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Mar 1st, 2016
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By Robin MacLennan Barrie Today Salt is the new phosphorus according to the CAO at the Lake Simcoe Regional Conservation Authority. “We are seeing salt concentrations increasing more than 500 per cent in some urban centres,” Mike Walters said in a presentation to Barrie city council on Mo...
Feb 13th, 2016
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Rethinking citizen engagement in Peterborough will ‘knock your socks off’ Peterborough This Week February 3 2016 One of Canada’s leading voices for citizen engagement and new approaches to planning is coming to Peterborough on Feb. 10, as guest speaker and “provocateur” at two events hosted by local ...
Jan 31st, 2016
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  Barrie-Springwater-Oro-Medonte MP Alex Nuttall addresses the Greenbelt meeting Life is a pay-attention contest: Oakville Mayor Rob Burton By Kate Harries AWARE News Network Protecting the natural environment makes communities more livable, safeguards our food and water for the future and reinvigora...
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Jan 19th, 2016
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By David Paddon, The Canadian Press TORONTO — Progressive Waste Solutions has agreed to a friendly deal that will see the Canadian waste management company merged into a new business that’s controlled by shareholders and management of Texas-based Waste Connections. The deal — a type...
Jan 12th, 2016
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AWARE News Network A free public event to discuss issues surrounding Simcoe’s water, farmland and natural heritage systems ,and how we can protect these important resources through expanding the Greenbelt in Simcoe County. Saturday, January 30, 2016, 9:30-11:30 am Liberty North, 100 Caplan Avenue, Ba...
In Barrie
Nov 24th, 2015
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By Janis Ramsay Barrie Advance Former Springwater mayor Linda Collins joins the Barrie Police Services Board Thursday. That means both provincial appointees on the five-member board aren’t Barrie residents. Collins lives in Midhurst while the board’s vice-chairperson, Angela Lockridge, lives in Oro-M...
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Nov 12th, 2015
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County of Simcoe and City of Barrie collect approximately one million batteries during curbside collection week Simcoe County / Barrie news release The County of Simcoe and City of Barrie completed their curbside battery collection program last week (November 2-6, 2015), collecting a combined 22,800 ...
In Barrie
Sep 15th, 2015
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By Laurie Watt Barrie Advance The Simcoe County District School Board should go re-read the city’s development rules before it revises its south high school plans. That’s the message Mayor Jeff Lehman and councillors told senior school board officials Monday night, officials who left the room quietly...
Sep 12th, 2015
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How does the development industry work? Does the development industry buy up cheap farmland and then lobby small municipalities to rezone the land to build sprawling urban subdivisions where there is no employment, forcing home purchasers to commute? Does the development industry hire high priced law...
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Jun 11th, 2015
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By Laurie Watt Barrie Advance June 11 2015 The Brereton Field Naturalists’ Club invited city council for a walk through the Gables before they approved a new waterfront master plan this week. But city councillors skipped the walk and approved a plan that could see the urban wilderness park developed ...