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Jan 21st, 2010
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Posted By RAYMOND BOWE Municipal elections are still nine months away, but several politicians have already filed the paperwork and hit the ground running. One of the more interesting races to watch could be Springwater Township. Mayor Tony Guergis, who took a lot of heat from the public during the p...
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Jan 21st, 2010
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Several townships, including Oro-Medonte, were paying more than they should have been By NATHAN TAYLOR, Orillia Packet AND Times Oro-Medonte Township, along with other municipalities, has been overpaying the Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority (NVCA). The wrong percentages were being used to ca...
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Jan 21st, 2010
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By Laurie Watt Midland MirrorBARRIE – A “key messages” guide that touts Site 41 as “superior to all other sites considered” shows Simcoe County still believes the site would make a good landfill, says a longtime anti-dump activist.Stephen Ogden – who has served as a member and an alternate member of ...
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Jan 20th, 2010
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By Kate Harries WaterWatchThe wording of the resolution – proposed by Nickolas Rowe and seconded by Mary Munnoch – to the waste strategy steering committee seemed perfectly clear.“That this committee wishes county council to have no more landfill sites and stop putting any waste into dump sites here ...
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Jan 19th, 2010
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By Morgan Ian Adams Collingwood Enterprise BulletinCOLLINGWOOD – Site 42 is no longer a dot on Simcoe County’s waste management map. On Monday, while taking part in the ‘grand reopening’ of the regional airport’s runway, Simcoe County warden Cal Patterson announced after meeti...
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Jan 19th, 2010
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By Kate Harries WaterWatchThe Ontario Ministry of the Environment has reviewed the 2008 Site 41 monitoring report prepared by Jagger Hims (a division of Genivar) and identified problems at two monitoring wells.One, Borehole 5 in the centre of Site 41, has long been flagged as suspect by the Site 41 C...
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Jan 19th, 2010
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By Douglas Glynn Midland Free Press January 17 2010PERKINSFIELD – Tiny Township’s deputy mayor told the Site 41 community monitoring committee Thursday he is confident the mothballed property on the 2nd concessions will not become a landfill. George Lawrence said, however, he “is not disc...
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Jan 19th, 2010
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Beausoleil First Nation Chief Rodney Monague has appointed Councillor Elizabeth Brass Elson, who has the Environmental Portfolio, to be a First Nations representative on Simcoe County’s waste management strategy steering committee. She joins a technical representative from Rama First Nation, al...
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Jan 19th, 2010
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By DOUGLAS GLYNN Midland Free Press January 13 2010-Ask Tony Guergis how things went for him in his role as Mayor of Springwater Township in 2009 and he will tell you it was a very good year. “One of the successes of 2009 of which I am most proud,” he says, “is that for the [&hellip...
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Jan 13th, 2010
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By Kate Harries WaterWatchIt’s been some time since members of the Site 41 Community Monitoring Committee first asked whether they were covered by the indemnity bylaw that protects Simcoe County councillors and staff from liability for decisions taken. The County amended its bylaw to include them in ...