The Ontario government has granted a Minister’s Zoning Order that Brockton requested to allow residential development in Walkerton’s business park. The municipality asked for the MZO to expedite development of up to 500 housing units and allow expansion of Walkerton’s boundaries to accommodate future business and industrial development. The lands subject to the MZO that […]
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The Project Manager for the Rural Ontario’s Rural Housing Information System said the planners she’s spoken with recently are working hard to do what they can to create more affordable housing. But Kezia Cowtan said they’re still waiting to see what the consequences of the Province’s proposed More Homes Built Faster Act will be. “The […]
Bruce County has now launched Phase two of their Affordable Housing Development Toolkit.
London golfers are panning the proposal to turn a huge swath of a former city-owned golf course in the east end into a park. But city hall’s direction for the former River Road golf course — including plans to investigate selling about 15 per cent of the property for future industrial or residential development and […]
The Municipality of Kincardine is once again offering financial support to local non-profits through its Community Investment Grant (CIG) program. “The Kincardine (CIG program) has been consistently supportive of the work we do at Women’s House Serving Bruce & Grey,” said Michelle Lamont, Women’s House community and fund development coordinator. “We appreciate their annual financial […]
A new builder is seeking a break on the fees city hall charged for its west London project, saying delays in approving its application during the COVID-19 pandemic cost the company $10 million. The developer behind Eve Park, a net-zero condo project, says it’s being asked to pay more than it should in development charges, […]
Grey County council’s conditional development charge deferral program, which is intended to encourage rental and other priority housing construction, has unintentionally discouraged Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation financing, the only lender to raise this concern. On Thursday county council approved staff recommendations they hope would avoid that outcome, while staff continue to examine implications of […]
Michelle Field comes to UWPH after a combined total of seven years between the Huron Residential Hospice and the Rotary Hospice Stratford Perth.
Perth South Mayor, Jim Aitcheson, was amalgamated prior to the municipal elections.
It was a “low-key” municipal election in Brockton this time, with the mayor and new deputy mayor acclaimed and only six candidates ran for five available councillor seats. Mayor Chris Peabody will be joined by a new deputy mayor, James Lang, who sat as a Brockton councillor for the past term. As a result of […]
Tens of thousands of BIA Bucks purchased by the public to support local businesses during the pandemic have gone unused, according to organizers. “We are extremely grateful for this support,” said Jana-Leigh Ibbitson, downtown development manager for Lakeside Downtown Kincardine BIA. “However, there are now $70,000 dollars worth of BIA Bucks that have been purchased […]
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