• Protecting Water and Farmland in Simcoe County

Author "AWARE Simcoe"

Feb 11th, 2014
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By Bill French – Local Advocate and Council Watch The township held a public meeting Feb 10th to discuss and recommend passing its 2014 operating and capital budget on Feb 25th at a special public meeting of council. It appears that this council,...
Feb 11th, 2014
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The radical Midhurst Secondary Plan requires radical (and very risky) public financing By Les Stewart .There is nothing clever about looting the treasury, loading up mega-debt and pacifying taxpayers with a soothing  2% tax rate hike. The draft budget ...
Feb 9th, 2014
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Time for diaper manufacturers to change their ways? By Kate Harries A proposed $35 million composting facility is likely to become an issue in this year’s municipal election after Simcoe County councillors last month approved a plan to move forward wit...
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Feb 9th, 2014
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From the Ontario Clean Air Alliance Electricity prices have been a big issue in the two current provincial by-elections.  So we asked the candidates from the four major parties whether they were prepared to oppose Ontario Power Generation’s (OPG&...
Feb 7th, 2014
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Ontario Farmland Trust Toward Permanent Land Protectionm in an Evolving Policy Environment Friday, March 7, 2014 – Arboretum Centre, University of Guelph Forum Program 8:30 Registration 9:00 Welcome & Opening Remarks Norman Ragetlie, Chair, Ontario...
Feb 7th, 2014
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 Megaquarry News Food & Water First is holding a Public Meeting about the economic importance of Ontario’s prime farmland. Guest speakers include: Bonnefield Financial CEO, Tom Eisenhauer (Bonnefield bought the former Mega Quarry lands, 6,500...
Feb 5th, 2014
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BY STEVEN SHRYBMAN, OTTAWA CITIZEN On Feb 4, the federal government tabled Bill C-23, the Fair Elections Act, to amend the Canada Elections Act. Unfortunately, the amendments, if passed, will do little to curtail the type of electoral fraud that took p...
Feb 3rd, 2014
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From the Midhurst Ratepayers’ Association Canadian icon and long time supporter of the environment, Margaret Atwood has become interested in our cause. So much so, in fact she has used her influence on twitter to encourage our petition’s gr...
Feb 3rd, 2014
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Increasing community consultation in urban forest issues and addressing the environmental toll of plastic waste were among the themes discussed at the Huronia Woodlot Owners Association’s Annual General Meeting at Lakehead University’s Orillia campus o...
Jan 31st, 2014
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By Meade Helman Before Christmas a major developer who has been trying to get pipelines and roads extend to build more house in BWG, hired a consultant to do a deputation before council. Some of what he said was: • Industrial development in Ontario was...