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Nov 10th, 2017
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From Environmental Defence Environmental Defence is hosting a workshop and free dinnner: When: Tuesday December 5 20017 5:30-8:30 pm Where: Oro Station Community Hall, 31 Ridge Road East, Oro Station, ON We will: -Share information about Cornerstone Standards Council Responsible Aggregate Standard, a...
Nov 10th, 2017
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Mark Calzavera of the Council of Canadians addresses the crowd at the Wyebridge Community Centre – Melanie Robitaille photo By Kate Harries AWARE News Network Simcoe County Warden Gerry Marshall did not reply to a request from Council of Canadians representative Mark Calzavera that he step back...
Nov 9th, 2017
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Flashback to August 2009: Durham dairy farmer Michael Schmidt is led away from Dump Site 41 after he had chained himself to Gate 1. He spent five days in jail refusing food and water. “The laws of the land are not always right,” he said upon release. “If someone is going to contamin...
Nov 8th, 2017
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New Tecumseth Free Press Online Simcoe County and the Building Industry and Land Development Association (BILD) reached a settlement recently on the latter group’s appeal of the upper tier’s updated development charges, knocking $625 off the per unit rate for single and semi detached home...
Nov 7th, 2017
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County Warden and Liberal candidate Gerry Marshall at the water walk potluck -AWARE Simcoe photo By Kate Harries AWARE News Network Air and water were quite calm when the water walkers gathered in the dark by Georgian Bay at Cedar Point. The light crept up and just above the horizon a narrow band of ...
Nov 7th, 2017
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By K.C. Colby CTV News Barrie Fields and trees in Adjala-Tosorontio could soon be erased by a 73-hectare gravel pit and some residents have put up signs sharing their displeasure. Township council voted five to two in favour of the gravel pit plan by a company called Nelson Aggregates. “I just can...
Nov 7th, 2017
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Jeff Monague -AWARE Simcoe photo By Cheryl Browne, Barrie Examiner TINY TWP. – Choosing from tables laden with potluck offerings, more than 100 people with sore feet sat down to enjoy the community feast. The high-ceilinged Wyebridge Community Hall echoed back the laughter and buzz of conversation as...
Nov 6th, 2017
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Nov 5th, 2017
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by John Edwards Collingwood Connection It appears Simcoe-Grey MP Kellie Leitch will have competition for the Conservative Party nomination for the 2019 federal election. Terry Dowdall, deputy warden for the County of Simcoe and Essa Township mayor, as well as Dr. Gillian Yeates, an OBGYN from Colling...
Nov 5th, 2017
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by Shane MacDonald Barrie Advance The County of Simcoe is undertaking a significant forest and habitat restoration project in the Township of Springwater, but it will look a little more like destruction than restoration at first. In late October the first steps of the project were underway — cutting ...