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Jan 10th, 2019
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Mayor Don Allen ‘Not going to do anything untoward, but not going to handcuff ourselves’ By Kate Harries AWARE News Network Springwater Council voted last night to take a wait-and-see approach on Bill 66, after being told by Planning Director Brent Spagnol that he was not in a position to...
Jan 10th, 2019
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Bradford-West-Gwillimbury Mayor Rob Keffer at his 2018 election campaign launch. -Bradford Today photo Updates: On January 14 2018, the Township of Adjala-Tosorontio unanimously approved a resolution to reject any aspect of Bill 66 that circumvents provincial protection of the environment and natural...
Jan 9th, 2019
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Collingwood Councillor Deb Doherty makes a point at Tuesday’s meeting in Midhurst. -AWARE Simcoe photo Concerns include loss of protection, lack of transparency By Kate Harries AWARE News Network Concern and even alarm were the predominant sentiments expressed at a Midhurst meeting on Bill 66 h...
Dec 20th, 2018
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News release from the Simcoe County Greenbelt Coalition and Rescue Lake Simcoe Local groups concerned about the future health of Lake Simcoe, Georgian Bay and protection of our drinking water are now calling on municipalities within Simcoe County and the Lake Simcoe watershed to take a stand against ...
Dec 17th, 2018
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Government says Greenbelt will remain protected under Bill 66, but some aren’t buying it By Nathan Taylor Orillia Matters Environmentalists are sounding the alarm about a provincial bill that could allow municipalities to bypass certain regulations in the name of development. Bill 66, the Resto...
Dec 16th, 2018
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Vehicles used to haul aggregate are the largest and heaviest allowed in Ontario. Letter to the Creemore Echo from George Powell, Blue Mountain Watershed Trust Foundation The mission of the Blue Mountain Watershed Trust is to “Preserve and Enhance the Blue Mountain Watershed Ecosystem” and in this reg...
Dec 11th, 2018
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The 2018-2022 Simcoe County Council. – Orillia Matters photo  County Council elects George Cornell as Simcoe County Warden News release from Simcoe County County Council today elected George Cornell, Mayor of the Township of Tiny, to serve as Simcoe County Warden for 2019 and 2020. “I am ...
Dec 10th, 2018
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News release from Simcoe County Greenbelt Coalition, Rescue Lake Simcoe Coalition and Ontario Headwaters Institute On Thursday, December 6, the provincial government tabled legislation known as the “Open for Business Bill”, or Bill 66. This bill provides municipalities with powers that endanger the c...
Dec 5th, 2018
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by Gisele Winton Sarvis Midland Mirror The talk of the Tiny Township inaugural council meeting was that acclaimed Mayor George Cornell is running for Simcoe County warden. So far there are two candidates for warden: Cornell and James Leduc, deputy mayor of the Town of Bradford West Gwillimbury. Candi...
Nov 16th, 2018
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Speaking truth to power is not a conflict of interest for professional planners, board rules News release from Donnelly Law As the Globe and Mail reported on Nov 9, 2018, Mr. Victor Doyle MCIP, RPP has won his case against the Government of Ontario – he did not violate government ethics, his actions ...