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Jul 4th, 2010
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By IAN MCINROY Orillia Packet and Times July 3 2010Simcoe County's solid waste management strategy was passed by county councillors earlier this week. It will investigate short-and long-term approaches to handling waste over the next two decades, which will maximize waste diversion over the next 20 y...
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Jun 25th, 2010
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Senior staff and past wardens' views touted to break 'logjam' among county councillorsBy Kate Harries AWARE Simcoe June 25 2010Should Simcoe County’s government be strong or weak?A consultant is startled to find that there’s no consensus on the issue among county councillors who met yesterday to stud...
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Jun 23rd, 2010
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AWARE Simcoe — Tomorrow (Thursday) at 7 p.m., there is a special meeting of county council to discuss a consultant’s report on governance. What is happening here is totally under the radar because there has been no media coverage of this issue, but it is very important. There is apparentl...
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Jun 23rd, 2010
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By RAYMOND BOWE Barrie Examiner June 23 2010Several county councillors took exception to a comment made by Ramara Township Mayor Bill Duffy that people on welfare who can physically work should "get out and get a job." ...
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Jun 23rd, 2010
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By Kate Harries AWARE Simcoe June 23 2010The county’s waste strategy steering committee endorsed a waste strategy presented yesterday by Janine Ralph, of Stantec, that aims for a 77 per cent diversion rate by 2030  – but it wasn’t unanimous, and Zero Waste Simcoe has refused to support the strategy. ...
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Jun 23rd, 2010
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By RAYMOND BOWE Barrie Examiner June 23 2010  Depending on what Simcoe County councillors want to spend, the amount of waste not going into area landfills could reach as high as 77%. ...
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Jun 23rd, 2010
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By RAYMOND BOWE Barrie Examiner June 23 2010How much could a partially developed garbage dump fetch on the open market? ...
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Jun 23rd, 2010
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SDS41 -- June 22 2010 -- Slowly, Simcoe County is moving to sell Site 41. ...
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Jun 22nd, 2010
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County council retained the Berkely Consulting Group to look at such questions as – do county councillors get paid enough? should there be changes to the composition and form of election of county councillors? what to do about engaging the public? and how about following the regional model of g...
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Jun 21st, 2010
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Letter to Bradford Times June 10 2010To the editor: I was disappointed that Doug White did not vote with the majority of Simcoe County Councillors to revoke the Certificate of Approval for dumpsite 41. Mr. White likes to point out that the residents from Tiny, Tay, Midland and Penetang have been fill...