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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...
Jan 12th, 2016
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AWARE News Network A free public event to discuss issues surrounding Simcoe’s water, farmland and natural heritage systems ,and how we can protect these important resources through expanding the Greenbelt in Simcoe County. Saturday, January 30, 2016, 9:30-11:30 am Liberty North, 100 Caplan Avenue, Ba...
Jan 6th, 2016
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By Frank Matys Orillia Today A switch to bi-weekly garbage collection has cut the amount of trash placed curbside by nearly a quarter over the same period last year. The change was instituted in October as part of a larger effort to encourage greater use of the city’s recycling and organics collectio...
Dec 27th, 2015
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Orillia news release The City of Orillia has won a Gold Municipal Diversion Award from the Recycling Council of Ontario (RCO) for a second year in a row. The award recognizes municipalities that have minimized waste disposal in 2014 through ‘3Rs’ initiatives (reduce, reuse, recycle), and is judged by...
Nov 9th, 2015
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Barrie Examiner Two existing Simcoe County schools, and one planned, are receiving capital funding from Ontario’s Education Ministry. The Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) will receive money to build a new public elementary school in east Alliston, including a two-room childcare facil...
Sep 23rd, 2015
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By Andrew Philips Orillia Packet & Times Changes can sometimes lead to confusion and Orillia is no exception to the rule. A move by the municipality to collect garbage every other week has led to a number of calls to city hall and stickers outlining the change affixed to many garbage bags and con...
Sep 12th, 2015
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How does the development industry work? Does the development industry buy up cheap farmland and then lobby small municipalities to rezone the land to build sprawling urban subdivisions where there is no employment, forcing home purchasers to commute? Does the development industry hire high priced law...
Sep 9th, 2015
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News release from City of Orillia Hit Orillia’s roads and trails with Mayor Steve Clarke on Sept. 16 at 6 p.m. for the Mayor’s Bike and Hike. Formerly called the Orillia Bicycle Rally, this event, organized by the City of Orillia’s Active Transportation Committee, is now in its eighth year. “An activ...