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Oct 30th, 2009
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By Michael Gennings Alliston Herald October 27 2009 Representatives with a grassroots group calling itself Zero Waste Simcoe were before Clearview Township council last Monday night, urging local elected officials to implement stringent new waste management practices that will help the environment. S...
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By Morgan Ian Adams  Collingwood Enterprise Bulletin October 27, 2009COLLINGWOOD — Simcoe County council’s decision to spend $250,000 on a communications consultant came out of an overall inability to get out good news stories about what the county is doing, not just the controversy of Site 41,...
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New Tecumseth Free Press Online October 27, 2009The mayor of Wasaga Beach announced this morning he will seek the position of Simcoe County Warden when elections are held at the December 8 inaugural meeting.Cal Patterson ran and lost last December to three time incumbent Tony Guergis, mayor of Spring...
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By Shawn Giilck Collingwood Enterprise Bulletin  October 28, 2009WASAGA BEACH – After a difficult year, Simcoe County may not quite qualify as an asylum, but Cal Patterson wants to be its warden anyway in a bid to bring it back to “respectability.” Patterson narrowly lost to incumbent warden Tony Gue...
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Oct 29th, 2009
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Comment by Chris Simon Innisfil Scope Imagine finding out that your well, which has been in use for decades, is producing unsafe drinking water. It’s a situation that a significant percentage of residents living in the Big Cedar Point area have been facing since 2005. At that time, the town con...
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Oct 22nd, 2009
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Alliston Herald October 21 2009Need changeWith the demise of Site 41, citizens of Simcoe County should take heart. It took a lot to reverse a decision to put a dump on top of a major aquifer, but it was finally accomplished.It also puts the lie to citizen apathy.People do care and will get involved w...
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Oct 17th, 2009
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October 15, 2009 The following letter has been sent to Warden Tony Guergis and others at Simcoe County, as well as to the Site 41 Community Monitoring Committee by Emil O. Frind, Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Waterloo I would like to c...
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Oct 15th, 2009
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By Linda Reyolds WaterWatchGord McKay of  Zero Waste Simcoe made a presentation to Penetanguishene Town Wednesday night which was well received. Unfortunately, presentations and deputations have a 10-minute time limit which meant that Gord was rather rushed, but he did a good job and his presentation...
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Oct 14th, 2009
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By Kate Harries WaterWatchSimcoe County staff successfully deflected any action by members of the corporate services committee regarding several urgent Site 41 issues.Oro-Medonte Deputy Mayor Ralph Hough had asked for the matter of “next steps” for Site 41 to be placed on the agenda. “We still have t...
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Oct 14th, 2009
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By Kate Harries WaterWatchSimcoe County’s corporate services committee has decided to adopt a Zero Waste philosophy for its new solid waste management strategy. Councillors also voted to set up a steering committee that includes members of the public to guide the efforts of Stantec, the consultant th...