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May 3rd, 2020
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Tiny Council meets virtually Have an opinion you want to share with council? North Simcoe municipalities will let you participate in meetings virtually by Andrew Mendler Midland Mirror April 30 2020 Residents in Penetanguishene and Tiny Township will now be able to participate in council meetings ele...
Apr 18th, 2020
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A rendering of the proposed ERRC on Horseshoe Valley Road.  ‘If we look at David and Goliath as an analogy, they’re taking away our slingshot and our rock,’ says one of the opponents of the Horseshoe Valley Road project ]By: Jessica Owen Orillia Matters With funding for the County of Simc...
Apr 8th, 2020
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By Emma McIntosh National Observer The Ontario government has suspended key environmental protection oversight rules, saying they could hinder its response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The change allows the Progressive Conservative government to push forward projects or laws that could significantly imp...
Jan 17th, 2020
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Staff reports on options to come back before Governance Committee likely by the end of January; change would see council reduced from 32 to either 21 or 23 members See below for warden’s top five priorities By: Jessica Owen Barrie Today The size of Simcoe County council could be changing by the...
Jan 15th, 2020
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Nina Bifolchi Staff will look into storm-water management, legal services, transit, water and wastewater to find efficiencies as part of regional governance review By: Jessica Owen Orillia Matters While the province’s regional governance review fizzled out, the County of Simcoe is still looking at wa...
Nov 24th, 2019
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Minesing Wetlands From Nature Conservancy of Canada  Here’s a chance to secure the future of 80 acres of wetland, the only Canadian home of the Hine’s Emerald Dragonfly, and a key resource to assist in controlling floods and providing clean water for nearby communities. Giving Tuesday ...
Nov 11th, 2019
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Updated with names ad biographies of panelists, see below AWARE News Network It’s not clear who the organizers are, and the panelists’ names have not been revealed, but it appears there’s something afoot in North Simcoe. From the Midland Cultural Centre website:  Straight Talk : The...
Oct 25th, 2019
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Warden George Cornell ‘After what happened in Toronto… there was a lot of anxiety that amalgamation would happen (here),’ says Collingwood mayor By: Jessica Owen Barrie Today October 25 2019 Late last night, Simcoe County Warden George Cornell got a phone call. “It turns out, it was...
Oct 23rd, 2019
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Bradford DM James Leduc says county contract is too large for one supplier Scroll down for update from New Tecumseth Free Press Online Waste Connections ‘made a fortune on this contract and they don’t give a rat’s behind on what they’re doing here,’ says Leduc By: Jessica Owen Barrie Toda...
Aug 19th, 2019
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Premier Doug Ford speaks with media in a flooded area of Constance Bay northwest of Ottawa on April 26, 2019. Kamara Morozuk / National Observer photo Province Moves to Constrain Conservation Authorities’ Programs and Services Scroll down for media coverage News release from Conservation Ontari...