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Jul 28th, 2015
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By Patrick Bales, The Orillia Packet & Times Development on Strawberry Island is one step closer to reality but still a long way off. Ramara Township council voted Monday night to approve an official-plan amendment designating Strawberry Island partially as “island accommodation” and ...
Jul 13th, 2015
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From Pamela Fulford Change.org Thank you so much to all of you. Our Change.org plus hand signed petitions totalled over 1500 people! The petition to protect Strawberry Island was presented to Ramara Township Council on June 15 with a huge supporting crowd of 200 people. The speakers for Strawberry Is...
Jun 16th, 2015
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By Patrick Bales, The Orillia Packet & Times Accusations of impropriety levelled at township councillors over the future of Strawberry Island echoed through the Ramara Centre Monday night. Nearly 200 people packed the Atherley building for a second public meeting about the proposed official plan ...
Jun 11th, 2015
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From Pam Fulford Come to the Ramara Township Council meeting at the Ramara Centre (Library), 5482 Hwy 12, Atherley on Monday June 15 at 7 pm. Strawberry Island in Lake Simcoe is threatened by a development proposal for 120 condo units and up to 500 people which could destroy the forest, wetlands, wil...
Jun 10th, 2015
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By Sara Carson Orillia Today Ontario’s ombudsman will soon oversee all of Simcoe County’s councils and their hired integrity commissioners. On May 21, Ontario ombudsman André Marin announced when this oversight, under the Public Sector and MPP Accountability and Transparency Act, will come into force...
May 25th, 2015
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Ramara Creeks subwatershed plan and public consultation session From Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority Please join us at a public consultation session to review and comment on the Draft Ramara Creeks Subwatershed Plan. Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority (LSRCA) staff will present an ov...
May 4th, 2015
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from Pamela Fulford Pamela Fulford, who started an online petition will be giving a deputation to Council on Strawberry Island. She is opposing a proposal by Trans America Group, a real estate company from Alberta, to build 120 condominium units on small Strawberry Island in Lake Simcoe. When: Monday...
Apr 30th, 2015
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By Roberta Bell, Orillia Packet & Times A plan is in the works to protect Ramara Township rivers and creeks that drain into Lake Simcoe. Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority (LSRCA) staff have inspected all of the rivers and creeks, looking for projects that could potentially improve them. “...
Apr 29th, 2015
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By Roberta Bell, Orillia Packet & Times The company proposing to build condominiums on an island in northern Lake Simcoe is tweaking its plans in accordance with environmental-protection legislation, but some residents of the nearby mainland feel the changes are too small to matter. “I was ...
Apr 24th, 2015
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Company that plans to build 120-unit condo development addressing township council Monday By Roberta Bell, Orillia Packet & Times The developer eyeing a 120-unit condo community on Strawberry Island in north Lake Simcoe says the company is working within government parameters to protect existing ...