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Jul 7th, 2010
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New Tecumseth Free Press Online  July 6, 2010 A plan for several hundred news homes in Alliston’s furthest western reaches received final subdivision approval by council in committee last night, permitting Rizzardo Brothers to develop more than 770 new units over three phases on 28.43 hectares ...
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Belterra reaches draft plan approval stage, 94 conditions attachedNew Tecumseth Free Press Online July 6 2010When built out as proposed, the new Belterra community, adjacent to Green Briar, will have a projected population of 4,690 people living across 151 hectares (373 acres) – 27 houses per h...
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Jul 7th, 2010
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By Nathan Taylor - QMI Agency - 7 July 2010Image is important, especially to small towns and villages, and Jane Dunlop is hoping to put Coldwater and the rest of Severn Township out there for everyone to see. ...
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By Kate Harries AWARE Simcoe 7 July 2010Springwater Township has issued a news release denying that it is conducting a phone survey of residents. ...
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Jul 7th, 2010
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By JENNIFER BURDEN, THE PACKET AND TIMES June 26, 2010For 29 years, Cindy Hillard has enjoyed the view of farmland from the front window of her country home on Taylor Line in Severn Township. Within the year, she will have a new vista -- a sea of solar panels.Recurrent Energy, a San Francisco- based ...
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Critic says strategy approved by council just isn’t good enoughBy John Edwards Simcoe.com July 6 2010 -- SIMCOE COUNTY – The County of Simcoe’s new waste-management strategy focuses on diversion, but another landfill site could begin operating in Clearview Township under the plan.The strategy, develo...
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Jul 5th, 2010
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The following news release has been issued by Zero Waste SimcoeZWS Chair Gord McKay comments on final Simcoe Solid Waste Management Strategy reportOn Tuesday June 22nd, 2010 the Simcoe County Waste Strategy Steering Committee completed its work. The final document, prepared by Stantec Consulting Ltd,...
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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...