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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...
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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...