• Protecting Water and Farmland in Simcoe County

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Dec 20th, 2013
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News release from Camp Nibi Springwater Provincial Park – renamed Camp Nibi by a group of First Nations women who have occupied it for nine months – is to be a partnership with the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Beausoleil First Nation. Beau...
Dec 20th, 2013
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AWARE News Network December 20 2013 Brian Smith, a student in ecosystem management at Fleming College, Linday, started a Facebook page two days ago called Canadians for Environmental Responsibility. It’s intended to highlight issues seldom heard about ...
Dec 20th, 2013
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By Ian McInroy, Barrie Examiner SPRINGWATER TWP. — Springwater Provincial Park will soon be occupied no more. The 193-hectare day-use park north of Barrie has been occupied by a determined group of First Nations protesters since April 1 when the Minist...
Dec 18th, 2013
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By Whitney Neilson Wasaga Sun WASAGA BEACH — The Wasaga Beach Committee of the Whole recently opened up the 2014 budget for public comment. The tax increase is projected to be 1.24% for 2014. Based on an average residential home, this equals an annual ...
Dec 18th, 2013
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New Tecumseth Free Press Local developers have appealed New Tecumseth’s updated Development Charges fee schedule to the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB). It’s the second time in a row the DC update has been appealed. In September, council appr...
Dec 18th, 2013
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By Sara Ross, Barrie Examiner A wildlife passage under Highway 11, just outside Orillia in Severn Township, will become a solid wall when the Ministry of Transportation (MTO) is done repairing the bridge next year. Severn Mayor Mike Burkett and Orillia...
Dec 17th, 2013
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New Tecumseth Free Press For the first time since New Tecumseth was created by amalgamation in 1991, council has approved two municipal budgets in the same calendar year, the most recent last night will add an average $113.57 or 7.05 per cent to proper...
Dec 17th, 2013
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Former CRA auditor Jeffrey Granger forged documents to frame the mayor of Caledon for tax evasion after she blocked a prominent developer’s housing project By Marco Chown Oved Toronto Star  A former tax official has admitted to using his insider knowle...
Dec 17th, 2013
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By Trina Berlo Wasaga Sun   The OLG has released requests for pre-qualification (RFPQs) for gaming in Wasaga Beach and Collingwood. The RFPQs include up to 10 Gaming Zones grouped into three bundles. The central gaming bundle includes gaming zones C5 (...
Dec 16th, 2013
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By Heather Goldsworthy Colllingwood Enterprise Bulletin Months of planning and anticipation had led to this moment. More than 100 community members from across Simcoe County, from food producers and distributors, farmers, and municipal leaders to repre...