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Mar 25th, 2017
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Bond Head before From Environmental Defence March 21 2017 The tiny village of Bond Head, just outside the Greenbelt, is not the kind of place you would expect massive urban growth to happen. With a population of 500, surrounded by farm fields, and largely still on septic and private wells, Bond Head ...
Mar 25th, 2017
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Marcy Burchfield AWARE News Network Toronto Star, March 9 2017, Is Ontario’s growth plan intensifying urban sprawl? TVO, March 10 2017, How one stray sentence blew a hole in Ontario’s Growth Plan Toronto Star, March 10 2017, Environmental group slams GTA developers for sprawl Barrie Examiner, M...
Mar 25th, 2017
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Should rural settlements in the Greater Golden Horseshoe be a focus for growth? from the Neptis Foundation March 9 2017 Ontario’s Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe states that “population and employment growth will be accommodated by… directing major growth to settlement areas that offer m...
Dec 14th, 2016
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By Sara Carson Barrie Advance Applause greeted Simcoe County Warden Gerry Marshall at a ceremony Tuesday afternoon as he was acclaimed to lead county council for a second two-year term Marshall said he has grown very passionate about the role and was ready to fight for the position if another council...
Mar 22nd, 2016
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By Patrick Bales, The Orillia Packet & Times It appears the company that wants to develop Strawberry Island is heading back to the drawing board. Sitting as committee-of-the-whole, Simcoe County councillors received an information report from staff indicating TAG Development (formerly Trans Ameri...
Mar 5th, 2016
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from Pamela Fulford, Friends of Strawberry Island We just got word that the Strawberry Island OPA 18 report will be coming to the Simcoe County Committee of the Whole meeting on March 22 at the Administration Centre in Midhurst. We are very excited that we also got the unofficial word that the develo...
Feb 21st, 2016
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Conservation Authority advises against approval of condominium development By Kate Harries AWARE News Network The Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority has advised Simcoe County that a proposed 80-unit condominium development on Strawberry Island violates provisions of the Lake Simcoe Protection ...
Feb 19th, 2016
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By Andrew Philips, Orillia Packet & Times A major decision on the future of a controversial development in Ramara Township could be made next month. During its committee-of-the-whole meeting March 8, Simcoe County council should have the county planning staff report on the Strawberry Island condo...
Feb 18th, 2016
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SOON TO BE DECIDED: The Strawberry Island Development and OPA 18 From the Friends of Strawberry Island AWARE News Network Since the two Ramara Township public meetings, the developer Trans America Group Inc (now renamed TAG Developments) has made almost no changes to the proposal, despite our concern...
Feb 13th, 2016
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Rethinking citizen engagement in Peterborough will ‘knock your socks off’ Peterborough This Week February 3 2016 One of Canada’s leading voices for citizen engagement and new approaches to planning is coming to Peterborough on Feb. 10, as guest speaker and “provocateur” at two events hosted by local ...