All stories, unless otherwise noted,
by Tony Veltri
Fending off Ministry charge cost Town over $108k, ice cream battle, $27k
Posted June 29 – New Tecumseth was billed more than $108,000 for its successful defense against a Ministry of Labour charge for “paperwork not being onsite” connected to the June 20, 2014 death of its public works employee, Geoff Gaston. Baxter Foundation donation to fund at-home palliative care
Posted June 29 – Baxter International Foundation is donating $80,000 (U.S.) to Matthews House Hospice to launch the “Sanctuary at Home” program that provides trained nurses and PSWs with palliative care education and experience to deliver care to patients and families at home. Changes that add time, costs to County waste management plans no deterrent
Posted June 28 – Springwater Township mayor Bill French’s notice of motion calling for a delay in Simcoe County’s process to develop an organics sorting facility and transfer station on Horseshoe Valley Road until the impact of planning policy changes announced last month by the province, are factored into the proposal, was ruled out of order, and never made it to a vote. Base funding increase tops $450k for Stevenson Memorial
Posted June 28 – Stevenson Memorial Hospital’s annualized base funding was increased by $450,000 according to the Central LHIN’s allocation report from June. Council supports bid to stop amendment to Conservation Authority Act
Posted June 28 – New Tecumseth councillors joined in supporting a motion circulating across the province from the municipality of Brockton that seeks to kill a proposed amendment requiring Conservation Authority Boards to have a composition of 50 per cent members with science backgrounds.