• Protecting Water and Farmland in Simcoe County

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Jan 17th, 2014
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New Tecumseth Free Press  Essa Township deputy mayor Sandie Macdonald has filed her nomination papers to seek a second term in office. Ms. Macdonald, who won her first election as deputy mayor in 2010 following a couple terms as Ward 1 councillor, live...
Jan 16th, 2014
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Time right to seek higher public office, Dollin decides By Bruce Hain Innisfil Journal The municipal election race — still nine months distant — has already taken a significant twist. Lynn Dollin, 20-year councillor for Ward 7, has announced her intent...
Jan 16th, 2014
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By Maija Hoggett Alliston Herald NEW TECUMSETH – New Tecumseth council is poised to approve fee increases for marriage licenses, burning permits, and more. The mostly minor adjustments have been suggested by staff to bring the town in-line with n...
Jan 16th, 2014
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By Brad Pritchard Alliston Herald ESSA – With budget talks now over, Essa’s tax levy is increasing 3.9 per cent this year. The township’s 2014 levy was shaved down from $4.7 million to $4.64 million during council’s third budget meeting last nigh...
Jan 16th, 2014
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Carl Cosack of the Mega-Quarry battle to speak From the MRA This year, our theme is “Community Matters”. When: Sunday January 26 2014 from 4-7 pm Where: Midhurst Community Centre, 74 Doran Road Our community does matter and so we will be ho...
Jan 16th, 2014
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By Laurie Watt Barrie Advance Barrie taxpayers are being asked for more and more money for an array of services, such as police, library, long-term care and environmental protection, when service providers made their pitches to council Monday. Simcoe C...
Jan 14th, 2014
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Let’s put Ontario Ombudsman André Marin in charge of investigating back-room municipal meetings and needless secrecy, not just for some cities, but for all Toronto Star Editorial  Fairness demands that public business be conducted in the open, for all ...
Jan 14th, 2014
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Municipalities in Ontario are allowed to appoint anybody they’d like to investigate secret meetings, leading to what Ombudsman Andre Marin calls a “patchwork” system where governments can ditch investigators they disagree with By Tim Alamenciak Toronto...
Jan 14th, 2014
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By Bill Tremblay Orangeville Banner The Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority (NVCA) is preparing for a possible legal battle with Dufferin Wind Power Inc. On Friday (Jan. 10), Jonathon Myers and Crawford Smith, lawyers for the company appeared bef...
Jan 13th, 2014
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Wetlands or Profits? UPDATED  From Jack Gibbons North Gwillimbury Forest Alliance According to Fraser Nelson of Metrus Developments, the Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority (LSRCA) should permit Metrus to build a 1,073 unit mobile home park (Mapl...