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Jan 29th, 2019
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Councillor Scott Macpherson Expert confirms Conservation Authority key in reducing climate change burden News release from LSRCA The L​ake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority’s Annual General Meeting was abuzz after guest speaker, climate change expert, Dr. Blair Feltmate’s talk​​ about ...
Jan 29th, 2019
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Ramara Mayor Basil Clark: His council did not appoint a representative ​From the Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority website: To maintain and improve our watershed, the municipalities within our partnership appoint members to serve on the Conservation Authority’s Board of Directors. The B...
Jan 28th, 2019
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From the Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority website 2019 NVCA Board of Directors AGM report Chair: Councillor George Watson, Town of Wasaga Beach* Vice-Chair: Councillor Keith White, Township of Essa* Second Vice-Chair: Councillor Donna Jebb, Town of New Tecumseth* Councillor Bob Meadows, Town...
Jan 28th, 2019
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Councillor George Watson News release from the Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority George Watson, Councillor for the Town of Wasaga Beach, will lead the Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority board of directors in 2019. Watson, now in his fourth term with Wasaga Beach, was elected chair of t...
Jan 28th, 2019
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by Shane MacDonald Innisfil Journal Innisfil councillor comments re Bill 66: “The cost of this open for business — the risks to our lake, our wetlands, our greenbelt — they are too high,” said Coun. Donna Orsatti. “I’m not open for business.” Mayor Lynn Dollin mused it would be tempting to use an OFB...
Jan 28th, 2019
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Premier Doug Ford Last week’s cancellation of a contentious section of Bill 66 is significant, Ford tells the Rural Ontario Municipalities Association conference By Robert Benzie Toronto Star The Progressive Conservatives’ retreat on controversial new planning legislation proves the government ...
Jan 28th, 2019
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by Ian Adams Wasaga Sun Wasaga Beach is dropping four committees created during the previous council term. Committees tasked with overseeing the downtown management master plan, the community hub, the campaign to get a high school, and the tourism and event advisory committee have been disbanded. Of ...
Jan 28th, 2019
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by Andrew Mendler Midland Mirror Gerard LaChapelle will be filling the vacant deputy mayor’s chair in Tay Township. At the Jan. 23 meeting, council observed a moment of silence for Jim Crawford, the former deputy mayor who died on Dec. 14. They then talked about whether they should fill the vacancy t...
Jan 27th, 2019
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Hosted by Keep Simcoe Beautiful Tuesday February 5 7-9 pm We did it, Simcoe County! Following the news from the Ontario Government that it won’t be proceeding with Schedule 10 of Bill 66, the original Bill 66 Town Hall event has been modified. Instead of a Town Hall, please join us in a Communi...
Jan 27th, 2019
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by Andrew Mendler Midland Mirror Midland Coun. Carole McGinn and Penetanguishene Coun. Jessica Klug both passionately voiced concerns around Bill 66, the Restoring Ontario’s Competitiveness Act, at Jan. 23 council meetings. “I publicly reject Bill 66,” said Klug, offering to craft a resolution for co...