Yvonne in the News

- A Selection-

Protect our Town’s future

https://www.collingwoodtoday.ca/local-news/dramatic-vision-for-poplarraglan-lands-revealed-to-council-3-photos-5139542

https://www.collingwoodtoday.ca/local-news/council-approves-hiring-consultant-paid-for-by-developer-to-review-poplar-proposal-5150164

https://www.collingwoodtoday.ca/local-news/this-is-uncharted-territory-council-starts-mzo-request-talks-for-poplar-village-5257901

 

  • Short-term rentals are illegal

https://www.simcoe.com/news-story/10243856-collingwood-council-sends-short-term-rental-proposal-back-to-staff/

 

  • A business accelerator in Collingwood is great for our Town

https://www.simcoe.com/news-story/10299666--economic-development-on-steroids-collingwood-considers-role-in-business-accelerator/

 

  • Calling out a proposal to lend money to local businesses as beyond the Town’s legal authority

https://www.simcoe.com/news-story/9938090-collingwood-council-sends-loan-program-to-task-force-for-review/

 

  • Calling for rules for infill development

https://www.simcoe.com/news-story/9860013-a-monster-dilemma-are-big-homes-that-replace-small-ones-having-a-negative-impact-on-collingwood-neighbourhoods-/

Safer streets initiatives

https://www.collingwoodtoday.ca/local-news/councillor-pitches-idea-to-get-kids-playing-outside-and-in-the-street-1666994

 

https://www.collingwoodtoday.ca/local-news/street-play-plan-will-be-part-of-larger-traffic-study-1699957

 

https://www.collingwoodtoday.ca/local-news/councillor-driven-to-pitch-40kmh-speed-limit-on-collingwood-roads-3815382

 

https://www.collingwoodtoday.ca/local-news/staff-asked-to-prepare-report-about-a-report-to-reduce-speed-limits-3842095

 

https://www.collingwoodtoday.ca/local-news/council-pumps-brakes-on-speed-limit-changes-pending-comprehensive-report-3916857

 

https://www.collingwoodtoday.ca/local-news/cedar-and-third-getting-some-safety-measures-no-stop-sign-1723533

 

https://www.collingwoodtoday.ca/local-news/speed-limit-debate-back-at-council-table-monday-3906724

 

https://www.collingwoodtoday.ca/local-news/councillor-residents-still-want-four-way-stop-at-third-and-cedar-1710513

 

https://www.collingwoodtoday.ca/local-news/the-volume-of-traffic-makes-it-unsafe-resident-1254185
 

https://www.simcoe.com/news-story/10411927--we-don-t-want-to-lose-anybody-collingwood-councillor-advocates-for-town-wide-speed-reduction/

 

https://www.simcoe.com/news-story/9860013-a-monster-dilemma-are-big-homes-that-replace-small-ones-having-a-negative-impact-on-collingwood-neighbourhoods-/
 

Housing for those who work in Collingwood

Various development issues
 

 

Advocating for day care

https://www.collingwoodtoday.ca/local-news/council-asks-consultant-to-find-ways-to-mandate-child-care-spots-in-new-developments-5283802
 

Advocating for diversity and equity
https://www.collingwoodtoday.ca/local-news/rainbow-flag-raised-again-marking-10-years-of-fierte-simcoe-pride-4189198

https://www.collingwoodtoday.ca/local-news/collingwood-councillor-pushes-for-ban-of-confederate-flag-hate-symbols-2421203


https://www.collingwoodtoday.ca/local-news/collingwood-council-wants-to-ban-confederate-flag-and-hate-symbols-2437837

https://www.simcoe.com/news-story/10409308--positive-and-necessary-impact-collingwood-s-call-for-stronger-anti-hate-laws-supported-by-federation/

 

https://www.simcoe.com/news-story/10023749--let-s-land-on-the-right-side-of-history-collingwood-council-takes-first-step-to-ban-hate-symbols/
 

Imagine Collingwood – how to be the greenest community in Canada
https://www.collingwoodtoday.ca/local-news/collingwood-leaders-cast-vision-to-earn-title-as-greenest-community-in-canada-1847091

More family doctors for Collingwood

https://www.collingwoodtoday.ca/town-of-blue-mountains/joint-municipal-physician-recruitment-retention-committee-successful-in-having-collingwood-declared-as-area-of-high-physician-need-4996925
 

https://www.simcoe.com/news-story/10577427--full-regional-participation-as-south-georgian-bay-continues-to-grow-so-does-the-need-for-doctors/
 

Hamlin makes presentation at UN Summit in Collingwood

https://www.collingwoodtoday.ca/local-news/collingwood-social-activism-gets-world-stage-today-2679838

 

https://www.collingwoodtoday.ca/local-news/world-leaders-to-learn-from-collingwood-during-un-summit-this-week-2677543

Seeking updates on financial impacts from pandemic measures

https://www.collingwoodtoday.ca/coronavirus-covid-19-local-news/councillor-wants-more-details-on-covid-19-costs-for-collingwood-2290710

A gift of $500,000 worth of trees to the Town

https://www.collingwoodtoday.ca/local-news/500k-green-gift-an-amazingly-pure-donation-says-town-official-1753405

 

Decorum and integrity at the Council table

https://www.collingwoodtoday.ca/local-news/confrontation-between-councillors-colours-code-of-conduct-discussions-4518889
 

https://simcoe.com/news-story/10500222--ask-this-councillor-to-keep-his-mouth-shut-collingwood-mayor-clarifies-ruling-after-councillor-confrontation

 

https://www.simcoe.com/news-story/10564981--that-which-is-accepted-is-endorsed-collingwood-councillors-defend-integrity-commissioner-filing/

 

Starbucks on First Street …continues to be a problem

https://www.collingwoodtoday.ca/local-news/town-recognizes-traffic-problems-at-starbucks-drive-thru-no-solution-yet-2714240

Promoting efficiency and effectiveness across the region

https://www.collingwoodtoday.ca/local-news/collingwood-council-supports-mayors-proposal-for-regional-roundtable-3293889

Ensuring transparency in procurement process doesn’t involve politicians

https://www.collingwoodtoday.ca/local-news/updated-procurement-bylaw-to-provide-clarity-in-highly-complex-area-says-town-official-4813640

 

Heritage district

  • Common sense needs to apply when there are no rules

https://www.collingwoodtoday.ca/local-news/heritage-home-issue-points-to-flaws-in-the-system-councillor-4762399
 

  • Need to watch our Heritage properties like the Annex carefully

https://www.collingwoodtoday.ca/local-news/owners-file-to-demolish-victoria-annex-in-midst-of-heritage-proceedings-1954735

The Downtown Business Improvement Area comprised of volunteers from local businesses should engage with Council and the community before embarking on major changes to the street by building an arch over Hurontario.

https://www.collingwoodtoday.ca/local-news/online-commentary-unfounded-on-downtown-archway-proposal-deputy-mayor-5280748

 

https://www.collingwoodtoday.ca/local-news/bia-chair-quits-over-archway-arguments-at-council-table-5286685?utm_source=Email&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=Email

 

https://www.collingwoodtoday.ca/local-news/downtown-archway-project-likely-postponed-over-lack-of-public-consutlation-5232510

Difficult decision to impose a moratorium on development, but few alternative choices available.

https://www.collingwoodtoday.ca/local-news/collingwood-council-votes-to-suspend-new-development-3668218

The Terminals

If a redevelopment is to occur, stabilization will be required before a proponent gets to the building stage.

https://www.collingwoodtoday.ca/local-news/town-hires-consultant-to-find-developer-for-collingwood-terminals-5049493

Support for redevelopment of our hospital.

https://www.collingwoodtoday.ca/local-news/collingwood-surrounding-towns-join-hospital-support-letter-writing-campaign-2824821