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Jan 29th, 2010
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By Laurie Watt Midland Mirror MIDLAND – The Ministry of the Environment continues to defend a report that concludes there are sufficient upward gradients at Site 41 to act as a protective barrier in case the site should ever be a dump.Although Simcoe County council voted in September to kill the plan...
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Jan 29th, 2010
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By BOB BRUTON Barrie ExaminerResidents can have their say about a new Simcoe County waste management strategy in early February. County councillors heard a presentation on the process leading to a new strategy, by consultants Stantec, yesterday. The plan is to have a new strategy ready for Simcoe Cou...
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Jan 28th, 2010
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By Laurie Watt Midland MirrorMIDHURST – Just to set the record straight, the $250,000 for a specialized communications firm isn’t for polishing the County of Simcoe’s tarnished image, say some councillors.It’s to increase communication – and, hopefully, understanding – of the county’s position in the...
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Jan 27th, 2010
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By DOUGLAS GLYNN Midland Free PressWarden Cal Patterson has been urged to intervene to ensure that public meetings to deal with any county waste management strategy be “transparent, fair and objective.” The request comes on the heels of a county consultant’s recommendation that R...
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Jan 27th, 2010
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By SHARON WEATHERALL Midland Free Press The 2010 recipient of the National Aboriginal Achievement Award (NAAA) for Environment and Natural Resources has dedicated his life to protect nature and encourages others to do the same. Activist Danny Beaton will be honoured at the 17th NAAA in Regina, Saskat...
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Jan 26th, 2010
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Local institute names ‘worst’ politicians of ‘09Wasaga SunWhat do Prime Minister Steven Harper, Springwater mayor Tony Guergis and Afghanistan president Hamid Karzai have in common?They all made the Creemore-based Mad River Institute for Political Studies’ list of Worst Politicians of 2009. “Each yea...
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Jan 26th, 2010
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By Kate Harries WaterWatchIn a letter to Simcoe County last November, Barrie MPP Aileen Carroll advised council to file a request with the Ministry of the Environment to revoke the Certificate of Approval for Dump Site 41.Today, at the urging of Oro-Medonte Mayor Harry Hughes, councillors voted to se...
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Jan 25th, 2010
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The subject of allowing testing by the County of Simcoe on on Wilson Road is on tonight’s Midland Council meeting agenda (Monday, January 25). The County has to test to determine the extent of a leachate plume extending from a closed landfill site and ensure there is a proper attenuation zone t...
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Jan 25th, 2010
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UPDATE: Warden agrees to place Ogden letter on agenda of Jan. 28 special meeting of councilELMVALE ON, January 25 – Simcoe County’s proposed consultation process for the waste management strategy it is going to adopt for the next 20 years is not good enough. So say more than 180 citizens who have sig...
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Jan 25th, 2010
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by Phil Birchard 97.1 The Beach January 23, 2010 Simcoe County’s new warden is settling into his role nicely.Warden Cal Patterson was acclaimed just over a month ago, and he says it’s been an interesting experience so far.He says the job has a tremendous work load, but it’s certainl...