Oct 28th, 2020
Baldwick Bluffs in the Minesing Wetlands – NCC photo News release from the Nature Conservancy of Canada The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) announced today the protection of 32 hectares (80 acres) in the globally important Minesing Wetlands, just 15 kilometres west of Barrie. The newly creat...
May 21st, 2020
Ontario Farmland Trust photo Steamrolling the way for development, behind closed doors from Ontario Nature While Ontarians grapple with the social and economic impacts of a global pandemic, the Government of Ontario is quietly setting the stage for development projects to proceed without public consu...
Nov 10th, 2019
Springwater Council meet on November 6 2019. From left, Councillors George Cabral and Perry Ritchie, Deputy Mayor Jennifer Coughlin, Mayor Don Allen, Clerk Renee Chaperon, Councillors Wanda Maw-Chapman, Anita Moore and Jack Hanna, with Jeffrey Abrams of consultant Principles Integrity at right. Memo...
Aug 24th, 2018
Lake Simcoe Watch response from Barrie Advance I am a wife, mother, small business owner … and I love this city! My significant work experience and knowledge of municipal and provincial governments, not-for-profits (homelessness), entrepreneurship, seniors health and community mental wellness a...
Feb 20th, 2018
Alliston encroachment? New Tecumseth Free Press Online Essa Township is joining with its neighbour, Adjala Tosorontio, in opposition to the provoincial government’s proposed expansion of the greenbelt protection zone along the Nottawasaga River corridor. A report to council on tomorrow night&...
Oct 24th, 2016
Updated AWARE Network News The Ontario Municipal Board hearing into the bonus Chiarelli population allocations to be deployed in Springwater came to an abrupt end today, after Simcoe County lawyers presented a letter detailing an agreement reached with the Township of Springwater. They noted that nei...
Nov 3rd, 2015
Elmvale Fall Fair The 155th celebration was exactly that. It had all the usual activities, displays, competitions and fun for everyone. The organizers again need to be congratulated for another successful event. The parade was great and I thank Councillor Ritchie for arranging for the wagon float for...
Jul 6th, 2015
Former Springwater DM applies for audit of mayor’s election expenses Note: An earlier posting stated that the committee would meet Thursday July 9 at 1 pm and 3 pm. That has now been changed to Monday July 20 at 9 am and 10 am, with time held in reserve Tuesday July 21 if required. AWARE News [...
Mar 24th, 2015
By Ian Adams Wasaga Sun CLEARVIEW Twp. — A development proposed for land beside the Collingwood Regional Airport has taken its first tentative steps toward receiving regulatory approval. On Monday night, Clearview Township held a public meeting on an official plan amendment that could lead to the dev...