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Dec 9th, 2014
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Public will be able to flle complaints about municipalities, universities, school boards (but not Conservation Authorities!) Ontario Ombudsman news release Ontario Ombudsman André Marin today welcomed the historic passage of a new law that will allow his office to investigate complaints about municip...
Nov 17th, 2014
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I attended more than my fair share of all-candidates’ meetings during the recent municipal election. Here are a few good ideas gleaned from the campaign trail around the county. -Recorded votes: Make every council vote a recorded vote. This is an example of how electronic voting can serve democ...
Oct 28th, 2014
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By Gisele Winton Sarvis Orillia Packet & Times Severn Mayor Mike Burkett was elected to a second term in the township, garnering about five times the number of votes over his lone contender, former mayor Phil Sled. “It tells me that the past council did very well and the people were very happy. I...
Oct 28th, 2014
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Across Simcoe County, voters make clear they want change By Kate Harries AWARE News Network Updated October 29, 2014 Anti-sprawl candidates have swept to office in two battleground municipalities in Simcoe County. Not even a message from Premier Kathleen Wynne could save the pro-development incumbent...
Oct 20th, 2014
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Township election page Mayor – Mike Burkett – 705-689-8377  (Incumbent) Email: mikehburkett@gmail.com – Philip Sled – 705-686-7935 Questionnaire answers:  se-sled Email: phil.sled@gmail.com Deputy-Mayor – Judith Cox – 705-835-2969  (Incumbent) Email: judithcox@hotm...
Mar 6th, 2014
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By Sara Ross, Orillia Packet & Times With many more goals to accomplish, the mayors of Oro-Medonte, Severn and Ramara townships are hoping to secure another term in the municipal elections this fall. Severn Mayor Mike Burkett’s first term on council has “been very positive.” “The three years have...
Dec 18th, 2013
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By Sara Ross, Barrie Examiner A wildlife passage under Highway 11, just outside Orillia in Severn Township, will become a solid wall when the Ministry of Transportation (MTO) is done repairing the bridge next year. Severn Mayor Mike Burkett and Orillia Mayor Angelo Orsi want to maintain the passage, ...
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Mar 19th, 2013
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By Sara Ross, QMI Agency March 17, 2013SEVERN TWP. - Developers of a proposed Cambrian Road solar farm are promising to replace the farmland they take away and add more.“We’d like to introduce a sheep flock so that it still remains a working farm despite the fact a lot of it will be covered in solar ...
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Aug 29th, 2012
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Persistent Severn mayor was 'misled' by province, enlists county support in quest for transparencyBy Kate Harries AWARE News Network August 30 2012Severn Mayor Mike Burkett has got some upper-tier backing for his campaign to ensure that solar projects don’t take place on good agricultural land. Simco...
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Aug 10th, 2012
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Severn digs for info on solar farmsBy Kristen Smith, Orillia Packet & Times July 30, 2012SEVERN TOWNSHIP - The mayor of Severn Township wants to see proof two solar farms are not being built on prime farmland.Mike Burkett is asking to see soil studies provided by solar development company Recurrent E...