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Jul 17th, 2017
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Residents Demand Ontario Government act to shut down Burl’s Creek concerts From SaveOro The Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) issued a stunning decision today, authorizing the temporary use of the Burl’s Creek Event Grounds (BCEG) for 27 days of camping, parking and large-scale events. In the process it ...
Jun 14th, 2017
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Missing the point Letter to the Packet & Times  from Don Morgan, Midland – June 23 2017 Re: “Unfair suggestion,” letter to the editor, June 20 The real truth is that this case had nothing to do with AWARE Simcoe. As Ann Truyens stated in the newspaper article, she was only repre...
Jun 14th, 2017
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Hughes took constituent to small-claims court over comments on newspaper website By Andrew Philips Orillia Packet & Times June 7 2017 Oro-Medonte Township’s mayor has settled a lawsuit against one of his constituents in a defamation case that also served to bring the province’s anti-SLAPP law to ...
Apr 23rd, 2017
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There are so many Issues going on in Simcoe County it’s hard to know where to start. The Ontario Municipal Board hearing for the debacle of Burl’s Creek Event Grounds concluded several weeks ago. So a decision should be coming out soon. With all the illegal activities, fines and zoning violations inc...
Mar 25th, 2017
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Jeff Monague From St. Thomas Church, Shanty Bay Current Issues – with Jeff Monague Tuesday April 11, 2017 at 7:30 pm at St. Thomas’, Shanty Bay, 28 Church St., Oro-Medonte Jeff Monague, former chief of Beausoleil First Nation and currently Warden of Springwater Park, will speak about curr...
Mar 25th, 2017
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Bond Head before From Environmental Defence March 21 2017 The tiny village of Bond Head, just outside the Greenbelt, is not the kind of place you would expect massive urban growth to happen. With a population of 500, surrounded by farm fields, and largely still on septic and private wells, Bond Head ...
Mar 25th, 2017
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Marcy Burchfield AWARE News Network Toronto Star, March 9 2017, Is Ontario’s growth plan intensifying urban sprawl? TVO, March 10 2017, How one stray sentence blew a hole in Ontario’s Growth Plan Toronto Star, March 10 2017, Environmental group slams GTA developers for sprawl Barrie Examiner, M...
Mar 25th, 2017
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Should rural settlements in the Greater Golden Horseshoe be a focus for growth? from the Neptis Foundation March 9 2017 Ontario’s Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe states that “population and employment growth will be accommodated by… directing major growth to settlement areas that offer m...
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Feb 8th, 2017
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Over the past 40 years or so I have watched land speculators buy up cheap land and somehow get the land rezoned from productive agricultural land into subdivisions or factories. The pattern seems fairly consistent and I’ve had some personal experience with this when I was on Oro-Medonte council. The ...
Jan 28th, 2017
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Timothy V. Crooks 30 January 1939 – 24 January 2017 Tim died at home with his loving wife of 45 years, Ros, at his side. He fought his courageous battle with cancer without any complaint. Tim was predeceased by his parents, Isabel and Ellis Crooks, by his brother, David, and by his nephew, Jonathan. ...