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Oct 14th, 2009
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By Richard Blanchard Innisfil Scope Oct. 14 2009Simcoe County councillors are looking for a totally new approach to waste disposal issues, following the decision to cancel the proposed Site 41 landfill site last month.“I want to involve everyone here,” said Adjala-Tosorontio deputy mayor Doug Little,...
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Oct 13th, 2009
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New Tecumseth Free Press Online October 13, 2009 Simcoe Grey MP Helena Guergis, Minister of State Status of Women, has weighed into the waste management debate on behalf of a “constituent of mine.”In a letter addressed to Warden Tony Guergis and county council, Ms. Guergis noted that she ...
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Oct 13th, 2009
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Site 42 next dump on County’s listBy Laurie Watt Collingwood Connection Oct 09, 2009 So what comes after Site 41? Site 42, of course.And Site 42 has some of the same history as the notorious North Simcoe landfill that Simcoe County councillors finally buried a few weeks ago.Like Site 41, Site 42 is t...
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In Barrie
Oct 12th, 2009
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By Laurie Watt, Barrie Advance Oct 06, 2009City staff will have to find another way to think creatively.Barrie councillors turned down a staff idea 10-1 to spend another $300,000 American on a consultant to help city staff think outside the box.This spring, the city sole-sourced $150,000 US on a cont...
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In Orillia
Oct 9th, 2009
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By COURTNEY WHALEN, The Orillia Packet and Times October 07, 2009A private meeting being held by former MP Doug Lewis to try and garner interest in the upcoming municipal election isn’t cause for concern according to come councillors.Close to 90 people, among them former city politicians and lo...
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In Essa
Oct 8th, 2009
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By Matthew Talbot Alliston HeraldEssa Mayor David Guergis withdrew his motion to dissolve the Nottawasaga ValleyConservation Authority (NVCA) tonight.The mayor submitted, and succeeded in passing in a unanimous vote, a revised motion.At tonight’s council meeting, Guergis instead called for staff to a...
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In Tiny
Oct 6th, 2009
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The Township of Tiny has sent out a notice of a public meeting regarding proposed Official Plan and Zoning Bylaw amendments to allow the Sarjeant Company to extract gravel at the end of French Road, north of Highway 27 (a few kilometres east of Site 41).The meeting will be held October 13 at 7 p.m, [...
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In Essa
Oct 6th, 2009
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Some of the lands are owned by his wife/familyBY Matthew Talbot Alliston Herald September 24, 2009 ““I don’t care where they go, I just want them here …I’m not asking for a break for my family, or anyone else’s family.” – Essa Mayor David GuergisThe Simcoe County mayor b...
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In Midland
Oct 5th, 2009
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By Travis Mealing Midland Mirror Oct 01, 2009 Midland councillors have removed the handcuffs that used to hinder the town from taking advantage of bargains in the purchase of goods and services.However, the discussion on amending the town’s procurement bylaw on Sept. 28 revealed not everyone on counc...
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In Barrie
Oct 5th, 2009
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By Laurie Watt Barrie Advance Oct 01, 2009A Barrie finance committee recommendation to spend a further $300,000 US on a specialized consultant highlights a problem at City Hall no one has ever discussed publicly, says Ward 8 Coun. Jerry Moore.City Hall has been slow to adopt private-sector management...