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Nov 4th, 2009
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By Bill French WaterWatchThe Springwater Council was quite civilized on Monday Nov 2. The Mayor and Deputy Mayor were quite cordial, so I don’t know what will come of the fireworks from Oct 15th where Deputy Mayor Hope challenged Mayor Guergis on a number of items.However it appears that Mayor ...
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Nov 3rd, 2009
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Candidates for warden bandied outBy Laurie Watt Barrie Advance Simcoe County needs to begin rebuilding trust and that should start at the top with the election of warden, says Collingwood Mayor Chris Carrier and New Tecumseth Mayor Mike MacEachern.In the wake of the Site 41 controversy, the county ne...
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Nov 2nd, 2009
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Supporters of Stop Dump Site 41 are contacting MPPs to ask that they support Bill 32, a Private Member’s Bill being put forward by Simcoe North MPP Garfield Dunlop that is scheduled for second reading at the Ontario legislature on November 19.Entitled An Act to prevent the disposal of waste at ...
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Oct 30th, 2009
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New Tecumseth Free Press Online October 29, 2009Simcoe County will pay Stantec Consultants $202,206 to “assist” in the development of a plan to deal with waste management over the next 20 years.Specifically, according to the County’s press release, Stantec has been retained to ̶...
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Oct 30th, 2009
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By Laurie Watt, Alliston Herald October 29, 2009Despite retaining a specialized communications consulting firm, Simcoe County councillors are still calling on better communication to alleviate fears that Site 41 will one day be a dump.Tuesday, concerned citizens urging council to revoke the Certifica...
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Oct 30th, 2009
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By Kate Harries WaterWatch October 27 2009It’s full speed ahead for the county’s Waste Management Strategy (in sharp contradistinction to the portion of the Waste Management bylaw that has set punitive fines for behaviour like scavenging or unsatisfactory sorting of waste. The matter has been sent ba...
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Oct 30th, 2009
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By Kate Harries WaterWatch October 27, 2009Giant signs, calling for revocation of the Dump Site 41 Certificate of Approval and proper restoration of the site, greeted Simcoe County councillors and employees this morning.As councillors entered the building, they were engaged by SDS41 supporters urging...
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Oct 30th, 2009
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County to consult on trash issue By Raymond Bowe Barrie Examiner October 28, 2009Simcoe County is ratcheting up the pressure in how it deals with trash. The county has hired Stantec Consulting to develop long-term ways to handle garbage, one of the most contentious issues for councillors in recent mo...
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Oct 30th, 2009
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By Raymond Bowe Barrie Examiner October 28 2009,As a handful of people outside held a banner urging Simcoe County politicians to have Site 41’s certificate of approval from the province revoked, councillors discussed the next steps for the controversial landfill. The landfill, which had been un...
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Oct 30th, 2009
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By Michael Gennings Alliston Herald October 27 2009 Representatives with a grassroots group calling itself Zero Waste Simcoe were before Clearview Township council last Monday night, urging local elected officials to implement stringent new waste management practices that will help the environment. S...