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Jan 18th, 2018
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New Tecumseth Free Press Online Weather factors during the first week of January that impacted waste collection across the County delayed potential impacts from new bag limit restrictions at curbside that came into effect January 1. Specifically, the County’s collection service now will pick up...
Jan 12th, 2018
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  AWARE News Network The province has organized a series of consultation meetings to get feedback on its plans for “Protecting water for future generations: Growing the Greenbelt in the outer ring.” Further information as well as a list of public open houses being held across the Gre...
Jan 12th, 2018
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MNRF Minister Kathryn McGarry   It’s been months since the first shock of hearing that the Ontario Tree Seed Plant would close in September 2018. Our first stunned question then was Why? Now, after hearing the rationale from the MNRF at a public meeting, reading some of the letters addressed to ...
Jan 10th, 2018
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By Kate Harries AWARE News Network A hearing was held at Osgoode Hall just before Christmas, marking the latest chapter in the two-and-a-half-year saga of an audit launched by former Springwater deputy mayor Dan McLean of Springwater Mayor Bill French’s 2014 campaign expenses. On December 18 2017, a ...
Jan 10th, 2018
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News release from MPP Jim Wilson Today, Simcoe-Grey MPP Jim Wilson sent an open letter to Premier Kathleen Wynne and the Minister of Natural Resources Kathryn McGarry about concerns he continues to hear over the closure of the Ontario Tree Seed Plant in Angus. “I continue to get consistent feed...
Jan 5th, 2018
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by Janis Ramsay Innisfil Journal Municipalities that get added to the province’s Greenbelt have to comply with the Greenbelt Plan, which reduces urban sprawl. According to the ministry’s notice, the province is identifying moraines, streams and wetlands in order to protect water in the area. The town...
Dec 19th, 2017
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From the Friends of Simcoe Forests Good news! An important discovery has been made in the Freele Forest: at least one endangered species has been detected. Specifically, our expert field naturalist has confirmed Little Brown Bats are using the forest ~ this is a game changer for our campaign to save ...
Dec 16th, 2017
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From the Midhurst Ratepayers’ Association World-renowned author and Midhurst Ratepayers’ patron, Margaret Atwood, whose dystopian novel The Handmaid’s Tale is garnering rave reviews and awards for its TV adaptation, has issued a fundraising challenge to everyone who thinks fresh and...
Dec 11th, 2017
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From Kate Harries blog AWARE News Network The following is an analysis by Wellington County of the impact of mass appeals of aggregate site property taxes launched across the province in the last few years by the Ontario Stone, Sand & Gravel Association, which reached a settlement with the Munici...
Dec 11th, 2017
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The anger was palpable. It came from residents of Oro-Medonte, Adjala-Tosoronto and Tiny. They were among 40 people from around the county who attended a workshop at the Oro Station community hall last week. The event was organized by Environmental Defence to get feedback on the “responsible aggregat...