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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...
Nov 16th, 2018
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  Environmental Commissioner Dianne Saxe Dr. Dianne Saxe, Ontario’s environment commissioner, set the stage with a wide-ranging and frank overview, ‘Climate Changes Everything’ by: BarrieToday Staff Third Age Barrie, A Life Long Learning Association, continued to provide stimulating ...
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 ...
Nov 1st, 2018
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Becky Big Canoe to be at Canadian Storytelling Night at the Orillia Museum of Art and History. News release from Canadian Storytelling Night Water is a deep subject. Jump in with Storytelling Orillia on Nov. 3, when guest teller Becky Big Canoe brings stories about her understanding of the nature of ...
Sep 1st, 2018
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Orillia naturalist Bob Bowles examines a pine needle as he leads a class as part of the Ontario Master Naturalist Program, which he pioneered. Bowles is featured in a Nature Talks podcast. News release from Nature Conservancy of Canada The Nature Conservancy of Canada is bringing Canadians closer to ...
Aug 31st, 2018
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Five events scheduled by Frank Matys Orillia Today The Orillia and District Chamber of Commerce will host a series of all-candidates nights at city hall in advance of the municipal election. Candidates vying to represent Ward 1 will gather in the council chamber on Sept. 25. Ward 2 candidates will ha...
Aug 30th, 2018
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News release from county of Simcoe The County of Simcoe has completed a land acquisition agreement with Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) to purchase the closed Orillia District Collegiate and Vocational Institute (ODCVI) property for development of a future regional services hub. Open Hous...
Apr 11th, 2018
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Municipal Affairs Minister Bill Mauro called on to act From the North Gwillimbury Forest Alliance Ontario’s Minister of Municipal Affairs, Bill Mauro, has told TV Ontario that he is not contemplating issuing a Zoning Order to prohibit the DG Group from building a giant residential development o...
Apr 10th, 2018
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NDP MPP Peter Tabuns suggested that the Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority was running roughshod over provincial laws Thanks to permits issued before Betamax went out of style, a development near Lake Simcoe is going ahead despite policies designed to stop projects exactly like it By John Mich...
Mar 22nd, 2018
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Lake Simcoe AWARE Simcoe note: the staff recommendation was approved unanimously by the board members in attendance. The March 23 2018 motion was – Moved by: S. Macpherson (Oro-Medonte) Seconded by: K. Ferdinands (Whitchurch-Stouffville) BOD-049-18 RESOLVED THAT Staff Report No. 10-18-BOD regar...