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Mar 2nd, 2016
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By Patrick Bales, The Orillia Packet & Times Harry Hughes knew he was in a “no-win” situation when he had to declare a conflict of interest regarding decisions on the future of Burl’s Creek Event Grounds. “It’s sort of one of these situations where you’re damned if you do and damned if you don’t,...
Mar 1st, 2016
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CTV Barrie A committee tasked with picking the location of two waste facilities in Simcoe County has narrowed in on their primary location. The Committee of the Whole has chosen a single site located in Springwater for the proposed Organics Processing Facility and Materials Management Facility. The l...
Mar 1st, 2016
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Simcoe County OPF and MMF Added to Springwater’s March 2 Agenda News release from Springwater Township The Springwater Council meeting agenda for Wednesday March 2, 2016 (6:30 pm)has been amended to include item 8.1, addressing the County of Simcoe announcement regarding the site selection of t...
Feb 26th, 2016
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By Patrick Bales, The Orillia Packet & Times The fate of a temporary use bylaw to permit special events at Burl’s Creek will be decided over three days in May. The Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) hearing into the matter will begin May 24, however two of the parties at a second pre-hearing into the ...
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Feb 23rd, 2016
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And ‘tighten up your own ship before shifting the blame’ Letter sent to local media by Stephanie MacLellan, Beeton I grew up during the birth of internet technology but never became well-versed in it. I know the basics. Computers make things lightning fast and can hold an abundance of inf...
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 ...
Feb 4th, 2016
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By Mehreen Shahid, Orillia Packet & Times A Canadian women’s university will honour a local teen in April, and a Hollywood star will make the presentation. Maya Burhanpurkar, 16, of Oro-Medonte Township, will be honoured with the Emerging Award by University College Brescia in April. The aw...
Feb 4th, 2016
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By Patrick Bales, The Orillia Packet & Times At 11:10 a.m, 40 minutes after the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) pre-hearing on a temporary zoning bylaw amendment for Burl’s Creek Event Grounds was supposed to begin, a somewhat-disgruntled resident stood up. The man, who didn’t identify ...
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 25th, 2016
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By Frank Matys Orillia Today January 22 2016 Oro-Medonte council wants greater leeway to recoup costs from residents who lodge freedom of information requests – a move critics say would discourage residents from digging into township matters. Last year, the township incurred close to $60,000 in costs...