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Apr 26th, 2016
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Orillia Packet & Times The City of Orillia’s draft five-year waste-minimization plan is available for public review. The draft plan evaluates methods to reduce waste disposal at the Orillia Waste Diversion Site (landfill) and ways to improve diversion and recycling programs. Based on the pu...
Mar 22nd, 2016
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Will help projects in Penetanguishene, Orillia, Collingwood and New Tecumseth By Ian Burns Midland Mirror SIMCOE COUNTY – The Ontario government is investing $5 million in Simcoe County infrastructure. Jeff Leal, minister of agriculture, food and rural affairs, was on hand to make the announcement Mo...
Mar 3rd, 2016
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By Andrew Philips,The Orillia Packet & Times Orillia has come a long way when it comes to diverting waste, but there’s still more to be done. That concept loomed large during a public information forum held at city hall Thursday afternoon to address the city’s waste-management plan fo...
Mar 2nd, 2016
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Orillia integrity commissioner resigns By Patrick Bales, The Orillia Packet & Times The city is looking at its options following the resignation of its integrity commissioner and closed-meeting investigator. Suzanne Craig resigned her position, effective Feb. 29. Mayor Steve Clarke said it was hi...
Mar 2nd, 2016
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By Patrick Bales, The Orillia Packet & Times City council isn’t chicken and will let the public have its say about hen coops in the city. Staff reported to council committee on a citizen inquiry from earlier this year about the possibility of allowing hen coops in residential backyards. “We need ...
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Feb 22nd, 2016
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The deadline for comment on  is next Monday, February 29, 2016. Comment online or send to Shari Sookhoo, Senior Policy Coordinator – Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change Climate Change and Environmental Policy Division – Resource Recovery Policy Branch 40 St. Clair Avenue West, ...
Feb 13th, 2016
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Rethinking citizen engagement in Peterborough will ‘knock your socks off’ Peterborough This Week February 3 2016 One of Canada’s leading voices for citizen engagement and new approaches to planning is coming to Peterborough on Feb. 10, as guest speaker and “provocateur” at two events hosted by local ...
Jan 31st, 2016
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  Barrie-Springwater-Oro-Medonte MP Alex Nuttall addresses the Greenbelt meeting Life is a pay-attention contest: Oakville Mayor Rob Burton By Kate Harries AWARE News Network Protecting the natural environment makes communities more livable, safeguards our food and water for the future and reinvigora...
Jan 29th, 2016
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By Frank Matys Orillia Today Orillia is weighing in on a nuclear waste dump proposed for the Great Lakes Basin. But city council stopped short of opposing the controversial plan by Ontario Power Generation, instead urging Canada’s environment minister to consider “all options” for a nuclear waste sto...
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Jan 19th, 2016
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By David Paddon, The Canadian Press TORONTO — Progressive Waste Solutions has agreed to a friendly deal that will see the Canadian waste management company merged into a new business that’s controlled by shareholders and management of Texas-based Waste Connections. The deal — a type...