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Dec 4th, 2009
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By Kate Harries WaterWatchShould Simcoe County Warden Tony Guergis have accompanied Deputy Clerk Brenda Clark for the counting of the secret ballots in the election of the chair of the new waste management strategy steering committee?No, says Ann Truyens, one of several SDS41 group members in the pub...
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Dec 4th, 2009
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By Chris Simon Innisfil ScopeMunicipal staff may be asked to investigate water quality on properties near a former gravel pit, if a town councillor gets his way. Councillor Dan Davidson introduced a motion calling on staff to investigate water concerns on private properties surrounding a townowned fo...
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Dec 3rd, 2009
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New Tecumseth Free Press OnlineAt a special committee of the whole County council meeting this morning in Midhurst, the mayors of Barrie and Orillia made rare appearances as guests seated on the chamber floor, listening as their upper tier colleagues peppered an Ontario Ministry of Municipal Affairs ...
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Dec 3rd, 2009
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By Douglas Glynns Barrie ExaminerMIDLAND — The Crown has stayed the charges against 16 of the 18 people arrested in connection with the protest against dump Site 41 last summer. Michael Cantlon, acting crown attorney for Simcoe County, told Justice Robert Main yesterday that the charges against the o...
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Dec 3rd, 2009
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The following news release was issued by the SDS41 groupMIDLAND — Charges of mischief against two elderly activists who were part of a peaceful protest against a dump site near Elmvale, close to the shores of Georgian Bay, were dropped in Superior court here this morning.Charges of mischief – a...
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Dec 3rd, 2009
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All is fair in love and politicsLetter to the Editor Collingwood ConnectionAll is fair in love and politics… well brotherly love anyway, as Essa Mayor David Guergis got caught campaigning “American style-take-no-prisoners” in a round of telephone calls last week.Supporting his broth...
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Dec 3rd, 2009
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BY Bruce Hain Alliston Herald  Innisfil’s deputy mayor has been elected by his peers at county council to chair an important committee.Gord Wauchope will lead the County of Simcoe’s new Solid Waste Management Strategy Steering Committee in the aftermath of the Site 41 debacle earlier this year.Local,...
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Dec 3rd, 2009
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By Laurie Watt Collingwood ConnectionEssa Mayor David Guergis got caught in a round of the classic children’s game of telephone last week.In an effort to support his brother’s re-election for a fourth year as Simcoe County warden, Guergis admitted he didn’t check his facts and spread misinformation a...
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Dec 2nd, 2009
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Barrie ExaminerMIDLAND — One of the 18 people facing mischief charges in relation to last summer’s Site 41 protest is in hospital after suffering a stroke. Ina Wood, 76, and her husband, Keith, were the first two people to be charged by provincial police at the landfill, located north of ...
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Dec 2nd, 2009
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By Laurie Watt Barrie AdvanceThe stench of Site 41 continues to cloud Simcoe County’s image and fill county councillors’ inboxes, some county councillors say.Tiny Township Mayor Peggy Breckenridge told her council colleagues she received 30 e-mails one day asking about what winterization of the Conc....