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Oro-Medonte

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. ...
Dec 14th, 2016
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By Sara Carson Barrie Advance Applause greeted Simcoe County Warden Gerry Marshall at a ceremony Tuesday afternoon as he was acclaimed to lead county council for a second two-year term Marshall said he has grown very passionate about the role and was ready to fight for the position if another council...
Dec 12th, 2016
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News release from AWARE Simcoe Last week, members of AWARE Simcoe learned that a campaign they started almost four years ago has finally been successful. Liberal Transport Minister Marc Garneau has notified some local municipalities that the Nottawasaga River has been included in the small number of ...
Dec 7th, 2016
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Liberal government adds river to list under Navigable Waters By Ian Adams Wasaga Sun The Nottawasaga River is once again protected under federal legislation. In October, the federal government added the river to the list of rivers and lakes protected under the Navigation Protection Act. Several area ...