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Nov 10th, 2017
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From Environmental Defence Environmental Defence is hosting a workshop and free dinnner: When: Tuesday December 5 20017 5:30-8:30 pm Where: Oro Station Community Hall, 31 Ridge Road East, Oro Station, ON We will: -Share information about Cornerstone Standards Council Responsible Aggregate Standard, a...
Nov 2nd, 2017
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Before the clearcutting: Beeton Woods in spring Legal action continues to collect funds regarding effort to save Beeton Woods AWARE Simcoe news release Once again, Simcoe County Council has decided to use its considerable resources to try to extract funds from AWARE Simcoe, a citizens’ group that wor...
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...
Oct 7th, 2016
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Packet & Times photo By Mehreen Shahid, Orillia Packet & Times  Severn Township has begun the process of repealing a zoning bylaw that had residents of Carlyon Line up in arms. But that could open the door to lawsuits against the municipality. “I think council voted the right way,”...
Oct 3rd, 2016
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From Danial Boyce, Severn Township Mark your calendars! We are on the agenda this Thursday night at 7. October 6th 2016 Council will be revoting on repealing the bylaw after they hear township lawyer and planning staff recommendations They vote sept 14 2016 to repeal the by law they had passed and re...
Sep 16th, 2016
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Letter to AWARE Simcoe from Danial Boyce We [meaning Danial and Tawnya], as the appellants in the OMB proceeding are so grateful for the overwhelming support of Council at the September 14th public meeting. Council unanimously voted to recommend repeal of the previously enacted bylaw, now known to ha...
Sep 16th, 2016
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By Mehreen Shahid, Orillia Packet & Times Severn Township council is likely to repeal a bylaw that has caused concern for residents of Carlyon Line. Council chambers Wednesday evening was at capacity, with more than 60 residents showing up at the planning and development committee’s meeting to he...