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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 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...
Jun 4th, 2019
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Come build a vision for a Green New Deal: Attend the Public Meeting June 6, 6:30 pm! From The Nature League Sherri Jackson and The Nature League are hosting one of many cross-Canada town halls to build a Green New Deal. Broadly speaking, a Green New Deal is a bold vision for tackling climate change a...
May 13th, 2019
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Doug Hevenor Concerns rise as funding dries up for conservation authorities by Brad Pritchard Alliston Herald Shortly after this year’s provincial budget was tabled, a steady stream of stories began to surface about all the funding cutbacks rolling out across the province, targeting everything ...
May 13th, 2019
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Wasaga Beach CAO George Vadeboncoeur speaks to provincial special advisors Michael Fenn and Ken Seiling on Monday. -Orillia Matters photo By Jessica Owen Orillia Matters  Residents of Simcoe County didn’t hold back Monday when they had an opportunity to weigh in on a review of regional governance. “I...
Apr 19th, 2019
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The Golden Eagle is endangered in Ontario, which means the species lives in the wild but is facing imminent extinction or extirpation. -San Diego Zoo photo News release from the Simcoe County Greenbelt Coalition It is becoming a pattern with this government to hear, once again, that Ontario’s most se...
Apr 16th, 2019
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2019-20 SCGC executive board: Charlene Strudwick, Phil Brennan,Tom Kurtz, Al McNair and Sandy Agnew. News release from the Simcoe County Greenbelt Coalition On Sunday, April 14, the Simcoe County Greenbelt Coalition (SCGC) held its annual general meeting to reset focus on upcoming priorities and vote...
Apr 15th, 2019
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Public hearings got underway Monday into town deals in Collingwood that netted former Liberal MP Paul Bonwick about $1 million in consulting fees. -CBC photo OPP still investigating alleged wrongdoing in Collingwood utility, construction deals By Dave Seglins · CBC News  Former Ontario Liberal MP, th...
Mar 15th, 2019
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AWARE News Network Simcoe County Council holds a special meeting next week, to consider the governance review launched by the Ontario government. Here is the agenda. Note listed correspondence for useful background on communications between the province and the county. Special Council and Committee o...