Category Archives: Community News and Events

29 Apr
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Mayor Don’s Updates

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29 Apr
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Another Amazing Elmvale Maple Syrup Festival!

The weather didn’t dampen spirits this past weekend…thanks to the organizers and volunteers for making the Maple Syrup Festival a HUGE success!

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22 Feb
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Copy of the Springwater Link Feb 21, 2019

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06 Dec
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Township of Springwater Holds Inaugural Council Meeting

Sharing information on the Inaugural Council Meeting (as found in the recent press release from the Township of Springwater).  Thank you to all who attended this event and to the Township staff that organized it.  It was a great event ...

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18 Sep
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Deputy Don’s Update – Raising the Big Brothers’ Big Sisters’ Flag in Township of Springwater

Thank you everyone to gathered to raise the flag in support of Big Brothers Big Sisters Month. The theme of this month is IMAGINE and we are encouraged to imagine what a young person can become when they have the ...

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08 Aug
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Deputy Don’s Update – Part 3 – Update on Edwin Espinal

Edwin Espinal Bail Hearing Source -Simcoe County Honduras Rights Monitor site. We have been supportively following the unjust arrest and incarceration of Edwin Espinal in La Tolva maximum- security prison in Honduras six months ago. The Spring family and supporters ...

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25 Jul
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Deputy Don’s Update: We Are Going to Pot

We Are Going to Pot! Even before the next municipal election, cannabis (marijuana) will be legal to buy and use in Canada, with the October 17, 2018 implementation date just 12 weeks away. The federal, provincial and territorial governments share ...

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13 Jul
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Fire Ban

With the lack of rain and long dry periods that we have been experiencing, The Township has implemented a complete fire ban   See more details below in their press release   We certainly hope for rain not only for ...

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13 Jun
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County prepares to connect communities with new LINX Transit Service starting August 2018

Yesterday, The County of Simcoe announced the new LINX Transit Service that will be starting this summer in our region.  I was on hand to tour the new buses and hear about the plans for the future of this service.It ...

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22 May
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Happy 175th Anniversary – Simcoe County!!

Simcoe County celebrates its 175th Anniversary!  It is an honour to be part of the council during this historic celebration.  In the press release below you will find out some historical facts, as well as details about some of the celebrations ...

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10 May
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Pie Off for Mental Health Event Coming Up This Weekend!

Just wanted to help share the information on a great event coming up this Saturday at the Midhurst Community Hall. Location: 78 Doran Rd, Midhurst, ON Doors open at 6pm Show starts at 7pm Cut off for Pie Entries: 7:30 ...

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07 May
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Deputy Don’s Update – The County of  Simcoe has chosen Bio-En Power for its organics processing

  Further to my article about this in Deputy Don’s Update of April 19, 2018, given the disposal cost per tonne under the new contract for pet waste is the same as pet waste plus diapers, I think it would be ...

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01 May
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Deputy Don’s Updates – May 1, 2018 – Emvale Maple Syrup Festival, Homer Barrett Park Splash Pad, Community Hub and More!

Lots of great things happening in Springwater, and several updates to report on this week! Elmvale Maple Syrup Festival It was cold but as much fun as always being part of the Elmvale Maple Syrup Festival last weekend! On Saturday, Wanda ...

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01 May
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Running for Mayor

Today, I announced that I am running for re-election in this October’s municipal election – this time for the position of Mayor of Springwater. First I would like to thank my wife Wanda, my family and my team of supporters ...

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19 Apr
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Deputy Don’s Update – April 19, 2018

Honduras Rights Monitor Springwater and other residents have been supporting and working with the Spring Family on behalf of Honduran human rights worker Edwin Espinal, being held along with 21 other political prisoners under horrific conditions in military prisons in ...

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09 Apr
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Spring Family – Free Edwin Espinal & Political Prisoners

A very well-attended community event occurred on April 8, 2018 at the Elmvale Community Hall to further inform and encourage the community to move forward with pressure to free Edwin Espinal and other political prisoners in Honduras. The Spring family and ...

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27 Mar
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Simcoe County Announcements Funding Announcement to Area Hospitals

County to invest $45 million in area hospitals! Midhurst/ March 27, 2018 – The County of Simcoe is investing $45 million in area hospitals to support capital and redevelopment projects occurring between 2017 and 2031. Warden Gerry Marshall and members from County ...

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20 Feb
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Deputy Don’s Update – Family Day 2018!

Even though rain was expected on Family Day, families were out sharing community fun in Springwater. Elmvale had free skate at the Arena so it did not need to worry about the rain. The Hillsdale rink was busy throughout the ...

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18 Jan
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Climate Change For Real

On January 17, 2018, David Phillips presented to about 200 attendees at the Springwater Township building a very interesting presentation on Climate Change. He is a Senior Climatologist with Environment and Climate Change Canada, who has been widely awarded for ...

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31 Dec
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Springwater Accomplishments for the Year 2017

Council and Staff accomplished much in 2016. Some selected items are as follows: Community Development Optimized the distribution of recreation and all other service facilities across the Township; Approved construction of the Midhurst Pavilion at Doran Park; Leveraged Canada 150 ...

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16 Nov
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Deputy Don’s Update – November 16, 2017

Remembrance Day Again this year, the messages leading up to November 11th and the services on that Day were reflective and moving. As I have mentioned before, I come from a military family – my father was an army Colonel ...

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21 Sep
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Deputy Don’s Update – September 21, 2017

Finance and Audit Committee Part of my commitment when elected was to form and chair the Township Finance and Audit Committee. Councillor Hanna and I and an external member (who has stepped down due to no longer being a resident) ...

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23 Aug
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Deputy Don’s Update – August 24, 2017

Blue Box Funding and Diversion Based on data collected for 2015, Simcoe County, for the 7th year in a row, ranked in the top 10 (of 243) Ontario municipalities for waste diversion, ranking 5th. Residents of the County achieved the ...

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26 Jun
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Deputy Don’s Update – June 26, 2017

Celebrate Springwater –  Canada 150  This June 24th celebration in Springwater was filled with family fun, entertainment, live music and fireworks. The day gave us sun and a perfect evening.  There were an estimated 1,000 people who showed up. Children ...

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31 Dec
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Springwater Accomplishments for the Year 2016

Council and Staff accomplished much in 2016. Some selected items are as follows: Community Development: 10th Annual Springwater Swing Golf Tournament raised over $26,000 for charity – included 8 local merchants in the Shop Springwater component; Partnered with the Simcoe ...

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15 Dec
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Deputy Don’s Update – December 15, 2016

I love this time of year and attending the various community tree lighting ceremonies and parades. They are heart-warming demonstrations of close community spirit and friendliness and it makes me thankful to live in Canada, Ontario and Springwater. I wish ...

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17 Nov
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Deputy Don’s Update – November 17, 2016

Increased Safety in Hillsdale Solving the problem of greater safety in crossing Hwy 93 in Hillsdale advanced a significant step closer last Council meeting. Hillsdale resident Ms. Lynne Worrall Wright took the time and effort to find the agenda on ...

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04 May
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Deputy Don’s Update – May 4, 2016

Elmvale Maple Syrup Festival What a spectacular event – perfect sunshine, not too cold and about 40,000 people in attendance last Saturday. A rural small town feeling of friendship and happiness pervaded, with many events and exhibits being enjoyed by ...

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31 Dec
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Springwater Accomplishments for the Year 2015

Council and Staff accomplished much in 2015. Some selected items are as follows: Community Development: Increased funding contribution for the Elmvale District High School partnership proposal; Completion of Recreation Master Plan, which included three public open houses, a session with ...

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16 Dec
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Springwater Recreation Service Board Meeting – December 16, 2015

Thank you hall board volunteers for your thoughts and discussion at the  meeting tonight to review topics of governance, recreation service board responsibilities, Township responsibilities and financial considerations for recreation service boards. Great sharing of ideas between communities of what ...

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05 Nov
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Deputy Don’s Update – November 5, 2015

October 27th marked the one year point since we were elected. We are one quarter of the way through our four year term. It has been an active and productive year for me and for Council – I count 176 ...

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24 Sep
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Deputy Don’s Update – September 24, 2015

30-6-15 Springwater financial results Overall, the Township operating results for the first half of 2015 resulted in a surplus better than budget by $926,367 before transfers to reserves and $861,162 after transfers to reserves. Of Contributing to this surplus, revenues ...

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30 Jul
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Deputy Don’s Update – July 30, 2015

As published in the Springwater News. Fire Station 2 Improvement In May, Council referred to staff a request for additional information on the current needs, costs and capital improvements for Station 2 (Snow Valley Rd.), as provided in the Draft ...

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02 Jul
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Deputy Don’s Update – July 2, 2015

Elmvale Curling Club The curling club has over 200 members and brings over 500 curlers to Elmvale through bonspiels each year. The Club suffered a break-down of its refrigeration plant, cutting last curling season short. The membership has $70,000 of ...

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15 Dec
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Elmvale and Anten Mills Santa Clause Parades – December 15, 2014

                        Thank you for all the wonderful floats and displays and warm wishes. Merry Christmas!         Deputy Mayor – Don Allen Email me at info@donallen.ca Twitter ...

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