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Nov 24th, 2019
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AWARE News Network Last week, Simcoe County received this staff report on next steps in its plan to locate its organics and waste handling facility in the Freele Tract on Horsehoe Valley Road. CCW 2019-399 Friends of Simcoe Forests which, along with Nicholyn Farms and Edward Krajid, is appealing the ...
Nov 24th, 2019
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Minesing Wetlands From Nature Conservancy of Canada  Here’s a chance to secure the future of 80 acres of wetland, the only Canadian home of the Hine’s Emerald Dragonfly, and a key resource to assist in controlling floods and providing clean water for nearby communities. Giving Tuesday ...
Nov 22nd, 2019
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AWARE News Network Environment Minister Jeff Yurek has turned down five bump-up applications that would have ordered the Midhurst Secondary Plan proponents to address specific environmental issues under Part II of the Environmental Assessment Act. 20191122—Letter-from-Jeff Yurek-re-MSP-EA Yurek...
Nov 18th, 2019
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Chain of bangles: Rules for making a case to municipal council are intimidating and process is archaic, says Jo By Allan Baker in Oro Medonte Rules and Codes in governance are commonly written in ambiguous language by lawyers and planners, seemingly for those who wish to rule. In decision making, pol...
Nov 16th, 2019
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Danny Beaton and Tyler Shipley: Beaton is wearing an Iroquois ribbon shirt and Gustowa (headdress) in solidarity with his brothers and sisters down south. Shipley is the author of ‘Ottawa and Empire -Canada and the Military Coup in Honduras.’ By Danny Beaton (Turtle Clan Mohawk) AWARE New...
Nov 11th, 2019
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Updated with names ad biographies of panelists, see below AWARE News Network It’s not clear who the organizers are, and the panelists’ names have not been revealed, but it appears there’s something afoot in North Simcoe. From the Midland Cultural Centre website:  Straight Talk : The...
Nov 11th, 2019
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By: Jessica Owen Barrie Advance November 7 2019 Progress on the County of Simcoe’s Environmental Resource Recovery Centre project (ERRC) is churning slowly, especially now that a second appeal has been added to the project stack. A Local Planning Appeals Tribunal (LPAT) case management conference bet...
Nov 10th, 2019
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Springwater Council meet on November 6 2019. From left, Councillors George Cabral and Perry Ritchie, Deputy Mayor Jennifer Coughlin, Mayor Don Allen, Clerk Renee Chaperon, Councillors Wanda Maw-Chapman, Anita Moore and Jack Hanna, with Jeffrey Abrams of consultant Principles Integrity at right.  Memo...
Nov 7th, 2019
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Teedon Pit – Erin Archer photo by Andrew Mendler Midland Mirror Tiny Township cottagers have joined in the fight against the Teedon Pit expansion. The Federation of Tiny Township Shoreline Associations (FoTTSA) has acquired legal representation and will be seeking a moratorium on the expansion ...
Oct 27th, 2019
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The Teedon Pit today: Large pond visible with 2 adjacent wash ponds; newly seeded land in the foreground (green); facing west, Georgian Bay in the background – FoTTSA photo From the Federation of Tiny Township Shoreline Associations What would you do to protect our groundwater for future genera...