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Dec 5th, 2009
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Greenbelt views aired at meeting By Adam Martin-Robbins Orangeville Banner November 30 2009“Be careful what you ask for — once you’re put in, you’re never going to be able to get out.”That was the message Mulmur planner Ron Mills delivered to about 50 people gathered at the Mono Community Centre rece...
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Dec 4th, 2009
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By Nicole Million Barrie AdvanceMIDLAND – Mischief charges against two Tiny Township seniors involved in a summer protest at Site 41 were dropped Dec. 3 in Midland court.In addition, charges of mischief – and, in three cases, intimidation – against 16 other protesters were stayed, which means they wi...
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Dec 4th, 2009
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By Kate Harries WaterWatchLast Wednesday, Essa Council was the 15th stop for Zero Waste Simcoe members who have been taking their message to councils across the county, coinciding with the waste management strategy development process currently underway at Simcoe County.Katy Austin of Elmvale and And...
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Dec 4th, 2009
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By Kate Harries WaterWatchComments made by Leesa Turnbull, the wife of Essa Mayor David Guergis, are “inappropriate and unjust,” the township’s manager of planning and development says in a report received by council on Wednesday.Colleen Healey was responding to a strongly worded attack by Turnbull s...
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Dec 4th, 2009
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By Chris Simon Innisfil Scope December 2 2009Innisfil council will have to significantly reduce its planned spending over the next few years, or the municipality risks running out of debt capacity by 2012, according to a report from a town consultant. Town planning consultant Craig Binning presented ...
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Dec 4th, 2009
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Collingwood Enterprise BulletinOn Monday, NVCA chief administrative officer Wayne Wilson and NVCA chair Walter Benotto presented a municipal streamlining agreement to councillors, noting it would made the development process easier for the NVCA, municipalities, and developers. Wilson said it would be...
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Dec 4th, 2009
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By Kate Harries WaterWatchShould Simcoe County Warden Tony Guergis have accompanied Deputy Clerk Brenda Clark for the counting of the secret ballots in the election of the chair of the new waste management strategy steering committee?No, says Ann Truyens, one of several SDS41 group members in the pub...
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Dec 4th, 2009
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By Chris Simon Innisfil ScopeMunicipal staff may be asked to investigate water quality on properties near a former gravel pit, if a town councillor gets his way. Councillor Dan Davidson introduced a motion calling on staff to investigate water concerns on private properties surrounding a townowned fo...
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Dec 3rd, 2009
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New Tecumseth Free Press OnlineAt a special committee of the whole County council meeting this morning in Midhurst, the mayors of Barrie and Orillia made rare appearances as guests seated on the chamber floor, listening as their upper tier colleagues peppered an Ontario Ministry of Municipal Affairs ...
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Dec 3rd, 2009
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By Douglas Glynns Barrie ExaminerMIDLAND — The Crown has stayed the charges against 16 of the 18 people arrested in connection with the protest against dump Site 41 last summer. Michael Cantlon, acting crown attorney for Simcoe County, told Justice Robert Main yesterday that the charges against the o...