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Jan 13th, 2010
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By Kate Harries WaterWatchWord is that the names Stephen Ogden, Dale Godhawk and Garfield Dunlop came up during the December 15 media training session that was part of the $250,000 package Simcoe County councillors purchased from pricey PR firm Fleishman-Hilliard.No, Ogden’s name wasn’t mentioned, sa...
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Jan 11th, 2010
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The province’s plan for growth in Simcoe County places urbanization in the worst possible areas – Bradford, Alliston and the Highway 400 corridor, with dire consequences for Lake Simcoe and the Nottawasaga basiin. That’s the conclusion articulated by Ontario’s senior planner, ...
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Jan 11th, 2010
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By DOUGLAS GLYNN, Orillia Packet and TimesIf you have an opinion about how Simcoe County should dispose of your garbage over the next 20 years, now’s the time to speak out, according to Zero Waste Simcoe. The county’s waste strategy committee meets Jan. 18 to begin the process of reviewin...
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Jan 7th, 2010
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By Kate Harries WaterWatchOn Monday, Stephen Ogden was able to ascertain from Tiny Township officials that there had been a snafu in the approval of the Sarjeant Company’s application for an Official Plan amendment to permit a quarry at the end of French Road in the Wyebridge lowlands east of S...
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Jan 7th, 2010
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The following letter has been sent to Zero Waste Simcoe members by chair Gord McKay. ZWS would like to hear from any member of the public who’s concerned about waste management in Simcoe County. Simcoe County is rapidly developing its new waste management master-plan. While acknowledging the im...
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Jan 7th, 2010
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By Stephen Ogden January 2 2010 The County of Simcoe, in a recent press release, attempted to rationalize County Council’s direction to move ahead with a judicial review by Ontario’s Divisional Court.   The County position is that the Judicial Review may be costly, however, it will yield ...
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Jan 7th, 2010
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Tony Guergis says he worked as hard as he could to be the best warden he could, to make Simcoe County the best place he could. After three terms he declined nomination for a fourth. By DOUGLAS GLYNN Midland Free Press-Looking relaxed and as confident as ever, Springwater Mayor Tony Guergis settles in...
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Dec 31st, 2009
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POLITICS: Cal Patterson took over from Tony Guergis on Dec. 8 By RAYMOND BOWE Barrie ExaminerSimcoe County’s new warden knew he’d have several irons heating up in fires all over the province. That’s just the nature of the job. Cal Patterson, 62, was acclaimed as warden on Dec. 8, be...
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Dec 30th, 2009
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Update - since this report was written, the County has released a third presentation (Performance and Projections, now posted at the end), which contains the information on the IC&I waste. KHBy Kate Harries WaterWatchThe December 16 Simcoe County waste management strategy committee meeting heard two ...
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Dec 30th, 2009
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Bylaw delayed: Can’t trust MOE or county says Kramp By DOUGLAS GLYNN Midland Free PressMidland Council has delayed passing a bylaw that would allow Simcoe County to monitor leachate levels and provide for a contamination attenuation zone under Wilson Rd. near the North Simcoe transfer station. ...