Media stories

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  1. Ward 5 Councillor Update, July 2014, Springwater Township, Ontario, Jack Hanna, Independent Councillor Report to Constituents, July 18, 2014. pdf
  2. Approval for Midhurst housing plan takes one step closer, ‘This is not a done deal.’, Ian McInroy, The Barrie Examiner, July 11, 2014. pdf
  3. Midhurst ratepayers not giving up fight after OMB defeat, Laurie Watt, The Barrie Advance, July 9, 2014. pdf
  4. Give Springwater Park back to people, Letter to the Editor, Jack Garner, The Barrie Advance, July 2, 2014. pdf
  5. Focusing growth in Barrie best, Margaret Atwood tells Midhurst crowd, Laurie Watt, The Barrie Advance, June 23, 2014. pdf
  6. Midhurst Residents oppose development, Nature Ontario, Allan Britnell, ON Nature, Summer 2014. pdf
  7. Barrie council wants to know MNR’s park plans, Bob Bruton, The Barrie Examiner, May 13, 2014. pdf
  8. No agreement yet for Springwater Park, Bradley Fauteux, The Barrie Advance, May 13, 2014. pdf
  9. Park should be open to all, Jack Garner, The Barrie Advance, May 8, 2014. pdf
  10. Mr. Webster, PLEASE!, Kate Harries, AWARE News Network, April 23, 2014. pdf
  11. MNR talks with native group to re-open Springwater Park, Laurie Watt, The Barrie Advance, April 17, 2014. pdf
  12. Gather, fish, hunt, sweat, pray”: Practicing Anishinaabeg Nationhood in southern Ontario, John Hawk, Beth Elson, and Hayden King, Indigenous Nationhood Movement, April 15, 2014. pdf
  13. Midhurst: ‘Special Rule’ makes the sprawl okay, Kate Harries, AWARE News Network, April 10, 2014. pdf
  14. My Position on the Midhurst Secondary Plan, Councillor Rick Webster, Springwater News, April 10, 2014. pdf
  15. Let Midhurst Secondary Plan Stay in Limbo, Katy Austin, Springwater News, April 10, 2014. pdf
  16. Minesing Wetlands: What are we thinking?, Bill French, Springwater News, April 10, 2014. pdf
  17. Group raises cash to help reopen Springwater Park, Laurie Watt, The Barrie Advance, April 10, 2014. pdf
  18. A tale of two McLeans and an email withheld from the public, Ms. Sandy Buxton, AWARE News Network, Springwater News, March 27, 2014. pdf
  19. Why bother?, My View, Mr. Bill French, Springwater Citizens Forum, March 21, 2014. pdf
  20. Grenfel & Centre Vespra News, Kathy Stunden-Hall, Springwater News, February 27, 2014. pdf
  21. Editor’s Musings, Springwater News, February 27, 2014. pdf
  22. Money possible to help Springwater Park, Cheryl Browne, The Barrie Examiner, February 21, 2014 pdf
  23. Groups working to keep Springwater Park open, Leigh Blenkhorn, The Barrie Advance, January 2, 2014. pdf
  24. Has the Ministry of Natural Resources treated the ladies in Springwater Park in a Christian manner?, Les Stewart, Springwater News, January 2, 2014. pdf
  25. On January 21, 2013, the current Springwater Township council met secretly to stop Jack Hanna, Midhurst councillor from communicating with his constituents., Les Stewart, The Springwater News, January 2, 2014. pdf
  26. Municipal government: Why so many hush-hush meetings?, Editorial, The Globe and Mail, December 27, 2013. pdf
  27. First Nations and MNR to enter into talks about Springwater Park’s future, Ian McInroy, The Barrie Examiner, December 20, 2013. pdf
  28. Ontario government, First Nation agree on joint partnership at Springwater Park – Camp Nibi, News release from Camp Nibi, AWARE Simcoe, December 20, 2013. pdf
  29. Springwater Park, Jack Garner, Springwater News, December 19, 2013. pdf
  30. Town hall meeting in Barrie to discuss the area’s vulnerability to urban sprawl and tools to enhance sustainable growth, Media Advisory, Environmental Defence Canada, December 6, 2013. pdf
  31. Springwater Park Ladies to stay for the winter, David Strachan, Springwater News, December 5, 2013. pdf
  32. Oka-type Crisis? I don’t think so!, Nancy Bigelow, Springwater News, November 21, 2013. pdf
  33. Remembrance Celebration at Springwater Park, Donna Hawthorne, Springwater News, November 21, 2013. pdf
  34. Provincial Park reclaimers cite ‘illegal’ surrenders, Johnny Hawk, AnishinabekNews.ca, November 18, 2013. pdf
  35. Ceremony at restored Springwater cenotaph has special meaning, Bob Bruton, The Barrie Examiner, November 11, 2013. pdf
  36. Remembering the Boys of Vespra at Springwater cenotaph, Mike Walker, CTV News, November 11, 2013. pdf
  37. Barrie students research project pays tribute to First World War vets, Bob Bruton, The Barrie Examiner, November 8, 2013. pdf
  38. Will an Oka-type crisis happen at Springwater Park on Nov 11, 2013?, Dr. John Bacher, Springwater News, November 7, 2013. pdf
  39. Cenotaph in Spingwater Park focus of special ceremony, Bob Bruton, The Barrie Examiner, October 15, 2013. pdf
  40. A UN envoy steps into the Canadian fire: Tim Harper, James Anaya, the UN envoy on aboriginal rights, arrives in Canada at a time when First Nations demands are piling up., Tim Harper, The Toronto Star, October 7, 2013. pdf
  41. Tecumseh’s Ghost, Allan Gregg, allangregg.com, October 5, 2013. pdf
  42. First Nations Occupation of Ontario park enters 7th straight month, Martha Troian, Media Indigena, October 3, 2013. pdf
  43. Geranium plans to build close to 4,000 homes north of Barrie, Cheryl Browne, The Barrie Examiner, September 18, 2013. pdf
  44. Libel, Slander and the Suppression of Dissent in Springwater, Gary French, The Springwater News, September 12, 2013. pdf
  45. Aboriginal camp prepares for winter in Springwater, Laurie Watt, Barrie Advance, September 5, 2013. pdf
  46. John Bacher on Wild West sprawl wrecking Ontario parks, John Bacher, NOW Magazine, September 5, 2013. pdf
  47. Provincial Action Puts Springwater Park at Risk: Occupiers Stand Up For the Land, John Bacher, The Preservation of Agricultural Lands Society (PALS) Newsletter, Fall 2013. pdf
  48. Emerging First Nations leader says indigenous rights ‘transcend’ any piece of legislation, Gloria Galloway, The Globe and Mail, July 26, 2013. pdf
  49. Aboriginal Protesters Move into Springwater Provincial Park After Ontario Parks Leaves, Mark Brosens, The Inside Agenda Blog, August 20, 2013. pdf
  50. Premier sheds light on issues during Barrie visit, Cheryl Browne, The Barrie Examiner, August 9, 2013. pdf
  51. Wake up to the aboriginal comeback, John Ralston Saul, The Globe and Mail, August 9, 2013. pdf
  52. Native healing at Springwater Provincial Park, Janis Ramsay, The Barrie Advance, July 9, 2013. pdf
  53. ‘Healing circle’ Sunday at Springwater Park, Cheryl Browne, The Barrie Examiner. July 6, 2013. pdf
  54. Midhurst group wants voice at OMB hearing, Cheryl Browne, The Barrie Examiner, June 19, 2013. pdf
  55. Idle No More concert held at Springwater Park, Cheryl Browne, The Barrie Examiner, June 17, 2013. pdf
  56. Journey for Mother Earth, Cheryl Browne, The Barrie Examiner, June 11, 2013. pdf
  57. Ojibway Elder Beth Elson Leads in Defending Springwater Provincial Park, Danny Beaton, First Nations Drum, June 2013. pdf
  58. Springwater Park occupation continues, Cheryl Browne, The Barrie Examiner, May 30, 2013. pdf
  59. Springwater Park animals on the move, The Barrie Advance, May 29, 2013. pdf
  60. Springwater Park animals move to Aspen, Stephannie Johnson, Cottage Country Now, May 29, 2013. pdf
  61. Residents take their concerns over massive development to council, Cheryl Browne, The Barrie Examiner, May 15, 2013. pdf
  62. Saturday May, 4th, 2013 – Springwater Park Camp Nibi at 5:00 pm for a Potluck Supper/Picnic, Springwater News, May 9, 2013. pdf
  63. Plan can keep Springwater Park going, Letter to the Editor, Jack Garner, The Barrie Examiner, April 26, 2013. pdf
  64. First Nations protesters offer insight to Cookstown students, Cheryl Browne, The Barrie Examiner, April 20, 2013. pdf
  65. Springwater Park animals deserve better, Letter to the Editor, Robert Laidlaw, The Barrie Examiner, April 18, 2013. pdf
  66. Keep Springwater Park open, Letter to the Editor, Keith and Ina Wood, The Midland Mirror, April 16, 2013.  pdf
  67. Deal in the works to re-open Springwater Park?, AWARE News Network, April 9 2013. pdf
  68. MNR says creating partnerships key to Springwater Park’s future, Cheryl Browne, The Barrie Examiner, April 9, 2013. pdf
  69. Does Closed Gates Mean Closed Minds?, Letter to the Editor, Ian Taylor, The Barrie Examiner, April 8, 2013. pdf
  70. Help Re-Open Springwater Park, Letter to the Editor, Marilyn Desani, The Barrie Examiner, April 7, 2013. pdf
  71. Springwater Park: truly a jewel, Kate Harries, AWARE News Network, April 6 2012. pdf
  72. Springwater Park Protest Continues, Catherine Thompson, Bayshore Broadcasting, April 6, 2013. pdf
  73. Dale Goldhawk backs Springwater Park protest, Cheryl Browne, The Barrie Examiner, April 5, 2013. pdf
  74. First Nations protest can only help park situation, Opinion, Erich Jacoby-Hawkins, The Barrie Examiner, April 3, 2013. pdf
  75. First Nations reps want Springwater Park issues to be resolvedCheryl Browne, The Barrie Examiner, April 2, 2013. pdf
  76. Springwater Park closes, protest ongoing, Laurie Watt, The Barrie Advance, April 2, 2013. pdf
  77. Take park protest to minister’s office, Editorial, The Barrie Examiner, April 2, 2013. pdf
  78. First Nations ‘occupy’ Springwater Park, Ian McInroy, The Barrie Examiner, April 1, 2013. pdf
  79. First Nations hold round dance to protest closing of Springwater Park, The Barrie Examiner, March 31, 2013. pdf
  80. Make the most of Springwater Park this weekend: Walk on Friday or dance Saturday, Staff, The Barrie Advance, March 28, 2013. pdf
  81. Walking to save Springwater Park, Staff, The Barrie Examiner, March 29, 2013. pdf
  82. Edmund Zavitz: A Real Canadian Hero, Heritage Matters, Ruth Buyers, Springwater News, March 28, 2013. pdf
  83. Minister’s email on the March 31, 2013 closing of Springwater Park, Hon. David Orazietti, Minister of Natural Resources, Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources, March 28, 2013. pdf
  84. Clock ticking on Springwater Park, Ian McInroy, The Orillia Packet & Times, March 20, 2013. pdf
  85. Park sparks a deep connection, Letter to the Editor, Romaine Miller, The Barrie Examiner, March 18, 2013. pdf
  86. Can the MNR continue to ignore the public outcry to save Springwater Provincial Park, Ian Taylor, The Barrie Examiner, March 18, 2013. pdf
  87. First Nations hold round dance to show their support for Springwater Park, Cheryl Browne, The Barrie Examiner, March 17, 2013. pdf
  88. Springwater Park Closure: MNR Miscalculates Community Response, Anonymous, The Barrie Examiner, March 17, 2013. pdf
  89. Group will be touring Springwater Park on Friday, Cheryl Browne, The Barrie Examiner, March 14, 2013. pdf
  90. Questioning Brown’s involvement in Springwater Park, Letter to the Editor, Mark Jessop, The Barrie Advance, March 13, 2013. pdf
  91. Time to step up to the plate… or, the forest, Donna Douglas, The Barrie Examiner, March 13, 2013. pdf
  92. MP appeals to Premier over park, Laurie Watt, The Barrie Advance, March 12, 2013. pdf
  93. Downgrading park short-sighted: group, Dave Lord, The Barrie Examiner, March 7, 2013. pdf
  94. Discontent With The Liberal Government & The MNR, Ian Taylor, The Barrie Examiner, March 6, 2013. pdf
  95. Will ask MNR for delay, Bob Bruton, The Barrie Examiner, March 4, 2013. pdf
  96. Springwater Park’s fate could be taking a new twist, Ian McInroy, The Barrie Examiner, March 4, 2013. pdf
  97. Supporters pushing to keep Springwater Park open, Ian McInroy, The Barrie Examiner, March 3, 2013. pdf
  98. Township, county, city join together in park fight, Laurie Watt, The Barrie Advance, March 1, 2013. pdf
  99. Motion passed to lobby province to keep Springwater Park going, Ian McInroy, The Barrie Examiner, February 28, 2013. pdf
  100. Springwater Park, Letter to the Editor, Karen Dolan, Springwater News, February 28, 2013. pdf
  101. Springwater Park, Letter to the Editor, Adam, Springwater News, February 28, 2013. pdf
  102. Springwater Park a piece of heaven, Letter to the Editor, Adam Cherun, The Barrie Examiner, February 26, 2013. pdf
  103. Pressure to save park must be put on MNR, Editorial, The Barrie Examiner, February 15, 2013. pdf
  104. County not keen on park partnership, Laurie Watt, The Barrie Advance, February 15, 2013. pdf
  105. Ministry of Natural Resources says it’s receptive to ideas to keep Springwater Provincial Park open, Ian McInroy, The Barrie Examiner, February 15, 2013. pdf
  106. Delegation to speak to council Thursday, Ian McInroy, The Barrie Examiner, February 13, 2013. pdf
  107. Springwater Park, Re: letter by Christine Shirota, Vincent and Dianne Barnes, Springwater News, February 14, 2013. pdf
  108. Springwater Park has a quiet character, Letter to the Editor, Heather Williams, The Barrie Advance, February 13, 2013. pdf
  109. County looks at ways to keep park open, Laurie Watt, The Barrie Advance, February 7, 2013. pdf
  110. The story of Springwater Provincial Park is a Faith-filled journey, Sanctuary, peace and redemption after The Great War, Les Stewart, Midhurst Community Newsletter, February 14, 2013. pdf
  111. A Mother’s View of Springwater Provincial Park, Christine Shirota, Springwater News, January 31, 2013. pdf
  112. County warden washed his hands of saving Springwater Park, Springwater News, January 31, 2013. pdf
  113. Editor’s Musings, Springwater News, January 31, 2013. pdf
  114. Is Springwater park being “sold down the river” by the County of Simcoe, Les Stewart, Springwater News, January 31, 2013. pdf
  115. Springwater Provincial Park, Letter to the Editor, James B. Spruce, Springwater News, January 31, 2013. pdf
  116. To Township, County, Barrie and Provincial politicians:, Letter to the Editor, Katy Austin, Springwater News, January 31, 2013. pdf
  117. Action needed now to save park, Letter to the Editor, Katy Austin, The Barrie Examiner, January 30, 2013. pdf
  118. Does the MNR & Government Want To Save Springwater Provincial Park?, Letter to the Editor, Ian Taylor, The Barrie Examiner, January 30, 2013. pdf
  119. Springwater Provincial Park a real sanctuary, Letter to the Editor, Christine Shirota, The Barrie Examiner, January 24, 2013. pdf
  120. Fate of Springwater Park in hands of province, The Enterprise Bulletin, January 23, 2013. pdf
  121. ‘We hold no jurisdiction over the park and its land,’ warden says, QMI Agency, The Barrie Examiner, January 23, 2013. pdf
  122. Remembering Springwater Park, Heritage Matter, Ruth Byers, The Springwater News, January 17, 2012. pdf
  123. Idle No More teach-in event shines light on movement to save Springwater Park, Cheryl Browne, The Barrie Examiner, January 17, 2013. pdf
  124. Springwater Park must be saved, Letter to the Editor, Heather Williams, The Barrie Examiner, January 16, 2013. pdf
  125. Broken cash machine not helping cash flow, Cheryl Browne, The Barrie Examiner, January 15, 2013. pdf
  126. Idle No More event will draw more attention to sovereignty issues, Lance Holdforth, The Barrie Examiner, January 14, 2013. pdf
  127. Coalition collecting names to help save Springwater Provincial Park, Cheryl Browne, The Barrie Examiner, January 13, 2013. pdf
  128. Simcoe County could finance Springwater Park “losses” for almost 150 years!, Springwater Park Citizens’ Coalition, Les Stewart, Springwater News, January 3, 2013. pdf
  129. MP jumped the fence over Springwater Park, Letter to the Editor, Daniel Johnston, The Barrie Examiner, January 1, 2013. pdf
  130. Idle No More protest in Rama, Orillia Packet and Times, December 31, 2012. pdf
  131. Valuable farmland disappearing, Bill Nieuwland, The Barrie Examiner, December 27, 2012. pdf
  132. Group stages protest at Barrie mall as part of the Idle No More campaign, Cheryl Browne, The Barrie Examiner, December 26, 2012. pdf
  133. Group trying to save Springwater Park hosting event at Georgian Mall, Ian McInroy, The Barrie Examiner, December 24, 2012. pdf
  134. Slim hope for provincial park rests on county partnership, Laurie Watt, The Barrie Advance, December 4, 2012. pdf
  135. Springwater Park a valuable asset, Patrick Brown, Barrie MP, The Barrie Examiner, December 19, 2012. pdf
  136. Springwater turns to county for help with park, Laurie Watt, The Barrie Advance December 4, 2012. pdf
  137. Midhurst plan opens Springwater logjam: CAO, Laurie Watt, The Barrie Advance, December 4, 2012. pdf
  138. Midhurst Secondary Plan receives approval for first phase; other provincial concerns remain before OMB, The Barrie Examiner, November 29, 2012. pdf
  139. Silveira says ways to save Springwater Provincial Park was never discussed, Cheryl Browne, The Barrie Examiner, November 29, 2012. pdf
  140. SPCC Responds to MNR data provision, Springwater Park Citizens’ Coalition, Les Stewart, November 23, 2012. pdf
  141.  MNR Deputy Minister provides data to SPCCMr. David O’Toole, Deputy Minister, ON Ministry of Natural Resources, November 23, 2012. pdf
  142. Springwater Park a very big plus, Rod Jackson, MPP Barrie, The Barrie Examiner, November 1, 2012. pdf
  143. Council wants Springwater Park to remain open, Staff, The Barrie Examiner, October 30, 2012. pdf
  144. Hope springs for Springwater Park memorial, Laurie Watt, The Barrie Advance, October 30, 2012.  pdf
  145. Second group emerges to help keep provincial park open, Ian McInroy, The Innisfil Examiner, October 26, 2012. pdf
  146. Second group emerges to help keep provincial park open, Ian McInroy, The Barrie Examiner, October 26, 2012. pdf
  147. Restoring Springwater Park, Springwater Park Citizens’ Coalition, The Springwater News, October 25, 2012. pdf
  148. Towards Minesing, Heritage Matter, Ruth Byers, The Springwater News, October 25, 2012. pdf
  149. Springwater park a valuable resource, Opinion, Val Brucker, The Barrie Examiner, October 26, 2012. pdf
  150. Close offices, not the park, Opinion, Robert Dumais, The Barrie Examiner, October 26, 2012. pdf
  151. Will MPP Step Up?, Opinion, Gary Lyon, The Barrie Advance, October 21, 2012. pdf
  152. Working to save Springwater Park, The Barrie Advance, October 19, 2012. pdf
  153. Pushing the park, Group hosting rally Saturday to encourage support for Springwater park, Ian McInroy, The Barrie Examiner, October 18, 2012. pdf
  154. Will MPP step up for provincial park?, Gary Lyon, The Barrie Advance, October 17, 2012. pdf
  155. Closing park a bad gov’t decision, Opinion, David Hawke, Orillia Packet and Times, October 12, 2012. pdf
  156. Pine Forests and a Park, Heritage Matters, Ruth Byers, Springwater News, October 11, 2012. pdf
  157. Residents fight for Springwater Park, Laurie Watt, The Barrie Advance, October 9, 2012. pdf
  158. Township mayor says she’ll watchful eye on what happens, Ian McInroy, The Barrie Examiner, October 4, 2012. pdf 
  159. Cutbacks close Springwater Park, Laurie Watt, The Barrie Advance, October 4, 2012. pdf
  160. Friday Harbour mega-development digs in, Miriam King/QMI Agency, The Barrie Examiner, October 1, 2012. pdf
  161. How did Huron-Wendat get “cursed” European axe a century before European contact?Mary Ormsby, The Toronto Star, July 8, 2012. pdf
  162. Why?: re Midhurst Secondary Plan, Gerald Duerr, The Springwater News, July 5, 2012. pdf
  163. Cottage dreams, developer’s nightmare: Lake Simcoe locals are digging in for a last offensive against a billion-dollar complex aimed at the GTA’s vacationers, Steve LaDurantaye, The Globe and Mail, June 30, 2012. pdf
  164. Growth fears aired: SPRINGWATER: Residents demand answers regarding Midhurst plan, Cheryl Browne, The Barrie Examiner, June 26, 2012. pdf
  165. Midhurst Development – Scrap It!, Letter to the Editor, H. Hutton, Springwater News, June 7, 2012. pdf
  166. Letter to Township of Springwater Council opposing Midhurst Secondary Plan, Bruce Mosley, President, Simcoe County Federation of Agriculture, May 9, 2012. pdf
  167. Springwater Residents Deserve Better Answers From Township!Kim Hand, Midhurst Resident, Springwater News, May 24, 2012. pdf
  168. Springwater growth questioned: Province says population figures remain status quo, Cheryl Browne, The Barrie Examiner, May 24, 2012. pdf
  169. County has growing pains: AWARE Simcoe holding news conference at Simcoe County Museum today at 11 a.m., Cheryl Browne, The Barrie Examiner, May 23, 2012. pdf
  170. Geranium wins industry honoursLaurie Watt, The Barrie Advance, May 15, 2012. pdf
  171. Public Information Session: Midhurst Secondary Plan, MSP, traqnscripts, Township of Springwater, May 14, 2013. pdf
  172. Council’s response to Midhurst Ratepayers’ Association questions of April 16, 2012, The Council of the Township of Springwater, May 9, 2012. pdf
  173. Website offers info on Midhurst growthSimcoe.com, May 3, 2012. pdf
  174. OMB will base Midhurst growth decision on facts, Letter to the Editor, Aileen Carroll, The Barrie Examiner, April 28, 2012. pdf
  175. Midhurst plan must be altered, Dr. Paul Fleming, The Barrie Examiner, April 26, 2012. pdf
  176. Midhurst Secondary Plan – The People Speak, Special Report by Bill French, The Springwater News, April 26, 2012. pdf
  177. Judge Midhurst growth plan on facts, not fear-mongering, Letter to the Editor, Cheryl Shindruk, April 20, 2012. pdf
  178. Growing attraction: Springwater Township officials say plan for massive growth in Midhurst made in good faith, Cheryl Browne, The Barrie Examiner, April 19, 2012. pdf
  179. Midhurst residents turn out to oppose expansion: Hanna calls for open discussion by Springwater council, Kate Harries, AWARE Simcoe, April 17, 2010. pdf
  180. Growing battle: Midhurst residents take action to halt plans that would see thousands of homes be built, Cheryl Browne, Barrie Examiner, April 14, 2012. pdf
  181. Midhurst Residents to Petition Township, David Strachan and Dr. Paul Fleming, Springwater News, April 12, 2012. pdf
  182. Midhurst Secondary Plan causes concern, FarmViewOnline.com, March 1, 2012. pdf
  183. A Message from Midhurst Ratepayers Association, David Strachan and Dr. Paul Fleming, Midhurst Community Newsletter, March 1, 2012. pdf
  184. The Midhurst Secondary Plan: Let’s think again!, Bill Nieuwland, Springwater News, March 1, 2012. pdf
  185. Taxpayers on hook for McLean’s legal fees, Heidi Riedner, yorkregion.com, March 1, 2012. pdf
  186. Ward 5 – Councillor Report – March 2012, Jack Hanna, February 28, 2012. pdf
  187. City lawsuit was strategic, Editorial, Guelph Mercury, February 26, 2012. pdf
  188. City of Guelph drops lawsuit against business park protesters, Rob O’Flanagan, The Guelph Mercury, February 23, 2012. pdf
  189. Tree-planting program ready to take root, Robin MacLennan, The Barrie Examiner, February 16, 2012.pdf
  190. Midhurst Secondary Plan: Bigger not always better, Letter to the Editor, Gerald Duerr, Springwater News, February 16, 2012. pdf
  191. Questions from your musings…, Letter to the Editor, A. Diephius, Springwater News, February 16, 2012. pdf
  192. Midhurst Secondary Plan: Village to grow 10 times?: Midhurst, a nearly-200 year old village just north of Barrie, finds itself in a real estate powder keg., Les Stewart, Environmental Defence, February 13, 2012. pdf
  193. Growth plan strikes a blow against democracy, Letters, John and Sharon Yovanoff, The Scope, February 1, 2012. pdf
  194. Springwater council should follow the wishes of most residents and control the growth, Growth Plan — Staff Salary Increases — Council Report Card, Bill French, AWARE Simcoe, January 27, 2012. pdf
  195. Group wants to put the brakes on development, Ian McInroy, The Barrie Examiner, January 23, 2012. pdf
  196. Message from AWARE Simcoe’s Angus meeting: get involved: Local councils need to hear from citizens if sprawl’s to be stopped, Kate Harries, AWARE Simcoe, January 23, 2012. pdf
  197. Aware Simcoe tackling urban sprawl Saturday: Meeting will be held at Angus Recreation Centre, Ian McInroy, The Barrie Examiner, January 20, 2012. pdf
  198. Province eyeing county, Cheryl Browne, The Barrie Examiner, January 20, 2012. pdf
  199. Mississauga waking up to a new reality, Christopher Hume, The Toronto Star, January 19, 2012. pdf
  200. Growing scared: Midhurst ratepayers bracing for a battle if plan to build 10,000 homes goes ahead, Cheryl Browne, The Barrie Examiner, January 18, 2012. pdf
  201. Help Preserve Midhurst, Former Midhurst municipal councilor, Dr. Paul Fleming, iLoveMidhurst.ca, January 11, 2012. pdf
  202. Proud to be part of the quarry fight, Danny Beaton, Turtle Clan Mohawk, Orangeville Banner, January 11, 2012. pdf
  203. Acadia Subaru v. Michaud: Supreme Court of Canada to rule on Quebec’s anti-SLAPP legislation, Julius Melnitzer, National Post, January 11, 2012. pdf
  204. Madness in Midhurst:Who will pick up the tab when the development ends?, David Strachan, AWARE Simcoe, January 5, 2012. pdf
  205. Anatomy of a quarry fight, Jayme Poisson, The Toronto Star, December 30, 2011. pdf
  206. Innisfil reveals plans for growth, Laurie Watt, The Barrie Advance, December 13, 2011. pdf
  207. When worlds collide: Midhurst residents say drivers picking up too much speed when they leave the city, Cheryl Browne, The Barrie Examiner, December 9, 2011. pdf
  208. Local Politics: My view, Bill French, The Springwater News December 8, 2011. pdf
  209. Saving small-town charm a very contentious issue: OUR OPINION, Editorial, The Barrie Examiner, December 2, 2011. pdf
  210. Thousands of letters hand-delivered in opposition, Douglas Glynn, The Barrie Examiner, December 1, 2011. pdf
  211. Midhurst standoff costs jobs: developer, Laurie Watt, The Barrie Advance, December 1, 2011. pdf
  212. Midhurst residents voice opposition to growth plan, Ian McInroy, The Barrie Examiner, November 30, 2011. pdf
  213. Midhurst growth plan met with opposition, The Peak 95.1 FM, November 29, 2011. pdf
  214. Six parties appeal Midhurst Secondary Plan to OMB: Five are landowners, and the sixth is Ontario, AWARE Simcoe, November 23, 2011. pdf
  215. Midhurst residents shocked by approval of massive expansion: Village is to absorb and exceed all Springwater’s projected growth, Kate Harries, AWARE Simcoe, November 18, 2011. pdf
  216. Township meeting on Midhurst Secondary Plan: Ratepayers’ Association holds information session Monday November 28, AWARE Simcoe, November 8, 2011. pdf
  217. What impact does Province’s appeal of Midhurst secondary plan have on the rest of Springwater?: Be sure to attend township’s public meeting on November 14, Bill French, AWARE Simcoe, November 8, 2011. pdf
  218. Growth should bolster existing communities, Erich Jacoby-Hawkins, The Barrie Examiner, November 8, 2011. pdf
  219. Standing up for People and the Environment: Province Appeals Midhurst Development Plan, Claire Malcolmson, http://environmentaldefence.ca, November 4, 2011. pdf
  220. Huge growth plan on hold: Midhurst Secondary Plan approved by county now in appeal period; more than 3,800 dwellings planned, Ian McInroy, The Barrie Examiner, November 3, 2011. pdf
  221. Province appeals Midhurst plan to OMB, Laurie Watt, The Barrie Advance, November 1, 2011. pdf
  222. Is the city planning an appeal?: City holds special meeting to talk ‘growth’, Janis Ramsay, The Barrie Advance, October 28, 2011, pdf
  223. County councillor prevented from discussing Midhurst Secondary Plan: But bylaw clearly leaves ultimate authority to county council, Kate Harries, AWARE Simcoe, October 28, 2011. pdf
  224. The mid-term growth path leads through MidhurstErich Jacoby-Hawkins, Erich the Green, October 27, 2011. pdf
  225. Midhurst: A Pawn in a Game of Chess with the Province of Ontario and Simcoe County: The Mayor is mistaken – the Midhurst secondary plan is not a done deal, Mr. Bill French, Springwater Citizens Forum, October 25, 2011. pdf
  226. Midhurst to grow, Laurie Watt, The Barrie Advance, October 20, 2011. pdf
  227. Which level of government decides how Ontario grows?, Editorial, The Barrie Advance, October 19, 2011. pdf
  228. Leaving a Rumm legacy on Big Bay Point: Kimvar Enterprises president says resort site will likely carry his name, once it opens, Chris Simon, InnisfilScope, October 19, 2011. pdf
  229. Renewing the Debate on Anti-SLAPP Legislation in Ontario, Christine Kellowan, Law is Cool: The Law School Blog, October 6, 2011. pdf
  230. Canada ranks last in freedom of information: study, Dean Beeby, The Globe and Mail, January 9, 2011. pdf
  231. Donnelly Law Comments on Provincial Policy Statement, 2005, David Donnelly, November 3, 2010. pdf
  232. Hillsdale citizens stood alone when their council abandoned them, Letter to the Editor, Springwater News, October 14, 2010. pdf
  233. Ontario looks to smack down SLAPPs, Jeff Gray, The Globe and Mail, July 6, 2010. pdf
  234. SLAPPs on the wrist, Kevin Marron, Canadian Lawyer, January 2010. pdf
  235. Council rethinks integrity commissioner after receiving $81,000 bill for service, Hamilton Community News, August, 20, 2009. pdf
  236. Springwater park turns 50, Ian McInroy, The Barrie Examiner, August 19, 2008. pdf
  237. Springwater’s 50th Anniversary, From Wasteland to Parkland: Springwater’s history, Parks Blog: The Weblog of Ontario Parks, August 11, 2008. pdf
  238. The Battle Over Lake Simcoe, Paul Wilson, Toronto Life, August 2008. pdf
  239. More to story than a flashy SUV and fast boats, Laurie Watt, Laurie Watt on Municipal Affairs, July 18, 2008. pdf
  240. SLAPP aimed at Big Bay developer, Laurie Watt, Innisfil Journal, July 16, 2008. pdf
  241. Developer’s cost claims raise fears of legal chill, Sandro Contenta, The Toronto Star, February 10, 2008. pdf
  242. Looking Back: Guergis takes Springwater Twp.,  The Barrie Advance, December 4, 2006. pdf
  243. Chemical Fire, The Barrie Examiner, July 29, 2003. pdf
  244. The Mouse that Roared: (or Vespra Revamped), A History of Vespra Township, The Vespra Township Council, 1987. pdf
  245. Annexation – a new provincial solution?: A synopsis of the Barrie-Vespra Annexation dispute, Julian Tofts, Clerk-Administrator of the Township of Vespra, Municipal World, February 1984. pdf
  246. Bill 142 Barrie-Vespra Annexation Act: Annexation – Readers Comment, Julian J. Tofts, Clerk-Administrator, Township of Vespra, Municipal World, May 1984. pdf
  247. City of Barrie Resolution re Bill 142, Annexation – Readers Comment, The Corporation of the City of Barrie, Municipal World, May 1984. pdf
  248. Big Expansion Announced for Forestry Station at Midhurst, The Barrie Examiner, December 12, 1927. pdf

Directions: to access articles, just click your mouse:

  1. on the title of the article (sends you to the site it was originally published on) or
  2. where it says “Word” (to get a MS word copy) or
  3. on “pdf” to download a pdf copy (may need free Adobe Reader).

I’m sure I’m missing some. Email me at les.j.stewart@gmail.com. Please acknowledge and respect the ownership of the articles: the author or news agency.

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