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Jan 12th, 2018
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  AWARE News Network The province has organized a series of consultation meetings to get feedback on its plans for “Protecting water for future generations: Growing the Greenbelt in the outer ring.” Further information as well as a list of public open houses being held across the Gre...
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Jan 5th, 2018
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The city has the second most expensive rental market in the province and home ownership is unaffordable for residents with average incomes by Patricia Kozicka TVO Barrie, a central Ontario city nestled on the west shore of Lake Simcoe, has somehow become one of Canada’s hottest — in other words, cost...
Dec 14th, 2017
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AWARE News Network From the agenda of the Dec. 15 2017 meeting of the Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority board of directors BOD-11-17 Short Agenda amended comes this letter from Geranium Corporation’s lawyer, clarifying the nature of its partnership with the LSRCA. Geranium November 28 2017 &n...
Dec 7th, 2017
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Springwater Mayor Bill French interviewed at coalition news conference -SCGC photo Ontario is studying the impact of development on water sources in seven areas, from Simcoe County to Niagara By Tess Kalinowski Toronto Star The Ontario government is looking at expanding the 810,000-hectare environmen...
Dec 7th, 2017
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Margaret Prophet of the Simcoe County Greenbelt Coalition, Bernard Pope of the Ontario Farmland Trust and Springwater Mayor Bill French. -SCGC photo Discussion welcomed on Greenbelt expansion over areas of hydrological significance Simcoe County Greenbelt Coalition news release Today, the province an...
In Barrie
Aug 18th, 2017
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Letter to the Barrie Examiner from Mayor Jeff Lehman August 18 2017 Re: ‘Lehman throws support behind HST increase’ I wanted to clarify my position on the need for more municipal revenue. I’m sending this letter because I was not specific enough with my comments to the Examiner as r...
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Aug 16th, 2017
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Ontario Coalition of Indigenous Peoples demands inquiry By Bob Bruton, Barrie Examiner Barrie’s Allandale Station land needs a public inquiry, or a criminal investigation, to determine if an Indigenous burial site was desecrated, says a governor with the Ontario Coalition of Indigenous Peoples....
In Barrie
Jun 23rd, 2017
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By Bob Bruton, Barrie Examiner Land developers are seeing red about new calculations for green-space dedication, or cash-in-lieu of parkland, in Barrie. The Building Industry and Land Development Association (BILD) says it was unaware the changes were coming and is disappointed there was no consultat...
In Barrie
Mar 9th, 2017
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From Explore Lake Simcoe Number of drinking straws reduced– 14,000 and climbing The Explore Lake Simcoe #nostrawchallenge is an open challenge to food service establishments operating in the Lake Simcoe watershed. In an effort to reduce unnecessary use of drinking straws, and to reduce plastic drinki...
Jan 25th, 2017
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By Bob Bruton, Barrie Examiner  Next year Barrie will begin spending $60 million to cut the level of phosphorus entering Lake Simcoe from the wastewater treatment plant. Work at the Bradford Street plant could include constructing foundations, concrete tanks, pumps and piping, membranes, mechanical, ...