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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...
Mar 17th, 2018
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Developers Driving the Simcoe County Bus The comment period for the Province’s Growing the Greenbelt study areas proposal closed March 7. Simcoe County and most of the local municipalities are almost frothing at the mouth in opposition. They claim all the various existing pieces of legislation and of...
Mar 1st, 2018
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AWARE News Network The March 7 deadline is fast approaching for you to let the government know what you think about expanding the Greenbelt into Simcoe County. Here’s a map of the area to be studied (we’re not at the stage of defining an expanded greenbelt yet). This is a simple explanation of what y...
Feb 5th, 2018
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Mayor questions councillor’s motives By Dave Dawson Orillia Today For almost two hours Monday night, city council and staff met behind closed doors – a meeting that Coun. Mason Ainsworth says should never have been held in secret. “I don’t think people would be happy if they knew what was going...
Dec 14th, 2017
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AWARE News Network From the agenda of the Dec. 15 2017 meeting of the Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority board of directors BOD-11-17 Short Agenda amended comes this letter from Geranium Corporation’s lawyer, clarifying the nature of its partnership with the LSRCA. Geranium November 28 2017 &n...