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Apr 13th, 2010
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On CA review sub-committeeNew Tecumseth Free Press Online April 13, 2010 New Tecumseth Ward 4 councillor Dennis Egan last night questioned why the mayor of Essa Township and Oro Medonte were appointed to a Simcoe County council sub-committee that will “research, review and report on the roles a...
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Apr 13th, 2010
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By Nicole Million Midland Mirror April 7 2010SIMCOE COUNTY – Members of the Stop Dump Site 41 group are outraged after discovering the County of Simcoe has apparently spent nearly a quarter-million dollars fighting the release of the calibrated computer model of the controversial landfill.According t...
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Mar 18th, 2010
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The first Spring into Action meeting is being held Saturday, March 20, 2010, 10 a.m. to 12 noon at the Barrie Methodist Church, 284 Cundles Rd. East, Barrie. (Entrance to meeting is at the back of the church} A continental breakfast with home baked goods will be provided.The meeting is being organize...
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Mar 18th, 2010
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Lots of capital projects on the table thoughBY Matthew Talbot Alliston Herald March 15, 2010 ESSA – The Township of Essa approved a one-per-cent tax increase at its committee of the whole meeting March 3 and ratified the budget in council. The increase was hashed out at two previous budget meet...
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Mar 12th, 2010
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NDP alleges new law benefits Barrie investors who attended fundraiserBy Rob Ferguson Toronto StarQueen’s Park Bureau New Democrats charge that Barrie-area developers who attended a $5,000-a-plate fundraiser for Premier Dalton McGuinty got a lucrative deal that could make them millions through a...
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Mar 10th, 2010
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End of legislature session kills bill to withdraw approvalBy Gail Swainson Toronto StarOpponents of a controversial garbage dump north of Barrie are warning that Premier Dalton McGuinty’s prorogation of the legislature — which killed a private member’s bill that would have permanently revoked approva...
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Mar 9th, 2010
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By Travis Mealing Midland MirrorMIDLAND – When Bill 32 passed second reading in the Ontario legislature in November, Simcoe North MPP Garfield Dunlop trumpeted the moment as a triumph for Joe Public.Now, he’s worried Joe Public is about to be stepped on by Premier Dalton McGuinty.By proroguing the le...
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Mar 9th, 2010
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WaterWatch report Last night’s suddenly called special meeting of Midland council (councillors were not advised it was happening until late Friday) provided few answers regarding the toxic plume leaching from the North Simcoe waste transfer station (a former dump) on Wilson Rd.However questions prepa...
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Mar 9th, 2010
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Bill 32 has been consigned to oblivion with Premier Dalton McGuinty’s prorogation of the Legislature. This is a matter of great regret.Bill 32 could have been included in a House Leader’s motion that allowed government bills – and some private members’ bills – to be carried forward to a n...
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Mar 5th, 2010
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Budget process convinced councillor there should be a review By BOB BRUTON Barrie Examiner March 4 2010All city agreements for services provided by the County of Simcoe will get a second look. Barrie council gave final approval Monday to a motion to have staff review the service delivery agreements. ...