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Jun 20th, 2019
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From the Simcoe County Federation of Agriculture What: Summer BBQ and Tour When: Friday July 12 2019 Where: 2438 County Road 92, Elmvale ON L0L1P0 Tickets: $25 a person, call 705-726-9300 x 1224 or email bill.french@hotmail.com or text 416-587-7030...
Jun 20th, 2019
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Mayor Harry Hughes Citizen makes official request for township to institute a registry of lobbyists; ‘My choice was to either be at a significant disadvantage or to accept donations,’ says mayor By Jessica Owen Orillia Matters Does money equal influence? A concerned citizen in Oro-Medonte...
In Barrie
Jun 16th, 2019
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From Keep Simcoe Beautiful Young people are the future — come together and organize against environmental degradation. All are welcome to come out and discuss how to combat climate change and save our planet! Speakers: Gideon Forman (David Suzuki Foundation) Allysha Miller (Fridays for Future) ...
Jun 13th, 2019
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Canadian company’s resort on Garifuna land.  By Janet Spring Simcoe County Honduras Rights Monitor From May 25 – June 2, I travelled throughout Honduras with three Canadians and twelve US citizens to investigate why the Honduran people are leaving their home country to travel in massive caravan...
Jun 12th, 2019
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Councillor Jack Hanna by Kate Harries AWARE News Network Springwater Council has granted three-year extensions of the approval of draft plans for five subdivisions in the Midhurst Secondary Plan area. The subdivisions were approved by the Ontario Municipal Board on October 29 2014, with differing con...
Jun 11th, 2019
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New Tecumseth Free Press  Simcoe County’s latest entry into the record related to the regional government review, requests the provincial government retain the existing two tier system, and support to reduce the number of councillors to include a mix of municipal reps and elected regional membe...
In Barrie
Jun 11th, 2019
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Collingwood Councillor Kathy Jeffery AWARE News Network Barrie Mayor Jeff Lehman, Tiny Deputy Mayor Steffen Walma and Collingwood Councillor Kathy Jefferey were elected to the board of directors of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities at the organization’s recent annual conference, held in...
Jun 11th, 2019
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Black Tern at Tiny Marsh -John Wright photo From MTM Conservation Association The Tiny Marsh BioBlitz is back! Join expert naturalists and discover the amazing diversity of birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians, insects, fish and plants that live within this expanse of marsh, forest and field north-we...
Jun 7th, 2019
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Ontario Premier Doug Ford  Bill 108 Receives Royal Assent with Several Amendments From the Association of Municipalities of Ontario  Bill 108, the More Homes, More Choice Act, 2019 has now passed third reading at Queen’s Park and received Royal Assent. It is now law in Ontario. The Act makes signific...
Jun 6th, 2019
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The Least Bittern is assessed as ‘threatened’ on Ontario’s Species at Risk list – which means it lives here in the wild and is not yet endangered, but is likely to become so if steps are not taken to address factors threatening it. -Brandon Trentler photo Endangered species to...