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Jul 14th, 2010
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New Tecumseth Free Press Online July 14 2010In the span of about 11 minutes it took to hold Monday night's New Tecumseth council meeting - the last until Aug. 23 - the Town went deeper into long term debt, and councillors approved development plans totalling more than 2,800 new homes when built-out i...
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Jul 14th, 2010
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By Michael Gennings Simcoe.com March 9 2010STAYNER – What voting method will Clearview Township residents use for this fall’s municipal election? That’s a question without an answer at the moment. Bob Campbell, the township’s clerk, recommended in a report at council last Monday night that mail...
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Jul 14th, 2010
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Downer fires back after jab about his leadership skillsBy Nicole Million Midland Mirror May 12 2010MIDLAND – Gord McKay has come out swinging in his bid for mayor.McKay, a Midland councillor for the past four years, threw down the gauntlet by calling out Mayor Jim Downer for alleged poor leadership.“...
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Jul 13th, 2010
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By Chris Simon Innisfil Scope July 14 2010Three more experienced politicians will be seeking votes in the upcoming municipal election.Current town councillors Rod Boynton and Lynn Dollin will be running for Ward 4 and 7 seats respectively, after officially filing nomination forms recently. Former cou...
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Jul 12th, 2010
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Letter to Orillia Packet and Times June 2010Slightly more than four years ago, prior to and because of the last municipal election, a group of concerned Orillia citizens formed POGG (Principles of Good Governance). Allan Millard, Clare White, Lillian Marsden, Colleen Cooney, Gene and Kathy McBride, a...
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Jul 12th, 2010
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By Kate Harries AWARE Simcoe July 13 2010Springwater Mayor Tony Guergis says he is not the person behind the telephone poll in which Springwater residents are being asked their views on local political issues. “No, I’m not a candidate in the election,” he said in a telephone interview. ...
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Jul 10th, 2010
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By Maija Hoggett Simcoe.com July 9 2010So far this year, New Tecumseth is predicting saving money in 2010. Using New Tecumseth’s cost to operate up to May 31, town staff is predicting $135,000 in savings this year. The budget projections, according to the report, are very preliminary and are re...
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Jul 10th, 2010
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New Tecumseth Online July 7 2010The list of former New Tecumseth councillors vying for a seat on the next council has grown by one with the entry of Donna Jebb in Ward 5. ...
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Jul 10th, 2010
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By MORGAN IAN ADAMS Collingwood Enterprise Bulletin July 9 2010Rick Lloyd says he's seen enough. The long-time former Collingwood councillor, three-time mayoral candidate, has officially filed to run as deputy-mayor in the October municipal election. ...
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Jul 10th, 2010
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By Rick Vanderlinde Simcoe.com June 21, 2010INNISFIL — Promising to build bridges with Barrie after an acrimonious annexation battle, Deputy Mayor Gord Wauchope launched his campaign for mayor Monday ...