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Apr 9th, 2014
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By Brad Pritchard Alliston Herald  ANGUS – A public meeting next month will allow residents to comment on a zoning matter that if passed will put a Barrie developer one step closer to building a new commercial plaza along Mill Street in Angus. The matter deals with a zoning bylaw amendment invo...
Mar 1st, 2014
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By Kate Harries The Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority has voted in favour of requesting that the federal government add the Nottawasaga River to the new federal Navigation Protection Act. NVCA chair Nina Bifolchi, a Wasaga Beach councillor, attempted to defer the decision, but lost on a tied ...
Jan 28th, 2014
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News release from Shawn Bubel Today, Shawn Bubel of Thornton announced his candidacy for Ward 2 Councillor of Essa Township. “In my 2010 run for Deputy Mayor, I was honoured by the show of support from the voters of Ward 2. This time I am squarely focused on the needs of Thornton, Utopia, Ivy, Egbert...
Jan 22nd, 2014
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The following is the text of a presentation being made to local councils by AWARE Simcoe board members Kate Harries and Anne Learn Sharpe. The next presentation will be to Collingwood Council on February 10 at 5 pm. Musical adaptation of slide show Navigable Waters Protection Act In 2012, the federal...
Jan 17th, 2014
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New Tecumseth Free Press  Essa Township deputy mayor Sandie Macdonald has filed her nomination papers to seek a second term in office. Ms. Macdonald, who won her first election as deputy mayor in 2010 following a couple terms as Ward 1 councillor, lives in Angus where she owns and operates Naturally ...
Jan 16th, 2014
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By Brad Pritchard Alliston Herald ESSA – With budget talks now over, Essa’s tax levy is increasing 3.9 per cent this year. The township’s 2014 levy was shaved down from $4.7 million to $4.64 million during council’s third budget meeting last night (Jan. 15). For the owner of the average $274,71...
Jan 9th, 2014
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New Tecumseth Free Press Ward 1 incumbent Keith White became the first candidate to file his nomination papers to run for Essa council in the October 27 municipal elections. Mr. White, who owns and operates Angus Borden Music and Entertainment, is currently serving his first term in office. Essa has ...
Dec 16th, 2013
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By Brad Pritchard Alliston Herald ESSA – While an increase to next year’s municipal levy is unavoidable, Essa Mayor Terry Dowdall said council will do what it can to soften the blow to residents when budget talks resume this week. The increase, which includes assessment growth but not Simcoe Co...
Dec 12th, 2013
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The following  is the text of a letter sent by the Township of Essa to The Right Honourable Stephen Harper, Prime Minister of Canada Dear Sir: Please be advised that Council, at their meeting on December 4, 2013, passed the following resolution: WHEREAS the Federal Government is replacing the Navigab...
Dec 2nd, 2013
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By Brad Pritchard Alliston Herald  ESSA – Essa council managed to shave another percentage off next year’s proposed levy during its latest round of budget talks. Earlier this month council was presented with the 2014 draft budget, which included a proposed 4.89 per cent levy increase. The incre...