• Protecting Water and Farmland in Simcoe County

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Nov 12th, 2018
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John Bacher By Dr. John Bacher November 12 2018 At a crucial time when the land use planning policies he forged under three different parties over 25 years are under attack by the newly elected government of Premier Doug Ford, veteran land use planner ...
Nov 12th, 2018
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Photo shows Thundering Waters wetlands where offsetting scheme was tried in past. Development advocates at recent Growth Plan consultation by province urged wetland offsetting be permitted by change to provincial regulation. By Dr. John Bacher November...
Nov 9th, 2018
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By Jeff Gray Globe and Mail The chief architect of the protected Greenbelt that surrounds the Greater Toronto Area’s suburbs has won a battle with the province after he was disciplined and demoted for speaking to The Globe and Mail and defending the an...
Nov 9th, 2018
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Many deceased people received voter’s cards, while many residents did not, says clerk by Gisele Winton Sarvis Midland Mirror Tay Township Clerk Alison Gray said the municipality had to make more changes to the voters list for the 2018 municpal el...
Nov 8th, 2018
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by JENNIFER MORGAN  Counterpunch The warning from the world’s top climate scientists that carbon dioxide (CO2) will need to be removed from the atmosphere to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius is both a due and dire recognition of the great ta...
Nov 6th, 2018
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Marg Sharpe Marg Sharpe, who lost mayor’s race to Basil Clarke by 14 votes, says she “owes it to people who voted for” her By Dave Dawson Orillia Matters  Marg Sharpe, a Ward 2 councillor who narrowly lost the Oct. 22 election for may...
Nov 5th, 2018
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From Ontario Parks Ontario Parks is honoured to have this WW1 cenotaph in Springwater. Originally erected in honour of “The Vespra Boys” from Vespra Township who sacrificed so much in the First World War. Springwater Park was the location o...
Nov 5th, 2018
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An adult grass carp commonly weighs over 20 pounds and can grow up to 48 inches in length AWARE Simcoe note: We’re reposting this appeal – pressure is needed from all Great Lakes citizens and politicians at every level of government. Ohio a...
Nov 1st, 2018
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Mayor Bill French outside the courthouse in Barrie on Friday. -AWARE Simcoe photo From Springwater Mayor Bill French  November 2 2018 Today in the provincial offences court, the matter of charges laid under the Municipal Election Act stemming from my 2...
Nov 1st, 2018
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by Chris Simon Barrie Advance November 1 2018 Springwater Township Mayor Bill French has been charged with 10 counts of violating the Municipal Elections Act, related to campaign spending in 2014. Court documents obtained by Simcoe.com show the townshi...