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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...
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Jan 26th, 2012
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Less than 13 per cent of Ontario is farmland Letter to the Orillia Packer & Times January 23 2012 The Ministry of the Environment recently approved two large-scale solar industrial facilities (aka solar farms) in Severn Township. Read more ...
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Oct 26th, 2011
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By ROBERTA BELL Midland Free Press October 21 2011 Since the arrival of the controversial water and sewage plant, Cumberland Beach has turned into a hotbed for development in Severn Township. Read more ...
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Jan 9th, 2011
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By NATHAN TAYLOR, THE PACKET & TIMES January 8 2010The concerns of residents in a south-end Severn Township neighbourhood will not be ignored, the mayor says.Lawrence Shaw has been on the township's case for four years about addressing the "disgraceful" road conditions and flooding situation in the a...
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Jan 7th, 2011
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West Shore 88-lot subdivision plan overcomes final hurdle By JENNIFER BURDEN The Packet & Times January 6 2010SEVERN — A new Simcoe Estates Ltd. subdivision in West Shore was given the green light after a final appeal to the development was dismissed by the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) on Thursday.T...