Category Archives: Fire & Emergency Services

13 Sep
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#TBT- Springwater Fire & Emergency Services

Springwater Fire & Emergency Services – Facilities A bit of history – The replacement of Station 2 (Midhurst) started in 2002. The 2003 Master Fire Plan recommended (among other things) amalgamating Station 1 (Centre Vespra) and Station 2. Station 2 ...

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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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24 Jan
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Deputy Don’s Update – January 25, 2018

Fire Station 2/Yard 1 Renovation and Expansion The tender documents were posted for this project last December and five proposals were received by the January closing. Proposals were reviewed by staff and the Township’s contracted architects, who recommended that the ...

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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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29 Nov
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Environmental Resource Recovery Centre (ERRC) and FIRE – 29-11-17

The proposed Environmental Resource Recovery Centre (ERRC) facility that the County of Simcoe is considering constructing in the County forest at 2976 Horseshoe Valley Rd. W. in Springwater raises many concerns. One major concern involves the potential of fire breaking ...

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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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22 Sep
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Deputy Don’s Update – September 22, 2016

Addition to Works Yard 1 and Temporary Fire Station 2 The expansion and upgrades to Yard1/Station 2 on Snow Valley Road to address the need for additional vehicle space, male and female washrooms with showers, an office and a maintenance ...

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09 Sep
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Deputy Don’s Update – September 9, 2016

Bertram 1237 Bayfield St. N. property Council this week is reviewing an application and seeking approval for a public meeting to change this 1.62 acre property to general commercial retail use. The current tenant is a retail furniture store (Midhurst ...

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11 Aug
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Deputy Don’s Update – August 11, 2016

I hope your summer has been great with the hot sunny weather we have had. Township and County Councils are resuming, with lots of items on the schedule. Here is a summary of my thoughts on some recent items. Stonemanor ...

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10 Mar
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Deputy Don’s Update – March 10, 2016

As published in the Springwater News. Springwater Staff Changes Congratulations to Clerk John Daly who is moving on to become the County Simcoe Clerk. I have only known John for a little over a year and have seen his focus ...

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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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15 Dec
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Deputy Don’s Update – December 15, 2015

The Christmas events throughout Springwater have again been wonderful this year – even without snow! I have been to many of these and it has reminded me why we love the spirit and friendship which exists all around us in ...

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03 Dec
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Deputy Don’s Update – December 3, 2015

Simcoe and Springwater 2016 Financial Budgets We continue to review and work toward finalizing the County Simcoe and Springwater municipal budgets for 2016. Of your property taxes, approximately 36% go to the County, with 24% going to education and the ...

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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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04 Jun
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Deputy Don’s Update – June 4, 2015

I appreciate the interest, comments and feedback I have received from residents from all areas of Springwater regarding different matters I have reported on – please keep up the communication. Springwater Q1 ended 31-3-15 Results Revenues of $6.2 million were ...

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21 May
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Deputy Don’s Update – May 21, 2015

New Fire Station for Midhurst I have the upmost respect and appreciation for emergency services, both full time and voluntary staff.  I fully support the fire services needs if there is a risk to the responders’ safety and that of ...

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26 Mar
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Deputy Don’s Update – March 26, 2015

I hope everyone enjoyed March break and are glad to see the first signs of spring. Council is back at it, meeting last Monday and County Council on Tuesday. Following are some notes and thoughts regarding selected current matters under ...

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23 Mar
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Midhurst Fire Station Construction Project Report – March 23, 2015

  Council reviewed and received a background report regarding the history of Springwater fire stations, leading to the purchase of land for a potential new fire station 2 and the possibility of re-furbishing or in the alternative, adding to the ...

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16 Dec
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Springwater Committee Appointments – December 15, 2014

At its meeting on December 15, 2014 Council made appointments to various Committees and Boards for the 2014-2018 term. Barrie and Area Physician Recruitment – French Chamber of Commerce – Springwater – Austin Economic Development Working Group – McConkey, Austin, ...

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17 Nov
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Springwater Fire & Emergency Services Master Fire Plan Survey – November 17, 2014

Springwater Fire & Emergency Services is creating a 10 year community-driven master fire plan to guide operational improvements and enhance how the service is provided throughout the community. The Plan seeks to examine and identify present and future needs in ...

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