In my formative years, summer meant Lake Simcoe and long, halcyon summers. But today, if nobody stops them, the usual suspects are going to — as the song warns — pave paradise and put up a parking lot.
Oro-Medonte Township is a rural Ontario enclave of about 20,000 souls between Barrie and Orillia. Blessed by lush prime farmland and Lake Simcoe’s gleaming expanse, Oro-Medonte is peace personified. So it’s about the last place in Ontario one would expect to find a political war raging.