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 17th, 2014
I attended more than my fair share of all-candidates’ meetings during the recent municipal election. Here are a few good ideas gleaned from the campaign trail around the county. -Recorded votes: Make every council vote a recorded vote. This is an example of how electronic voting can serve democ...
Nov 8th, 2014
Turnout 27.68% Mayor Hughes, Harry acclaimed Deputy mayor Hough, Ralph acclaimed Ward 1 Coutanche, Barbara 671 60.13% McFadyen, Lisa 96 8.60% Quinn, Bruce 349 31.27% Votes Cast 1,116 Ward 2 Macpherson, Scott 498 59.71% Murray, Linda 336 40.29% Votes Cast 834 Ward 3 Campbell, Angela 82 8.46% Hall, Ph...
Oct 28th, 2014
Across Simcoe County, voters make clear they want change By Kate Harries AWARE News Network Updated October 29, 2014 Anti-sprawl candidates have swept to office in two battleground municipalities in Simcoe County. Not even a message from Premier Kathleen Wynne could save the pro-development incumbent...
Oct 27th, 2014
It’s Election Day. I’m going to vote. The old-fashioned way – I’m actually going there, to a polling station, to mark a “traditional” paper ballot. This tradition, with all its attendant safeguards – a live body that shows up in person, with proof of identity, voting in a public venue under the...
Oct 20th, 2014
UPDATE :Two envelopes, one wit the voter notification card and PIN number and one with the password, were delivered by Canada Post to many addresses across Springwater on October 24, the Friday before the Monday election. By Kate Harries AWARE News Network Electors in Springwater may have concerns ab...
Oct 20th, 2014
Township of Oro-Medonte election page Mayor – Harry Hughes – 705-487-2128 (Incumbent) ACCLAIMED Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Deputy-Mayor – Ralph Hough – 705-835-2770 (Incumbent) ACCLAIMED Email: email@example.com Ward 1 – Barbara Coutanche – 705-835-572...
Oct 16th, 2014
By Laurie Watt Barrie Advance Barrie will continue to rely on adding polls at convenient locations, such as recreation centres, and at more times, rather than on offering Internet voting, city clerk Dawn McAlpine says. “For larger municipalities, Internet voting is very, very costly. You have to sen...
Sep 29th, 2014
Who’s keeping your politicians honest? Well, that’s your job, to keep an eye on what they’re up to. Democracy isn’t just about casting a vote at election time, it’s about remaining involved in the government of your community. But what if your politicians duck behind closed doors so you have no idea ...
Sep 29th, 2014
The Oro-Medonte Chamber of Commerce is once again holding a series of All Candidates Meetings. The purpose of these meetings is to provide a forum for candidates and voters to address important issues and exchange views and information. Ward 1 October 2nd 7 pm 24 Mount Saint Louis Rd. W. Main Chale...