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Dec 12th, 2009
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Key Ontario official warns his counterparts development along 400 could spiral out of control By Phinjo Gombu Toronto Star December 12 2009 A damning memo from Ontario’s senior planner paints a stark picture of unsustainable sprawl, congestion and skyrocketing infrastructure costs if the provin...
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Collingwood Enterprise Bulletin Editorial Tony Guergis did the right thing by stepping away from a fourth term as Simcoe County warden. The Springwater Township mayor had become a lightning rod in county politics, and as he admitted, a divisive one at that. By declining the warden nomination Tuesday,...
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Dec 11th, 2009
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By RAYMOND BOWE Collingwood Enterprise Bulletin  Three-term Simcoe County Warden Tony Guergis declined a nomination to attempt a fourth term, Tuesday, paving the way to Wasaga Beach Mayor Cal Patterson’s acclamation. Patterson said he was honoured to be the first warden from Wasaga Beach, but i...
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Dec 11th, 2009
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The following news release has been issued by the SDS41 groupSimcoe County to date has failed to complyELMVALE — The Information and Privacy Commissioner has issued an ultimatum to Simcoe County.The County, which has failed to comply with an August 21 IPC order, has two options.  Either Ø Compl...
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Dec 10th, 2009
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Changes at the County: Councillors select Patterson as WardenBy Miriam King Bradford West Gwillimbury TimesThe County of Simcoe elected a new Warden on December 8 – by acclamation. Current Warden Tony Guergis, after serving from 2007 to 2009, declined the nomination – leaving the position to Wasaga B...
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Dec 10th, 2009
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Open letter to Council, on Environment CommitteeAs a “Stop Dumpsite 41” supporter and a “Zero Waste” advocate, like James Leduc I am shocked that BWG Council voted down an Environmental Advisory Committee for BWG, 5 votes to 4. Mr. Leduc is right on with the present time being...
Dec 10th, 2009
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By PHINJO GOMBU Toronto Star A damning memo from Ontario’s senior planner paints a stark picture of unsustainable sprawl, congestion and skyrocketing infrastructure costs if the province proceeds with a controversial strategy to urbanize large swaths of Simcoe County north of the Greenbelt. The...
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Dec 10th, 2009
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By Elsie MacLaren WaterWatchThere was a motion put forth by Deputy Mayor Dennis Roughley at the December 1 Bradford West Gwillimbury council meeting stating that whereas in 1990 Simcoe County agreed to purchase and be responsible for County area Municipalities’ landfill sites and transfer stations an...
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Dec 9th, 2009
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Wasaga Beach mayor acclaimed By RAYMOND BOWE Barrie ExaminerThree-term Simcoe County Warden Tony Guergis declined a nomination to attempt a fourth term, yesterday, paving the way to Wasaga Beach Mayor Cal Patterson’s acclamation. Patterson said he was honoured to be the first warden from Wasaga...
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Dec 9th, 2009
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By Laurie Watt Barrie AdvanceFor the first time ever, a Wasaga Beach mayor will lead Simcoe County – and do so during a critical time as the area struggles with growth, increasing demands for social services and tighter finances.In his second run for the county’s top job, Cal Patterson was acclaimed ...