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Jun 23rd, 2010
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By RAYMOND BOWE Barrie Examiner June 23 2010Several county councillors took exception to a comment made by Ramara Township Mayor Bill Duffy that people on welfare who can physically work should "get out and get a job." ...
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Jun 23rd, 2010
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By Kate Harries AWARE Simcoe June 23 2010The county’s waste strategy steering committee endorsed a waste strategy presented yesterday by Janine Ralph, of Stantec, that aims for a 77 per cent diversion rate by 2030  – but it wasn’t unanimous, and Zero Waste Simcoe has refused to support the strategy. ...
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Jun 23rd, 2010
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By RAYMOND BOWE Barrie Examiner June 23 2010  Depending on what Simcoe County councillors want to spend, the amount of waste not going into area landfills could reach as high as 77%. ...
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By RAYMOND BOWE Barrie Examiner June 23 2010How much could a partially developed garbage dump fetch on the open market? ...
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Jun 23rd, 2010
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SDS41 -- June 22 2010 -- Slowly, Simcoe County is moving to sell Site 41. ...
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Jun 22nd, 2010
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County council retained the Berkely Consulting Group to look at such questions as – do county councillors get paid enough? should there be changes to the composition and form of election of county councillors? what to do about engaging the public? and how about following the regional model of g...
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Jun 21st, 2010
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The following news release has been issued by Zero Waste Simcoe in response to a Bradford Times editorial. May 31 2010Use the words Zero Waste in Simcoe County and get ready for strong reactions.  Zero Waste advocates hold it out as the solution to all our waste problems, while the unconvinced regard...
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Jun 14th, 2010
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By DOUGLAS GLYNN  Barrie ExaminerThe Site 41 community monitoring committee is not about to roll over and play dead, says its chair. Ron Cobbett says he has been told by Rob McCullough, Simcoe County’s director of environmental services, that now the Site 41 certificate of approval (C of A) has...
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Jun 14th, 2010
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“I feel my home and farm were stolen from me”By Kate HarriesThere were heartfelt tributes and bitter-sweet memories as, after a tumultuous decade, the Site 41 Community Monitoring Committee disbanded yesterday.CMC Chair Ron Cobbett noted that the job is not complete, but residents will continue to en...
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Jun 14th, 2010
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Simcoe.com June 3 2010 MIDLAND – It’s done. Finished.A few months before voters head to the polls in a municipal election that seems long overdue, the last rites have been read for Site 41.Once county council made the request on May 25, it took Queen’s Park only a few hours to revoke the certificate ...