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Feb 8th, 2018
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Dock structure  By Janis Ramsay Innisfil Journal The Town of Innisfil will likely have another planning appeal on its hands after council rejected an on-water boathouse proposal. At the Feb. 7 meeting, council denied a request from the owner of 3567 Crescent Harbour Rd., Andrew Rivkin and the Beaumon...
Feb 8th, 2018
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From the Township of Springwater The February 21, 2018 Springwater Council Meeting has been rescheduled to begin at 5:00 pm to allow for a Public Information Session regarding the Province of Ontario’s proposed study area for the expansion of the greenbelt. The Information Session will commence at 7:...
Feb 7th, 2018
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by John Edwards Collingwood Connection The Town of Collingwood is currently $36 million in debt. Councillors received a financial update during the strategic initiatives committee meeting on Feb. 5. Mike Switzer said the town’s debt management policy is calling for no new debt until the ratio of debt...
Feb 7th, 2018
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From AWARE Essa Hug that tree! On Valentine’s Day we celebrate the Ontario Tree Seed Plant and beam out love and hope for its continued operation. Meet on the sidewalk near Huron and King Streets in Angus from 3 pm to 5 pm. Walk with us if you LOVE Ontario’s Tree Seed Plant! Sign the […]...
Feb 7th, 2018
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Springwater compliance audit committee members Colin McLarty, George Wodoslawsky and Robert Barlow leave the township administration centre after meeting last month. AWARE Simcoe photo By Kate Harries AWARE News Network The cost to taxpayers of a committee investigation of the election campaign expen...
Feb 6th, 2018
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  by Janis Ramsay Innisfil Journal  Georgian Downs is asking permission to dump treated sewage into Innisfil’s drainage system. In a letter to the town, Georgian Downs facilities manager Peter Musgrove said the company needs a temporary solution for its failing sewage system. There are alr...
Feb 6th, 2018
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Edwin Espinal  By Sean Grech CTV News Barrie  An Elmvale family is making a plea to the federal government after they say a loved one was wrongfully jailed in Honduras. Janet Spring has been doing everything in her power to help her daughter’s partner of eight years. They are demanding the rele...
Feb 5th, 2018
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Edwin Espinal  Letter from KAIROS to Minister Chrystia Freeland Dear Minister Freeland, KAIROS: Canadian Ecumenical Justice Initiative is an organization of tennational churches and church organizations with a long history of working on issues of human rights and ecological justice in Latin America. ...
Feb 5th, 2018
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Lakefront owner wants to extend dock structure, add boathouse HOW THEY VOTED: AGAINST Ward 2 Richard Simpson Ward 3 Donna Orsetti Ward 5 Bill Loughead Ward 6 Carolyn Payne Ward 7 Rob Nicol IN FAVOUR Deputy Mayor Lynn Dollin Ward 1 Doug Lougheed Ward 4 Stan Daurio ABSENT Mayor Gord Wauchope For update...
Feb 5th, 2018
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Mayor questions councillor’s motives By Dave Dawson Orillia Today For almost two hours Monday night, city council and staff met behind closed doors – a meeting that Coun. Mason Ainsworth says should never have been held in secret. “I don’t think people would be happy if they knew what was going...