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Dec 10th, 2018
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AWARE News Network From the Ontario government ‘Red Tape’ news release Made-in-Ontario Environment Plan Municipalities “I do not see Burlington using this legislation, if passed” – Burlington Mayor Marianne Meed Ward “I am not prepared to waive environmental concer...
Dec 10th, 2018
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News release from Simcoe County Greenbelt Coalition, Rescue Lake Simcoe Coalition and Ontario Headwaters Institute On Thursday, December 6, the provincial government tabled legislation known as the “Open for Business Bill”, or Bill 66. This bill provides municipalities with powers that endanger the c...
Dec 8th, 2018
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Phil Horgan By Kate Harries AWARE News Network Former Springwater mayor Bill French faces a very novel prosecution on 10 charges relating to his 2014 campaign finance statement, his lawyer told a crowd of French supporters yesterday. The novelty, Phil Horgan explained, is that the prosecutor’s bills ...
Dec 6th, 2018
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News release from Wasaga Beach George Vadeboncoeur is the Town of Wasaga Beach’s new chief administrative officer. Council appointed Vadeboncoeur to the position on December 6, 2018. “We are pleased to have George once again be a part of our team,” Mayor Nina Bifolchi said. “George is an experienced ...
Dec 5th, 2018
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Drumming outside the township office before the start of the prehearing. -AWARE Simcoe photo AWARE News Network A Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (LPAT) prehearing conference regarding an application by CRH Group Inc. to expand the Teedon Pit has been put over until mid-summer or possibly next fall at...
Dec 5th, 2018
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AWARE News Network The former Simcoe County warden has lost his job as interim CAO of Wasaga Beach. Newly-installed Mayor Nina Bifolchi made the announcement today in a news release. “Gerry joined us at the town towards the end of the last term of council when our long- term chief administrator retir...
Dec 5th, 2018
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Earlier map shows location of Metrus Development project. The company has now rebranded as DG Group. -North Gwillimbury Forest Alliance facebook In exchange, DG would give up its proposed Maple Lake Estates (MLE) project in a Provincially Significant Wetland From Jack Gibbons North Gwillimbury Forest...
Dec 5th, 2018
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by Gisele Winton Sarvis Midland Mirror The talk of the Tiny Township inaugural council meeting was that acclaimed Mayor George Cornell is running for Simcoe County warden. So far there are two candidates for warden: Cornell and James Leduc, deputy mayor of the Town of Bradford West Gwillimbury. Candi...
Dec 3rd, 2018
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Simcoe Uplands Moraine from Site 41. -AWARE Simcoe photo AWARE News Network There will be a prehearing conference this week on an application to change the zoning of properties on the Simcoe Uplands Moraine to allow for the expansion of the Teedon gravel pit owned by CRH Canada Group Inc. The Simcoe ...
Dec 1st, 2018
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In a historic first, mayors from Great Lakes cities and leadership of the Anishinabek Nation band together to oppose new rules for water withdrawals set to be approved by a U.S-based Compact. – Erika Engel/CollingwoodToday photo by: Erika Engel Barrie Today First Nations leaders and Canadian an...