Happy New Year. We are thrilled with the priorities that have been presented by our new Council. There are five Strategic Pillars for Change and one of them is to Show Leadership in Responding to Climate Change. We look forward to supporting the new Council in this major initiative. Click here >&...
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 16th, 2023
Blue Mountain Watershed Trust mandate includes environmental issues in Collingwood, Clearview Township Ian Adams, Wasaga Sun Thursday, January 5, 2023 A local environmental group should set itself a lofty goal for 2023, increasing its membership tenfold in order to carry out its work, one of its dire...
Jan 12th, 2023
Living next door to a ‘ghost hotel’ has become a nightmare for many Ontario homeowners. Cities and towns across the province are struggling to keep the peace without turning away tourists From MidlandToday, Marg Bruineman, July 23, 2022 Original artwork by Danielle Fleming, Village Media The dusty ro...
Jan 11th, 2023
A six-week series taking place in Collingwood will explore the implications of the waste crisis and how to turn the crisis around with a circular economy From CollingwoodToday, Jan 10,2023, Stock Photo This month, you can learn more about the circular economy solution to combat the crisis in waste ma...
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 17th, 2022
December 2022 Newsletter As we wrap up 2022 and move on into 2023, I am very grateful for many things. Mostly for the hard-working members of the Climate Action Team that continue to bring climate change awareness to the community. It would not have been possible to make so much progress this...
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...