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Jun 14th, 2010
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By Miriam King Editor Bradford Times On May 25, the County of Simcoe finally laid to rest the controversial North Simcoe Landfill site, better known as Site 41. Following the vote in September 2009 to halt construction of the new landfill, County Council has now voted to ask the province to revoke th...
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By BOB BRUTON Barrie Examiner May 25 2010Site 41 has officially been dumped. Simcoe County council decided Tuesday to ask Ontario’s Ministry of Environment to revoke the Certificate of Approval necessary to operate the Tiny Township property as a landfill. Its zoning will be returned to agricul...
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Gail Swainson Toronto Star May 26 2010The province has revoked the certificate of approval for Elmvale’s notorious Dump Site 41, just hours after Simcoe County Council voted Tuesday to rezone the landfill for agricultural uses.The decision means the site will be permanently shuttered after a 20-year ...
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By John Edwards Simcoe.com May 25 2010Site 41 is dead.Simcoe County council voted Tuesday morning to ask the Ministry of the Environment to revoke the certificate of approval for the proposed Tiny Township dumpsite.Council also approved an amendment – moved by Tiny Township Deputy Mayor George Lawren...
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Jun 14th, 2010
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By JENNIFER BURDEN, THE PACKET AND TIMES May 26 2010Mary Bax has entered the race for mayor of Ramara Township. The Washago resident had been thinking about becoming involved in politics for a while after helping a local federal candidate on his campaign two elections ago. “This year I decided ...
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May 24 2010 Letter To: Mr. Cal Patterson, Warden, Simcoe CountyTo: all County CouncillorsTo: Mr. Mark Aitken, Mr. Rob McCulloughTo: Mr. Glen KnoxRe: suggested use for the land at Site 41Rather than constructing a landfill, we suggest that the area be protected from development, and allow these pristi...
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Jun 13th, 2010
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Reccent exchange on www.stopdumpsite41.ca regarding conservation authoritiesFrom Essa Mayor Dave Guergis – May 20 2010First off the NVCA has grown to over 35 staff with a budget approaching $4,000,000. Almost $2.500,000 in wages. take a look at there budget and see where the money is spent. In ...
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By Michael Gennings Simcoe.com April 14 2010 STAYNER – A hearing regarding Walker Industries’ proposal to expand its quarry near Duntroon started at the Creemore Community Centre on Monday morning. Overseen by the province’s Consolidated Hearings Board, the hearing is expected to last 10 weeks....
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By Matthew Talbot Simcoe.com May 18 2010ANGUS – The Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority (NVCA) has given conditional approval for a Canadian Tire store on Highway 90/Mill Street in Angus. The embattled project at 305 Mill St. has been stalled a number of months as the NVCA dealt with conc...
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NEW TECUMSETH – A former Alliston councillor is looking to once again sit at the New Tecumseth council table.Gary Dorland is looking to win the Ward 1 seat. The new Ward 1 covers the northwest corner of Alliston and is the area north of Young and Victoria Streets and west of Church Street. Dorl...